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Ellie Quin Episode 3: Beneath the Neon Sky (The Ellie Quin Series) [Kindle Edition]

Alex Scarrow
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Book Description

A brand new series from the Author of TIMERIDERS!

Ellie Quin has figured out an inventive way to make money. A lot of money. Enough to buy some exorbitantly priced tickets off this godforsaken world. And with her future foreseen by a creepy alien fortune teller, it seems things are finally going Ellie's way.

With her resourceful friend Jez, a scruffy shuttle pilot called Aaron and a genetically engineered pet called Harvey, between them it looks like they're going to make a killing from their new commercial venture.

But then 'a killing' is exactly what's coming her way.

A ruthless hitman, hired by The Administration has followed her trail, found her old home, discovered she recently ran away to live in the city of New Haven...and is now closing in on her.

Has time finally run out for Ellie Quin?

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 808 KB
  • Print Length: 250 pages
  • Publisher: Grrr Books (10 Dec. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AHG4H7E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #74,851 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Alex Scarrow spent the first ten years out of college in various rock bands trying to get a record deal. Then, failing miserably at that he went into the computer games business as a digital artist.

After a decade in the games business, he ended up as a senior designer working on high-concept projects for next generation consoles.

Finally he got bored of all of that and turned his hand to writing. His first manuscript, A THOUSAND SUNS was published in the UK by Orion in 2005. He now has a number of thrillers out and written the nine-book teen series TIMERIDERS which has won a number of awards, been nominated by Puffin as BEST ADVENTURE FANTASY in their recent BEST SEVENTY CHILDRENS BOOKS OF ALL TIME press release.

And coming soon, released exclusively on Amazon Kindle, is the ELLIE QUIN SERIES, which Alex describes as a chase story across a future universe that looks a bit like 'BladeRunner meets Douglas Adam's Hitch-Hikers Guide'. He has also described it as 'Bridget Jones in Space'.

Which is intriguing.

Alex Scarrow is fast building a reputation as one of the UK's most original writers.

"Alex is plugged into the zeitgeist - his themes of religious chaos, environmental catastrophe and the dangers of unchecked power are perfectly in tune with the times." - Orion Books.

Alex is represented by Veronique Baxter at David Higham Associates

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
Alex scarrow best known for his TimeRiders (Book 1) series, and also for his adult thrillers A Thousand Suns, The Candle Man, Last LightAfterlightOctober Skies. The one thing that Alex has been consistent with is his great characters.
Each person is brought to life very quickly, with a very honest human quality, never given an ability or set of circumstances that the every day person could not deal with.
Its this approach that makes all his books grab you from the first page to the last.
Ellie Quin is no exception, i have to say that i draw some comparisons with "The Ballad of Halo Jones" the 2000ad classic tale, but don't let that put you off, its not a classic for no reason, its one of their iconic tales. But Alex does take the concept in a different direction.
Some might wonder if this is a tale for teens? or just girls. But I'm a 40 year old man and i enjoyed it very much....(does that say more about me or the book...i leave that to you).

I give you none of the story, as its too easy to give spoilers... but suffice to say its worth a download (its free for the next few days, and then still only £1.99 after 2 & 3 are already on amazon to download as well, so get stuck in and immersed in the new Iconic story of a young Woman's travels in a highly imaginative future world. a thriller set against and extraordinary Universe

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Next please 14 Feb. 2013
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I have so enjoyed this series and cannot wait for the next part of the story to unfold. Alex Scarrow has led me into a new world and I love his adaptation of words into a futuristic jargon. The characters are easy to identify with and the plot unfolds at a smart pace. Bring it on.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Things are hotting up... 3 Sept. 2014
By simon211175 VINE VOICE
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You know the drill - this is the third book in the series, so if you've not read books 1 and 2 yet, you'll be needing to go here Ellie Quin Episode 1: The Legend of Ellie Quin (The Ellie Quin Series) and here Ellie Quin Episode 2: The World According to Ellie Quin (The Ellie Quin Series).

Having read the first two books, you'll no doubt be wanting to continue the adventure. This book is exactly the right place to do that and I would whole-heartedly recommend reading this one before moving on to book 4.

With The Administration involved, the hunt for Ellie is on, and we now see her and her friends as they deal with trying to escape. As with the other books, this is quite short, and I would still prefer to have been reading it all in one big volume. Nevertheless, this is a good read, and when you've finished you'll be itching to head straight in to book 4 (Ellie Quin Episode 4: Ellie Quin in WonderLand (The Ellie Quin Series)). That's where I went next, and I'm sure I'll see you all there shortly.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Love Alex Scarrow and enjoyed this offering 20 April 2013
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I have read all the Ellie Quin books, stumbling on them when I did a search to see when the next Timeriders was out. I am a fully grown adult (!) but so enjoyed these books and read them one after the other so now have to wait for the next instalment in the series to find out what Ellie gets up to off world and what her role is in the future of mankind. I like Alex Scarrows writing style and don't have any complaints or criticisms on this so if you like this guy then you will enjoy this series as well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating 23 Mar. 2013
By E Alan
Format:Kindle Edition
Best series of books I have ever read. 3 books just gone so fast and I need the 4th book soon. If you are reading this so called review, I admit I am no reviewer and I am not that good at writing synopsis, but I urge you to try Ellie Quin. I am so glad I did.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the super story continues 11 Feb. 2013
By wayneg
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In this 3rd book, the pace of the story picks up and now that we are very familiar with the main characters, you really can escape into their future world. I am starting to wish that Alex had created at least the first 10 books of the saga so that I don't have to wait for the next one to appear. Please please bring out the 4th installment soon Alex. Fantastic work. Thanks.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Alex Scarrow 9 Feb. 2013
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Masterfully written, more colourful than Technicolor, more real than reality. A great read from the next Asimov. Thank you Alex.
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4.0 out of 5 stars can't wait for more installments 16 Jan. 2013
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Thoroughly enjoyable.

Okay, I am not one for reviewing in Amazon that often, so the fact I am rushing to review Ellie Quin says something. I am tempted to gush. Instead I am going to try and explain why I am loving this book so much.
Many years ago I used to read a British comic called 2000AD, home of Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog and co. One of the comic strips I most enjoyed was `The Ballad of Halo Jones' the story of an ordinary girl who wants to `get out'. It was written by Alan (Watchmen, V for Vendetta, From Hell) Moore as was enchanting. Totally different to most of the stories in 2000AD at the time and I loved it. I kinda fell in love with Halo Jones a little bit.

Eventually I grew up and started reading Heinlein, Niven, Clarke and all the other sci-fi greats.
Now, in my 40's I have kids of my own and my eldest is a Time Riders fan. I like to read some of the boks my kids read so we can talk about them. I loved the Time Riders., so when I found out Alex Scarrow wrote more adult books I had to try them out. It is fair to say I am a Scarrow fan.

Then came Ellie Quin.

I bought the first instalment yesterday. I just finished reading the third, and I am gutted I am going to have to wait for the next part.

First the inevitable comparison.

Yes, Ellie Quin is a similar concept to Halo Jones. The universe is similar, the themes are simila, the fact Ellie meets a young confident woman to help her and inspire her. A lot of it feels similar. But that's about it. In the same way that Max begins his journey in Starman Jones (Heinlein), or Paksennarion leaves her home in Sheepfarmer's Daighter (Elizabeth Moon). But5 once her journey begins things are different. Her journey is unique.
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