Invictus

Publisher: Orion

Farway Gaius McCarthy was born in the future, in the past and out of time. In a world where time travel is a possible career, he has a bright future (and past) in front of him. He doesn’t just want it, he needs it, because his mother vanished on the time travelling ship Ab Eterno, and he wants to find her more than anything.

So when an inexplicable glitch in his final examination ends his hopes at a single stroke, he has no choice but to take up the less-than-legal offer of captaining the Invictus through time and space. What he doesn’t realise is that the glitch was planned. Someone is playing him – someone who is a lot closer to him than he could ever have imagined. What is at stake is more than his career, more than his mother, and even more than his life.

Graudin weaves an exciting plot where time travel is just the beginning. Her characters are spunky, smart-mouthed, tormented, emotionally yearning and contemporary. It’s Firefly meets Assassin’s Creed, but Graudin has a way with words that gives the book depth and makes it more than just an enjoyable page-turner.

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