The Queen at War by K.A.S. Quinn
K.A.S. Quinn inspires Reading and Writing in Schools
K.A.S. Quinn is inspiring 9-12 year old boys and girls with her books on historical adventure and gothic time travel. She is touring schools across London and the South East, speaking about why she became a writer, her fascination with Victorian England (through props and costumes), how and where she finds her inspiration, her research, the process of writing and tips for young writers. Children are encouraged to write essays, ask questions and read as much on the subject as possible.
The tour ties in with The Queen at War, her second novel in the successful Chronicles of the Tempus trilogy. This gripping new novel in the series is set at the height of the 19th century -The Crimean War, The Charge of the Light Brigade, Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale – the events and personalities of the Victorian era are portrayed with unforgettable drama and excitement.
K. A. S. Quinn works for the National Literacy Trust and is a keen advocate of encouraging literacy in schools. Her talks are entertaining, fun and supportive of reading comprehension and idea building. Her schools tour receives really positive feedback from teachers and children.She 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, Telegraph, Independent and 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.
Next year, the third book in the Chronicles of the Tempus trilogy will come out. The Queen Alone brings Katie, James and Princess Alice together again. War, intrigue, madness and murder are all on the menu. Be prepared!
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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 nineteenth-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.
The Queen at War is the eagerly awaited sequel to The Queen Must Die in which Katie finds herself under a sofa in Buckingham Palace. The last thing she can remember is reading in her bedroom, trying to block out the sound of the TV. Now she is in London at the height of Queen Victoria's reign. Something very strange is going on.
Together with her two new friends - Princess Alice, the young daughter of Queen Victoria, and James O'Reilly, the son of the royal doctor - Katie must discover why she has been sent back in time. And who are the weird and frightening creatures who seek her out? The key, it seems, lies with the enigmatic Bernardo DuQuelle. As the dark forces moving through the royal household begin to take control, Katie and her friends uncover a plot to assassinate the Queen and unearth an even darker mystery...
' ...a great adventure story with lots of great historical details, some funny moments, and good, strong characters. If you haven't begun the series yet go and grab yourself the first one quickly, then give this one a try too,' says The Bookbag