Dreams At The Crossroads
Writing credits: Indy & Chris Silva
First released: March 18th, 2001
Length: 104,144 words (the complete work); 11 chapters + epilogue
It's almost three weeks from the prom event, and the preparations for Dale's and Gadget's wedding are underway. Everything seems to proceed as planned, but one small inconsistency found out almost by accident leads Rescue Rangers on the path of mystery buried deep in the past, but capable of drastically changing their present and future.
The Rescue Rangers
Geegaw Hackwrench (mentioned)
Canonical (The Rescuers)
Laura Hackwrench (mentioned)
The Ranger Wing
The Ranger Plane
Name of Geegaw's wife in this novel is "Laura", while in the previous installment her name is "Sarah". According to Dr. Indy, the case of this inconsistency is dissention he and Chris Silva had when writing the series. Chris wanted to name Gadget's mother "Sarah" to coincide with other Ranger stories, namely those by John Nowak, while Dr. Indy wanted her to have a different name so they wouldn't have such a connection. As a result, she got both names, albeit merely by accident.
Dreams at the Crossroads at Dr. Indy's Ranger Museum
3rd Part of The Untold Ranger Tales Authors' Commentary: A Look Back at the URT devoted to "Dreams at the Crossroads" at Dr. Indy's Ranger Museum