TimeRiders: The Pirate Kings by Alex Scarrow

TimeRiders: The Pirate Kings

Written by Alex Scarrow
Part of the TimeRiders Series

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February 2013 Book of the Month

A fast-pace thriller that crosses boundaries effortlessly hurtling through time as three teenagers fight to save history from destruction. Liam, Maddy and Sal should never have met as they were alive at different times. Now they should all be dead but, having been given a second chance to live as TimeRiders, they joyride back to 1666 and the Great Fire of London. They knew the risks the fire posed but had no idea that their lives would be turned upside down by pirates! Liam and Rashim, the TimeRiders newest recruit, need all every once of bravery and cunning to survive.


TimeRiders: The Pirate Kings by Alex Scarrow

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...Relocated to Victorian London, the TimeRiders joy-ride back to 1666 to witness the Great Fire of London. In the ensuing chaos, Liam and their newest recruit, Rashim, find themselves trapped between the fire and the Thames. They escape onboard a river boat, only to be confronted by an unscrupulous captain with his heart set on treasures of the high seas...Back in 1888, Maddy and the rest of the team are frantically trying to track them down. But with limited resources at their new base, can Liam and Rashim survive the bloodthirsty and barbaric age of piracy long enough to be rescued?


A thriller full of spectacular effects Guardian

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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416 pages
Interest Age: From 11


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Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

7th February 2013




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