Small disclaimer: I’m writing this blog post ahead of time (Tuesday night) so I have no idea who won the election or if by the time this post goes live if there is even a declared winner. Fingers crossed it’s a Biden win because I don’t know what I’d do if Trump wins again….
But, in happier news, I have a book review for you today that’s a fun read. The Order of Time by Scott P. Southall is a great read for pre-teens or if you’re an adult like me that just enjoys a good adventure book once in a while.
In The Order of Time, 12-year old twins Anastasia and Edward live in Washington, D.C. and spend a lot of their spare time at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History with curator Dr. Gregorian. They go often after school to spend time with Dr. G. and he shows them all different kinds of artifacts and interesting things. One night they go sneak out to go to the museum and find a chaotic scene. People are fleeing from the museum due to a supposed bomb threat and Dr. G. has been attacked. Dr. G. tells the twins that he is part of a secret society called The Order of Time that works to protect time from those who would try to time travel and change the past and future.
With an injured Dr. G. it is up to Anastasia and Edward to travel back to ancient Egypt to save the Pharaoh Akhenaten and his wife Queen Nefertiti. The book follows the two kids as they make friends, meet the Pharaoh and his wife, and other important figures. Together they work to try to defeat the time traveling bad guys and evil Egyptian Gods that would like to see Akhenaten and Nefertiti dead.
I really enjoyed this book and it is set up to potentially be a great series. I love history so I think this historical fiction book and hopefully future series would be an especially great read for younger audiences. It would entertain them with the adventure and action and also maybe pique their interest in history.
I think this would also be a great holiday book gift for pre-teen readers!
*I received this book complimentary, but all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.*