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Sequel to Into The Dim!!!!

 

 

SPARKS OF LIGHT

by Janet B. Taylor
Release date: August 1, 2017
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544609570

About the Book‘SPARKS OF LIGHT’—–For the first time in her life, Hope Walton has friends, a (maybe) boyfriend, and she’s a Viator, a member of a long line of time-traveling ancestors. When the Viators learn of a plot to steal a dangerous device from the inventor Nikola Tesla, only a race into the past can save the natural timeline from utter destruction. Navigating the often-treacherous glitterati of 1895 New York City, Hope and her crew discover that among high society, the Gilded Age is as deadly as it is beautiful.

In this sequel to the dazzling time-travel adventure, ‘Into the Dim’, sacrifice takes on a whole new meaning as Hope and Bran struggle to determine where—or when–they truly belong.

“Seventy-two hours, then we have to be back at the clearing. Sunrise on the third day.”

When fragile, sixteen-year-old Hope Walton loses her mom to an earthquake overseas, her secluded world crumbles. Agreeing to spend the summer in Scotland, Hope discovers that her mother was more than a brilliant academic. She’s also a member of a secret society of time travelers, and is now trapped in the twelfth century during the age of  King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Now Hope must conquer her numerous fears and travel back in time to help rescue her mother before she’s lost for good. Along the way, Hope will discover more family secrets, and meet a mysterious boy who could be vital to setting her mother free… or the key to Hope’s undoing.

Fast paced, romantic, and rich with juicy historical details, INTO THE DIM is an OUTLANDER for teens.

Reviews:

“Instantly engaging, constantly suspenseful, ultimately poignant and satisfying. Loved it!”Diana Gabaldon, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Outlander series

Publisher’s Weekly Shelf Awareness The Time Travel Trend

Into the Dim is a romp of a book, big fun, with a terrific first-person narrator carrying a surprising backstory. It comes complete with rich and appealing secondary characters, fabulous villainy and a small, and credible secret time-saving society with an adjacent, evil splinter group. The time-traveling element is set around the time of the ascension of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry II to England’s throne in 1154, and is portrayed both accurately and evocatively.”–Publisher’s Weekly Shelf Awareness

“INTO THE DIM is a time-travel adventure that will leave readers breathless.  Janet Taylor has woven a story that will capture adventure seekers and romance lovers and pull them along for the ride.“— Joelle Charbonneau – New York Times Best Selling author of THE TESTING trilogy

Janet B Taylor’s INTO THE DIM is one truly enjoyable read. A fast-paced, time-travel adventure with rogue Tesla science and Middle Ages history, it will make you want to jump back into the English court, after a proper round of smallpox and typhoid vaccines, of course.” —Kendare Blake, author of ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD

“Janet B. Taylor’s INTO THE DIM shines bright.  This debut time travel novel captures the imagination and takes the reader on a fascinating journey to 12th century England, deftly weaving historical characters like Eleanor of Aquitaine and Thomas Becket into the drama.  Rich with period detail, and an intriguing lead character, this is YA science fiction at its best.”Rysa Walker, Bestselling author of THE CHRONOS FILES

“Science, historical fantasy, time travel adventure, magic gemstones, star-crossed loves, a quest of the heart, and the constant threat of impending doom…Janet Taylor’s INTO THE DIM checks all my must-have boxes!”Alethea Kontis, author of THE WOODCUTTER

10/6/2014 From Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: Fast paced, romantic, and rich with juicy historical details, INTO THE DIM is an OUTLANDER for teens.

When Hope Walton’s mother is killed in a natural disaster thousands of miles from home, the sixteen-year-old recedes even further into her insular life. But when her father ships her off to an aunt she’s never met, Hope learns there’s more to her mother’s “death” than she ever dreamed.

