Saturday, July 13, 2013

Review - The Time Hunters by Carl Ashmore

Becky is a typical thirteen year old girl. She likes Facebook, gossiping and plenty of sleep. So when she and her brother Joe are invited to stay with their 'loony' Uncle Percy at his stately home, the mysterious Bowen Hall, she thinks it’ll be the worst summer ever. What she doesn't realise is that Bowen Hall is also home to a baby Triceratops, two Sabre-tooth tigers and the mythic hero, Will Scarlet... 'The Time Hunters' is a thrilling adventure that takes Becky, Joe, Uncle Percy and Will on a quest through time to find the legendary Golden Fleece. The Clock is ticking....

Review by: Scott

4 stars

The Time Hunters by Carl Ashmore is a YA time travel tale.  Becky and Joe are two kids who are spending their holiday with their Uncle Percy.  They haven't seen or had anything to do with him for years since he and their dead father had an argument.  Becky of course is expects the worst from living with a strange Uncle who is supposed to be an inventor and is known to be a bit eccentric.  Joe has less reservations and is actually a bit excited.

Neither of the two could ever expect the amazing things that they will encounter with their Uncle.  There are a lot of parts of this book that are a lot of fun.  I really enjoyed the strange twists that some popular characters ended up taking.  Jason and the Argonauts had an especially amusing twist.  Will was another great character and I was happy to see that he had a significant role in the story.  Carl also wrote a compelling plot that has me interested in seeing where the rest of the series goes.

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