It's 1612, and accused witches are constantly being hanged. After the Pankenham family purchases the land of one of those hanged witches, they discover a box of old coins and a medallion. They are able to sell the coins and end up keeping the medallion. Back in the present day, Jeremy is handed down an old family medallion as a birthday gift. Jeremy is a 17-year-old in the United Kingdom, living a relatively normal life. But after touching a magical feather, he is transported back in time with his medallion. And once a magpie steals his medallion and flies away, Jeremy knows he must get back his precious family heirloom. Will he be able to find the magpie and get his medallion back?
I really liked this book. One of the things that made this book special was that it takes place in London. I think this was interesting because I didn't know a lot about London back in the 1600s, and I was able to learn that from this book. Additionally, the protagonist's time-traveling allowed me to see the differences in present-day London. Another thing I like about this story was the sense of adventure and exploration I got while reading it. The one thing I didn't like about this story is the fact that some of the language and dialogue seemed repetitive. Overall, I recommend this book to readers who like adventure and learning about new places.