The Rebel of Time (Paperback)

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The Rebel of Time (Paperback)

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Doran West can travel through the ages. But so can his enemies...

Welcome to the one-street village of Linntean in the Scottish Highlands. It’s great for tourists, less so for local teenager Doran West. He and his best friend Zander crave a change of scenery, some excitement. What they have in mind is a weekend away to the nearest city. Fate has a little more in store.

An accident while fleeing school bullies leads Doran to an extraordinary discovery: he can travel in time. What’s more, he isn’t alone. There are others who share his gifts, hiding in plain sight and tied to a shadowy organization called the Eternalisium. With Zander in tow, he embarks on a terrifying odyssey through the ages, risking death on the gallows and battlefield, contending with ruthless enemies from the future and learning more than he’d like about his own adult self.

Mind-bending, thrilling and funny, The Rebel of Time bounces from Robert the Bruce’s Bannockburn to Leonardo Da Vinci’s Tuscany, with stops in Hollywood and the First World War trenches, in a spellbinding adventure from a masterful new storyteller.
Craig Andrew Mooney is a Scottish actor, writer and producer. He appeared in the 2019 short film Hideous, which gathered multiple nominations and wins at film festivals, including a Best Male Performance win for himself. Other notable credits include ITV’s Belgravia and the neo-noir gangster film Mortem. He was also cast in Mile Away Films’ The Difference Between Us, later joining the production team as a writer, and is now Mile Away’s development producer. The Rebel of Time is his first novel.
Product Details ISBN: 9781785633423
ISBN-10: 1785633422
Publisher: Lightning Books
Publication Date: August 17th, 2023
Pages: 368
Language: English
"With rich writing and plenty of wit, The Rebel of Time expertly weaves Scottish history into a thrilling time-travel adventure."—Sophie Cameron, Author of Out of the Blue and Last Bus to Neverland

"With magical mysteries, secret societies and a wise-cracking best mate, The Rebel of Time is an exhilarating adventure through time and space. A rich world with relatable characters. I devoured this novel." —Claire McFall, award-winning author of Ferryman

"An ambitious and inventive romp through time, rich in themes of friendship, family and forging your own destiny."—Darren Simpson, author of Scavengers

"An exciting, funny YA fantasy adventure with witty, relatable characters. My favourite elements were the focus on male friendships, the character of Zander and the way the author cleverly weaves elements of Pictish legend into the story. A wonderful read from a fabulous debut author."—‍Lindsay Littleson, award-winning author of The Titanic Detective Agency

"This opening volume lays the groundwork for what I believe will be one of Scotland’s great fantasy series. Craig Andrew Mooney is a formidable storyteller and The Rebel of Time is easily one of the best books I’ve read this year."—Kenny Boyle, author of The Tick and the Tock of the Crocodile Clock

"A modern, fantastical adventure through time."—Pierre Novellie, award-winning comedian and writer

"A pacy Pictish/Celtic-inspired fantasy adventure story full of dangers and intrigue, with a strong, touching and enduring friendship at its core."—Janis Mackay, author of The Accidental Time-Traveller

"A wonderful debut novel. This writer is one to watch."—Kevin McLeod, author of The Viking’s Apprentice series

"A compelling and unusual twist on the coming-of-age story with a rare focus on positive male friendships."—Alan Bissett, author of Boyracers