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Pamela F. Service

(1945- )
Born in Berkeley, California, Pamela F. Service grew up loving to hear, read, and tell stories – particularly about weird stuff. Pamela earned a BA in Political Science from UC Berkeley followed by an MA in history and archaeology from the University of London. She spent many years living in Bloomington, Indiana, writing, serving on the city council, and being curator of a history museum. She has a grown daughter, Alex, who is also a museum curator. Pamela is now living in Eureka, California, where she writes, works as a museum curator, and acts in community theater.

Storm at the Edge of Time: Interesting, but hardly exceptional story

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Storm at the Edge of Time by Pamela F. Service

Storm at the Edge of Time is a good idea, and nicely presented, but on reading it one realises it could have been a lot better with a little more length and time, as well as depth into the characters and circumstances.

Jamie is a young American girl holidaying in Scotland, Arni is a young Viking living on the coast, and Tyaak is a half-human, half-alien boy who is going through with his rite-of-passage stay on Earth's island of Britain. All of them are separated by thousands of years, yet all of them are descendants of each other. They are each called toward the great stone circle in their separate times and greeted by the wizard Urkar who presents them with a task only they can pre form: to prevent the chaotic storm of destruction from destroying the world, they must find and return to him three magical staffs that... Read More

More books by Pamela F. Service

Merlin  — (1985-2009) Ages 9-12. Publisher: Convinced that a new age of magic is about to begin in the wake of the nuclear holocaust, a young resurrected Merlin and two friends set out to bring King Arthur back to the land.

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Stinker — (1988-1993) Ages 9-12. Publisher: In the middle of an outerspace battle, space warrior Tsynq Yr is forced to land on earth and switch into the body of a skunk. But earth is no place for him. Thank goodness Karen stops by. With her computer-whiz friend Jonathan, the three of them hatch a hair-raising scheme involving all the local skunks and even the space shuttle to get their new friend back into orbit!

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Stand-alone novels for children and young adults:

Pamela F. Service When the Night Wind Howls, The Reluctant God, Vision Quest, Being of Two Minds, All's Faire, Phantom Victory book reviews children's fantasyWhen the Night Wind Howls — (1987) Publisher: Ghostly apparitions at the community theater thirteen-year-old Sidonie and her mother join as a way of making friends after moving to a small Indiana town lead Sid to an investigation which uncovers something so sad and so evil it seems it could never be put right—but she determines to try.


Pamela F. Service When the Night Wind Howls, The Reluctant God, Vision Quest, Being of Two Minds, All's Faire, Phantom Victory book reviews children's fantasyThe Reluctant God — (1988) Publisher: While his brother prepares to mount the throne of Egypt as the next member of the Twelfth Dynasty, the teenage prince Ameni is sealed in a secret tomb in a state of suspended animation, to be revived four thousand years later by the fourteen-year-old daughter of an archeologist.


Pamela F. Service When the Night Wind Howls, The Reluctant God, Vision Quest, Being of Two Minds, All's Faire, Phantom Victory book reviews children's fantasyVision Quest — (1989) Publisher: Kate finds life dreary in her small Nevada desert town until contact with an Indian artifact sends her visions of a restless shaman from the past, visions which eventually drag her and her friend Jimmy Fong into that far distant Nevada.


Under Alien StarsUnder Alien Stars — (1990) Publisher: Ten years ago, the Earth was conquered by the Tsorians. The Tsorians used the Earth as a military base, allowing life to go on much as before. But some could not stomach the idea of living under alien rule, however benevolent. These were the Resisters, whose purpose was to sabotage the Tsorians any way they could. Jason Sikes dreamed of becoming a Resister — even though his mother worked side by side with the hated Tsorians. Aryl, as daughter of a Tsorian commander, couldn’t understand how her father could work with primitive beings like Earthlings. But dangerous forces were at work, and soon Jason and Aryl would be forced to put their hatred aside and become partners on an impossible mission, fighting a foe that threatened Tsorian and Earthling alike!


Pamela F. Service When the Night Wind Howls, The Reluctant God, Vision Quest, Being of Two Minds, All's Faire, Phantom Victory book reviews children's fantasyBeing of Two Minds — (1991) Publisher: Connie’s ability to share “mental visits” with the prince of Thulgaria proves useful when he’s mysteriously kidnapped.

 

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Weirdos of the Universe, Unite! — (1992) Publisher: Dedicated weirdos Mandy and Owen accidentally summon up five mythological beings, who need their aid in defending Earth from space invaders.

 


Pamela F. Service When the Night Wind Howls, The Reluctant God, Vision Quest, Being of Two Minds, All's Faire, Phantom Victory book reviews children's fantasyAll’s Faire — (1993) Publisher: Kevin, along with a gypsy girl, Gina, is transported back to Medieval times, where they help a beautiful princess do battle with an evil knight so that she may marry her prince.Pamela F. Service When the Night Wind Howls, The Reluctant God, Vision Quest, Being of Two Minds, All's Faire, Phantom Victory book reviews children's fantasy

 


Phantom Victory — (1994) Publisher: A teenage boy and girl, aided by ancestral ghosts, embark on a treasure hunt to find an heirloom necklace hidden years earlier by a guest at South Bass Island’s historic Victory Hotel.


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