SEEDS OF TIME

Eagle Glen series, Book 1

Thirteen-year-old Darrell Connor is haunted by the motorcycle accident that took her father's life and part of her leg three years ago. Worse, she’s being sent away to an old boarding school where nothing seems quite as it should be. But as Darrell begins to investigate the mysteries Eagle Glen School has to offer, she finds adventure and begins to form a few tentative friendships. 

And when she stumbles upon a passage through time, she begins to wonder - is it possible to change her own past?

From the Children’s Literature Newsletter: “…Dyer has cleverly combined four genres of children's fiction: the summer vacation adventure, the school story, the time-shift fantasy, and the mystery." 

 

 

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SECRET OF LIGHT

Eagle Glen series, Book 2

Darrell Connor is back for another term at Eagle Glen, but is shocked to find that along with her friends Brodie and Kate, her nemesis, Conrad Kennedy, has enrolled at the school.

The memory of her recent visit to medieval Scotland is still fresh, and when Darrell and her dog, Delaney, investigate an abandoned lighthouse, they discover another route into the past. Lost in the magical beauty of Renaissance Italy, Darrell meets a young artist with fiery ambition named Leonardo. Could he hold the key to resolving the tragedy of her own past? Ignoring the advice of a kindly stranger, Darrell embarks on a desperate journey to find the answers to her own fears, unaware of the price she and her friends will pay for dancing with time.


Shortlisted for the Chocolate Lily book prize. 


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SHADES OF RED

Eagle Glen series, Book 3

In this final instalment of the Eagle Glen Trilogy, Darrell is back at Eagle Glen school in the twenty-first century. Her last journey through time was disastrous: her arch-enemy, Conrad Kennedy, slipped through with Darrell and her friends … and was lost in time. In a desperate attempt to right a wrong, the gang travels back to the Spanish Inquisition, and Darrell’s quest takes her to England during the reign of Henry VIII, where she becomes a confidant of the ill-fated Anne Boleyn. With her friend’s lives in peril, can Darrell finds answers in the shadow of London’s Bloody Tower?

From KidsWWwrite, Issue #46

"OMG! What can I say? This was an awe-inspiring book - no words to describe it! Go buy it, right now! My serious opinion is that this book was one of my all-time favourites. I loved it. It's thrilling, it's detailed, and it totally draws you in. I actually ended up crying at one point; yes, it can happen! I would give it a gazillion stars, but since our reviews are out of 5, then I give it FIVE EXPLODING STARS!" Rachael (age 12) 


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MS. ZEPHYR’S NOTEBOOK

When Logan Kemp hurls himself into a rugby scrum one morning, he has no idea that by afternoon he’ll be fighting for his life. Worse, the only other patient on his ward is a troubled girl named Cleo who may not be hospitalized just for a broken wrist. When all he wants is his regular life back, the thought of Cleo throwing away her own leaves Logan determined to change her mind. 

Cleopatra Jones wants to design the perfect life; a teenage boy and a few well-meaning health professionals are not going to stand in her way. But Cleo soon finds that life – and even death – can interfere with the best-laid plans.

Both teens reinforce the walls that have kept them safe in their own worlds, but the secrets in a teacher’s notebook show them how the word sustenancecan have more than one meaning. Facing the biggest challenge of their lives, Logan and Cleo discover the powerful forces of redemption and forgiveness.


Amazon review: This book has a great deal of heart and is beautifully written. With unsentimental yet deep compassion, it deals with some pretty serious issues, engaging the reader with its wit and insight.


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A WALK THROUGH A WINDOW

If you had a chance to step through a window to the past, would you take it?

When Darby Christopher is forced to spend the summer with grandparents she doesn’t know, she  feels will never fit in. But when a boy down the street extends a hand, it is more than friendship he offers. Together they walk through an old window that transports them to the very centre of the dramas of Canada’s past: the Underground Railroad; the coffin ships of the Irish Potato Famine; and even the Inuit as they crossing the barren north.  And as tragedy threatens her family, Darby gains new insight into the people she has always taken for granted.


From the Globe & Mail: "If you want fantastical, suspenseful fiction with your history, then a book by kc dyer is your route. In A Walk Through the Window, she's woven tales of Canada's diverse beginnings, with a very contemporary story about a teenager whose imagination needs a little jolt of inspiration not readily offered in today's information age."


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FACING FIRE

In the dramatic sequel to A Walk Through a Window, dyer's vivid, captivating style entices readers into the dramatic stories of those who have risked everything to make their way to Canada. Follow Darby as she witnesses first-hand the feats of the Underground Railroad, the shocking, fiery expulsion of the Acadians, and the electrifying lead up to the War of 1812.



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