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Mr. Chase. I really look forward to reading your next book. I have enjoyed all the books a lot and am your biggest fan.
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Elijah
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Logan
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Zachary
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Aloti
Thank you for clearing your schedule to come and talk to us about your awesome book. I only usually read books that are very exciting, and now I'm dying to read the rest of your series. It sounds very cool.
Logan
Thank you, Mr. Chase, for coming to our school. I love your series and I'm going to read all your books! I hope you keep writing. You're very talented! I hope to get at least one book published when I grow up.
A student
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The Wait is Over -- Volume 5 is Here!

Dear Readers:

The exciting and mysterious adventures of Andrew, our time-travelling hero, continues in the recently released Volume 5, Andrew Ashton and the Search for the Mysterious Box, available to purchase for your reading pleasure.

The plot of this tale centers around a mysterious box at the bottom of the Charles River. Readers will recall that in Volume 3, Andrew Ashton and the Pirate’s Raid, Andrew was sitting with Lizzie by the Charles River in the 18th century after visiting her family’s grave site. As they prepared to leave, Andrew had flung his jacket over his shoulder, unaware that the mysterious box he used for travelling through time had slipped part way out of the pocket. In one unfortunate, irretrievable moment, as a result of moving the jacket, the box slid all the way out and tumbled down the bank into the murky water of the Charles River. There it lay, inactive, for two and a half centuries!

Whenever Andrew thought of the mysterious box he knew to be buried deep in the mire of the Charles River, he believed it would never be found. However, when a stranger from Boston informs him that the box has been recovered, Andrew realizes he must act quickly. Eric McDermott, the British Intelligence Agent, had impressed upon him the serious consequences should this box, with the magnificent power it held, get into the wrong hands.

Andrew is joined in his search for the mysterious box by Casey Blain, a first-year archaeological student at Boston University. As Andrew and Casey appear mere steps from recovering their prize, unforeseen events draw them back into a time when the first battles of the American Revolution were fought.

They are taken to this significant point in time in the formation of a nation and its struggle to be set free. Andrew is successful in his search but his subsequent adventures are dangerous - and the outcome uncertain!

I hope you enjoy this 5th novel in the series as it brings history to life and new adventures for our favourite time traveller.



Trevor Chase

Read passages from this exciting story to the right of this article, and <click here to acquire your copy now>!
 

In the Author's Words


The students are gathered in the school library waiting to meet the author of the Andrew Ashton series of novels, which feature Andrew, a regular teenager who one day begins experiencing fantastic time travel adventures. Instead of the well-dressed, well-mannered gentleman they expect, the students are confronted with the entertaining antics of pirate Captain Elijah Baird. The pirate proceeds to regale the audience with tales of adventure on the high seas and his never-ending quest for treasure.  Novelist and storyteller Trevor Chase enjoys visiting schools in costume and acting out his character from Volume 1 of the series.

Mr. Trevor Chase grew up on a farm in Eastern Ontario. His relationships with family and friends in this rural setting provided him with a rich resource for the development of the characters within his five novels. A specific childhood experience inspired the author to write his first novel. Mr. Chase describes the event as follows:

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Excerpts from Volume 5

With one great rush, Andrew and Casey ran onto the dock. Casey pushed the man with the musket into the water. It appeared that he didn’t know how to swim as he thrashed around  panic-stricken. Casey jumped into the boat.  At the same time Andrew jumped into the boat while pushing the man with the rock over the side of the dock into the water. The rock followed making a large splash.

Mr. Bochinni watched his rescuers in action as they eliminated the two men who were about to drown him. “We don’t have much time before those two come after us!” declared Andrew.  Both men in the water watched Andrew row away from the shore with Casey and their captive.

Andrew and Casey were thanked for their act of courage and then dismissed. The Committee on Safety met to draw up a resolution for action. Some time later, Andrew and Casey were brought back into the room.  General Ward was now by himself.

“The Committee of Safety has met. As you can understand, I’m unable to give you details but the members wanted me again to commend you both for your heroic action in bringing us vital news of British troop movement.  Your contribution to the war effort may help us establish a stronghold in this city. It is absolutely essential that you remain silent on this subject.  The element of surprise is our only hope.

It was a terrible, frightening sight. The smell of gunpowder in the air made Andrew gag. The sight of broken, dead bodies made him sick.  The sounds of the battle had been overwhelming! The explosion from the cannons, the crashing of cannon balls into the hills and the ensuing dust, the screams of wounded soldiers haunted him.  It was all too much!  Andrew wanted to leave.  He had to leave, but there was no place to go! He realized that today he might die while his memory would become buried in history.

Looking around but not noticing any British soldiers nearby, the man took off, ran across the clearing before disappearing over the cliff. Next, it was now Andrew’s turn!  He ran as fast as he could! When he got to the edge, he could see the man down below beckoning him to jump.  It looked more than two meters(about 6 feet). Andrew slid his musket down first, took a deep breath, and jumped.
    
Andrew tried to roll as he fell while the other man tried to help break his fall. Fortunately, they landed on a grassy knoll. Both men then moved close against the cliff wall where there was an indentation, big enough to conceal two men. The man whispered. “We can’t be seen from above if we stay perfectly still.” Both knew that they would be trapped.

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