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The Mystery of Roanoke

Author David Macphail

Science Fiction

coexistence, family, multiculturalism, perseverance, overcoming adversity

Lily Bondragon’s archaeologist father, Hugo, is obsessed with uncovering the secret of Roanoke, the famous lost English colony in Virginia, America. When Lily accompanies him on a dig, Hugo tells her how the entire colony, over one hundred people, vanished in 1590. The only clue to their disappearance was the word CROATOAN carved into the fort’s gatepost. Then Hugo himself mysteriously vanishes, and it is up to Lily to uncover the strange happenings of Roanoke and find her father.


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Thanks so much guitar123. From reading the comments on the forum I am finding it very hard to predict which option is going to win. Sometimes you can get a good idea from the comments, but sometimes it's not clear! This is one of those weeks. I'm excited for next week!

Author  David Macphail  ·  3 July 2020, 04:56 p.m.

Thanks soso! I'm excited (and nervous) to find out what's going to happen. I honestly don't know yet, I can't even think about it until the results come in, because the endings will be so different.

Author  David Macphail  ·  3 July 2020, 04:57 p.m.

This chapter was super amazing.

I think this book could be about time travel. When lily blows the whistle she will see the whole truth right in front of her. Maybe the colonists would have travelled into future. Maybe they got an new life. Or even there can be aliens involved like scott said.

I can't wait for the ending.

Happy writing,


shimmer 4 July 2020, 10:24 a.m.