Many Waters (Time Quintet #4)
by: Madeleine L’Engle
Goodreads Reading Challenge: 48 out of 50
This was the first book that wasn’t centered on Charles Wallace and Meg. For the first time Dennys and Sandy get to be the main characters.
It was interesting because throughout the first three books we view them as flat characters, and now they have morphed into these full characters with thoughts and feelings.
Dennys and Sandy propelled themselves through time when they broke the one major rule of the Murray household; Don’t go into the lab unattended, especially if an experiment is in progress.
The funny thing is that they weren’t curious about the experiment at all. All they wanted was the cocoa that their mother left in there. Of course they shouldn’t have touched anything but of course they did. Next thing they know they’re in a desert filled with short brown-skinned people. Oh, and there are also angels, unicorns, and mammoths.
They come to find out they were sent back to Noah’s time pre-flood. Here they are in a desert trying not to die from heat stroke, not change history, and find a way home. All of this they do while both of them fall in love with Noah’s daughter. Oh, and the fallen angels hate them because they believe God sent them to drive a wedge between them and the humans, so logically, they try to kill them.
Dennys and Sandy were in a ride for their lives, but I’m pretty sure they wished they never went into the lab at all.