The Order of Time Series


The Order of Time Series

by Scott P. Southall

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 From The Order of Time

Oh my god!” Anastasia exclaimed as she quickly unclicked the belt bag and let the blood-soaked bag fall to the ground.

She watched in terrified fascination as something writhed inside it. Anastasia kicked the bag away and tried to step backward but ran into the soldier who had pulled her clear of Ammit’s jaws. There was nowhere to go. The canvas bag ripped open and the golden dragon’s head with glowing, green eyes and red pupils emerged. The statue was alive.

The miniature Quetzalcoatl rapidly expanded in front of her eyes until his head engulfed half of the passageway. The god’s golden, serpent body was as thick as an oak tree and coiled behind him. His feathered wings were folded back as they scraped the ceiling. Quetzalcoatl was motionless as he stared directly at Anastasia with glowing, green orbs that were now the size of volleyballs.

She could vaguely hear the shouts from the soldiers directly behind her. Anastasia was completely frozen with fear.

What in Aten’s name is that?” the general said with a mixture of fear and awe as he slowly reached for his sword.

It has been many centuries since I have been to this world,” a deep and ancient voice rumbled inside her head.

Quetzalcoatl is inside my head. He’s talking to me directly inside my head.

You have paid the blood price and summoned me, child. What is your need?” the voice inside her head continued.

She had no idea how to talk to an ancient Aztec god. That kind of thing was much more up Edward’s alley. Anastasia stammered before finding her voice. “Mighty Quetzalcoatl, it is I who have summoned you. There is a demon blocking our way.”

The general stopped drawing his sword halfway when he realized that Anastasia was communicating with the beast.

Quetzalcoatl remained motionless. “What is your need? Ask quickly, child, before I grow weary of this, as I am forever hungry,” the voice echoed with impatience.

About the Author

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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  1. Hi Mary,

    Thanks so much for taking the time to share The Order of Time Series with your followers. I will be checking in to see if anyone has any questions or thoughts they would like to share.


    Scott P. Southall

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    1. Hi Rita. It has a 4.6 star from 89 ratings on IThe Kindle version is on sale for $0.99 during the tour and I hope you give it a try! Regards Scott

    2. Hi Rita - It has 4.6 stars from 89 ratings on so far. Please do give it a try as the Kindle version is on sale for $.99 during the tour!

  3. This has a really nice cover. Love the graphics and coloring.

    1. Thanks Katie. I thought the purple was great as well and it captures the actual storyline with Anubis!

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    1. Thanks Calvin. Glad you like it. I promise you can judge this book by its cover!

  5. Hi Guys - Thanks for the kind words about the book cover. I really loved it when it first came back from the designer. They totally nailed the brief. The covers for both books were done by @elementistudiio. Please note that Kindle version of The Order of Time is currently on sale for $0.99. For those who are interested I have also added a number of black and white drawings to the second book, The Order of Time and Odin’s Door which is due out on January 20, 2022. Regards Scott.

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    1. Thanks Sherry. I hope you give it a try. The sequel is out in January!

  7. I love time travel stories. The ultimate in 'fish out of water' stories.

    1. Hi Mary. The fun in writing this series is that there is an opportunity to access all different periods of history from all kinds of cultures. Plus I am a complete history and mythology geek which makes it so much fun to bring it to life! The first book uses ancient Egypt as a backdrop while the sequel uses the Viking Age! Regards Scott

  8. The artwork on the cover is amazing. I especially like the colors.

  9. The Order of Time sounds like an exciting series. Love the bright, eye-catching covers.

  10. Order of Time sounds like an exciting read that I can't wait to share with my nieces and nephews... I know they will enjoy it (I will too.)! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a spectacular holiday season!

  11. I am very intrigued; this sounds so interesting! Love the cover art as well. Thank you for sharing this! :)

  12. I like the fact the the author made the girl the MMA expert of the pair.


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