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 . . .
Project Exodus - a mission to transport 300 Americans from 2070 to 54AD to overthrow the Roman Empire - has gone catastrophically wrong. Half have arrived seventeen years earlier, during the reign of Caligula.
Liam goes to investigate, but when Maddy and Sal attempt to flee a kill-squad sent to hunt down their field office, all of the TimeRiders become trapped in the Roman past.
Armed with knowledge of the future, Caligula is now more powerful than ever. But with the office unmanned - and under threat - how will the TimeRiders make it back to 2001 and put history right?
** Book five in the bestselling TimeRiders series by Alex Scarrow.
** Ancient Rome gets a time-travel makeover!
** TimeRiders (Book 1) won the Red House Book Award older readers category, and was Penguin UK's first ever number one on the iBooks Store.
TimeRiders:Gates of Rome
Who says these books are just for young people?
I'm an old git and I think every one of them has been brilliant. What I do find fascinating is that so does my twelve year old grandson!
These books cross generations.....
We can't wait for the next book.
You can't go wrong with the time riders Alex Scarrow has done better than the best in this book
Timeriders: Gates of Rome
My favourite of Alex Scarrows Time Riders series so far. A good mix of his usual vernacular and so very poetic and sensory writing. Characters really do have their own personalities and feelings. At points I wanted to shout out "No, Maddy won't like you saying that to her or Liam you're a muppet" or the like. The new characters whose life were bought into existence by Simon Scarrow live on, as they deserve. Also the cliff hanger at the end means I'm now starting the next in the series. I wish I could read faster.