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Nick of Time: An Adventure Through Timeby Ted Bell
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In the grand tradition of epic novels like Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island comes a wondrous tale of time travel, adventure, and riches, in which twelve-year-old Nick McIver sets out to become "the hero of his own life."
The setting is England, 1939, on the eve of war. Nick and his younger sister, Kate, live in a lighthouse on the smallest of the Channel Islands. Nick and Kate come to the aid of their father who is engaged in a desperate war of espionage with German U-boat wolf packs that are circling the islands. The information they provide to Winston Churchill is vital as he tries to warn England of the imminent Nazi invasion.
One day Nick discovers an old sea chest, left for him by his ancestor, Captain Nicholas McIver of the Royal Navy. Inside, he finds a time machine and a desperate plea for help from the captain. He uses the machine to return to the year 1805. Captain McIver and, indeed, Admiral Nelson's entire fleet are threatened by the treachery of the French and the mutinous Captain Billy Blood. Nick must reach deep inside, using his wits, courage, and daring to rescue the imperiled British sailors.
His sister, Kate, meanwhile, has enlisted the aid of two of England's most brilliant "scientific detectives," Lord Hawke and Commander Hobbes, to thwart the invading Nazis. She and Nick must face England's underwater enemies, a challenge made all the more difficult when they discover the existence of Germany's supersecret submarine.
In this striking adventure for readers of all ages, Nick must fight ruthless enemies across two different centuries, on land and sea, to help defeat those determined to destroy his home and his family.
"Nick of Time is a blast — the best of Robert Louis Stevenson, Horatio Hornblower, and Harry Potter. The kid in me loved it, and so did the adult." James Patterson, New York Times bestselling author of the Maximum Ride series
"A brilliant adventure, hidden within a rolling saga, tucked inside an intriguing mystery. That's Nick of Time, Ted Bell proves that he's the master of swashbuckling for both young and old." Steve Berry, author of The Venetian Betrayal
"Wow! Some books sweep you away. Nick of Time/i> amazed me, dazzled me, and swept my imagination off to sea....I've been craving an adventure story with a good mystery and this arrived in the nick of time to rescue me." Diane Chen, School Library Journal
This epic adventure is the story Nick McIver, a lad who sets out to become the hero of his own life. Nick returns to the year 1805, via a time machine, and helps save Captain McIver and, indeed, the Admiral's entire fleet from the treachery of the French and the mutinous Captain Billy Blood.
In the tradition of "Treasure Island, Nick of Time" is an epic adventure starring a young lad named Nick McIver, who uses a time machine to rescue two children taken prisoner by pirates. Along the way, Nick changes the course of events in two time periods. Illustrations.
An epic adventure story starring young Nick McIver, who uses a time machine to rescue two young children taken prisoner by pirates.
In the celebrated tradition of grand adventure tales going back to Robert Louis Stevensons Treasure Island, this is an epic adventure story about a boy who changes the course of history with his courageous feats of derring-do.
The setting is England, 1939, on the eve of war. Nick and his sister, Kate, begin gathering vital information for Winston Churchill as he tries to warn England of the imminent Nazi invasion. But the Nazis become the least of Nicks problems after he discovers a time machine hidden in a cove. Unfortunately, the evil pirate Captain Billy Blood, who travels through time capturing little children and holding them for ransom, will stop at nothing to possess the priceless machine. With the help of Lord Hawke, whose children have been taken by Blood, Nick must fight the ruthless pirate on land and sea in two different centuries in a desperate attempt to save his home and his family from being utterly destroyed.
Ted Bells NICK OF TIME is an epic adventure story starring young Nick McIver, who uses a time machine to rescue two young children taken prisoner by pirates. Along the way, with courageous feats of derring-do, not to mention his resourcefulness, our young hero—“the most reliable boy in England”—changes the course of events in two time periods, the Napoleonic Wars and World War II.
About the Author
Ted Bell is the former Vice-Chairman of the Board and World-Wide Creative Director of Young & Rubicam, one of the world's largest advertising agencies. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Hawke, Assassin, Pirate, Spy, and Tsar. This is his first novel for young adults.
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