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Alex Scarrow
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Book Description

4 Feb 2010 TimeRiders

This is the first book in Alex Scarrow's exciting TimeRiders series

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 2029.

Yet moments before death, someone mysteriously appeared and said, 'Take my hand . . .'

But Liam, Maddy and Sal aren't rescued. They are recruited by an agency that no one knows exists, with only one purpose - to fix broken history. Because time travel is here, and there are those who would go back in time and change the past.

That's why the TimeRiders exist: to protect us. To stop time travel from destroying the world . . .

Alex Scarrow used to be a rock guitarist, then he became a graphic artist, then he decided to be a computer games designer. Finally, he grew up and became an author. He has written a number of successful thrillers and several screenplays, but it's YA fiction that has allowed him to really have fun with the ideas and concepts he was playing around with when designing games.

He lives in Norwich with his son, Jacob, his wife, Frances, and two very fat rats.

The TimeRiders series:

TimeRiders; Day of the Predator; The Doomsday Code; The Eternal War; Gates of Rome; City of Shadows; The Pirate Kings

Alex's thrillers for adults:

A Thousand Suns; Last Light; october Skies; Afterlight; The Candle Man


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Product details

  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin (4 Feb 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141326921
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141326924
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (132 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,555 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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About the Author

Alex Scarrow used to be a rock guitarist, then he became a graphic artist, then he decided to be a computer games designer. Finally, he grew up and became an author. He has written a number of successful thrillers and several screenplays, but it's YA fiction that has allowed him to really have fun with the ideas and concepts he was playing around with when designing games.

He lives in Norwich with his son, Jacob, his wife, Frances, and two very fat rats.


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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Present 1 May 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I bought this book for my son as a surprise gift and he wasn't disappointed! He was overjoyed at my choice of book and read it in one day!!! His comments are that he thoroughly enjoyed it and couldn't wait for the next one to be delivered. Therefore Books 2,3,4 are on their way and Book 5 has been pre-ordered. Money well spent is my opinion.
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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Fun for any Age!! 12 Jun 2011
By Parm TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
As someone who reads and reads and reads i have always said i'm not going to get sucked into the kids / YA market. EG Harry Bloomin potter market, its a kids book for kids and can be read by kids.

BUT....i have been proved a liar.

Im a huge fan of Alex Scarrows writing so when i heard about this book i had to give it a go, the concept alone is brilliant, but as usual his main strength comes to the fore. Great characters. The man just knows people and writes them so well and that comes across so well in this book.
Time slip is his normal forte, and this time he takes it one step further and is even able to move in time, this series has so much potential i wish i had kids to share it with...but there are always nephews, nieces and god children, and lets face it im hooked as well. im not going to hide this book on my shelf, it can sit proudly next to the grown up books.

So in Summary no matter your age...go buy this book i promise you will not regret it.

Alex Keep up the great work...lets see loads more of these Timeriders...and great news for any fans to go with this is Alex also has Afterlight due out this year, so all fans get Double Alex Scarrow fun this year.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Took a gamble and it was worth it! 28 Jun 2012
By Woody86
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I never normally look at the recommendations but took a gamble on this....bargain price on Kindle for iPad!

Glad I did as this was so exciting that I immediately bought all of the series so far! I have raced through 1 and 2 and just started number 3.

This book has a great storyline and the characters are believable within the storylines. I literally couldnt put it down!!!!!

If you like sci-fi this is going to be an ideal series for you to get into.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars time riders 9 May 2011
By Mfincky
Format:Hardcover
Borrowed this book from my son whilst on holiday as I had run out of all of mine .... nothing at all like the books I usually read but I loved it!! Very entertaining and just couldn't put it down as I needed to find out what was going to happen next ... and my teenage son loved the series too - books we can share and discuss - fabulous
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Time Riders 4 Nov 2012
By Smally
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Was dubious about reading this, I love Alex Scarrow's other books but was unsure about the teenage series. I was pleasantly surprised and by chapter two I was totally taken into Scarrows world. As always he describes the characters so well that you feel you personally know them. I will be buying the other books in the series and have recommended this to a number of friends.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Time Riders 10 Sep 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Superb exelent book that once you get started you can't ever put it down!!! You can learn abaout history at the same time as reading a magnificent book!!! My one problem was that I got mixed up with the times they were in!!! ;)
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars entertaining read 23 April 2011
By P. Neri
Format:Paperback
Well written and great pace throughout - I actually didn't realise this book was specifically for teenagers until after I'd read and thoroughly enjoyed it!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Time Riders by Alex Scarrow 5 April 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
An amazing book that entrances you with its unique yet genius storyline, emotional and capturing plots and completely unpredictable situations which you can never guess. The perfect book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book in a great condition
Published 25 days ago by Joe Yeardley
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
Absolutely amazing don't normally read but I struggled to put it down I would recommend it to any teenagers and have already
Published 2 months ago by greater dane
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining but need more
Having read all of Alex Scarrow' s books and impatiently awaiting the next "adult" novel I decided to try one of his stories which appears to be for the teenage market. Read more
Published 2 months ago by anthill1956
3.0 out of 5 stars Action packed, yet contains some nagging plot holes
I found the novel to be a quick and easy read. The short chapters cause the story to flow swiftly and it did not take long for the story to become very exciting. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Kim Dyer
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent teen read
I read this book after my son met the author and came home raving about it. He has not read it yet as I stole it and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Published 2 months ago by Lou and Ju
4.0 out of 5 stars great read
Can't wait to read the next one. Would recommend it to all even though it is a youths/young adults book.
Published 3 months ago by Chris Shanahan
5.0 out of 5 stars exciting & full of energy
I came to this book as a complete novice of Alex scarrow's writing, but was not disappointed. A tale of time travel told in an exciting new way. Read more
Published 4 months ago by cag
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant storylines
I don't know what attracted me to this book or why I downloaded or arrived at it through my search but all I can say is I'm so pleased I did. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Tanya Chadderton-Evans
4.0 out of 5 stars It's a children's book, but a page turner non-the less
Interesting characters, some of the narrative is not as dense as you might expect for a novel of this kind, but it reads extremely well and very quickly and I have to admit I was... Read more
Published 4 months ago by medilex
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent trip through time!
Cannot wait for book 2! And even better the film.
Easy to read and quite gripping. The twists and turns of time travel make it something I would like to try
Published 4 months ago by Rumpus
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