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  • Paperback: 348 pages
  • Publisher: Mercia Books; 2nd edition (1 Nov. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0956483569
  • ISBN-13: 978-0956483560
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,198,971 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I was born in Ilkeston in Derbyshire, UK and live in Sutton Coldfield in the West Midlands. I work as a General Practitioner with a North Birmingham practice. I am married with two children.

I am a Young adult Sci-fi, historical fiction and fantasy writer. I also write book and board game reviews and online articles on historical and gaming related topics. I own my own small publishing house, Mercia Books, and I am part of a board game design house Medusa Games.

A keen player of board games and other games I am one of the directors of UK Games Expo (the UK's largest hobby games convention). I am a board game designer and my first Board Game 'The Great Fire on London 1666' was published by Medusa Games and Prime Games in October 2010.

I am willing to visit your school or Library.I have several presentations designed to be entertaining and thought provoking for children of ages circa 9 and upwards. The talks use props and costume and involve interactive activities by the children. See www.richarddenning.co.uk

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'Denning keeps the action fast and furious. Diving in and out of time ... there's never a dull moment as the inevitable confrontation with the villain of the piece, comes closer and closer.' 'I recommend it to readers around Tom's age, whom I confidently expect to absolutely love it. ' Robert James The Bookbag.co.uk --http://thebookbag.co.uk/reviews/index.php?title=Tomorrow's_Guardian_by_Richard_Denning

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Time Travel sounds like fun ... until you try it. In the case of Tom Oakley he discovers the perils and challenges that time travel brings. He must choose how to use his talents - for self gain, to dominate others or to protect his world.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ian on 6 Jan. 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
Reviewed by my son Will, aged 11, of the original hardback version of the book.

"I loved reading Tomorrow's Guardian, it was very easy to read and didn't take me long to finish it. The storyline is amazing and very interesting. I only put the book down when I had to because it was really late or I got told off at school! The characters were definitely believable and really interesting. I learned a lot from the historical parts and it's even helped me at school.
I can't wait for the next book to come out.
In conclusion I thought it was one of the best books I've read."

I have to agree with Will - it is a very good read, with a strong, imaginitive story, good dialogue and realistic characterisation. It is the type of book that both young and old people can enjoy equally. I've also read another of Richard's books - The Amber Treasure - and that is also well written and worth reading.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Slowest Bookworm on 8 Mar. 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
My first thoughts when I was offered this book for review was Time Travel = Dr Who. I was wrong. Tom, the main character does not need a Tardis to travel in time. Hey, come on ... this is `real' time travel we're talking about!

We first meet Tom Oakley on the morning of his 11th Birthday as he awakens from a nightmare. He's a clever lad for his age, but not to the point of becoming unrealistic or obnoxious. I loved that he was quick witted and caught on to what was going on and was soon making life changing decisions, but sensibly and his reasons were sound. He's a really great character and as the mother of a young boy myself, I have to admit that I felt my heart racing and was quite protective towards him as the book progressed and he was put in mortal danger more than once.

Not far into the book we meet Septimus Mason. I'm sure at some point early on Tom tries to pinpoint Septimus' accent and decides he must be Welsh. Anyway, whenever I read his lines, I read them with a Welsh accent. He came across at first as a nice guy. Then suddenly I wasn't so sure...

There are quite a few other characters in the book - Mary, Edward and Charlie to name but a few, but I don't want to go into too much detail about them and spoil the book for you. Lets just say that they're not all from the 21st century and it was really interesting to learn their stories and see them adapt to their new lives.

The plot in Tomorrow's Guardian is very fast paced. There are wars, fires, sinking submarines, other realities running alongside our own, bad men, good men, some I couldn't decide on and a wealth of history. I wasn't bored for even a minute whilst reading it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By suseg on 6 Dec. 2011
Format: Hardcover
I suspect this book is aimed at a much younger age-group than mine ( 63 ) but I loved it all the same. I loved Harry Potter too, but I also like grown-up books so I am not entirely mad.
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Like so many people, I am intrigued by the notion of time travel and was expecting to enjoy this book.

Although "Tomorrow's Guardian" is aimed at young adults rather than someone of (ahem) my age, it was still a fun read, and I loved the innovative method with which the young hero, Tom, is able to travel through time, known as "walking". Essentially, feeling a little faint and disoriented is a warning sign that he learns to recognise as an imminent trip through time. He soon learns to control and manipulate his extraordinary ability and to use his powers to benefit others. (Well, he is a goodie.) I can imagine young readers everywhere, whenever they feel a bit dizzy, giving it a go to see if they can also manage this trick. It's what I like to call a Narnia moment - haven't we all had those, when we reach through to the back of the wardrobe to see whether there's another world waiting for us there? I know I have! (Well, many years ago, anyway!)

The author deftly weaves together multiple threads of time, playing off against each other interesting characters from key points in history, making them collaborate convincingly with his 21st century hero. I'm sure that reading this book will make many young people pay more attention in history lessons from now on. This story will really make them feel a new connection with people from days gone by - a great achievement following the latest reports on the news this morning that fewer teenagers are choosing to study history.

The author also provides some appealing quasi-scientific explanations of how the whole time travel business works. Wouldn't we all like to believe it could happen?
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Initially they seemed like really vivid nightmares- suddenly Tom would be fighting in the Battle of Isandlwana in 1879, watching his men get massacred or drowning on a U-boat or burning in a fire. Then things got even weirder as Tom kept experiencing these weird déjà-vu type moments, reliving moments that he swore had already passed just minutes before. Each episode was followed by a fainting spell, and while Tom's parents thought he suffered from some form of epilepsy, Tom simply believed he was going mad. That is, until the night Seamus appeared in Tom's room and tells Tom that he's a Walker, a person capable of traveling through time.

Seamus takes Tom to the Institute, where they fight to preserve the flow of time, preventing evildoers from using time to their advantage. Tom is given the option of keeping his powers to help fight the good fight or have them removed and return to being a normal kid. But before he makes his decision, they need his help saving the lives of three other Walkers. It turns out Tom's "nightmares" are more than just nightmares, and only he has the power to do something about them!

I had the awesome opportunity to read this book, compliments of the author, Richard Denning! One of the things that immediately caught my attention when reading this book is how quickly the storyline progressed beyond the initial plot. As I began reading, I had assumed the book would focus entirely on the rescue missions, drawing them out into lengthy adventures that would fill the book. That, however, was not the case and the storyline progressed into an even larger plot before I was even halfway through the book. I love when books manage to keep me on my toes! Overall, the end of the story was a bit predictable (how often does the evildoer actually win?
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