Winner of The Next Novelist, shortlisted Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (final five in Young Adult fiction)
Within an overgrown Cornish mine shaft, Clara and her friends discover a mysterious time portal.
Clara is charged with a desperate mission: stop the evil Derek Maunding from buying the mine. Moving between future and present, Clara and her friends race against time to rescue the mine and safeguard its secrets. Pushed to the limits, Clara battles ruthless enemies – including Maunding’s bullying daughters, who will stop at nothing to help their father achieve his aims. Clara must outwit her enemies, but at what cost?
Praise for The Time Crystals:
‘A thrilling time travel page-turner … a series of hair-raising, edge-of-your-seat events culminating in a delightful story that packs a powerful values punch relevant to both young and not-so-young adults’.
Read the full Publishers Weekly review here.
‘The Time Crystals is an excellent adventure for Young Adults of all ages. The story is based in modern-day Cornwall and that comes over very strongly, both in the characters and the overall background … This is Teresa Bassett’s first novel and I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it.’ Richard Hardie, author of the Temporal Detective Agency series
‘I loved this book. One of the best I have read in a long time. One everyone would like to read. Who doesn’t love a good adventure with a character like Clara?’
Amazon expert reviewer
Reviews on Amazon:
- What a fantastic book! A real page turner with great plot twists and a sparky heroine who is brave and loyal, despite the difficulties in her personal life
- It’s got everything a young reader could hope for
- Oodles of excitement and jeopardy
- A fantastic debut
- It’s an exciting, gripping book for all ages
- Mysterious and captivating