The Reluctant Time Travellers Guide To Other Worlds And Other Dimensions, by Brian W Taylor
It had been going on for more than five hundred years now. From the girl kidnapped on the way to her wedding during the 1500s and never seen again, to the boy and girl recently gone missing, who police couldn’t find any connection between. And there had been spates of similar disappearances down through the centuries. Most of the people who disappeared being reported at the time as either being accompanied by, or followed by, a white cat.
Aurora Bradley, known as Rory to her friends, was a twenty-first century girl looking for a twenty-first century explanation when she started to look into the strange occurrences whilst staying with her aunt at her cottage in the Welsh Marches during the school holidays. One which included things she was familiar with in her everyday life. Computers, mobile phones and social media for instance. Time travel and talking cats definitely didn’t figure in the explanation she was expecting to find.
How was it then, that she found herself travelling through time and space to another dimension, far beyond the range of her mobile phone, having managed to get herself kidnapped by a band of gypsies able to crash through the barriers of time, the other people they’d kidnapped on the way with the intention of selling them when they reached their destination, and a talking cat?
And how, if ever, was she going to find her way back to the relative sanity of the world she had known before her unintended adventure began?