The Named (Guardians of Time, Book 1), by Marianne Curley

Marianne Curley is an Australian, case and the Guardians of Time trilogy is her second, visit web third, and fourth published works. Incidentally, the trilogy was picked up on an option a few years ago, but they never did make a movie out of it. Anyway, she hasn’t published any novels since then, due to illness, but according to her website she’s doing much better and we should expect more books out of her in the future. Based on this one, I’m looking forward to them.

The Named is told from the alternating points of view of Ethan and Isabel; Ethan is sixteen and Isabel fifteen. In their world, there is an organization of people called The Guard who are, as you might guess, the Guardians of Time. Those who are in the Guard have different abilities, such as healing, teleportation, longevitiy, and mind-reading. They are to keep history where it belongs, fighting against the Order of Chaos. Ethan is a special kind of Guard: he is Named, which means he shows up in a prophecy. So does Isabel, who is Ethan’s Apprentice. Her older brother used to be Ethan’s best friend, until a girl drove them apart. (Yeah, high school.) Anyway, Ethan and Isabel have certain tasks they must do in order to ready her for her initiation, but unfortunately there is something out there that is messing things up more than usual, and they must unite with diverse people to stop it. Continue reading The Named (Guardians of Time, Book 1), by Marianne Curley