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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.
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
|Publication date:||7th February 2013|
|Publisher:||Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers|
|Genres:||Fantasy / Magical, Science Fiction|
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 ...More About Alex Scarrow