Thursday, September 21, 2017

SPECIAL GUEST POST: INVICTUS by Ryan Graudin


Today is the release day of this very stunning book and I have to say that this is on my favourite books of 2017, it's just hazes brilliant and I'm so excited that this book is out in the world today! I have also got a Twitter Giveaway for 3 signed copies so make sure you head over to my Twitter @nverjudgeabook ASAP! But before I share my post with you, here is a little more about INVICTUS.


Time flies when you're plundering history.

Farway Gaius McCarthy was born outside of time. The son of a time-traveling Recorder from 2354 AD and a gladiator living in Rome in 95 AD, Far's birth defies the laws of nature. Exploring history himself is all he's ever wanted, and after failing his final time-traveling exam, Far takes a position commanding a ship with a crew of his friends as part of a black market operation to steal valuables from the past.

But during a heist on the sinking Titanic, Far meets a mysterious girl who always seems to be one step ahead of him. Armed with knowledge that will bring Far's very existence into question, she will lead Far and his team on a race through time to discover a frightening truth: History is not as steady as it seems.
This book really resonated with, I felt I was part of the book, part of every time that Far and his crew visited, so I asked Ryan, her publishers, and people on Twitter this:

If you could travel back in time, anywhere and record it, be part of it, where and when would you go?

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Ryan Graudin
"If I could travel back in time, I would choose Paris in the 1920s. Not simply because of the dresses mind you, but because of the culture of arts that was blooming in the city in the wake of World War One. Many famous writers flocked to the city. I think it would be amazing to travel back and attend one of Gertrude Stein's salons, and party with the likes of Zelda Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway. (If you've ever seen the movie Midnight in Paris, that is what I want, with pretty flapper dresses.)"
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Naomi – Team BKMRK



"I’m terrible with dates, but my dream would be to travel back to a time when evening entertainment consisted of parlour music. I can think of nothing more delightful than finishing dinner and then adjourning to the parlour and playing/singing away the hours."




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Steph – Team BKMRK

"If I could travel back in time, I’d have to go to either the Georgian or Victorian period. I’d love to see what inspired some of my favourite classic writers; from the balls and romance of Jane Austen to the colourful characters and busy streets of Charles Dickens. I know it’s not all rosy in those eras, but the writing of these authors captures so many vivid moments including small female acts of rebellion to the raw passion of the poorer classes and I’d love to see what they saw."




Me (Emma)

"Ancient Egypt, 18th Dynasty. I knew straright away what I was going to say, it's not very exciting but it's something that I've always loved. The way of life, the worship of Gods and Goddesses and culture. I've always been fascinated with Ancient Egypt when I was little. I had all the books and I particular loved the Howard Carter and his find of the Pharaoh, Tutankhamun. Longs I'm not mummified in the process then we are all good. Ha."




I also asked on twitter and this is what you had to say:



Thank you to everyone who participated, especially Ryan and Team BKMRK. Don't forget to head over to my Twitter for a chance to win a signed copy of INVICTUS!

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely loved this book so I'm excited you have this post today! Thanks so much for sharing it!

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