Short Fuse Publishing

Lightning Time

John Brown is either brilliant…or insane. And Theodore is on his side.

When Theodore Worth’s parents hide the abolitionist John Brown overnight, Theodore is impressed by the man’s courage. Brown wants to free the slaves—by any means necessary—and in 1857 this makes him a wanted man. Two years later, Theodore runs away to join Brown and his men at Harper’s Ferry. Brown has a daring plan that, if it works, could end slavery. And if it doesn’t, it may kill them all.

“This historically accurate, richly detailed novel perfectly captures Theodore’s angst as he stands on the verge of manhood, yearning to act.” — School Library Journal