About the Book
“No one can mysteriously disappear leaving no trace. It isn’t realistic.”
“You’re right, Emily,” her grandfather said thoughtfully. “It isn’t realistic. However, a good many things happen in this world that are not realistic, things supernatural.”
Emily, Allan, Jill, Joey, and Anna have grown up on their grandfather’s tales of ancestors who mysteriously disappeared from Creighton Hill, the plantation home that has been in their family for centuries. When Grampa’s death forces them to move into Creighton Hill, the truth about the supposed disappearances is the first thing on their minds. Allan, Jill, Joey, and Anna’s, that is. As for Emily, why must they keep at their supernatural hogwash?
Could it be that their family really does just have an unusual history of early deaths? Most people seem to think so. But Grampa’s research has uncovered something different.
When mysterious writing matching descriptions found in ancient accounts begins appearing to the children, they know something’s up. They must find out what really happened to their ancestors, and work together to discover the reason behind the mysterious writings.
Creighton Hill is the first book of the Time Captives trilogy, a tale of faith, family, fantasy, and a fight for truth and freedom.
Creighton Hill, Time Captives book 1, will release on June 8th, 2015. Stay tuned on Morgan’s blog and Facebook page for more information and sneak peeks.
About the Author
Morgan Elizabeth Huneke is a homeschool graduate who lives in Georgia. She has enjoyed creating characters and writing stories since early childhood. Her other interests include reading, playing the piano and violin, and politics. She is the author of Across the Stars and The Experiment.
What is this book about?
Following their grandpa’s death, four siblings set out to discover the truth behind the mysterious disappearances of their ancestors throughout history. But their teenage sister’s skepticism only complicates things, especially when she becomes unwillingly involved in the discovery.
Creighton Hill is the first book in my fantasy trilogy Time Captives. It’s sort of Narnia meets Tuck Everlasting meets Return to Gone-Away, with some Pirates & Faith, Dragons of Starlight, LOTR, and Ilyon Chronicles thrown in for good measure. It has been fun to develop a story with so many different kinds of things mixed together.
Who will enjoy it?
Hopefully readers of all ages who enjoy adventures. While it doesn’t have the same feel as most non-magical fantasy, all the things that happen that could be considered magic are really either miracle-type events or science. So I think readers of fantasy, both magical and non-magical, as well as lovers of history (I bring in American history in a rather different sort of way) will enjoy Creighton Hill and the rest of the Time Captives trilogy.
Who designed the cover?
I designed it myself, though I did have some input from my family. It was fun coming up with ways to design the text that really meant something to the story, particularly where it says “Time Captives.” It was a lot of work to get it all just so, but it was worth it.