In Book One of The Helix Key series – The King's Jewel – we are introduced to Shara Lane; a normal 2050s schoolgirl, lucky enough to be able to escape the English monsoon and visit her grandparents in South Africa, but just a normal twelve year old. Or so she thinks...
First there are Granddad's stories about ancestors who were kings - gods even! Then there’s a stalker with a strange tale to tell. The next thing she knows, Shara is waking up in a palace, on a mission to retrieve alien technology from Alfred the Great! Thrown into the middle of an ages old conflict; what she does will shape humankind's past and must protect its future.
Across The Helix Key series, Shara is thrown from a Saxon palace to the Royal Observatory of a Magi, she sets out on a search for a legendary sword fit for a Conqueror, and has to save the library of an 18th century thinker. Finally, the ship to the stars is ready to launch, but has Shara been able to stop those who would doom the mission?
The King’s Jewel is ideal for those looking for historical fiction with a different viewpoint, or for those looking for science fiction with a strong female protagonist. While there is some violence and death (the story does revolve around Anglo-Saxons and Vikings) it is not gratuitous and, with parents reading along, the story is suitable for readers from the youngest Young Adult up to Adult.
Creation date: 2013-10-10