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Invictus

By Ryan Graudin

  • Paperback
  • £7.99

Dr Who meets Guardians of the Galaxy in this thrilling sci-fi novel with a historical twist from Carnegie Medal nominated author Ryan Graudin.

From the author of the Carnegie Medal nominated Wolf by Wolf, comes an epic new story - A fast-paced, heart-stopping journey through time that will leave you breathless.

Time is running out . . .

Farway McCarthy was born outside of time. With nowhere to call home and nothing to anchor him to the present, Far captains a crew on a dangerous mission into the past.

When he collides with Eliot - a mysterious, secretive girl, whose very appearance raises questions about time itself - Far immediately distrusts her.

But he must take a leap of faith, following Eliot on a race against time, if he is to protect everything he's ever loved from disappearing forever . . .

Biographical Notes

Ryan Graudin was born in Charleston, South Carolina with a severe case of wanderlust. When she's not travelling, she's busy photographing weddings, writing and spending time with her husband and wolf-dog. You can visit her website at ryangraudin.com and follow her on Twitter @ryangraudin.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781510102866
  • Publication date: 21 Sep 2017
  • Page count: 464
  • Imprint: Orion Children's Books
Graudin depicts the futuristic, high-tech world and the fulsome and frenzied historical settings with equal richness . . . A madcap, vivid time-travel tale with a strong ensemble — Kirkus
Invictus gripped my heart. Graudin's achingly beautiful prose and thoughtful exploration of time, history, and identity create a stunning story. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough, and yet I wanted to savour each decadent sentence. Readers be warned, you'll want to stop time to live in this tale — Roshani Chokshi, New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Touched Queen
If the crew from Firefly somehow wound up as teenagers on the TARDIS and had to solve a Fringe-type mystery before time literally disappeared, you'd have something like Invictus — Beth Revis, New York Times bestselling author of the Across the Universe series
Wild and gorgeous, vivid and consuming. — Laini Taylor, author of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy on WOLF BY WOLF
All-in-all, it's an incredible read and fans of Dr Who or time-travel in general will be hooked. — Maximum Pop!
Invictus makes you want to rush through it but is solid and challenging enough to stop you doing just that. [...] If epic adventure, fabulous settings and thoughtful worldbuilding are your things, you're going to love Invictus. — The Bookbag
Invictus was a gripping, fast paced, action packed, funny, heart warming, rollercoaster of a read and I couldn't recommend it more highly. — Girl Reading
...literally crafted to perfection so you'll never want to put it down! If you're a fan of The Heroes of Olympus series, or Six of Crows, basically anything where a group of kids have to come together and save the world/steal some stuff, then you're going to love this book. — Heart Full of Books
It's got twists and turns that had me gaping in amazement, as well as emotional scenes that made my heart hurt. — Wishes On Eyelashes
Invictus was a highflying knock out for Ryan. Readers will be taken on a time travelling adventure and they definitely will not want it to end. — Literary-ly Obsessed
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