The Time Thief (The Gideon Trilogy #2)
An accident with an antigravity machine catapulted Peter Schock and Kate Dyer back to 1763. A bungled rescue attempt leaves Peter stranded in the eighteenth century while a terrifying villain, the Tar Man, takes his place and explodes onto twenty-first-century London. Concerned about the...more
Buckley-Archer once again does a nice job of weaving all the plot lines together. The action takes place in modern day London, 18th century England, and revolutionary France but it never g...more
At the end of the first book, Kate has returned to the present, but Peter accidentally is left back in the 1700's when the villian of the book, the Tar Man, takes his place, and...more
I went into this book with mediocre expectations. The first book was good but not great and I was expecting more of the same. I got a pleasant surprise when the expectedly linear story time took a term for the abnormal. The first hint of which you see in Gideon’s writings which filled me with both dread and anticipation.
The plot is well done, there are parts that are predictable but Buckley-Arc...more
This is a review for the entire trilogy.
The Gideon Trilogy is a well-told story that keeps you coming back for more. I had a hard time putting the books down, especially the first two. Buckley-Archer is compared to J.K Rowling. I wouldn't go THAT far, but it is a good, entertaining story.
The character development is decent. I read this trilogy after reading the amazing 100 Cupboards Trilogy which has phenomenal character development, so try as I may, it was hard to...more
As a first book, The Time Travelers was a bit cumbersome. The story was a lot of fun and I was digging the characters, but I found her style was a bit stilted. It was almost as if she was attributing a 7 year olds' way of reading to her 9-13 year old...more
The book starts where the last one left off. Peter has been left behind in the seventeenth-century, while Kate and her Dad successfully transported back to their present time period. But as Peter was getting ready to transport, he was replaced by the villain in the first book, the Tar Man, or Blueskin. Kate and Peter's father, Mr. Schock, transpor...more
This is where we pick up the story with the Tar Man learning to work with technology to further his evil goals and raise him to a position in society that he could never have attained in the 1...more
The author deals with this paradox in an acceptable but not entirely unique way, by introdu...more
The plot definately quickens and a lot of interesting events occur. The writing becomes more in-depth, which is good to see because I thought the previous book was shallow in some places. Although the confusion in parts still remains so I had trouble following along the story in some areas, and others I found boring just like in the pervious book.
In book one twelve year olds Peter and Kate get transported back to the year 1763. But, in this book, Kate returns to the present without Peter. At the point she returns to the present, an evil thief called The Tar Man, also is transported. He wrecks havoc in the present and we see the two worlds collide. Kate and Peter's father...more
Kate and Peter's father traveled back to pick up Peter, but accidentally went to wrong years and found the grown up Peter. But they didn't realized it yet, and Peter made a decision to disguise himself as Joshua Seymour. Kate and Mr Schock finally realized that they went to wrong years and tried to go back to the year they came from, and the adventure began.
At the same time, Tar Man also went to the future and began to terrorize the world.
The characters and the settings re...more
Peter as an eighteenth century gentleman is an extraordinary character. He realizes that his desire to return hom...more
Only slightly related to the book-I think it's funny when critics vastly overpraise these books. It seems like critics (or mayb...more
100 halaman pertama gw rada boring bacanya, alurnya lambat dan cerita terlalu datar, dan gw curiga hal buruk menimpa salah satu chara favorit gw di seri ini, menjadikan gw menunda2 bacanya ampe sebulan..
Dan ternyata gw sangat, sangat menyesal tidak segera membaca habis buku ini. Ceritanya lebih memikat dari buku pertama, lebih gelap juga, dan lebih sedih (aw, poor Peter, ikut bersedih untukmu, nak)
Kali ini kita dibawa2 ke Prancis jaman...more
Buckley-Archer weaves a wonderfully rich and complex tale that is beautifully written. History and science weave throughout this fast-paced story complete with secondary characters that are just as intriguing as the rest.
After a foiled attempt by Dr. Dyer to rescue his daughter Kate and her f...more
Buckley-Archer provides interesting plot twists surrounding the concept of time travel and how it affects the future. However, I almost always feel the second book in a trilogy gets a little w...more
Also, the one real nit I have to pick with this book is the fact that Peter assumes the identity of Joshua. It isn't the deception that bothered me, but rather the author's tendency to refer to him alternately as Peter or Joshua. Because the story is told in an omniscient view, she often referred to him as both name within the SAME...more
It was a complete twist, don't you think, ReaderDarky9?
It was good until they were going back home...
I'm looking sort of forward to book 3... THE TIME QUAKE. Anything you could say about it?
Well, let me warn you: it won't be the ending you're wishing for... it's a dark book; darker than the rest. Angry Gideon, evil Tarman, violence, despair, and death. All around.
Could you give a recommendation list for this book?
I'm not one to r...more
Loved it! At the end of the first book, Kate returns to her time, The Tar Man hitches a ride with her, and Peter gets accidentally left behind in 1763. When Kate and Dr. Dyer return to rescue Peter, a wrong button on the machine was pushed and they end up in 1793. Meanwhile, the Tar Man is having lots of fun wreaking havoc on an unsuspecting twenty first century.
In many ways, this is my favorite of the series.
The writing is amazing and the characters so well written!
Originally trained as a linguist, she lectured in French for some years before becoming a full-time novelist and scriptwriter. Linda has recently completed the final book (The Time Quake) in The Gideon Trilogy of novels fo...more