A Mutiny in Time (Infinity Ring, Book 1)

A Mutiny in Time (Infinity Ring, Book 1)

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by James Dashner
     
 

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The publishers of Spirit Animals and The 39 Clues unite with the author of The Maze Runner for a rip-roaring adventure series.

Time travel is real... and it's our only hope! When best friends Dak and Sera are recruited by the secret society of Hystorians, they learn that nothing in their world is as it should be. Now it's up to them and

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The publishers of Spirit Animals and The 39 Clues unite with the author of The Maze Runner for a rip-roaring adventure series.

Time travel is real... and it's our only hope! When best friends Dak and Sera are recruited by the secret society of Hystorians, they learn that nothing in their world is as it should be. Now it's up to them and their new ally, Riq, to visit the past and fix the Great Breaks in history. Their first stop: Spain, 1492, where a sailor named Christopher Columbus is about to be thrown overboard in a deadly mutiny.

"Tight plotting, snappy dialogue... the story moves at a breathless pace." -- Rick Riordan, bestselling author of Percy Jackson & the Olympians

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Editorial Reviews

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Praise for Infinity Ring #1: A Mutiny in Time:

"Tight plotting, snappy dialogue... the story moves at a breathless pace.” -- Rick Riordan, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Percy Jackson & the Olympians

"'History is broken, and we need your help to fix it.' What kid could turn down an invitation like that?... It's a quick, straightforward adventure with a successful mix of action, adventure, and historical substance." -- Publishers Weekly

"Save a place on your shelves for this fast-paced and fun series about historical time travel." -- Voice of Youth Advocates

Praise for Infinity Ring #2: Divide and Conquer:

"Many history-loving kids will be sucked in, while others will be hooked by the accompanying full-color poster-map... and corresponding online game." -- Booklist

Praise for Infinity Ring #3: The Trap Door:

"Three novels into the series, the Infinity Ring pulls off a shocking twist. This book earns the year's strangest compliment: It doesn't read like a time-travel story. It has all the usual tropes: impossible technology, split-second escapes, glimpses of the future. There's even an inventive variation on the grandfather paradox. But in its best scenes, it reads like a historical novel." -- Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Infinity Ring #4: Curse of the Ancients:

"Fans of the series will already be hooked, but even more skeptical readers may be a little curious what happens next." -- Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545900164
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/2015
Series:
Infinity Ring Series, #1
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
123,319
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


James Dashner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Maze Runner series and The Eye of Minds. Born and raised in Georgia, he now lives with his family in the Rocky Mountains. Learn more at his website, www.jamesdashner.com.

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A Mutiny in Time 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 106 reviews.
This_Kid_Reviews_Books More than 1 year ago
Dak Smyth and Sera Froste had no idea what would happen to them when Sera fixed Dak’s parent’s invention, the Infinity Ring. The Infinity Ring allows someone to travel back in time with anyone touching them. The Historians (a group of people who try to change the things that went wrong in the past) find out about the Infinity Ring and bring Dak and Sera to their HQ. When the SQ (the evil government controlling the US and maybe other countries) find out, they attack the Historian base. Two of the leaders tells Riq, a juvenile Historian agent, to go with Dak and Sera on their adventures. The kids go to Spain, 1492, where the Amancio brothers were about to set sail to find the quickest route to India but find America instead (according to the history they know). The kids arrive just in time to stop a mutiny aboard the ship. It turns out that the Amancio brothers were trying to overthrow some guy named Columbus (who was kind of a mean guy) and take over his three ships (you can guess what the ships are named ;) ). Will the kids save history? This is an AWESOME first book to the new series! Like The 39 Clues series, each of the books in this series is written by a different author but the new series is very different from The 39 Clues. The Infinity Ring is set in a dystopian world where the main characters (three kids) have to travel in time to fix whatever is wrong with history. I LOVED ”A Mutiny in TIme”! Mr. Dashner put a lot of action, adventure, and excitement in he book! I really liked how Mr. Dashner wrote a lot of humor and sarcasm in the dialogue of the characters. The main characters are Riq, Dak and Sera. Riq was just cool. He was fluent in 16 languages (which is cool). Dak is the “history” expert, which I think will come in handy. Sera is pretty scientific. I like scientists. I like the format of the series (much like The 39 Clues) where a different author writes each book. I think it’s cool to read how each author changes he story a little. I also like how these stories involve time-travel and history. I recommend this book to kids 9+ and young advanced readers.
booksatruestory More than 1 year ago
A Mutiny in Time is a story about 3 kids who travel back in time to fix history before the world ends. I liked the twist in this story that unlike traditional time-travel stories, they are supposed to change things. The historic details that aren’t accurate amused me. I think a lot of kids would be clever enough to know whose faces should really be on Mount Rushmore. It would have been fun to see and learn more history (I mean besides the random facts that came out of Dak). The characters and their quirks made me chuckle. One thing I didn’t get was why the villain wanted to destroy the world?? Her motivations weren’t really clear to me, but I’m hoping that we’ll find out more about the bad guys (aka the SQ) and their motivations later on in the series. Wanting power for power’s sake does not make interesting villains. Other than that, the author did a good job with playing with your expectations a little with a nice action-filled plot. The story was a lot of fun, adventurous, and didn’t feel predictable. Game Review One of the really fun things about this book is the online game component. The book comes with a map that has clues to help with the game. It also had a lot of cool facts from history presented in a nice way. The game was simple, fun, and full of puzzles and mini-missions. I did find the wagon mini-mission to be very finnicky and a little tedious, but I enjoyed the game overall and played it over a few days. Just FYI – the game is an app as well as on the Internet, but they don’t sync up. Meaning however far you get on one doesn’t transfer over to the other. But otherwise the game is exactly the same whether you play it on your phone or the internet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I stayed up till 1:00 in the morning reading this book sooooooooooooo good so awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If youike history mixed in with comedy you will like this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i am 17 and i found the book just ok. the humor in it is really well done, plot is ok. the story is really quick compared to what i am used to but its ment for ayounger audince. over all it was well done. it made me laugh allot and a nice book that i would share with anyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really like the series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
GREAT BOOK AND THE series is amazing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was filled with lofs of action and suprises. I highley recomend it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this was a creative story about some things in history just don't happen as we learned in text books. it is a great read for youth, as it is very easy to read and understand. the discussion of time travel and changing the past can be very difficult in terms of the theoretical aspects of it, but was not discussed in depth, easing the flow of the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Facts: Dak- boy; Sera's best friend; loves history and... cheese Sera- girl; Dak's best friend; loves science and being in charge Riq- boy; Hystorian; translator; loves languages and being right
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very cool
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it! This book was awsome and very similar to the 39 clues series. I will recommend this book to anyone!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best book ever. I love this book.
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I love it
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I thought that the story was good although it was too expensive. I bought the first book and read it. When i went to go find the second book i realized that in order for anything to make sense you have to play the video game. I found this fact more than a little bit silly. If you are willing to play the video game (i wasn't) i would suggest buying the series. If not, i wouldn't even start.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its sorta slow in the beginning. Picks up later in the book... not very interesting to me, personally. Very well written, though.
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Every one should read this book :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)
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