The Keys of the Watchmen (Watchmen Saga #1)
by Kathleen C. Perrin (Goodreads Author)
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12
Katelyn Michaels plans on hating every moment of her visit to Mont Saint Michel with her father’s new French wife. Once there, she is confused when she experiences sensations of déjà vu as she and her younger brother explore the medieval village and abbey. She is even more disturbed when she is confronted by two unusual young men, one who insists she has a sacred mission, and the other who will stop at nothing, even murder, to prevent her from fulfilling her destiny.
When the oddly-dressed but alluring Nicolas slips Katelyn a strange medallion, she is whisked back through time where her Watchmen hosts tell her she is the only hope to save Mont Saint Michel. Even worse, she learns that those trying to destroy the mount are led by a fallen angel intent on learning the mount’s closely-guarded secret.
Katelyn is torn by feelings of anger at being taken back in time, inadequacy at finding a modern solution for a medieval problem, and responsibility for the mount’s starving inhabitants. She is also perturbed by her surprising attraction to the ill-tempered Nicolas. Will she stay to learn why she was chosen by the Archangel Michael and find a way to save his mount?
Paperback, 394 pages
Published December 12th 2014 by Langon House
ISBN 0692342850 (ISBN13: 9780692342855)
I won this book from a goodreads.com giveaway not certain of what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised by this YA Christian novel with a time travel twist. The story begins in modern day France; but sweeps the main character, Katelyn, to 1424 France to defend Mont Saint Michel’s from not only an attack by the English; but a spiritual attack between the forces of good and evil as well. Add a little mystery; a touch of romance ; interesting history; and a healthy dose of teenage drama and you have the makings of a well written story and great potential for the future series to come. I can’t wait to read the next book and find
out what happens to Katelyn and Nicholas and if the secret of the Mont will be discovered.
Note: There was such an interesting history detailed in this book that I had to read about Mont Saint Michel’s myself. I encourage you to read about this fascinating landmark at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mont_Saint-Michel.