Reader Reviewed The Queen Alone by K. A. S. Quinn

The Queen Alone

Written by K. A. S. Quinn
Part of the Chronicles of the Tempus Series

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December 2014 Book of the Month A thrilling grand finale for The Chronicles of Tempus. As ever, the characters of modern day Katie and Victorian James and Princess Alice are the guides through this fast-paced time slip adventure in which jeopardy comes from Lord Belzun and his sinister team. Set at the heart of the Victorians in the family of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and their children and interweaving real characters from the past such as Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole, The Queen Alone brings the period to life and shows it in a fresh light by linking it so strongly to the present.

Some of our readers were lucky enough to review the first of the Chronicles of the Tempus Series , The Queen Must's a taster of what they thought... 'Time travel, conspiracies, gruesome murders and supernatural creatures – this book contains them all!' and 'It was unputdownable. I loved the excitement of the plot, the suspense and the way you really were given a feel of Victorian Britain.'

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Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review the The Queen Alone.  You can read their reviews below.

  • Freya Moore, age 12 - 'gripping from the first page, and a brilliant finale to the series.' Read full review >
  • Amisha McCrystal, age 12, St. Colm’s High School - 'I love K.A.S.Quinn’s use of adjectives.  Her descriptions are class.  I would definitely read more of her books.' Read full review >
  • Erin Monaf, age 12, Thomas Cowley School - 'I loved this historical adventure of a book and I enjoyed every word.' Read full review >
  • Year 5 Class, age 9, Freegrounds junior School - 'Another exciting historical drama, a fitting end to the trilogy.' Read full review >
  • Abraham Fisher - 'an amazing adventure book, it has a fantastic story line and keeps you hooked the whole way through. This is one of the best books I have ever read.' Read full review >
  • Amelie Chatham, age 12 - 'This story puts a twist on Prince Albert's death, and makes it sound less like a boring matter of typhoid, but more of a gripping, magical curse.'  Read full review >


The Queen Alone by K. A. S. Quinn

The final instalment in the extraordinary time-traveling adventures of Katie Berger-Jones-Burg. An historical trilogy for 9-12 year-old readers.

Katie Berger-Jones-Burg is a lonely New York teenager. It's Christmas, and with her pop-star mother away on a whirlwind tour, all is not well with Katie. She is having visions. She remembers...Katie is needed in another time. In 1860 it's Christmas too. Princess Alice is helping her father Prince Albert with his endless stream of work while the rest of the family - including Queen Victoria - are enjoying the wonderful snow. But the merry royal family are under a shadow. There is a plot - both political and supernatural - to bring down the Queen. A Britain without its Queen is weak, and where Britain stumbles, the rest of the world falls...


Praise for the Chronicles of Tempus series

A magical, time-travel adventure in the mould of E Nesbit -- The Times

Humorous, historical, time-traveling adventure -- Guardian

About the Author

K. A. S. Quinn was born and raised in California and studied History and English at Vassar College. For ten years she was the publisher of the Spectator. She has written for The Times, the Telegraph, the Independent and the Wall Street Journal, as well as appearing on Any Questions, A Good Read, Famous Lives and Broadcasting House for the BBC. She lives in London and has two small boys. She still reads children's books in bed, after lights out, with a torch

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336 pages


K. A. S. Quinn
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Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books

Publication date

6th November 2014




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