I've been reading this book whilst home recuperating, and it's been just the perfect thing -- entertaining and fun. In The Last Timekeepers and The Arch of Atlantis, an unlikely group of kids is thrown together by choosing a working punishment rather than school suspension after an epic food fight. The kids get to know one another while cleaning up an overgrown garden as their punishment, in the process uncovering an ancient arch which sets the wheels in motion for their adventurous quest.
Without giving away too much of the plot, the children and two adults are chosen to become the Last Timekeepers tasked with saving history and the world from the dark forces of evil. Their journey through time lands them in 13th century England where they meet young Robin Hood and his band of characters. The author did a wonderful job of filling out this world and balancing the modern characters with the 13th century ones. The dialogue was very well done using older English but always accessible. I enjoyed the kids and thought their interactions seemed realistic. At first, this thrown-together group quarreled, and by the end they were working together as a team. This book stands alone but also acts as a great introduction to this series which, because of its premise, could go on for many books to come.
This was a fun read, and I would recommend it for readers of all ages.