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Time Quake (The Gideon Trilogy #3)

3.87 of 5 stars 3.87  ·  rating details  ·  1,488 ratings  ·  181 reviews
The catastrophic consequences of time travel are now impossible to ignore. Lord Luxon has set his sights on the ultimate prize: America, while, abducted to 1763, Peter and Kate begin to understand that history has arrived at a tipping point. Transformed into an oracle, Kate is able to see the future as easily as the past. Gideon does all he can to help, but he is tormented ...more
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Elevetha
3 1\2 stars. The last book in the Time Travelers trilogy. I love this series to bits and the end was very disappointing. Love\hate relationship between me and this book. I love all the characters. Except Lord Luxon. But even he is written brilliantly. The book itself is my least favorite of the series but the ending.... I hate the ending.



Hate it. The rubbish, even though well-written, made me very angry. I question why she chose to write it that way. REAL ending must have gotten lost in editing
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Maria
*Spoilers*Spoilers*Spoilers*Spoilers*Spoilers*Spoilers*Spoilers*Spoilers*Spoilers*Spoilers*

I’m not a big fan of time travel stories and, as a rule, I generally avoid them. Time travel is fraught with a host of problems which this book does not shy away from: There are the risks of creating multiple parallel timelines, and the possibility that time will collapse under the stress of these events. I feel that my general dislike of this type of story has resulted in what sounds like a negative revie
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Jon Cox
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Jason
Trilogies from the outset raise expectations. The reader expects the story to be so epic in scope that a mere single volume would never maintain its magnitude. It also creates anticipation for a climax that will eclipse the cliff-hanging endings of the two previous volumes. The Time Quake comes close to achieving these feats but falters in its final moments, betraying the impeccably detailed logic laid out throughout this engaging series. The resolution is a bit of an afterthought and convenient ...more
Rhiannon Ryder
I won't lie, I picked up The Time Travelers, part one in the Gideon trilogy, mainly because it had awesome cover art. James Jean is such a deadly awesome artist, and I was so excited that he'd illustrated a middle school book, I just had to read it.


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
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Traci
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April Knapp
Review originally posted HERE

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
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Kevin
The final volume in this trilogy didn't grab me quite as much as the first two. Perhaps it had been so long between books that I lost the connection a bit.

But it is still a great series. Two plot twists make this one interesting: Lord Luxon's plot to undo the American Revolution and Gideon and the Tar Man being forced to work together.

I found the Time Quake aspect of the story a little thin at times, and the "science" behind the technology sometimes seems to slow the story down, but quest to get
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Sensei
3.5

I loved the series, even though it took me a while to get into the first book. I'm giving it 3.5 stars only because I didn't like the ending. If it weren't for the ending, this book would have been 5 stars. I was quite disappointed with the ending. It wasn't awful, but it could have been so much better. It felt as if the author didn't know how to get out of the problems she created with time travel, so she picked the simplest solution and ending.

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Rena
A really fascinating and fairly original look at the possibilities and troubles with time travel. The science sort of reminded me of Madelaine L'Engle, but rather than tesseracting, here they were dealing with changes in gravity. I liked the descriptions of life in 1763, and the look at alternate history. And I also liked the shout out to Navah in the acknowledgments :)
Kelly Pua
Spoiler Alertttt!!!!!!!¡!!!!!!!!









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I have a few issues with this book that made me give it 3 stars. I read the 2nd book really quickly but this..?? Much slower and with less passion to it.

It's not all on Linda. Well, some are. Let's start off.
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1. Explanation cuts short. Linda has set the book with time travel...her confusing version of time travel that includes talking to your alter ego, multiple parallel worlds, ability to move through time...fast forward but having your atoms separated because
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Bridget
If you read these books, try to do them all back-to-back. I found this last one confusing because I wasn't caught up on all the complicated goings-on. And like Amanda said, this book stressed me out. But it was good!
Wahyu Nurasman
3,5 to be exact

konsepnya sangat jelas pada buku ini, dampak dari adanya perjalanan waktu terjadi dan menimbulkan efek di masa depan. pergantian waktu dan keadaan yang sangat susah dicerna pikiran..hahaha....jujur saya sendiri sempat depresi membaca buku ini karena gempa waktu yang terkadang tidak bisa saya pikirkan. akan tetapi dibanding dengan buku lain dengan konsep serupa, buku ini sangat menonjol akan tetapi saya butuh ending yang lebih wah...saya masih penasaran dengan after effectnya setel
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Deanna
A great finish to this wonderful story! Lots of action, lots of emotion. Kate and Peter step up and take responsibility, fighting against every possible obstacle for the fate of the world, even though they are not responsible for the threat.

And in spite of the foreboding that all cannot end well, it does. And even though all is as it should be, there is still a bittersweet sense of loss that tugs at the heart, with the knowledge that "all as it should be" means that some things will never be; s
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Ira Book Lover
Buku yang dibaca untuk event GRI Readathon Day 2015....

Buku kedua untuk #ProyekCintaPerpustakaan....

Buku terakhir dari seri The Gideon Trilogy....

Hmmmm...

Di buku kedua petualangan Peter dan Kate berada di titik dimana mereka berdua kembali ke tahun 1763 dan Lord Luxon berada di abad ke-21.

