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  • Hardcover: 405 pages
  • Publisher: Walker & Company; Reprint edition (31 Aug 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802721729
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802721723
  • Product Dimensions: 14.8 x 3.6 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (140 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 958,923 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.

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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42 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Parm TOP 500 REVIEWER on 12 Jun 2011
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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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Yummymummy on 1 May 2012
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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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25 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Mfincky on 9 May 2011
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alanzo on 17 Sep 2013
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Its an amazing book could'nt put it down. I really like how it teach's you a bit of history. And how the idea of time travel mess's with my mind. And that time travel isn't perfect. How you have to be careful cause you might unleash a seeker. And how it makes you age faster.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ben monro-davies on 2 Sep 2013
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This book really grips you from start to finish. The content is great and I can not wait to read the next book as the adventure that they have is so tense and every moment you are trying to figure out how they can succeed
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By annoyed on 28 Aug 2013
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very exciting! the rest of the books in the series are amazing too! they are a must read! The plot is interesting and the characters are engaging.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By VS London on 25 Aug 2013
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Interesting book with lots of facts shifted around
It lacked interesting adjectives so that is why I gave it a 4*
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Francis on 19 Aug 2013
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It has already been said but hell, I'll say it again: this is YA fiction; stuff I usually steer clear of but the idea of a seriously good book about time travel; the kind of book I have been looking for for a very long time that delves into history; the possibilities of time travel and its inherent limitations pulled me in. I read the sample and expected to be bored by the third line of the first page but was instantly hooked. Reading this story was both a delight and a torture; its themes of death and destruction, consequence and betrayal and the butterfly effect of messing with time remained compelling. I am already half way through the second book intrigued both by the story; its development and the characters who through circumstance and seriously bad luck have their destinies quite literally ripped from them and given the possibility of very new ones put in there place. YA does not mean lightweight. This book is told well, with a sure touch; presenting dark threads and tormenting themes in a narrative that had me hooked until the very last word.
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