PEOPLE OF THE SUN by Ben Gartner

Welcome back to Lamon Reviews. Today is our stop for the spotlight tour of The Eye Of Ra book 3 in the People Of The Sun series by Ben Gartner.

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by Ben Gartner

GENRE: Middle Grade, Action Adventure, Time Travel, Historical Fiction


The explosive reveal about who John and Sarah really are and why they’re traveling through time, with their most gut-wrenching challenge yet.

In the time of the Aztec, a scoundrel named Cortés arrives and the kids are forced to make an extremely difficult decision: If you could change history, should you? For more twists, more danger, and more fun, read the third book in The Eye of Ra series, People of the Sun!

Read an Excerpt below

When they came out of a pine forest and could see the lake below, with Tenochtitlan as a dazzling island city, John couldn’t help but mutter, “Wow.”

He heard his sister mumble the same thing.

The city sparkled and spread out with a much bigger footprint than John had imagined. He’d heard of the famed city of the Aztec, but he’d always pictured something . . . smaller. This was a regular metropolis, with suburbs and floating islands and multiple huge temples. Canoes drifted on canals like the pictures he’d seen of Venice in Italy, though these canoes were loaded with goods headed to market. Farther out into the lake, men cast nets and brought up flopping silver fish, their scales sparkling in the sun.

John’s mouth watered when he saw a floating garden bursting with leafy greens. The rectangular plot of land had poles sticking out of each side, securing boards that held the dirt like a raised garden bed back home. But this was in the middle of the lake. John squinted at the marvel of it all.

The sound of sloshing water pulled his stare toward a stone trough that started in the hills and was then suspended on man-made islands right across the lake and into the city. “An aqueduct?”

“For our drinking water,” Ome said.

“But you’re on a lake,” John said, implying that there was fresh water all around.

“Lake Texcoco is too salty to drink. Great for the fish, bad for the people,” Huitzi said.

“There are dikes that keep some fresh water close to the island, but that is used for farming,” Ome added.

Wow. John never knew that either. They lived on a lake and yet had to build a system of aqueducts to bring in safe drinking water. Amazing

Todays Author Ben Gartner

Ben Gartner is the award-winning author of The Eye of Ra time travel adventure series for middle graders. His books take readers for a thrilling ride, maybe even teaching them something in the meantime. Ben can be found living and writing near the mountains with his wife and two boys.





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Now I’d like to hear from you.

I find the question posed in the blurb intriguing. If you could change history, should you? What history could they possibly change? It’s definately caught my interest. What about you? Are you going to grab your copy of People of the Sun by Ben Gartner? Let us know in the comments below.

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Go forth, dear readers, support your favorite indie authors and encourage reading and literacy.

K. LaMon
Lamon Reviews


  1. Well, K, I am very intrigued by that question myself, in truth, I really don’t know how to answer that it with my limited knowledge of how time works. Is there things that I would change if there were no bad repercussions…definitely! Now as to the book, every story is different and every author has builds their world with their own touches that make their worlds work, so in reading the story, changing history may be the best thing in the world! Can’t wait to find out and share it with my granddaughter! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a wonderful day!

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    1. You’re very welcome. I agree with you, everyone has things they feel if they could change would be good, especially with no bad repercussions. People Of The Sun looks interesting to me. I can’t wait to read it and see what happens.


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