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Timecrack
by William Long

Overview


An exciting sci-fi/fantasy adventure about two young brothers who are sucked into a timecrack, a gateway through time into another universe where they search for their missing parents, who were also taken by a timecrack. They encounter a host of amazing characters - enemies as well as friends - during their journey.

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Description


Timecracks act as portals to other dimensions. They have existed since the creation of time and the multiverse, and when one arrives during a storm at the newly discovered pyramid site in the Yucatan jungle, it's the beginning of a nightmare journey into another world for archaeologist, Malcolm Kinross and his wife, Lucy.

When another timecrack strikes the secretive energy complex, the Facility in New Mexico, their sons, Archie and Richard, along with their tutor, Marjorie, and uncle, Professor John Strawbridge, find themselves thrust into the same world of New Arrivals, ancient warring tribes and deadly enemies.

Richard is endowed with the ability to 'see' beyond his own world. Can he help Archie to find their parents, and find a way to escape the rebel Arnaks and return to their own world?



‘Timecrack is one of those entertaining books that pulls you out of the monotony of day to day life, and thrusts you upon a whole new world. In this first book in his series, we join the Kinross family in a beautiful, humourous, thrilling adventure when a portal opens up and pulls them through to a fantastic new world.’  Michael DeAngelo   Tellest.com

 

‘William Long's Timecrack is a good old-fashioned science fiction romp in the true spirit of the father of the genre, H.G. Wells. This dizzying Boy's-Own escapade through the wormholes of time and space will have you gripped right to the last with its fantastical vistas of new exotic worlds and ancient civilisations.’  M. McCullough   Daily Mirror

 

'A rollercoaster Sci-fi adventure that flings the reader headlong into other worlds that are all the more unnerving because they blend the fantastic with the familiar. You catch yourself thinking –somewhere in our past or our future this might actually be happening. A novel that awakens the young-adventurer in all of us.'  Karen Maitland   Bestselling Author

 

‘Really exciting and absorbing …’ Paloma Fraile   Film Producer

 

‘I managed to pick up a copy of the first of the Timecrack Adventures. I’ve not read sci-fi since I was a young man and must say the first 60 pages have proved intriguing. My wife has complained because the bedside light is staying on …’ Maurice Neill   Author and Journalist

 

Timecrack is a sci-fi fantasy adventure story aimed at the young adult market – and older kids!’ Holywood Advertiser

 

Copies of the books have been deposited at The National Library of Ireland in Dublin

 

 

 


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About the author


William Long was born in Belfast, N.Ireland. He later emigrated to Canada and America. He returned to N.Ireland to pursue a long and varied career in sales and marketing, which included running his own business designing and producing branded goods for a number of high-profile companies as well as smaller organisations. He later retired and devoted several years to a men's hostel for the homeless in Belfast.

When diagnosed with prostate cancer he wrote the story of his experience, and along with a selection of Irish short stories, published them as a collection in 'An Unexpected Diagnosis'.

He has journeyed extensively gathering ideas for his books, and now concentrates on writing and travelling. 'Timecrack' is the first of a series of sci-fi/fantasy novels, 'The Timecrack Adventures', about two young brothers, Archie and Richard Kinross, and their adventures through time and the multiverse.

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Book details

Genre:JUVENILE FICTION

Subgenre:Science Fiction

Language:English

Series title:The Timecrack Adventures

Series Number:1

Pages:372

Format:Paperback

eBook ISBN:9781543971217

Paperback ISBN:9781543971200


Overview


An exciting sci-fi/fantasy adventure about two young brothers who are sucked into a timecrack, a gateway through time into another universe where they search for their missing parents, who were also taken by a timecrack. They encounter a host of amazing characters - enemies as well as friends - during their journey.

Read more

Description


Timecracks act as portals to other dimensions. They have existed since the creation of time and the multiverse, and when one arrives during a storm at the newly discovered pyramid site in the Yucatan jungle, it's the beginning of a nightmare journey into another world for archaeologist, Malcolm Kinross and his wife, Lucy.

When another timecrack strikes the secretive energy complex, the Facility in New Mexico, their sons, Archie and Richard, along with their tutor, Marjorie, and uncle, Professor John Strawbridge, find themselves thrust into the same world of New Arrivals, ancient warring tribes and deadly enemies.

Richard is endowed with the ability to 'see' beyond his own world. Can he help Archie to find their parents, and find a way to escape the rebel Arnaks and return to their own world?



‘Timecrack is one of those entertaining books that pulls you out of the monotony of day to day life, and thrusts you upon a whole new world. In this first book in his series, we join the Kinross family in a beautiful, humourous, thrilling adventure when a portal opens up and pulls them through to a fantastic new world.’  Michael DeAngelo   Tellest.com

 

‘William Long's Timecrack is a good old-fashioned science fiction romp in the true spirit of the father of the genre, H.G. Wells. This dizzying Boy's-Own escapade through the wormholes of time and space will have you gripped right to the last with its fantastical vistas of new exotic worlds and ancient civilisations.’  M. McCullough   Daily Mirror

 

'A rollercoaster Sci-fi adventure that flings the reader headlong into other worlds that are all the more unnerving because they blend the fantastic with the familiar. You catch yourself thinking –somewhere in our past or our future this might actually be happening. A novel that awakens the young-adventurer in all of us.'  Karen Maitland   Bestselling Author

 

‘Really exciting and absorbing …’ Paloma Fraile   Film Producer

 

‘I managed to pick up a copy of the first of the Timecrack Adventures. I’ve not read sci-fi since I was a young man and must say the first 60 pages have proved intriguing. My wife has complained because the bedside light is staying on …’ Maurice Neill   Author and Journalist

 

Timecrack is a sci-fi fantasy adventure story aimed at the young adult market – and older kids!’ Holywood Advertiser

 

Copies of the books have been deposited at The National Library of Ireland in Dublin

 

 

 


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About the author


William Long was born in Belfast, N.Ireland. He later emigrated to Canada and America. He returned to N.Ireland to pursue a long and varied career in sales and marketing, which included running his own business designing and producing branded goods for a number of high-profile companies as well as smaller organisations. He later retired and devoted several years to a men's hostel for the homeless in Belfast.

When diagnosed with prostate cancer he wrote the story of his experience, and along with a selection of Irish short stories, published them as a collection in 'An Unexpected Diagnosis'.

He has journeyed extensively gathering ideas for his books, and now concentrates on writing and travelling. 'Timecrack' is the first of a series of sci-fi/fantasy novels, 'The Timecrack Adventures', about two young brothers, Archie and Richard Kinross, and their adventures through time and the multiverse.

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