Ever since young Susan Sinclair became Guardian of the Crystal of the North, she has had the rare ability to transport to various moments in time. Wherever there's an imbalance in history, it's her mission to set it right before returning home. Susan's third adventure lands her in the Holy Roman Empire in the year 1212.
Susan, however, isn't alone. Her visiting cousin from Australia, Jason, accidentally comes along for the ride. They find themselves in the woods following a trail of straggly children. The kids are part of the children's crusade, traveling to Cologne, Germany, to join a Crusade to the Holy Land. Hiding among them is Katerina, a girl forced to flee after hearing of a plot to kill the future emperor, Frederick--who's also her cousin.
With three dangerous knights hunting Katerina, Susan believes it's her mission to help her find her grandmother and warn Frederick before his coronation. They disguise Katerina as a boy to fool their foes, but it's not enough. If Susan can just learn to control her growing crystal powers, she could save not only her new friends but also all of history.
"a master strokeI" .http: //www.irenenwatts.com... thoroughly enjoyed Lady Knight. The story really gripped me, and the addition of Jason is a master stroke, now your readers will anxiously await what happens to him in Australia! Well done, indeed.
" a storytelling bonanza" http: //www.resourcelinksmagazine.ca/assets/pdfs/authors-index-v23-3.pdf. Preteen fantasy fans ages 8-12 years old will relish the third book in the Crystal Journals series even if they don't have prior familiarity with its predecessors, and will readily absorb the medieval setting and story of Susan, who is still coming into the powers bestowed upon her from a crystal she is given, because it's chosen her, at a flea market.Lady Knight is a fun, high-action fantasy novel for readers with a big appetite for adventure.
"successfully brings the era to life" D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review ... Her timeslip adventures in the prior books are deftly summed up in a preface chapter that neatly and succinctly sets the stage for her medieval encounter in Lady Knight, so newcomers will be up and running quickly as Susan enters medieval Europe with too many candidates for her aid, including a runaway Lady and a group of young peasant children camping in a forest. Susan really needs to learn more history. She has no idea of how these disparate forces will interact, and it takes a while to learn out medieval history, which may provide clues as to why she is there.
The details about the real-world Children's Crusades of the times are neatly woven into this fantasy and successfully bring the era to life. The result is an engrossing timeslip saga that will delight young fantasy enthusiasts of the genre and newcomers alike, who will find Susan a realistic, believable protagonist who continually faces challenges and overcomes obstacles in the year 1212, when ..".thousands of children took to the roads of Europe, all travelling to free the Holy Land."