On the eve of the new millennium, Zoe and Davy buy a handful of precious stones from an ancient pedlar. She tells them, if they seek knowledge and understanding, to cast one into the Thames at midnight. Sceptical but daring, they follow her instructions. What follows is a bewildering series of adventures in time.
Lost, friendless and in constant peril, they witness five extraordinary nights.
Contains adult themes.
For ages 12 and over.
Age Range: 12+
Size: 198mm x 129mm
Format: ‘B’ paperback
Word Count: 48.000
Published: April 2nd 2011
RRP: UK £6.99
Red jasper shall calm you
when you are lost in the twists of time.
Blue aquamarine shall restore health To a soul that sickens.
They emerged from the forest into an encampment set up in a cleared space. It made the other settlements they’d seen appear like large cities. This consisted of no more than twenty shaky looking constructions built from twigs and branches resembling an inverted V. A fire burnt in the middle of the camp. The whole place looked temporary. There were no enclosures nor animals. There was not even a defensive fence.
Most of the inhabitants were engaged in the practicalities of daily life. A few men were sitting carving stone objects, mainly axe and spear heads. A rabbit, or some small animal, was being roasted over the fire, tended by three women. A woman was cutting open a fish and taking out the bones whilst four children sat by and watched. The whole scene smacked of survival and immediacy, just the minimum of planning for the future.
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