Taken from a scene in Finding Tir Na Nog, we find Reilly in his high school science class:
“The science of time,” Mr. Ludwig continued. He moved behind the large lab desk at the center front of the room and pulled out an enormous clock, a good three feet in diameter, and propped it up in front of the tall sink faucet. Then he pulled out a common kitchen timer, twisted the knob until it ticked for a moment, turned it back again so it would give a ding and placed it on the counter. He reached in his lab coat pocket, pulled out a runner’s stopwatch and dangled in by the cord in an almost hypnotic motion. After setting the stopwatch on the desk, he took off his wristwatch and placed it beside the other time devices. Finally, he opened the left drawer and retrieved a two-foot hourglass.
“What is time? How is it measured? Why do we measure it? Is it always the same? What is its purpose?” He posed each question while touching the items he had just set up for display. “Let’s try an experiment. When I say ‘go’, we will each do something to try to capture time for one minute.”
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After the students’ unsuccessful attempts to meet Mr. Ludwig’s challenge, he conducts a science experiment to demonstrate his theory that actual time (not the time on a clock) can be stopped, set back, changed, and rewound. He further explains that when conditions surrounding a thing changes, its functionality also changes. He ends class by announcing the theme for the upcoming science fair: The Time is Now—Using Science to Expand, Extend and Expose.
Each book in the Stelladaur Series follows Reilly on a continuous journey through various time portals, as he searches for answers to questions about life, death and love—and the way to change all of it by actually changing time.
In Fraction in Time (Book 3), Reilly explores past, present and future in a surprise voyage through another portal that traps him in the Rotunda—a magical hidden cavern far below ancient Stonehenge. There, his destiny is revealed as he trains with the Guardians and Keepers of Stelladaur Light, three in particular: Dante, Darwin and Moses. Reilly must master the secrets of the Stelladaur to keep history from repeating itself, or all he knows and loves will vanish—even before it exists.
We, too, must master the secrets of the Stellaudar to better understand how we can make the most of our time each day on this planet.