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
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 think that the plot of this book is more involving than that of the previous one, even though the descriptions of the XVIII century are still realistic I really liked observing a grown-up Peter, whose thoughts, behavior and belief are different but also similar to the young one.
Even the part with the Tar Man were interesting, and I suffered when (view spoiler)[ Tom died because he was one of my favorite characters (hide spoiler)].
The only one thing ...more
"Mati aku!” dia berseru nyaring, ”Mesin itu telah membawaku ke masa depan! Bagaimana aku akan pulang?”
Banyak hal yang membuat Tar Man, sang penjahat tangguh abad 18 merasa akrab sekaligus asing berada di London! Bahkan Berkeley Square yang dulu sangat dikenalnya juga berubah. Padahal baru sebulan yang lalu ia mengawal Lord Luxon ke sana.
Pada awalnya, banyak hal- ...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
The Time Thief is just as interesting as the first book in this trilogy. In The Time Travelers, the two young protagonists Peter and Kate spend an equal amount of time (*pun intended*) with the reader. This changes in The Time Thief because 12-year-old Peter is stuck back in 1763. This story really belongs to Kate. I was okay with that. Kate is a great character.
This novel breaks a so-called rule for writing childrens' fiction by inclu ...more
* Rescue attempt
* Historic people and events
* Anti-gravity machine
* Peter being successful
* Tar Man horse ride
* Tar Man coping in the future
* Friends with the Queen
* King George's menagerie
* Beauty of Louis Philippe
* Tar Man preferring to avoid complications of killing, us ...more
Di buku sebelumnya, Kate dan ayahnya berhasil pulang ke abad 21 sedangkan tempat Peter diambil olih oleh Tar Man. Kate yang sudah berjanji pada Peter untuk tidak pernah meninggalkannya segera kembali ke abad 18 dengan membawa serta ayah Peter.
Malangnya, mereka berdua terdampar di tahun yang salah. Peter sudah dewasa dan untuk alasan tertentu, sengaja merahasiakan identitasnya kepada Kate dan ayahnya.
Bukan hanya itu, mesin anti-gravitasi yang m ...more
An excellent sequel that has its own important tale to tell and is not simply a hold over until the denouement. Kate has to go back in time to find Peter when the NASA scientists, and even her own parents, believe that it would be too dangerous to try and rescue him, fearing the effects of further tampering with the linear progression of time. Unable to live with that decision, Kate enlists the help of Peter’s father and together they se ...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 ...more
Age 12 and up
The Time Thief, by Linda Buckley-Archer, is the second book of her time travel series The Gideon Trilogy. Without giving away the ending of the first book, The Time Thief continues the adventures of twelve-year-olds Peter and Kate and the many acquaintances they made along their journey in book one. I recommend reading The Time Travelers (book 1) first, because this book does not completely stand on ...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
The author deals with this paradox in an acceptable but not entirely unique way, by introdu ...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
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!
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
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
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
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