Timeriders (Hardcover)

By Alex Scarrow

Walker & Company, 9780802721723, 405pp.

Publication Date: August 31, 2010

Winter 2011 Kids' Next List

“Time travel exists, but the inventor of the time machine has traveled to the past and returned vowing to never let it happen again or the world could be destroyed. Thus, three teenagers -- one each from the past, present and future -- have been recruited to be TimeRiders, people who stop trespassers from the future from changing events in the past. This intriguing and exciting novel explores the importance of history, while giving the reader a roller-coaster ride through time.”
— Karen Briggs, Great Northern Books and Hobbies, Oscoda, MI
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Description

Maddy should have died in a plane crash. Liam should have died at sea when the Titanic sank. Sal should have died in a tragic fire. But a mysterious man whisked them away to safety.

Maddy, Liam, and Sal quickly learn that time travel is no longer just a hope for the future; it is a dangerous reality. And they weren't just rescued from their terrible fates. . . they were recruited for the agency of TimeRiders created to protect the world from those seeking to alter the course of history for personal gain. By reliving the highly documented events in New York City on 9/11, they can closely monitor history for any deviations-large or small. When just such a change is detected, they are alerted that a threat is at hand unleashing the evil of the Nazis to wreak havoc with Earth's present and future. Can Maddy, Liam, and Sal fulfill their destinies as keepers of time to save the world from utter destruction?

An exhilarating adventure that shifts readers back in time to Nazi Germany and then forward into an ever-changing present.



About the Author

ALEX SCARROW has been a rock guitarist, a graphic artist, and a computer games designer. He is the author of several adult thrillers, including Last Light and A Thousand Suns. This is his first novel for young adults. He lives in England with his wife and son.
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