Untimed by Andy Gavin

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Untimed is an action-packed time travel novel by Andy Gavin, author of The Darkening Dream and creator of Crash Bandicoot and Jak & Daxter.

Charlie's the kind of boy that no one notices. Hell, his own mother can't remember his name. So when a mysterious clockwork man tries to kill him in modern day Philadelphia, and they tumble through a hole into 1725 London, Charlie realizes even the laws of time don't take him seriously. Still, this isn't all bad. Who needs school when you can learn about history first hand, like from Ben Franklin himself. And there's this girl... Yvaine... another time traveler. All good. Except for the rules: boys only travel into the past and girls only into the future. And the baggage: Yvaine's got a baby boy and more than her share of ex-boyfriends. Still, even if they screw up history -- like accidentally let the founding father be killed -- they can just time travel and fix it, right? But the future they return to is nothing like Charlie remembers. To set things right, he and his scrappy new girlfriend will have to race across the centuries, battling murderous machines from the future, jealous lovers, reluctant parents, and time itself.

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"A twisty-turny, swashbuckling adventure through time and history. I can't wait for the next book in the series!." -- R.J. Cavender

"What a super-engaging and exciting time travel romp!" -- Bookish Whimsy

"Like science class in Las Vegas!" -- Fantasy Literature

"Highly recommended to anyone who appreciates a well-written, suspenseful tale packed with colorful characters, witty dialogue, and interesting and well-researched settings." -- Amazon reviewer
 

About Andy Gavin

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Published November 12, 2013 by Mascherato Publishing. 344 pages
Genres: History, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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As Charlie learns more about himself and other travelers, whom he distinguishes easily because they are more in focus, he better understands how he can manipulate time to save the country he loves, the history he believes is right and himself.

Dec 20 2012 | Read Full Review of Untimed

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Fifteen-year-old Charlie, so forgettable that his own mother can't remember his name, is inadvertently thrown back in time when he enters a portal created by a strange clockwork man Stranded in 1725 London, Charlie joins a gang of urchins, meets lively fellow time traveler Yvaine, and accidentall...

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Take a trip through time in an effort to undo the damage wrought by those who want a different future.

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Gavin has given us a fun and energetic romp through time, littered with history, unforgettable characters and charm.

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The Tick-Tock men are dangerous to those like them, and as they escape through time, they set off a chain of events that threaten the ruin of the world as they know it.

Feb 10 2013 | Read Full Review of Untimed

Fantasy Literature

As you expect, Charlie’s first time leap wreaks catastrophic changes on his “present,” requiring him to go back in time and try to correct things, even though his dad argues with him that they are not supposed to.

Jan 01 2013 | Read Full Review of Untimed

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