February 2013 Book of the Month An ebullient and action packed sequel to The Queen Must Die, this sweeps twenty-first century Katie away from her complicated life in New York for a second time. Katie’s time travelling journey takes her back in time to 1844 London, a world she has visited previously, where her friend Grace is seriously ill. Katie brings with her over 150 years more information including some medical knowledge which may be invaluable in saving her friend and also makes her a potential saviour of the lives of the soldiers dying in the Crimea War. Soon Katie is off to the front where she meets the great Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole. But Katie has an even more important person to keep safe; there are dark forces at work and she must do everything she can to protect Queen Victoria herself. K.A. Quinn skilfully weaves real history and a fantastically inventive supernatural world together into a glorious adventure.
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for The Queen at War a small number of children were lucky enough to be invited to review the first in the Chronicles of the Tempus series, The Queen Must Die. Click here to visit the book page and find out what they thought.
In twenty-first century New York, Katie Berger-Jones-Berg is a little concerned. She's seeing people in old-fashioned clothes who have a worrying habit of disappearing. Then she receives a mysterious note...and is sent hurtling back through time! In ninteenth-century London, Queen Victoria is on the throne and England is on the brink of war with Russia. For some reason, everyone's looking to Katie to save the day. But for a traveller in time, Katie's is fast running out...
|Publication date:||1st February 2013|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Adventure Stories, Historical Fiction|
K.A.S Quinn was born and raised in California. She was educated at Vassar in New York, where she took a degree in History and English, receiving honours for her thesis on tuberculosis and its representation in Victorian painting and literature (Conspicuous Consumption). For the past ten years she has been the publisher of the prestigious Spectator magazine. Her office in the row houses of Doughty St. abutted Charles Dickens’ home. 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 ...More About K.A.S. Quinn
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