Ancient Fire (Danger Boy Series #1) [NOOK Book]

Overview

In 2019 Eli Sands is a typical kid, spending most of his free time with his vidpad. So what's he doing in the middle of a burning city in ancient Egypt? Standing next to a highly evolved dinosaur from another planet? It all has to do with DARPA and the timesphere experiments.


Eli's mother has disappeared. Now he must save his world and family from a fatal disease that has slipped through time.

When twelve-year-old Eli becomes ...

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Ancient Fire (Danger Boy Series #1)

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Overview

In 2019 Eli Sands is a typical kid, spending most of his free time with his vidpad. So what's he doing in the middle of a burning city in ancient Egypt? Standing next to a highly evolved dinosaur from another planet? It all has to do with DARPA and the timesphere experiments.


Eli's mother has disappeared. Now he must save his world and family from a fatal disease that has slipped through time.

When twelve-year-old Eli becomes involved with the time travel experiments that the government pressures his parents to pursue, he travels to fifth-century Alexandria, Egypt, where he meets Thea, a scholar accused of sorcery, and Clyne, an extraterrestrial saurian who is working on a homework assignment.

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Editorial Reviews

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In episode one of the "Danger Boy" series, twelve-year-old Eli possesses the ability to travel back in time. His first accidental journey sees him as passenger in a spacecraft piloted by an adolescent dinosaur from another dimension attempting to complete a homework assignment. The mismatched pair lands in fifth-century Alexandria, Greece, where they meet a young librarian determined to save what she can during the great fire. Both of Eli's parents work as research scientists interested in the study of time and space. When an experiment goes awry, his mother vanishes into thin air. Strange things are happening with respect to time. Airplanes are making two-hour flights in fifteen-minutes, and his mother appears in a newspaper article published in 1937. Under the pressure of Mr. Howe, a federal employee assigned to the top secret Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Eli returns to Alexandria to see what he can learn about a mysterious disease, the slow pox that has been showing up in 2019. In this first Candlewick Press edition, Williams' story offers an escapade that weaves history and fantasy into the world of potentially real science. The novel takes on several issues—from lost parent to ancient history to alternate dimensions to disease. Although the resulting plot line is at times a bit too complex and implausible, readers should be able to suspend belief enough to go along for the ride. 2004, Candlewick, Ages 10 to 15.
—Wendy Glenn, Ph.D.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011537721
  • Publisher: Andrea Brown Literary Agency
  • Publication date: 8/29/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 75,565
  • File size: 349 KB

Meet the Author

Mark London Williams lives in Los Angeles, where he writes articles, comics, plays, and Danger Boy books, and continues to draw inspiration from his two young sons and one old dog. In fact, when his oldest son was a toddler — long before he played his first video game — he ran down the hall one afternoon shouting, "I’m a Danger Boy!" and then quickly added something about dinosaurs. Mark London Williams has been thanking him for that inspiration ever since.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2013

    Amazing-BellaPanda

    Amazing

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2013

    recommend!!! Jmm44

    Even tho this is a pretty "far-fetched" story it kept my interest throughout wondering & hoping for what was going to happen next!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2013

    Good

    A bit confusine but

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2012

    Huh. That was funny.

    At first, i thought that this was a diffrent book because it had 'danger boy' in it.

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2012

    I really liked this book

    It was super

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2012

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    Cute

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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