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Alex Scarrow - Author

About the Author

Alex Scarrow used to be a rock guitarist. After ten years in various unsuccessful bands, he ended up working in the computer games industry as a lead games designer. He is now a full-time writer. Alex is the author of the bestselling TimeRiders series, published by Puffin, which has been sold into over thirty foreign territories. TimeRiders won a Red House Children's Book Award, the Catalyst Award and the Hampshire Book Award, and was a finalist for the Galaxy Children's Book of the Year.

He lives in Norwich with his son, Jacob and his wife, Frances. In his spare time he snowboards, sails, writes music and walks his yappy Jack Russell, Max. He is also very active on Twitter and Facebook.


Featured books by Alex Scarrow

Timeriders: the Infinity Cage

Timeriders: the Infinity Cage

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Author: Alex Scarrow Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/11/2014

Get ready for the incredible 9th book in Alex Scarrow's number 1 bestselling time-travel adventure series, TimeRiders. The end is approaching for the TimeRiders. In a final effort to prevent time travel destroying history, Liam and Maddy jump forward to 2070 to confront the enigmatic Waldstein and prove once and for all if he is friend or foe. What they discover is more shocking than anyone could have imagined and soon the TimeRiders are on one final mission - back to Biblical times to save the whole of humanity...

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Other books by Alex Scarrow

TimeRiders 1: TimeRiders

TimeRiders 1: TimeRiders

Author: Alex Scarrow Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 12/12/2011

Liam O'Connor hatte 1912 an Bord der Titanic sterben sollen. Maddy Carter 2010 in einem Flugzeug ber Amerika. Saleena Vikram 2026 bei einem Brand in Mumbai. Doch Sekunden vor dem Tod der drei taucht ein mysteriser Mann auf und reicht ihnen die Hand - und nun sind sie Agenten einer streng geheimen Organisation, die nur eine Aufgabe hat: die Welt vor der Zerstrung durch Zeitreisende zu schtzen. Schon der erste Auftrag bringt das Team in groe Gefahr. Liam, Maddy und Sal mssen sich bewhren und das gegen einen mchtigen Gegner. Sein Ziel: die Weltherrschaft! Actionreiche Zeitreise fr Jugendliche ab 12 Jahren



Author: Alex Scarrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2011

Civilisation is gone. Where does humanity go from here...? The world lies devastated after the massive oil crisis that was described in LAST LIGHT. Human society has more or less entirely broken down and millions lie dead of starvation or disease. There are only one or two beacon communities that have managed to fashion a new way of living. Jenny Sutherland runs one of these groups. Based on a series of decaying offshore oil rigs - for safety - a few hundred people have rebuilt a semblance of normality in this otherwise dead world. But as Jenny and her people explore their surroundings once again, they start to realise not every survivor has the same vision of a better future than their catastrophic past. There are people out there who would take everything they have. War is coming, and the stakes are truly massive...

A Thousand Suns

A Thousand Suns

Author: Alex Scarrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2009

On 29 April 1945 the Allies secretly surrendered unconditionally to Nazi Germany. Four hours later, that surrender was withdrawn. The world never knew - until now... It is early April of 1945. The Nazi regime is being slowly throttled by the oncoming Russian and Allied armies and Hitler rages uselessly in his Berlin bunker. But the high command have one more throw of the dice to make... An audacious plan is hatched to save the Fatherland and beat off the approaching apocalypse. All it will take is a hodge-podge squadron of escort fighters, a captured US bomber and one suicidally brave pilot to fly it over the Atlantic into the beating heart of America. Half a century later, a rusting plane is discovered, sunk with its crew, off the coast of New York - a relic from a bygone age. Chris Roland, a brilliant young photographer, is sent to take photos of this time capsule. But it is only when he discovers the fragments of Nazi uniforms on the decaying corpses that he realises he has come across a secret so terrible that even fifty years later it could still kill him...

October Skies

October Skies

Author: Alex Scarrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/09/2009

The stunning new thriller from one of the fastest-growing stars of the genre. 2008: deep in the mountain forests of Wyoming, Julian Cooke stumbles across the rotting remains of a wooden wagon. He's discovered what's left of the Preston Group, a convoy of settlers that vanished in the winter of 1856. It's clear that something horrific happened here all those years ago, but Cooke can only find a few tantalising clues. 1856: as early snows descend, the eclectic group of settlers that form the Preston wagon train are forced to dig in. Miles from any kind of civilisation, they see the group of Native Americans also trapped nearby as their greatest threat. But they soon realise what true danger is. When a woman is found murdered, one of the Indian party struggles wounded back to camp, whispering of unspeakable evil as he dies. United by fear, the settlers and the Indians must protect themselves against whatever is lurking in the woods. But as suspicion and panic grow, perhaps their own terror will be just as dangerous. Or maybe, whatever's out there is worse than anything they can imagine. Back in the present day, as Cooke unravels the mystery, he must question if the horror he is uncovering was in fact only the start of something much worse...