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TimeRiders: Day of the Predator (Book 2)

TimeRiders: Day of the Predator (Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Alex Scarrow
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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.

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 . . .

When Maddy mistakenly opens a time window where and when she shouldn't have, Liam is marooned sixty-five million years ago in the hunting ground of a deadly - and until now - undiscovered species of predator.

Can Liam make contact with Maddy and Sal before he's torn to pieces by dinosaurs - and without endangering history so much that the world is overtaken by a terrifying new reality?

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 designing games.

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

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1584 KB
  • Print Length: 417 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: B005MOCC96
  • Publisher: Puffin (5 Aug 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003ZUXX8S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #12,297 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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Timeriders Perfection 12 Jun 2011
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I have been a fan of Alex's work for some time now, and have started with his adult thrillers all of which I have enjoyed immensely.
When I heard that he was going to do a children's series I thought "I'm not a Teen I don't read YA books" and I have always stuck
With the principle that I don't Read YA books. But something made me break that rule, I suppose its his skill at writing characters!

Anyway, I read TR1 and loved it and thought, yup this is good, but is it a flash in the pan? NO TR2 has shown that this is Alex's True niche
Don't get me wrong I hope he always writes adult thrillers as well, but Timeriders is his forte, and its not really Young adult, it really is something
for adults and teens and kids to share, it really spans the age groups appealing to all and not speaking down to anyone.

The main characters are once again brilliantly written, the story line is well paced and flows beautifully. I cant wait for TR3.4 5 6 7 etc...
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Second novel 1 Aug 2010
By Gareth Wilson - Falcata Times Blog TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Alex Scarrow is a master of the what if scenario and whilst this title is definitely aimed at the Young adult market its one that will enthuse as well as capture many an adult reader as well. It's got a great premise, the principle characters stand out and above all else Alex makes it so that the reader really cares for the characters within. This title has been a real breath of fresh air and is definitely one I'm lending to other friends who not only enjoy the What if Scenario but a great sense of story telling style. This author deserves to be noticed. I really can't wait for the third.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A rip roaring ride through time 16 Oct 2013
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This is the second timeriders book I have read, and just like the first, I could barely put it down. The characters have become like friends and the urge to see them safe is spellbinding.
It is not just a rerun of the first book though, we meet new characters and different situations,and the complexity of the story makes you appreciate the author and his ability to tie everything together.
I don't understand why these books are classed as young adult reading, as I am getting to be a rather old adult now, and don't know how anyone could not love them.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A worthy sequel 2 Jun 2011
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A real highlight of the first TimeRiders novel was the originality of the premise and the shock to the system that the youngsters suffered as they were wrenched out of their own time. With that inevitably missing from the sequel, Day of the Predators was always going to have to work harder. Nevertheless, Scarrow does a great job of letting us get to know Maddy, Liam and Sal that much better. And there are plenty of twists, some shocking.

Instead of support unit Bob, we have a female, Becks. Her interaction with Liam and the world around her is a treat here.

As before, Scarrow doesn't pull his punches for a young readership and he doesn't talk down. What will appeal to most, whatever age, is that this book is set in the time of the dinosaurs, some of whom may have been more intelligent than they've been given credit for. The world that Scarrow creates pulls the reader in. It's quite extraordinary. And, with time waves rippling, you never quite know what will happen next.

This is most definitely a series to be read in sequence.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars TR 3 29 Jan 2014
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As a 72 year old I have read and enjoyed all time rider novels and have even passed them on to my teenage granddaughter as I felt she would enjoy them too. She agrees.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Becks+ Dinosaurs= A winning book 2 Dec 2012
By E Alan
I love this book, the way Alex gets into the mind of the Alpha male Dinosaur is facinating, stalking hunting his prey. Watching adapting and learning, its draws you into respecting the creatures and wanting the group to survive. Becks excels in this book. Another super read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Time Riders series improves book after book. 23 Nov 2012
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Some great plot twists and character development, especially of Bob's AI. We start to understand much more about our heros and the capabilities of time travel. Alex Scarrow does a great job of making the main characters interesting, layered and imperfect enough that you can really relate to them. I am loving this series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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As an adult reader of these books, I'm finding them great fun. And as a bonus, they are also well edited and spell-checked. While Nazis are not really my thing, I've been hooked on dinosaurs since Jurassic Park came out, and so for me, the plot in book 2 was better than in the first Timeriders novel. I liked the exploration of how intelligence may arise (and stagnate), and the attempted government takeover was well written and believable. Good character development from book 1. Just at the end, it felt a bit rushed, and the explanation of how locking people out of the bubble returns time to its original path could do with a bit more detail - it felt as though the author wasn't quite sure what to do with Edward to get out of the final plot hole. Looking forward to starting book 3.
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I really liked the first book in this series, and although aimed at the YA crowd, it wasn't that noticeable. Read more
Published 5 days ago by simon211175
5.0 out of 5 stars I think "Day of the predators is one of the best books of the serie...
My name is Viktor and I'm twelve years old. I think "Day of the predators is one of the best books of the serie "Timeriders". Read more
Published 13 days ago by maman de deux enfants
5.0 out of 5 stars exciting read - you won't be disappointed!
Real page turner, just like the first in the series. I'm looking forward to reading the next to see how the characters develop
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Omg best ending EVER!!!!!! Best book so far in the series! #Epic I recommend to everybody, - )$ $ :@
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just finished some of the others in this series and found this as good as the rest thank you so much
Published 4 months ago by Katherine Mc Donald-Kelly
4.0 out of 5 stars Great!
Really interesting book! Gets a little boring in the middle but you still want to read on because Scarrow always has a trick up his sleeve! Great book! :)
Published 4 months ago by Owen Dennis
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow...
OMG that is one of the most exciting books I have ever read. That cliffhanger at the end was absolutely amazing. Recommended this book to anyone who wants a brilliant read. :D
Published 5 months ago by Awesome12345
4.0 out of 5 stars Present
Bought this a present for a 13 year old boy. He had read book 1 and simply loved it so we got books 2 and 3 for him. He was chuffed to bits.
Published 6 months ago by Dibsy74
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Time rider books are as good as the potter series that's for sure, they just get better with amazing twist plots. Kids love them and as an adult avid reader I enjoyed them too!
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