By Madeleine L'Engle
A flash of lightning, quivering flooring, and, rather than her grandparents' farm, Polly sees mist and jagged mountains -- and coming towards her, a gaggle of younger males sporting spears.
Why has a time gate opened and dropped Polly right into a global that existed 3,000 years in the past? Will she have the capacity to come again to the current prior to the time gate closes -- and leaves her to stand a gaggle of people that think in human sacrifice?
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He pushes his hair back 38 and turns away from me. ‘We’ve been together about a year, but we’ve not been getting on lately. ’ I raise an eyebrow. Try to, anyway. It’s one of those things I just can’t do, no matter how much I practise. I just know I look more like a rabbit about to sneeze than an assertive young woman who’s totally in control of the situation. ’ I ask, ‘or less? ’ He glances at me, then turns back to the windscreen. ‘We talked about splitting up, but . ’ He stares straight ahead.
Mum and Dad still aren’t talking and I don’t fancy sitting in silence in front of some boring documentary that none of us wants to watch but no one will offer to turn over because that might involve having to have a conversation. So I shut myself in my room and consider my options. I’m even on the verge of doing some homework. And then Dylan turns up. Just like that. Come to save me from an evening of potentially studying the history 33 of the Corn Laws, like a knight in shining armour. Well, OK, more like a shop assistant in a battered Fiesta, but it’ll do just fine.
Let’s go to yours and get to work. ’ Robyn grins back at me as we head out of college together. ’ Kirsty Peters pauses to add dramatic effect to her statement. ‘The threat of paying the ultimate penalty could halt many potential offenders before they commit horrific crimes such as murder and violent rape. Furthermore, it is also the fairest way to offer justice to victims of such crimes.
An Acceptable Time (Time Quintet, Book 5) by Madeleine L'Engle