Nah, sekarang Lord Luxon yang bikin ulah. Tidak seperti Tar Man, tidak tanggung-tanggung, dia berencana untuk merubah sejarah dengan mencegah terjadinya revolusi di Amerika.

Sementara itu, Kate semakin memudar d
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Rebecca Grace
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bookme4life
If I could give half stars, 3.5 stars. As other reviewers have noted, I would have probably done better rereading book 2, or at least skimming it, before starting this one. At times I struggled to remember events from the previous book that would make better sense of some scenes on first read.

Lord Luxon is a less compelling bad guy than the Tar Man. The evil he does is more interesting than the man he is. He strikes me as extremely self-centered rather than having a burning vendetta that drives
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Truly
"Apakah semua keteraturan sudah tercabut dari dunia ini?" seru Tar Man
"Apakah alam telah sakit parah?"

Apa jadinya jika anda ingin mengubah sebuah sejarah?
Apakah masa depan akan menjadi lebih baik dan seperti yang ada harapkan, atau malah menjadi lebih buruk?

Lord Luxon terobsesi dengan kemungkinan ia mampu mengubah sejarah. Dengan mesin waktu yang dikuasainya, Lord Luxon hidup dengan sangat mewah dan diterima dipergaulan kalangan atas. Ia membawa barang-barang yang ada dijamannya untuk dijual dim
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Nathan
The Time Quake starts when Lord Luxon goes to modern New York and loves it. He meets an American historian who innocently tells him how to best sabotage the Revolutionary War. In europe, Anjali helps Tom recover. In 1763, Gideon refuses to accept that he and the Tar Man are brothers! He fights with the Tar Man. The first time quake happens, because time is being messed up. Then, the party storms the Tar Man's house. Gideon finally accepts that the Tar Man and he are brothers. The Tar Man injures ...more
Erica
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Miss Clark
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Laila Knudsen
Lommetyven Gideon og Tjæremanden udkom begge på dansk tilbage i 2008 – og det er ved at være længe siden, når nu tredie og sidste del i Tidsrejsen er på gaden. Det kan godt være lidt af et problem i starten, for der er en del personer i Lord Luxon, og de befinder sig mange forskellige steder i tid og rum. Det er med andre ord pinedød nødvendigt at læse serien fra starten af.

Kate og Peter er blevet sendt tilbage i tiden på grund af det, der skulle have været en antityngdemaskine. Der er de blevet
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Greta
First off, there was so much time in between my reading of the second book and this one, that I couldn't remember everything that had previously happened. I should have re-read book 2 just prior to reading the third one. Now, having said that, I did find myself struggling to focus throughout this book. Things kept jumping around in it and there were "time warps" or jumps of train of thought, or glitches in the writing so things were unclear to me, the reader. At least that is my opinion. Maybe I ...more
Anne Freya
Spoiler ending cerita, bagi yg tdk ingin keasyikan membacanya rusak gara-gara iseng klik "view spoiler", jangan baca spoiler. :)

Fiuh... Trilogi yg satu ini akhirnya berhasil ditamatkan setelah ditunda-tunda bacanya selama bertahun-tahun. Aku tdk begitu suka dgn ending-nya, soalnya (view spoiler)
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Ben
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Kristopher Snyder
The book Time Quake is an okay book.It was a really good book in the beginning but when it got to the middle of the book it all went down hill from there.It just didn't make since.It was on one topic and then it went to another when it didn't even tell you what the new topic is,which is annoying if you know what I mean.It talks about the Tar man which they don't even reveal who he is until the end which is a little aggravating.Parsons is kind of a weird person because the author dosen't descibe ...more
Sarah
Nov 08, 2010 Sarah rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: grades 5-8
Recommended to Sarah by: series
The Time Quake is the third and final book of the Gideon Trilogy, and I'm so sad that it's over. I enjoyed this series so much and I'm shocked that it wasn't more popular with the kids.

I was lucky to get my hands on the audio book version; I ended up having to request it from another library in this state. It's so good to listen to and was totally worth it!

Admittedly, this was my least favorite of the three books, only because the reader not only follows Peter and Kate, but also Lord Luxon, the
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Elizabeth
While this book contains some truly extraordinary ideas and scenes, I found it to be a somewhat disappointing conclusion to an otherwise strong trilogy. Peter and Kate are still stuck in the 18th century, and while the Tar Man is still a major threat to their health and eventual return to the 21st century, it is Lord Luxon who serves as the super-villain this time around.

Buckley-Archer has developed a more sophisticated take on time travel in this installment, exploring both its physical and eth
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Beth
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Worthreading
This was a great ending to the Time Travelers Trilogy. We learn what happens to Peter, Kate, Gideon, and the Tar Man, and how they stop the time quakes. The reasoning behind the time travel between the 21st and 18th centuries was somewhat confusing to me, but I have found that the best explanations of time travel often leave me a little confused. The character development had improved since the first book, and I felt more for the characters from both centuries. Linda Buckley-Archer even made me ...more
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Linda Buckley-Archer was born in Sussex and spent much of her childhood in rural Staffordshire, before settling in London, where she now lives with her husband and two children.

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
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Other Books in the Series

The Gideon Trilogy (3 books)
  • Gideon the Cutpurse (The Gideon Trilogy, #1)
  • The Time Thief (The Gideon Trilogy, #2)
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