Gates of Rome (Time Riders Book 5) by Alex Scarrow

Gates of Rome (Time Riders Book 5)

Written by Alex Scarrow
Part of the TimeRiders Series

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Liam O'Connor should have died at sea in 1912. Maddy Carter should have died on a plane in 2010. Sal Vikram should have died in a fire in 2026. But all three have been given a second chance - to work for an agency that no one knows exists. Its purpose: to prevent time travel destroying history...

This is book five in the bestselling TimeRiders series by Alex Scarrow. Ancient Rome gets a time-travel makeover! Book 1 in this series was the winner of the 2011 Red House Children's Book Award for older readers and was nominated for the Galaxy Children's Book Award and the Carnegie Medal. It was also Penguin UK's first ever number one on the iBookstore.

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Gates of Rome (Time Riders Book 5) by Alex Scarrow

Project Exodus - a mission to transport 300 Americans from 2070 to 54AD to overthrow the Roman Empire - has gone catastrophically wrong. Half have arrived seventeen years earlier, during the reign of Caligula. Liam goes to investigate, but when Maddy and Sal attempt to flee a kill-squad sent to hunt down their field office, all of the TimeRiders become trapped in the Roman past. Armed with knowledge of the future, Caligula is now more powerful than ever. But with the office unmanned - and under threat - how will the TimeRiders make it back to 2001 and put history right?

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Praise for the TimeRiders series:

'A thriller full of spectacular effects' - The Guardian

‘Promises to be a big hit’ - Irish News

‘Insanely exciting, nail-biting stuff’ - Independent on Sunday

‘Contender for best science fiction book of the year…an absolute winner’ - Flipside

‘A thrilling adventure that hurtles across time and place at breakneck speed’ -

About the Author

Alex Scarrow

Alex Scarrow used to be a rock guitarist, then he became a graphic artist, then he decided to be a computer games designer. He now has his own games development company, Grr Games.

Finally, he grew up and became an author. He has written a number of successful thrillers and several screenplays, but it's YA fiction that has allowed him to really have fun with the ideas and concepts he was playing around with designing games. He is the author of the bestselling and award-winning TIMERIDERS series, which has been sold into over 30 foreign territories. He is working on the sequel to ReMade.

He lives in Norwich with his son, Jacob, his wife, Frances, and his Jack Russell, Max.

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448 pages
Interest Age: From 11


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Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

2nd February 2012




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