Lost in Cydonia (A Timebenders Novel) [NOOK Book]




When the battered old Volkswagen called Timebender lands them on Mars, they find not merely a dead world of craters and red sands, but a ...
See more details below
Lost in Cydonia (A Timebenders Novel)

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
BN.com price




When the battered old Volkswagen called Timebender lands them on Mars, they find not merely a dead world of craters and red sands, but a planet of mystery. Arriving in a region called Cydonia, the voyagers encounter the weird, Sphinx-like Face on Mars.

Who built the Face? Was it the strange golden-eyed, blue-skinned creatures known as Timelings, the guardians of the solar system? And what is the eerie connection between the Face on Mars and the evil and frightening Silver Dragon?

In this fourth high-velocity installment of the Timebender saga, the pug-faced bully Toby Brubaker is at it again—causing more trouble than ever before. His tampering with Timebender threatens the lives of his fellow voyagers—but a terrifying glimpse of his own future forces him to make a choice that will alter his future forever.

And Allie, feeling angry and hurt by her parents’ divorce, is confronted with a fateful decision. Will she yield to temptation? Will she seize the frightening power to control the people she loves? Her decision will shock you.

Meanwhile, Max and Grady are led by the Timelings back to the moment of Creation. They witness sights no other human beings have ever seen—and they discover the astonishing reason why the Universe exists.

Buckle up for the greatest thrill-ride of all eternity! Suspenseful, action-packed, mystifying, heart-warming—from beginning to end, "Lost in Cydonia" will send you hurtling farther into space and deeper into time than you’ve ever gone before!

Young readers love Timebenders: “The Timebenders books are so awesome! They really encourage me,” writes Chloe. And Ben writes, “I’ve read all the Timebenders books! My mom reads them to me at bedtime and I take them for independent reading at school.” And Elliott says, “The Timebenders books are great! Now I’m writing my own book about time travel!”

And parents love Timebenders: “My son has devoured the Timebenders books,” one dad writes. “They really entertain him. We hear him laughing out loud as he reads.” A mom writes, “Thank you for books that are both exciting and appropriate for young readers. As a mother of three and a lover of books, I’m thrilled with Timebenders!” Another mom writes, “My son spent most of his vacation reading Timebenders—the first time he’s read an entire book without skipping pages! His video games are all but forgotten.”
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016142708
  • Publisher: Greenbrier Book Company
  • Publication date: 12/24/2012
  • Series: Timebenders , #4
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,056,797
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • File size: 333 KB

Meet the Author

Jim Denney is a professional writer with more than 90 published books to his credit. He's been a science fiction fan almost all his life. "I was four or five," he recalls, "when I got hooked on a Saturday morning TV show called Space Patrol—about space cops rocketing from planet to planet, fighting villains and saving the galaxy.

"In the third grade I discovered A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle. I was wowed by ideas like four-dimensional tesseracts and characters like Mrs. Who, Mrs. Whatsit, and Mrs. Which. I loved the theme: 'God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise,' A lot of great fantasy is based on that theme, from The Lord of the Rings to Narnia to—ahem!—my Timebenders series."

Jim's writing career has introduced him to many fascinating people. "I'm a big Star Trek fan," he says, "so one of the great joys of my career was working with actress Grace Lee Whitney on her autobiography The Longest Trek. I've also written books with supermodel Kim Alexis, Orlando Magic co-founder Pat Williams, and two Super Bowl champions, quarterback Bob Griese and 'The Minister of Defense,' Reggie White.

Jim is a big kid at heart. "That's the key to writing for young readers," he says. "Stay young, have fun, never stop wondering. I enjoy poking around tidepools, going to the zoo, and yelling my lungs out on roller coasters. I've always wanted to go to Mars—someday, who knows?

"I wrote the Timebenders series to give young readers the same thrills I got from A Wrinkle in Time. I think of Battle before Time and its sequels as a thrill ride through time and space. Sure, there are deeper themes—courage and loyalty, faith and hope—but above all, I want the reader to enjoy the trip."

Jim is a member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. He has also written science fiction short stories for various publications, and has several brand-new Timebenders tales already on the drawing board.

Visit Jim's Timebenders blog at http://jimdenney.wordpress.com
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)