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“There are two chambers in every heart, one for Judas and one for John.” Years ago, a wise old woman spoke these words to Janeal Mikkado shortly before the Gypsy kumpaniawhere they lived was attacked. With her best friend about to be consumed by a fire, Janeal had two options: try to save her friend–at serious risk to her own life–or disappear with the million dollars that she had just discovered . . .
But the past Janeal thought had burned away is rising out of the ashes. Both the best friend and the boyfriend that she was sure were dead have reappeared in her life, as has someone who knows about the money. There’s a debt to be paid for the money she found, but there’s an even greater debt she must face–and if the chaff isn’t burned from her own heart, it will consume her.” — Amazon.ca
“Although this story is set in 2001, the fabric of time itself fluctuates in Peck’s thrilling novel. Following the 9/11 attacks, Susan and her half-brothers, Charles and Murray (could the brothers’ names be a nod to Charles Wallace Murray, one of the time-traveling children in Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time?) are sent to live with their Uncle Farley in Canada, until things are calmer in America. But the children notice strange things about the boat-like mansion that is to be their new home: Drift House seems “crooked,” a dumbwaiter magically delivers whatever food they desire, and Uncle Farley’s parrot has a better-than-average grasp of the English language. When they awake one morning to find the house adrift on the Sea of Time, Uncle Farley reveals that Drift House is a “transtemporal vessel,” capable of navigating time. Murray, the youngest, disappears into the dumbwaiter and returns with hazy memories of his own future, and Susan is drafted by mermaids for a special mission. Peck depicts an affectionate bond among the siblings (Charles, brilliant but ignored as the middle sibling states, “I am not a boy-slave and I am not a baby and I am tired of being sent away!”), and an eccentric but credible guardian in Uncle Farley. Readers will flip madly through the many pages of this book to see how the siblings navigate the hazards on the Sea of Time and get Drift House safely back to shore.”
— Publishers Weekly, starred review
“The Spider King’s minions are crossing from Allyra to Earth to hunt for seven unsuspecting thirteen-year-olds, who are royalty from a foreign world. Stopped once by an ancient curse, the dark forces are determined to finish the job. The Seven’s only hope for survival is a remnant of exiled Elves intent on restoring their kingdom — but can they be trusted? Navigating the tangled web of the Spider King, the teens must make a perilous choice: go to Allyra and face an uncertain destiny; or remain on Earth and risk the lives of the ones they love.”
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