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The Time Hunters

The Time Hunters [Kindle Edition]

Carl Ashmore
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Becky is a typical thirteen year old girl. She likes Facebook, gossiping and plenty of sleep. So when she and her brother, Joe, are invited to stay with their 'loony' Uncle Percy at his stately home, she thinks it’ll be the worst summer ever. What she doesn't realise is that Bowen Hall is also home to a baby Triceratops, two Sabre-tooth tigers and the mythic hero, Will Scarlet...

'The Time Hunters' is a thrilling adventure that takes Becky, Joe, Uncle Percy and Will on a quest through time to find the legendary Golden Fleece.

The Clock is ticking....


'I really enjoyed reading THE TIME HUNTERS. You start off the action with a bang, drawing the reader in right away. Your writing is strong, and in places has a classic feel....It has terrific potential.'

This is a wonderful adventure. It has the magic of Lewis Carroll and Kenneth Grahame, the inventiveness of Roald Dahl and the writing skill of Rudyard Kipling in my opinion. It is the natural successor to Harry Potter. Brilliant!

I am delighted to announce I have signed a contract with the major Brazilian publishing house, Bertrand Brasil, for them to publish 'The Time Hunters' as a print and ebook in Brazil in 2013.


About the Author

I was born on the17th August 1968, during the interval of a Crewe Male Voice Choir concert at the local theatre. This was particularly fortunate for my dad who was a fanatical choir member and meant he could give me a swift kiss, before sprinting from the hospital to perform in the second half. At school, I resisted my career teacher’s advice which was to become a postman, and attended Bournemouth University. Upon graduating, I worked in the television industry before becoming a lecturer. In 2006 I took a year’s sabbatical and lived in the South West of France where I wrote the first draft of ‘The Time Hunters.’ I enjoy travelling, cooking, and nice pots. I live in a tiny and delightful house, with my tiny and delightful girlfriend, my tiny and delightful daughter and my fat and somewhat less than delightful cat.

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I am a children's writer from Cheshire in England. 'The Time Hunters' is my first novel. The series continues with 'The Time Hunters and the Box of Eternity', 'The Time Hunters and the Spear of Fate' and 'The Time Hunters and the Sword of Ages'. I have also completed two non-Time Hunters novels - 'The Night they Nicked Saint Nick' and 'Bernard and the Bibble.'

I have currently working on the fifth and final Time Hunters book.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Time Hunters 6 Nov 2013
When we meet thirteen year old Becky Mellor and her eleven year old brother Joe, they are facing the dullest summer holidays of their life. Their mother has to work, resulting in them being sent to stay with their Uncle Percy - an eccentric inventor who they have never even met. Becky is resentful and determined not to enjoy herself, but, before long, even she has to admit she was wrong. Uncle Percy lives in the wonderful Bowen Hall, with huge grounds, eccentric staff and it seems to the children that the summer may look up after all. Then, once they discover Percy tending to a sabre-toothed tiger on the lawn, it not only looks up, but becomes a whole lot more interesting. For Percy Halifax is a time traveller and he has a mystery to solve - who killed his good friend Bernard Preston and what is the Theseus Disc? Plus, as it becomes obvious that the baddies are showing more than a little unwelcome interest in Becky and Joe, how are the children, who have never even met Percy before, involved in events?

This is a really exciting novel, which is perfectly pitched at ages 7+. There are Nazi baddies, mythical creatures and visits to the Ice Age, Victorian England and Ancient Greece as well as appearances by Jason and the Argonauts. The storyline is cleverly constructed, the chase and mystery keeps the thrills up and the characters are really well written. Overall, I was very impressed by the beginning of this series and I know my children want to read on.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 12 Sep 2013
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I read this book very quickly but only because I could not put it down! Have read all three and can't wait for the next instalment! Very funny and interesting historical bits that make you say "aaah" out loud!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing 25 May 2013
By C
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I read this book very quickly because I couldn't put it down! There are a lot of unexpected twists that you won't see coming and a lot of funny moments that will make you laugh! This book is great for anyone of any age!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 8 Jun 2013
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I've always had a soft spot for time travel and this does not disappoint. A really wonderful and enjoyable read.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is a cracking read :) 17 Mar 2011
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First off even tho this book was written for children I really enjoyed it and im in my late twenties! The story kept me interested from page 1 right through to the end. I will not give much detail about the plot because I dont want to spoil it for people who have not read it yet.
The characters was believable and I liked the relationship between the characters.
There was moments of humour and I had to be careful not too laugh out loud while I was reading the book next to my sleeping husband!
Its a very good adventure story with suprising twists. I think young or old would enjoy this book. I cant wait for the next instalment to find out what happens next :).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars perfect 7 Dec 2013
By Jenny
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I am 10 and found that I just could not put it down!!! The end of each paragraph is a cliffhanger.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Fun 18 July 2012
By L R
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Time travel, prehistoric beasts, myths, living legends, scary bad guys and an eccentric uncle, Becky and Joe are just so lucky and so are we for being able to share their adventures. This is a wonderful book for children and the young at heart, well written, exciting, funny. I love my Kindle for enabling me to find and read this book and also Carl Ashmore for writing it :-)
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful! 7 May 2011
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I was initially drawn to this book by the price but as soon as I began to read it I was hooked. An eccentric uncle, a VW campervan time machine - whats not to like? Although written with the younger reader in mind the story is definately appealing to adults and proved to be a great escape from a boring, rainy wednesday afternoon. This is a bargain!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Omg what a fantastic book. A good easy read with a fantastic ...
Omg what a fantastic book. A good easy read with a fantastic bunch of characters written to give a real feel good story. Downloaded the second book the minute I finished this one. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars amazing!
as soon as I read the first time hunters i was fixed! the story line is brilliant and gripping,i couldnt stop reading. Read more
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3.0 out of 5 stars Alright for children
This book is alright for children including young teenagers, but is rather too simple for older readers in my view. Read more
Published 3 months ago by DJW13
5.0 out of 5 stars I liked it a lot, surprisingly ...
I bought this on a recommendation, though stories about 13 year old girls bonding with their old uncles on a journey is not my cup of tea, and I have read a few too many time... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Michael Haberfelner
4.0 out of 5 stars A fun ride
I bought this book as part of my research into writing my own novel. This is a really good idea for a series of books with some well written, believable characters. Read more
Published 3 months ago by dave tait
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Adventure
This is a great adventure, well written, great pace, loads of twists and turns. My 10 year old loved it.
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This book was recommended to me by a Friend. I was told that although it is aimed primarily at ages 9-12, it appeals to all ages and that it was really good story. Read more
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