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From the author: 14-year-old Diana and her friends, all heirs to sorcerous bloodlines, call on the power of heavenly bodies to use their unique magics. They must leave the safe confines of 1950 and their Swiss boarding school—traveling through time and space, fact and fiction—to track down the sinister plot that threatens to end one of these bloodlines forever.
As we expected, all three of the girls landed in the North Atlantic. Océane inhaled a lungful of water without feeling it, but the others had more trouble.
Alvilda gashed her arm on a nail as she pulled herself onto a piece of the broken rowboat. Ignoring the sting of the salt water, she pushed a bedraggled hat-feather out of her face and turned her steady gaze to the brigantine. She remained still and silent as an iceberg, even as she noted the awkward extra deck built onto its bowsprit.