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The Order of Time Series

by Scott P. Southall


GENRE: Middle Grade Fantasy  (Mythology/Ancient History)






About the Series

Picture two twelve-year-old fraternal twins who are like night and day. She is a smart and highly organised MMA fighter. He’s not a fighter, he’s a lover of history, art and Star Wars. Despite their differences they are one formidable team. Together Anastasia and Edward Upston travel through time and navigate ancient civilisations, angry gods and mythical monsters in their quest to protect the integrity of human history.


About The Order of Time

Anastasia and Edward Upston are eleven year old twins who are different in almost every way. Despite this they are inseparable and he best of friends. They tackle the highs and lows of sixth grade together whether they are fending off bullies at the elite Blake Academy or examining rare antiquities at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Then: life gets complicated.


They discover that their friend and mentor, Dr. Gregorian, is part of a secret society called the Order of Time. It turns out that time is not fixed, it’s a fluid continuum where changes to the past can create ripples all the way through to the present. It unwittingly falls to the twins to travel back through time to ancient Egypt where they must overcome deadly assassins, evil high priests and vengeful gods in order to prevent disaster. Together Anastasia and Edward must navigate all obstacles to preserve the past and find their way back home.


About The Order of Time and Odin’s Door The orange light bathed the snow-covered fields as the fiery globe began to dip below the horizon. It was strange that something so beautiful could signal the arrival of something so evil. One thing twelve-year-old twins Anastasia and Edward Upston knew for sure was that when mortals were caught between two bickering gods nothing good would come of it. Surviving the Viking Age may be the hardest thing they ever do, if they can…



Excerpt One:


They started to leave when the room suddenly lit up with a strange purple light coming from under a closet door.


“Why is the closet glowing?” asked Edward, his voice trailing up an octave. “Maybe we should get out of here.”


“What if Dr. G’s in there? You know he always locks his door, but it was open tonight. Maybe he’s still here. He might need our help,” Anastasia said emphatically.


The light was getting brighter by the second. Now Edward could also hear a low humming noise.


“Stop being crazy, Anastasia! This is the part in the movies where you yell at the screen for the characters not to open the door. We are not going to open that door.”


“I’m not being crazy. If Dr. G is in there and needs help, we’ll never forgive ourselves.”


Edward looked at her pleadingly, but she wasn’t giving in. His shoulders slumped in defeat. Oh god, please don’t let there be a monster or anything really scary in there. Anastasia dragged him over to the closet door. The light pouring out around the cracks was incredibly bright and the humming was getting louder. She gripped the large, brass doorknob, took a breath, and opened the door.



AUTHOR Bio and Links:


Scott is an American author and banking executive who lives in Sydney, Australia. He grew up in the suburbs of Washington D.C. and attended Georgetown University. While he loves his job as a global banker, his true passion is making up stories with his children. His debut novel, The Order of Time, reached #1 in its category on Amazon and was the 2021 Reader’s Favorite Gold Medal Winner in the Children’s – Mythology/Fairy Tale genre.


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Kim 02/01/2022 - 8:53 pm

How many books do you plan on having in this series?

Scott Southall 02/02/2022 - 5:03 pm

Hi Kim. I have already have my thoughts outlined for the next two books. That being said I’d also like to explore my Chinese heritage (half Chinese) further and may make some plans for up to six books in total. I guess I will have to see how it goes. Thanks for asking. Scott

Goddess Fish Promotions 02/02/2022 - 6:32 am

Thanks for hosting!

Bea LaRocca 02/02/2022 - 8:58 am

I like the cover art and synopses, this sounds like an epic book and series. Thank you for posting

Eva Millien 02/02/2022 - 10:34 am

Great excerpt, Scott, My granddaughter loves mythology and she will love The Order of Time and I can’t wait to share it with her! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a wonderful day!

Scott Southall 02/02/2022 - 5:05 pm

Thanks Eva. I am excited for her to read them. Let me know how she goes with them.

sherry1969 02/02/2022 - 4:08 pm

Looks like a good read.


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