Wednesday, 9 March 2011

12+: TimeRiders 3: The Doomsday Code - Alex Scarrow

Release Date: 03/02/11


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. But all three have been given a second chance - to work for an agency that no one knows exists. Its purpose: to prevent time travel destroying history ...In 1993 British computer hacker Adam Lewis finds his name in a coded manuscript that is almost one thousand years old. How did Adam's name get in there ...and why? Confronted by Adam in 2001, the TimeRiders travel back to Sherwood Forest in 1193 to discover the origins of the ancient message. But when a strange hooded man appears interested in the same thing, they begin to wonder what terrible threat this cryptic link from the past holds for the future...


Whilst Alex writes a hard hitting set of Adult titles, its perhaps for his young adult novels that he’s becoming better known, they’re full of action, they have some great twists and they keep the reader gripped from the opening to the last page. Add to this some great characters who continue to grow from each adventure as well as a few unexpected twists and you know that this title is one that will keep the reader in love with the genre. A real find and a series that I hope will continue to expand in much the same way as this one, growing along with the readership. Great stuff.


  1. Ouhhh... so tempting - looks really good! Thanks, Gareth:)

  2. Just spotted your blog and this review! Thanks, Tatty, for a fantastic write-up! Really glad you enjoyed it!


    Alex Scarrow (author - TimeRiders)