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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 . . .
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Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 29mm | 384g
  • Orion Children's Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1510102868
  • 9781510102866
  • 64,761

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Invictus is a tremendously fun novel, which fuses sci-fi and historical fiction with style, empathy and humour. brimming with entertaining characters and an indomitable energy, Invictus delivers mind-bending adventure. * The School Librarian * Invictus is perfect for fans of sci-fi reads and time traveller lovers. * Be My Anchor * ...raises questions about how far our lives are fated and how much we shape our own destinies. * Reading Zone - Teacher Review * 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 * ...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 * 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 * 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 * If epic adventure, fabulous settings and thoughtful worldbuilding are your things, you're going to love Invictus. * The Bookbag * ...her writing is golden, powerful and completely addictive. -- Emma Gray * Never Judge a Book By It's Cover * Graudin weaves an exciting plot where time travel is just the beginning. Her characters are spunky, smart-mouthed, tormented, emotionally yearning and contemporary. It's Firefly meets Assassin's Creed, but Graudin has a way with words that gives the book depth and makes it more than just an enjoyable page-turner. * BookTrust * incredible read and fans of Dr Who or time-travel in general will be hooked. * Maximum Pop! * Wild and gorgeous, vivid and consuming. * Laini Taylor, author of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy on WOLF BY WOLF * 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 * 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 * 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 *
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About Ryan Graudin

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 and follow her on Twitter @ryangraudin.
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Rating details

5,009 ratings
3.85 out of 5 stars
5 26% (1,320)
4 42% (2,112)
3 24% (1,204)
2 6% (294)
1 2% (79)
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