Scarrow, Alex-TimeRiders Book#1

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  1. Profile photo of Yash NairYash Nair Post author

    Awesome book. The original plot will trap you from the start, and Alex Scarrow’s writing is rather interesting. The Characters are unique, and each with their own style of speaking. The dark future is extremely realistic, and the series is full of mysteries. Great book for all to read.

  2. Profile photo of Yash NairYash Nair Post author

    Time travelling has always been a popular subject in science-fiction books.
    But Alex Scarrow brings a whole new outlook to this subject.
    TimeRiders marks the start of an awesome series.
    Alex Scarrow has meticulously crafted an 9-book-long book series with immense plot twists. Meet diverse characters, each with their own realistic personalities, and watch how they react to mind-boggling situations.

    ‘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.

    Yet moments before death, someone mysteriously appeared and said, ‘Take my hand …’

    But Liam, Maddy and Sal aren’t rescued from the Titanic, a burning plane, and a burning skyscraper 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…’ -Official blurb

    All three wake up in 2001. The aforementioned mysterious man walks in and introduced himself as Foster. He explains why the three were rescued. Nothing comes without a price. They are recruited to the TimeRiders-an organization so secret nobody knows that it exists. Their purpose? To save humanity from themselves. Time Travel is a dangerous thing, as Foster explains.

    “Time travel is a terrifying weapon, far more powerful than anything ever before conceived,’ he said grimly. ‘Mankind just isn’t ready for that kind of knowledge. We’re like children casually playing with an atom bomb.”
    ― Alex Scarrow, TimeRiders

    Watch as one man, Paul Kramer, drastically changes history by changing the outcome of World War I. Alex Scarrow brings both his characters and the events he wrote about to life with just a few sentences. The villain isn’t what you’d call stereotypical, and he made many unexpected moves. Normally, authors write about a dark, glum future due to some supernatural power.

    “It is in our nature to destroy what we create. (Dr. Paul Kramer)”
    ― Alex Scarrow, TimeRiders

    Alex Scarrow, however, attributes his dark future to ‘global warming’-a very real threat to us, as well. In most stories, there are no side effects of time travel. You just zip by like you’re on an escalator. In TimeRiders, though, there are severe consequences to time travel. You age quicker, for one.

    Throughout the series, the author raises tantalising questions of which you might keep wondering about. He raises mundane topics and makes them appear to be mesmerising. Add to that sarcasm. There’s quite a bit of that in the series. That, to my mind is magic. Scarrow raises up alternate worlds that are both utopian and dystopian, and events that are impossible and possible at the same time, and people who are forever immortalized in the book of history.

    When I first picked up this book, I picked it up because the blurb was enticing. Now I realized this book is so much more. By reading this series, see Abraham Lincoln through new eyes (Book 4), experience Nazi-run America (Book 1), and a New York infested with dinosaurs (Book 2). The story has an amazing back story which will make you want to read every book of this 9-book-long-series.

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