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The Last Timekeepers #2

The Last Timekeepers and the Dark Secret

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Fourteen year-old Jordan Jensen always considered himself a team player on and off the field, until the second Timekeeper mission lands him in Amsterdam during World War Two. Pulled into the world of espionage, torture, and intolerance, Jordan and the rest of the Timekeepers have no choice but to stay one step ahead of the Nazis in order to find and protect a mysterious book.

With the help of the Dutch Resistance, an eccentric baron, Nordic runes, and an ancient volume originating from Atlantis, Jordan must learn that it takes true teamwork, trust, and sacrifice to keep time safe from the evils of fascism. Can Jordan find the hero within to conquer the darkness surrounding the Timekeepers? If he doesn't, then the terrible truth of what the Nazis did might never see the light of day.

264 pages, ebook

Published October 17, 2016

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Sharon Ledwith

8 books287 followers
Sharon Ledwith is the author of the middle-grade/young adult time travel adventure series, THE LAST TIMEKEEPERS, and the award-winning teen psychic mystery series, MYSTERIOUS TALES FROM FAIRY FALLS. When not writing, reading, researching, or revising, she enjoys anything arcane, ancient mysteries, and single malt scotch. Sharon lives a serene, yet busy life in a southern tourist region of Ontario, Canada, with her spoiled hubby, and a moody calico cat.

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October 17, 2016
3.5 Stars

I will start by saying that I have read the first book in The Timekeepers series and I thought that this one was much better than the first. The writing got much better in this one. It was easier to follow who was who in this book. The author didn't switch back and forth between characters first and last names as much in this book, actually rarely at all. It made it much easier to follow.

The beginning of this book started out wonderfully. The writing immediately grabbed my attention. I started flying through the first half of the book. I was enjoying the story, the humorous ways the characters teased each other lovingly and the adventure was one that really piqued my interest. It had some funny moments.

Midway, or closer to the end the story just seemed to lose its sparkle for me. I found myself losing interest and becoming distracted. I think things started happening too quickly and too much at once. I just started to feel like it was being rushed. Towards the very end of the story events started to catch my attention again and keep my interest.

There was a cute little surprise in the story and it had some sweet moments. There was one particular event that happened close to the end that kind of confused me. One moment someone or something was gone, but then in the end of the story returned. I don't know if I was missing something or what. It wasn't really explained how this came to be.

I loved that a particular very important lady from History plays a part as a character in this story. I thought the short role she played was brilliant in this story and I think it was one of the parts of this book that I most enjoyed.

All in all, this book was not too bad. It was very imaginative and refreshing. It seems that the author gets better with each book. I would probably read the next book in this series because of this reason. Romance seems to be starting to develop a little bit for some of the characters so I would like to see where it goes.

Fans of Rick Riordan's middle grade novels may enjoy reading this series.

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Author 2 books373 followers
November 2, 2016
Disclosure: I purchased a signed copy of the book “The Last Timekeepers and the Dark Secret” by Sharon Ledwith at a gala hosted by its publisher. I have met the author and have had encounters with her on various occasions. We reside in the same area, and are both active in many book related events and activities. I had no communication with Ms. Ledwith at any time about providing a review. The comments that follow are my own personal opinion. I received NO compensation of any kind, or from any one, to provide this review.

I purchased this book, as a gift for a grandson, and read the book to determine its suitability. I do not normally read YA books, and usually avoid them.

The Last Timekeepers and the Dark Secret is the second in a series of books involving the time travel of several young teenagers. In this book, the teens led by Jordon Jensen travel back to World War II in 1942 and go head to head with the Nazi forces in Amsterdam in their attempt to secure an important book and protect history.

The characters maintained their strong-willed personalities and priorities. The story was very fast paced and engaging. I found the methods of handling the antagonists to be a little hard to believe at times, but again this is a YA novel and I have no doubt young readers would enjoy the constant action. The author has a real talent for entertaining this age group and produces wonderful stories. My grandson is looking forward to reading this book, and following the series.

The book had a few spelling errors missed by the proofreader, but overall was quite interesting and definitely held my attention.

4.5 of 5 stars
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Author 1 book176 followers
October 16, 2016
I enjoyed the prequel to this series, as well as the first actual book of the series, so was excited to get the opportunity to read this one. When I learned that it would deal with WWII, I was even more interested, as that is a period of history I have always had an interest in and love to read about it.

I was definitely not disappointed by this story. The timekeepers group get themselves into some suspenseful, frightening situations with the Nazis and with their time traveling nemesis, Crowley. They work with the Dutch Resistance, including two people who are very important to their teacher, Melody.

This story seemed to focus on Jordan, even though all the teens had major parts to play in solving the mystery and fulfilling their mission. He finds himself facing situations where he has to make decisions which could take him out of his comfort zone. Will he step up and be the "hero" or will he continue to think inside the box and do what he has always done? You'll have to read the book to find out!

A great story for teens, or for adults who enjoy well-written YA fiction.

**I received a copy of this book from the author and Mirror World Publishing. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.**
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Author 21 books120 followers
April 13, 2019
Another winner by ledwith

This book proves that there is no I in team. The last timekeepers band together to protect a special book that the Nazis don't want to come to light. The team is at the top of their game in this one. Once again I loved the interactions of the characters and the plot kept moving forward in order to keep time safe. Five golden Diaries go to Sharon ledwith for writing such a wonderful story. Keep them coming.
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August 20, 2019
I loved I loved her lest time keeper I wish this wasn’t this wasn’t the last book I would recommend it to people that like science fiction and books ahout Atlanta’s
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