In celebration of the release of the third and final book of Morgan Elizabeth Huneke’s Time Captives trilogy, I’m here to share a character spotlight! But first, about the book. (And don’t forget to check out all the other blogs taking part in the tour!)
God, please look after Adriel. Keep him safe and keep him from acting foolish. And please help him to be able to find me.
Rae knew she could trust God to look after both of them. It was all she had now.
The Time Captives have been reunited. The rightful king has been freed. Now all that remains is to defeat the strytes who still hold a tyrannical rule over the people of Calhortz. But with their lack of soldiers, it’s a task that is easier said than done. They need allies, but are they worth it when it requires facing ghosts from their pasts?
Returning to his home country only brings the loss of Adriel’s family to the forefront of his mind. His determination to find Rae has never ceased, but now that determination could potentially destroy all that he and the Time Captives have been working towards. And his new-found faith may not be able to withstand the challenge.
Will they be able to set aside their personal struggles for the sake of the freedom of all or will they allow their pasts to consume them? Will they manage to win back Crannig Castle from the rule of the strytes? The fate of Calhortz hangs in the balance.
Crannig Castle is the final book of the Time Captives trilogy, a tale of faith, family, fantasy, and a fight for truth and freedom.
Character Spotlight: Allan Hubbard
Physical Appearance: Dark hair, gray eyes, tall and strong
History: Allan was a fairly normal twelve-year-old boy, pretty good at school, interested in the military, wanted to protect and take care of his sisters. He wasn’t much into fantasy—Lord of the Rings was the extent of his fantasy interest—but he enjoyed G.A. Henty and Henry Rider Haggard. He’s one of the steadier siblings. His life changed drastically, however, when he and his family moved to Creighton Hill. He and his younger siblings began investigating the mysterious disappearances of their ancestors, which led to their excursion into the fantasy world of Calhortea. He led his siblings on a mission to find their ancestors, ending in their brief imprisonment in the dungeon. They then escaped and went on an expedition to free the rightful king of Calhortz. Allan’s leadership skills, as the eldest son, will come in handy as they prepare for the war to free Calhortz from tyranny.
Author’s Notes: I love writing good brother characters: Charles Watson, Edmund Rubin, Allan Hubbard… I haven’t got any brothers myself; that’s probably why I like writing them. I especially loved seeing his relationship with Jill. There was actually more of that in the original version of Creighton Hill, as it was from Jill’s point of view. It took me a little while to develop his character; Emily and Adriel were pretty much the only ones that leapt onto the page fully formed. Looking back at my old notes, it’s interesting to see what changed. For instance, he was supposed to be easily irritated. However, he’s one of the best characters at keeping his cool under stress. Other things stayed the same, though, like how he’s brave and chivalrous, and a true gentleman. I like for men to be gentlemen. The vast majority of my guy characters are, and Allan is no exception.
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. Books have always been a big part of her life, never more so than when working at the local library. Her other interests include reading, playing the piano and violin, and politics.
Join in the excitement of Crannig Castle and enter to win a special prize! The first prize winner will receive signed copies of the entire Time Captives trilogy. The second prize winner will receive a signed copy of Crannig Castle. The third prize winner will receive an eCopy of Crannig Castle in the eBook format of his/her choice. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.