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A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L'Engle
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Oct 30, 2010

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This is the third in the sequel to "A Wrinkle in Time" This one jumps 9 years. Meg is married to Calvin O'Keefe and expecting her first child. The Murry family come together for Thanksgiving. Mrs. O'Keefe, (Calvin's mother) also attends. During the meal, the US President calls Mr Murry to inform him that the dictator of Vespugia in South America, Maddog Branzillo, is threatening nuclear war. Mrs, O'Keefe recites an ancient rune and charges Charles Wallace with a quest to discover what in history caused the nuclear threat to appear in the present. With the help of Gaudior, the unicorn, he travels through different time periods within the minds of various ancestors of Calvin's mother and father in an attempt to change history. It's a bit confusing at times and there's lots of geneology involved which for me, got a little tedious, but it is interesting. If you enjoy geneology and the science of time travel, you will definitely enjoy this one. Madeleine L'Engle is excellent at drawing the reader into the story and holding them to the end. As a result, it's a very quick read.

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