TWINTER = a story of winter, twins, science, and magic
‘Twinter- the first portal’ is a novel-length fantasy for middle-grade readers, age ten to eleven. Recommended for advanced readers.
Twelve-year-old twins, Kit (a keen scientist) and Bash (a girl with a miraculous green thumb and a flair for elaborate words) are excited to be moving from a noisy city to Bede Hall, their eccentric grandmother’s crumbling stately home, set in the sleepy English countryside.
With all that’s gone horribly wrong for a year, it’s about time life got back on a positive track. Moving to a grand old mansion seems the answer that promises an adventure of endless exploration and freedom. Bash can create the garden of her dreams and Kit has an abandoned space to set up his own laboratory.
Instead, they begin to uncover the supernatural secrets of a mysterious village, meet the ghost of Bede Hall and some unexpected life-forms, some of whom, are just as haunted as the presence of the hapless young girl trapped in the attic.
It’s all ‘about time’ when the twins discover a portal to the future. Can they also travel to the past and unravel the truths of natural history in order to save the planet from a natural disaster? The answers lie in Ancient Egypt, but only time will surrender its hidden knowledge.
The responsibility of holding the future of the world in the twin’s hands is as bizarre as their grandmother’s magic snow globe.
read an excerpt here