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TimeRiders: Gates of Rome (Book 5)

TimeRiders: Gates of Rome (Book 5) [Kindle Edition]

Alex Scarrow
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A thriller full of spectacular effects (Guardian)

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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 2026.

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 . . .

Project Exodus - a mission to transport 300 Americans from 2070 to 54AD to overthrow the Roman Empire - has gone catastrophically wrong. Half have arrived seventeen years earlier, during the reign of Caligula.

Liam goes to investigate, but when Maddy and Sal attempt to flee a kill-squad sent to hunt down their field office, all of the TimeRiders become trapped in the Roman past.

Armed with knowledge of the future, Caligula is now more powerful than ever. But with the office unmanned - and under threat - how will the TimeRiders make it back to 2001 and put history right?

** Book five in the bestselling TimeRiders series by Alex Scarrow.

** Ancient Rome gets a time-travel makeover!

** TimeRiders (Book 1) won the Red House Book Award older readers category, and was Penguin UK's first ever number one on the iBookstore.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 578 KB
  • Print Length: 452 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin (2 Feb 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006N5BJ7O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #18,274 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
I have been a loyal follower of Alex Scarrows TimeRiders since book 1, and have also followed his adult thrillers since the very first one, I have seen his writing grow and grow along with his ability as a story teller.

The TimeRiders series in my opinion is his master piece, his ability to see into the mind of the young adults that the book is mainly targeted at is a skill that should not be ignored. This book does not talk down to them, it does not try to be hip or have pretencions above what it is, which is a fantastic Sci-fi adventure that captures the imagination.

This series IMHO is better written and better executed that the recent spate of Dr Who stories to hit the TV, and given the popularity of these books the BBC should be taking a serious look at Mr Scarrow for some screen writing, Dr Who needs a shot in the arm, a dose of something new and TimeRiders style exciting.

Book 5 of TimeRiders takes us further into the tale of our TimeRiding Team with a tale set back in Ancient Rome as a reviewer you cant expand on what, why and what happens without major spoilers, but as per every previous book, there are revelations a plenty and shocks galore, add in the fantastical working of Alex's mind, the intricate workings of the Time waves and then throw in 2 very old favourites borrowed from his brother Simon Scarrow (and the great Eagles series) who BTW Alex wrote so well i wondered for a bit if Simon Ghost wrote them (I'm reliably informed he didn't), and you have the best book in the series so far... the only worry for me..How the hell is book 6 going to top this book?

VERY VERY Highly Recommended

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Timeriders.... 13 Sep 2013
Lets keep this simple,i'm 40, and these books are great,yes they are meant for young adults,but you know what, it really dont matter..I have blasted my way through 7 of the books so far and wil very soon be ordering book 8... I would like to bring you a new word which i think best describes Timeriders....UNPUTDOWNABLE..!!! Keep up the great work ALEX...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great adventure 18 May 2013
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in a word brilliant.
A must for every age but start from book one you will not be disappointed. buy now
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars easy entertaining read 5 May 2013
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The story is really well told and good fun. Quite suspenseful in parts and fast moving. Loved it! Would happily recommend the series.
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Hooked on the whole series. Didn't realise this was mean't for teanagers, but very clever plots and twists.

waiting to receive the next book as I'm writing this.

If you're in to science fiction with a bit of period settings.

also try Alex's brothers book set in the roman period, very good. The two sets of characters meet in this book.

recommed both sets of brothers books
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4.0 out of 5 stars gates of rome 21 April 2014
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didn't catch me as much as the other novels, but I still want to read on- it's so cleverly written
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5.0 out of 5 stars books 6 Mar 2014
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I loved this read as much as the others, can't wait to read the rest. well pleased thank you so much
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book 3 Mar 2014
By Ella
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I bought it on my kindle and had no problems what so ever.
i really enjoyed reading the book and highly recommend to people who love action packed stories!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Superb read for time riders fans
Published 18 days ago by andrew blundell
5.0 out of 5 stars Another excellent novel from Alex Scarrow
My son seemed to be pleased with this book - soon read from cover to cover!
Published 19 days ago by Daveec
5.0 out of 5 stars Another brilliant Time Riders book
Again ! Another brilliant Time Riders book. Why ever do people not make them into films - they would be great !!!
Published 2 months ago by Mr. R. D. Hallsworth
5.0 out of 5 stars This series is amazing!! I am not a young adult but ...
This series is amazing!! I am not a young adult but would recommend this series for all ages. Great stories and extremely well written - AS is a very talented story teller.
Published 3 months ago by Mrs. Bette Dick
1.0 out of 5 stars Ok
This LIBRARY book was in a terrible state! Like it had had water spilt on it. Think should have stated it was a library book.
Published 3 months ago by teresa sharp
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read
Have'nt finnished reading yet but looks good. I have read the series from the start and got hooked, great read.
Published 7 months ago by Mr. M. J. Frost
5.0 out of 5 stars Time riders book 5.
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.
Published 8 months ago by Mr. G. H. Weeks
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible
Liam, Maddy, Sal and now Rashim. Great characters, great story and beautiful writing. Who could wish for more from a book. Thank you Alex Scarrow xxx
Published 9 months ago by Abigail Tweedle
5.0 out of 5 stars Great as always
Book 5 of the amazing TimeRiders series and Alex has done it once again! Now onto book 6!! Can't wait!
Published 9 months ago by DEAN
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