Geologist Heath Matthews loves showing his students new minerals. When a gem-hunting trip deep in the West Virginia forest reveals a mysterious cave, the day turns from ordinary to magically extraordinary when twelve-year old Carly sets off a chain of events that threaten her and Mr. M's lives forever.
Snatched into a magical time portal, Carly and Mr. M plunge into the Arctic Ocean off the coast of Iceland almost one thousand years ago. When a longship full of Vikings plucks them out of the icy water will Carly and Mr. M survive long enough to realize where they are and make it home alive? Or, will an attack by an enemy Viking clan leave them locked in the past forever?
In this prequel novella to the Crystal Cave Adventures series, you will discover the secret of the crystal cave from the moment the magic is born. If you have read books in the series, you will love this story of how the magical crystal cave came alive and helped Mr. M find his first rare mineral. If you are new to the series, jump in and time travel with us!