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Chaos Clock

Gill Arbuthnott


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Range: Kelpies eBook 176 pages ISBN: 9780863159893 Publication date: 2nd May 2013
Genre: Fantasy Theme: Time Travel Ideal for ages: 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 Chaos series
Time is running out. The battle has just begun.

In Edinburgh, time is coming unstuck and the past is breaking loose. Best friends Kate and David are no ordinary kids. They are keys: powerful controllers of time.

The National Museum of Scotland's Millennium Clock is at the centre of a war between the evil Lords of Chaos and the Guardians of Time. Can David help the Guardians while Kate restrains the power of Chaos?


'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

Chaos Clock


Gill Arbuthnott was born and brought up in Edinburgh, but escaped briefly to study in St Andrews and Southampton. She couldn’t stay away, however, and now lives in Edinburgh with her family and Leonard the cat. When she’s not writing, she works as a biology…

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