Journey Into the Chronoptika: A Free Sampler
(Hachette Children's, Dec. 4, 2014)
The Chronotoptika is a dazzling new quartet blending myth, science and time travel. Journey into the Chronoptika with this free sampler of Door in the Moon, with the first three chapters of Door in the Moon and bonus material from the author.Jake's father, David Wilde, has disappeared whilst working for the strange recluse, Oberon Venn. A once famous explorer and collector of antiquities, Venn has withdrawn from the world following the death of his wife. He is obsessed with the desire to re-enter time, travel back, change the past, and resurrect his wife. This is the project on which Jack's father was working, and during which he disappeared. Venn fills his house with objects from his journeys into the past, and through his time-travel device, the Obsidian Mirror.Jake's aim is to recover his father - no matter what - and he ventures into the periods when his father was reputedly last seen alive. Victorian London, then the Blitz of the Second World War. By Door in the Moon he is in 1798 Paris, on the eve of the French Revolution ...