Chaos Clock

By Gill Arbuthnott

Format: Paperback

Set in contemporary Edinburgh, 11-year-old David and Kate become embroiled in a battle between the Lords of Chaos and the Guardians of Time, to control time itself.

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Floris Books

Floris Books is an independent publishing company based in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 2016 Floris won the Saltire Society Scottish Publisher of the Year. Floris Books is the largest children's book publisher in Scotland and are well known for the Kelpies range of Scottish children's books. They also publish international children’s books and an extensive list of non-fiction books, including alternative education, agriculture, health, parenting and religion.

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"What do you mean, we are the keys?" Kate asked incredulously."From time to time, certain people are born whose fate it is to aid or thwart the attempts of Chaos to destroy time. You and David are two such people. Look."As he spoke, the room turned misty around them.Kate and David are eleven-years-old and best of friends, playing football and doing their museum project together. But in Edinburgh, where they live, time is coming unstuck and the past is breaking loose. Old Mr Flowerdew needs their help in the war between the Lords of Chaos and the Guardians of Time, centred around the mysterious Millennium Clock at the Royal Museum.Can Kate use her grandmother's golden necklace to restrain the power of Chaos, and will David be able to help the Guardians, even if it means losing his mother all over again?

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Additional Information

Format Paperback
Imprint Floris Books
Publication Date 25 Apr 2013
ISBN 9780863159831
Number of Pages 176

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'An unusual, enjoyable combination of fantasy thriller and psychological drama with a warmly satisfying ending.'-- Kathryn Ross, The Scotsman (Christmas Picks)'A dramatic read, well crafted, well sustained and imaginative.'-- Di Hope, Times Education Supplement Scotland'A most engaging fantasy novel. What might have been a straightforward tussle is enriched and complicated by the personal circumstances of the children... Dynamic and satisfying.'-- Lindsey Fraser, Sunday Herald'This time-slip novel is a great read: convincingly narrated with good characterisation, a plot full of mystery and suspense, and a palpable sense of history.'-- Booktrusted ('A challenging read, with finely-drawn characters... The first of a new series of 'Contemporary Kelpies', this novel is worthy of its famous predecessors.'-- Elizabeth Finlayson, School Librarian Journal'I thought this book was well-written ... the story is very well done. I would give it marks for originality.'-- Stuart, James Gillespie's High School, Teen Titles

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