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Aug 21, 2018 

Josiah Miller rated it 5 STARS

it was amazing


I happened upon The Will of Time through a social media post and I'm extremely glad I did. The Will of Time follows Will and Madi's journey through time and their struggle to get back home. This is a Young Adult novel, but I found myself drifting back to my childhood when reading this and feel that any age would enjoy the story. Here are a few things that I believe the author did exceptionally well: 

YOU ARE A PART OF THE STORY - The author does a perfect job building the 
setting of Gettysburg during the Civil War. With the descriptions of the landscape, the outfits, the weapons, the structures, and even the dialogue, you will feel like you are a part of one of the most violent times in America's history, and you are glad to be there. 

SUSPENSE / TENSION - Pierce takes you on a suspenseful journey filled with intrigue that keeps you turning the pages. The characters struggle through conflict after conflict, keeping you cheering for them as they overcome their hurdles.

EMOTION - Though the novel is filled with action and suspense, you really FEEL the characters' joys, pains, heartache, and nostalgia. You will embrace the resilience of Will and Madi as they fight for their lives.

RESEARCH - It is very obvious that Pierce did her research when writing/planning the story. Although this is a Fantasy novel, it is very real in terms of actual events, people, and places. You will not be disappointed by the historical content found within the story. 

I highly recommend reading THE WILL OF TIME. I particularly believe that Middle Grades and High School students will find a tremendous amount of value in the story and characters, but THE WILL OF TIME has something for everyone! I look forward to the next book! (less)

What would happen if the future and past collide?

Like most teenagers, fifteen-year-old Will Marshall finds his relationship with his family at a crossroads. His parents care more about their careers and his bratty, eleven-year-old sister Madi. All Will wants is to be left alone, especially during his summer vacation. But the day Madi secretly unearths an ancient necklace buried beneath an old chicken coop and places it around her neck… 






Impetus Existence unfolds.


A monumental force awakens the sinister Mr. Fink, and Madi is given an extraordinary gift: a camera.  With a turn of a key and a press of a button, a gateway of time opens, and life for the siblings take an unexpected and twisted turn…150 years into the past.

While they search for a way back home, Will and Madi encounter kindness in refuge and witness hostility in the horrors of the American Civil War. As they dodge the brutal battle, Mr. Fink emerges, yet again, and along with his NEFARION force, captures Madi.


In the quest to get his sister back, Will uncovers the secret society of the NEVES and learns that Madi lies in the crossfire of a subcultural war. Steadfast without choice, can Will discover the true meaning of selflessness and save Madi in time?

“An exciting first novel that will captivate your imagination and take you on a whimsical adventure through time.”

Linda Carlson - Librarian

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