Doctor Who meets Guardians of the Galaxy in this thrilling sci-fi novel with a historical twist by acclaimed author Ryan Graudin, perfect for fans of Passenger and Illuminae.
Farway Gaius McCarthy was born outside of time. The son of a time-traveling Recorder from 2354 A.D. and a gladiator living in Rome in 95 A.D., Far's birth defies the laws of nature. Exploring history is all Far has ever wanted, but this future seems shattered when he fails his final time-traveling exam. Kicked out of the program with few prospects, Far takes a position commandeering a ship with his own team 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. She contains knowledge that will bring Far’s very existence into question. Far and his team must race against time and through it to discover the truth: history is not as steady as it seems.
In this heart-stopping adventure, Ryan Graudin has created a fast-paced world that defies time and space.
Coming September 26, 2017 from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.
Praise For Invictus
"Snarky banter, a clever setup, and a diverse and well-drawn cast elevate this rollicking, bombshell-laden adventure...Graudin's intricate worldbuilding brings the distant past and far future to vivid life. Readers who like their science fiction shot through with humor will be enthralled."―Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"The story is well paced, and...deals with issues of trust, romance, and duty. This would be an excellent addition to most high school collections."―VOYA (starred review)
"Graudin depicts the futuristic, high-tech world (2371 C.E.) and the fulsome and frenzied historical settings with equal richness, and her theory and mechanics of time traveling are remarkably coherent [...] A madcap, vivid time-travel tale with a strong ensemble, both indebted and cheekily alluding to Doctor Who and Firefly." - KIRKUS
"The characters are all well developed and compelling...its satisfying ending hits all the right notes. An appealing sci-fi romp."―SLJ
"Gladiators, historians, engineers, smugglers, relics, suspense, love, and time travel merge in a story that will enthrall readers." -School Library Connection
"Graudin weaves the past and future seamlessly together into an epic canvas spanning generations. An incredibly intricate, brilliantly paced, masterfully written journey."―Marie Lu, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Young Elites
"I've loved all of Ryan Graudin's books, but I love this one the most. Time-traveling thieves skipping through history! Mind-bending in the best way."―Laini Taylor, New York Times bestselling author of Daughter of Smoke and Bone and Strange the Dreamer
"If the crew from Firefly somehow wound up as teenagers on the TARDIS and had to solve a Fringe-type mystery before time literally disappeared, you'd have something like Invictus."―Beth Revis, New York Times bestselling author of the Across the Universe series and A World Without You
"A nonstop thrill ride from start to finish--I raced through Invictus at top speed! With this book, Ryan Graudin proves she can conquer any genre she turns her hand to. Fun, cheeky, high-stakes, and totally immersive, this story is wildly imaginative and brilliantly original. Jump on board without hesitation: You'll love Invictus."―Amie Kaufman, New York Times bestselling author of the Illuminae Files
"Invictus gripped my heart. Graudin's achingly beautiful prose and thoughtful exploration of time, history, and identity create a stunning story. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough, and yet I wanted to savor each decadent sentence. Readers be warned, you'll want to stop time to live in this tale." ―Roshani Chokshi, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Star-Touched Queen