Synopses & Reviews
Tim, Defender of the Earth
, is a rock-em, sock-em thriller filled with smoke, spectacle, and big-time adventure. Big Ben will fall Westminster Abbey will crumble London will never be the same.
TIM, aka Tyrannosaurus: Improved Model, is the product of a top-secret government military experiment, and he couldn't be more lovable. Sure, he's an enormous monster to most, but at heart he's just a big, awkward, thirteen-year-old who realizes he could be all that stands between the earth and total destruction. (Take that, Godzilla.)
Now TIM must form an unlikely alliance with fifteen-year-olds Chris and Anna in order to save humanity from the greatest threat it has ever known: Anna's father, the brilliant and demented Professor Mallahide, and his growing tide of vicious, all-consuming nanobots. Will TIM prevail and save the British Isles and the world from evil? We'll all have to hold hands, read, and believe in TIM, Defender of the Earth.
"This fun, action-driven, science fiction tale will be snapped up by restless boys who can never find books written just for them." Library Journal
"This is not quite up to M. T. Anderson's Whales on Stilts! for sheer zaniness, but it should draw and amuse the same audience." Booklist
"Reluctant readers will enjoy the fast pace of the book." VOYA
"Enthoven previously demonstrated his wild imagination in The Black Tattoo. Here there’s less horror and more humor, along with lots of action." KLIATT
"This fun, action-driven, science fiction tale will be snapped up by restless boys who can never find books written just for them." School Library Journal
About the Author
Sam Enthoven fulfilled his dream to become an internationally published author of fantastical action thrillers for young people with his rollicking 2006 debut The Black Tattoo.