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The Named (The Guardians of Time) (edition 2010)

by Marianne Curley

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Title:The Named (The Guardians of Time)
Authors:Marianne Curley
Info:Bloomsbury USA Children's Books (2010), Paperback, 352 pages
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An interesting world with PoV switches that didn't work well for me. ( )
  LaPhenix | Mar 8, 2016 |
I got this from the library when I was about 11 or 12, and took it on holiday with me. I remember devouring it and wanting to go home from my holiday, purely so I could read the next one. I still love the series now, and re-read them every so often. They're a quick and easy read, and the story is gripping. If you're a fan of history, the books are especially appealing. I also liked that one of the main characters shared my name ;) ( )
  Rinnreads | Sep 24, 2013 |
A great first book in a fun trilogy. The characters are deep and fun and I enjoyed reading this book, starting the series. I recommended this book to others and they started to read the series as well. ( )
  joyfiction | Feb 8, 2011 |
Very enjoyable - reminded me a bit of A Wrinkle in Time. Nice balance of action and development of interesting characters. ( )
  hoganedix | Aug 13, 2010 |
I tried to get into this story about two youths who are time-travelers who 'help' history stay on course but it just seemed juvenile and overly simplistic. I couldn't finish it but I know people like it so maybe I'll come back to it some other time. ( )
  mmillet | Dec 14, 2009 |
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Sixteen-year-old Ethan Roberts has more to worry about than his lackluster grades. As one of the Named, he is charged with secretly protecting history from the Order of Chaos--an evil group that seeks to alter the past to achieve ultimate power in the present. Ethan is given orders to train his first apprentice, 15-year-old Isabel Becket, in a few short weeks as his growing nightmares soon make it apparent that trouble is brewing on a cosmic scale. The two are helped by Arkarain--Ethan's violet-eyed, blue-haired, 600-year-old mentor--and their secret powers. Isabel is a healer. Ethan is a master of illusion. Their stories evolve in rotating chapters, each told in a similar first-person point of view that makes chapter transitions disorienting at times. But The Named is at its strongest when school and parents fade. Its imagined settings are a pleasure, from the booby-trapped catacombs that house the Prophecy that was written before time to the Citadel--a way-station to the past--with its wildly decorated rooms. Ethan and Isabel's missions to Medieval England and colonial America are also a thrill, indicating that the adventures detailed in this book are just the beginning for this duo. (Ages 10 and older) --D.J. Morel

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Ethan, one of the Named, fights the Order of Chaos and its destruction in the present by traveling through time.

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