Chris Humphreys had a long and successful career as an actor before turning to writing plays and then novels. He was born in Canada, grew up in Los Angeles, and currently lives in Vancouver with his wife and young son.
Gr 7 Up-What would you do if you were offered the chance to become a god? That's the question facing 16-year-old Sky March in this conclusion to the saga. It starts with an exhausted Sky, in the form of a hawk, being attacked by crows as he races to get back to his body before the doctors declare him dead. And then things really take off. He has rescued his cousin Kristin from possession by their grandfather, and now the two must figure out a way to stop evil Sigurd from changing history and taking over the world. They travel through time, in and out of the bodies of ancestors, with their final confrontation taking place during the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Sky and Kristin are well-developed characters in a tale filled with time travel, Norse gods, rune-casting, quasi-religious cults, accused witches, and berserker Vikings. The writing is fast paced, the research is solid, and the creep factor is high. Familiarity with the first two books is a plus, but not imperative. Fans will not be disappointed.-Mara Alpert, Los Angeles Public Library Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.