When she was three, Halley woke in the night to see a huge
white owl on her windowsill. It left a feather that she
was entranced with. That was also the night her
grandmother died and left her something of great value. A
legacy of Arthur, the Round Table, Guinivere and the
rest.. Halley was immersed in history early on and, when
the time came she could afford to travel to England she
didn't blink twice.
Well, maybe once. She was in love with an accountant named
Tom who had proposed but Halley, never one to jump into
things, had turned him down. What if someone/something
better came along and she was married? What if??? Tom was
patient and hoped she would figure life out in time.
Once in England, Halley is obsessed with tracing the
legends of Arthur.. She travels to the Tor, where she has
a daydream of two men talking - Arthur and Merlin. She
goes down into Merlin's Cave and is prompted to tell him
that England still is waiting on Arthur to save them. She
is all over the land of Camelot. She hears voices from the
past, calling to her to go to Giant's Dance (Stonehenge)
and place a stone in a vacant niche. She finds the
bluestone and sets off to complete her mission. Then the
The Timestone Key was simply a magical story.
Arthur, Merlin and present day adventures. How could you
go wrong? Ms. Hearon has done an excellent job of
researching her time period and brings the characters to
life as if they lived next door. Sure wish they did!
Reviewed by Nancy Eriksen
Posted October 17, 2009