At her aunt’s manor, high in the Scottish Highlands, Hope begins to unravel the shocking truth about her family. Hope’s mother was more than a brilliant academic. She’s a member of a secret society of time travelers. And she may still be alive. Now, despite the crippling claustrophobia that’s plagued the sheltered teen all her life, Hope must join the Viators, a team of time-jumping Indiana Joneses, to stage a rescue

Through THE DIM, Hope enters the brutal medieval world of King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, whose 1153 coronation is at hand. Searching for her mom, Hope will draw the unwanted attention of a powerful priest. And when she meets a boy whose face dredges up memories of an impossible, shared childhood, she must decide between her mission and her heart—both of which could leave Hope trapped in the past forever.

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16 Responses to Books

  1. Jennifer Rike says:

    I love YA and I loved the Outlander series. Into the Dim is the best of both. One of the great things about reading time travel fiction is the opportunity to experience the time period. Janet Taylor takes an engaging heroine Hope and introduces her to a whole new world and and period of Eleanor of Acquitane. The blend of human elements and the history with a dash of mysterious time travel made for a story I could not put down

    • Janet says:

      Awww! Thank you SOO much, Jennifer!!
      This is why I write, to know that my little book caused you a few minutes of enjoyment…it just means the world to me!!
      Thank you again for letting me know!

  2. Ava smith says:

    So proud of my Aunt Jan❤️

  3. Donna Kruchten says:

    Loved Into the Dim…..Waiting for your next book. Anyone who likes Outlander or time travel will love this book. I can not wait to see what next adventure is in store for Hope and Bran. Good Read!!

  4. Susan Butler says:

    Hi! My name is Susan Butler and I am a Library Media Specialist with Spring HIll School District in Hope, AR. I work with Kahlynn Walton..your aunt! I am interested in purchasing your books for our library! Please let me know how to order!

  5. Shannon Finley says:

    I bought my copy yesterday and couldn’t put it down! The pace of the story kept me engaged without getting bored. Who knew that you’d be the author to introduce me to this genre? I’ll be buying additional copies to give as gifts! Thanks Jan!! I love your work!

  6. Marlys says:

    Just finished “Into The Dim”. Loved it but when is the sequel coming out?

  7. Cynthia McGehee says:

    Just finished “Into the Dim” and I NEED to know when the next one is coming out – LOL.

    I’m a huge Outlander fan and loved this book. Similar in just the time traveling aspect but so fresh and new story wise.

    Will pass this on to my daughter who I know will love it as well. Thank you for such a well written YA book with actual history!

    Will also be posting to Face Book and Pinterest – people need to know!!!

  8. Sophia Stirnimann says:

    Does this book exist in german? I want to read it so bad:)

  9. Gracie says:

    I just finished Into The Dim about 5 minutes ago, and I have to say, it had been a VERY long time since I found a book that I loved this much! I haven’t really had a favorite book in the past 6 or 7 years, but that has officially changed! When is the next book coming out?!?!? I can’t wait!!!!!

  10. Rain A. says:

    Into The Dim is literally my favorite book! I could not put it down. Constantly engaging and amazingly unexplainable in many ways. When is the sequel coming out?

  11. Autumn Linford says:

    But… but… where is the audio book of Sparks of Light?

    • Janet says:

      HA! I know!! I think I loved the audiobook better than the ACTUAL book!!
      It will be out Sept 5th! The narrator, Amanda Ronconi, had a scheduling conflict,
      but I couldn’t imagine ANYONE else narrating SPARKS!
      She’s totally worth the wait! 😀

  12. Monica Knapp says:

    Is there going to be another book after Sparks of Light?

  13. Daniella says:

    I have read many books that were good. They had all the necessary excitement, but they all missed one thing. Descriptions. I’m not saying the descriptions were bad, but they were either too vague or too specific and I couldn’t see it. This book is not one of them. It is so well written, that I have to stop reading and remember that I’m in my bedroom in the 21st century and not watching from the sidelines in 12th century England. It is simply amazing. I have no words. Janet B. Taylor has done a magnificent job and I hope she continues with this, seeing as it may be her gift.

  14. Aubrie nixon says:

    Just finished Sparks of Light! I need more! Is there going to be a third?

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