What a fantastic time travel adventure! I can't wait for my son to be old enough to read this, I think he's going to adore it. I know I did! It's packed with heart-pounding moments, as Slater gets thrown back in time to when Stonehenge was being built. I find the history of stone circles particularly fascinating, and Ms. Gray did a fantastic job of weaving intelligent research with vivid fantasy in a way that kept me reading (and guessing!) long into the night.
Slater is a great read for anyone who enjoys adventures, English histories, or stories about mystical locals like Stonehenge. I've never been to England, but I would love to go and see the sites mentioned in this book. In fact, I think it would be great fun to be Slater for a couple days and, like him, be able to travel back and witness some of the histories unfolding and ceremonies developing! On par with the earlier books of the Hengist series, Ms. Gray has used rich language and descriptions to make the reader feel like they are a part of the experience.
I’ve just waved goodbye to Slater and what a fantastic tale! Jacky Gray’s writing is interesting and intelligent and she weaves her clever story through timelines flawlessly. Jacky provides fascinating detail about Stonehenge within this fictional story. She blends the mystical and the spiritual throughout and her descriptive language is a pleasure to enjoy. Although Slater is aimed at teens, the pace, content and maturity of the main character make it also a perfect choice for adults too.
Slater is a fantastic read, and one that will be enjoyed by a reader of any age. The characters are fantastic and the setting is well-researched and wonderfully described. But to me, the best part of the story is the joy and excitement which Gray writes it. You can tell it's a subject she is particularly interested in, and that love of the topic really makes the story shine. A great addition to an already awesome series.