This story, told in three parts, is about two young
cousins, Bonifacia and Peter. Bonnie
lives in Galica (northern Spain) and comes from a family of minor aristocrats.
Her cousin, Peter, the son of a wealthy biscuit manufacturer, lives in London
and attends an English public school. It is the year1900. With the war in South
Africa at its height, Peter travels to Galicia for the summer. While chasing a
"Spanish Gatekeeper" (a type of butterfly) for Bonnie's collection, the pair uncover a ruin
they believe is linked to lost treasure from the Spanish Main. A precious family
heirloom holds the key.
Peter and Bonnie are in for a shock when they emerge on another world
inexplicably connected to Earth and inhabited, moreover, by creatures both
familiar and unfamiliar. Their attempt to return home is frustrated at every
turn and made all the more perilous by a developing civil war. Fate tears the
cousins apart and they are forced to journey down very different roads. Will
they ever be re-united? Will Peter and Bonifacia see Earth again? One thing is
certain, their lives will never be the same.
The books do contain some challenging vocabulary and many
historical references. "Suitable for ages 14 and up."
Read them as eBooks for
BOOK I -
Empire of the
BOOK II -
BOOK III - Ogy're War
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the story? Click on the "chrono"
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