This is book number 2 in the Misaligned series.
There’s more to this scepter than meets the eye.
Eighth grader Penny Preston unwittingly releases two time-travelers from the distant past. One is an elf-like spirit from Celtic myth with a penchant for igniting fires, and the other is the sole survivor from an ancient civilization that created the prehistoric scepter recently discovered in Piper Falls. When a series of baffling events haunts the town, Penny and her friends must race to unravel the secrets of the scepter to prevent the two time-travelers from using it to change history and return to power. Trouble is, one of them seems to share her misaligned powers.
Will Penny prevail before the paranormal investigator called to town catches on and creates a panic?
Unlike many authors, Armen Pogharian was not an early reader. He can honestly say he didn’t voluntarily read a book until he finished The Hobbit in sixth grade. He earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he was an Honorable-Mention All-American swimmer. As a USAF officer he worked on classified ‘Area 51’ projects—he never saw a single alien (dead or alive). He later earned an MBA from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and spent more than a decade in the high tech and biotech industries.
Armen’s stories mix elements of science and history with a healthy dose of fantasy. When not writing, he enjoys swimming, playing ukulele (no public recordings exist), and the outdoors. He lives outside Rochester, NY with his wife and family.