A Swiftly Tilting Planet

A Swiftly Tilting Planet, by Madeleine L’Engle, is a great book. ๐Ÿ™‚ I read it in… four hours I think. ^_^ It’s really cool, it’s the… third book of it’s series, the first one is A Wrinkle In Time and the last one (as far as I know) is Many Waters. It starts with a Thanksgiving evening and everyone is happy… then the President calls (OH LORD! XD Jk), a man called Mad Dog Branzillo is threatening the country with nuclear war, and everyone is worried. Meg O’Keefe wishes that the Murry’s old dog Fortinbras was still alive… later, after her mother-in-law Mrs. O’Keefe gives a strange poem called Patrick’s Rune to Charles Wallace, Meg’s younger brother, Meg is sitting up, unable to go to sleep. Charles Wallace visits her in her old attic room and tells her that he is going to be outside, and that he needs her to Kythe while being inside, (kything is where she is with him… in mind, if not in body, and able to see what he sees, smell what he smells, know what he knows etc.) after he’s left for the downstairs, she hears a bark, like their old dog Fortinbras used to give when trying to get their attention. She goes downstairs and there is a dog in the kitchen, who turned up outside the door, just like Fortinbras did. Charles Wallace says her name is Ananda, then goes out to the star watching rock, to listen. Meg goes up to her room with Ananda, and she finds herself able to kythe with more ease then before, by putting her hand on Ananda’s body. She sees and hears Charles Wallace recite part of the Rune, and a beam of light seems to connect her little brother to a star that glows with peculiar brightness. Suddenly, a beautiful creature appears beside him, a unicorn. He tells Charles Wallace that he may call him Gaudior. They set off through time, Meg following them all the way. Through many chapters Charles Wallace goes is “Within” different people, almost all from the Madoc line, he goes throughout the history of Mrs. O’Keefe’s ancestry, and stops a war, by changing Might-Have-Beens for the better. If you like science fiction with things from fairy tales, like unicorns, then the A Wrinkle In Time books are for you. ^_^ I recommend all of them. Now I just have to read Many Waters. ๐Ÿ˜€



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19 Responses to A Swiftly Tilting Planet

  1. Z says:

    I wouldn’t quite say “science fiction with things from fairy tales” – it is a lot more than just fairy tale fare; it’s deeper than that.

    • LCD says:

      -_- That’s how I describe it…. and don’t interrupt my thinking… I’m trying to remember the first book in that series…. “Jasper and Cole”… are the other two…. now I just need to remember either the author name or the name of the first book to help me….. >.< *brain overheats from searching*

      • Z says:

        Well, try a different way to describe it. ๐Ÿ˜› (Sorry.) The “fairy tale” elements are more mythology, I think, than fairy tale. There’s a difference between fairy tales and mythology.

    • Z says:

      I’ve read Many Waters (some years ago) and the plot is based around the Biblical times of the Great Flood and Noah’s Ark.

  2. kenkaniff says:

    I have a swiftly tilting plant: the sunflowers outside tilted down in just 3 days, and now they’ve fallen, and they can’t get up!

  3. Z says:

    Oh, by the way: I like this cover better for Swiftly Tilting Planet: http://www.randomhouse.com/images/dyn/cover/?source=9780440901587&height=300&maxwidth=170 (The same design that was used on my copy of A Wrinkle in Time.)

  4. Limpingfury says:

    HOLY SNES GUYS! I never have actually seen a successful blog maintained by people I know! THIS IS AWESOME.

    –Rik the Prick (now speel corrected!)

    PS: I believe that Robotnik WOULD indeed become a proctor, as he would brain washing technology in place to eventually convert the students into mindless robots. =P

    • kenkaniff says:

      Good job on finding this, Rik. And good job on spelling the word pr*ck right.

      And I bet you haven’t. Especially maintained by people younger than you. XD

    • LCD says:

      XD I assume you like the blog then. ๐Ÿ˜› Well I know LordProctor isn’t Robotnik. ๐Ÿ˜› And yes…. you actually spelled that correctly. ๐Ÿ˜›

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