CM . . . . Volume XVIII Number 23 . . . . February 17, 2012
In this fourth book of Kendra Kandlestar’s adventures, Kendra travels back and forth in time by using the Kazah stone. Kendra is still an apprentice magician to her Uncle Griffinskitch. When their ship is under attack by the skarm, Kendra and Jinx, the grasshopper, run into their old enemy, Agent Lurk. Leerlin Lurk is captured by Kendra and her group, and readers find out that Een has been taken over by Burdock Brown and that he has made many changes, not positive for the creatures of Een. Winter Woodsong, the revered female councilor, and Griffenskitch have been expelled from the kingdom. Lurk is looking for the shard from Greeve which was explored in the third book, Kendra Kandlestar and the Shard from Greeve. Griffenskitch has the mysterious purple ring or Kazah which he gives to Kendra. He tells her that he has seen her wear it and knows she is its rightful keeper.
Kendra is still worried that she doesn’t know the fate of her missing mother. When Kendra thinks about her mother, Oki, the mouse, notices that the ring starts to glow. The next thing that Kendra and Oki know is that they are falling through space, and they land in a familiar place but in a different season. They soon realize that they are back in Een when Kendra’s mother is a girl. Their adventures continue as they must make decisions that will make the future a better one. Kendra hopes that her mother will not leave Een in her later years but doesn’t know how to ensure that doesn’t happen. When Kendra leaves a note in her mother’s pocket, the consequences put the future in dire straits, and Kendra has to return to the past to undo her action.
Deborah Mervold, an educator from Shellbrook, SK, is now doing faculty training and program development at the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology.
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