Invictus (Hardcover)

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All Farway wanted to do was explore history.  In 2354, this is possible.  But as Farway goes further and further back, he learns that he is not part of his current time nor of one long ago, and this makes him an anomaly that could change all history. Sometimes it’s nice to read a stand alone and not have to be committed to a series. This is one great stand alone.  I really like Graudins writing. Available in audiobook.

I also enjoyed the Walled City.

-Recommended by Chris

— From September Staff Picks for All Readers


A heart-stopping adventure that defies time and space--New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu calls it "an incredibly intricate, brilliantly paced, masterfully written journey."
Farway Gaius McCarthy was born outside of time. The son of a time traveler from 2354 AD and a gladiator living in ancient Rome, Far's very existence defies the laws of nature. All he's ever wanted was to explore history for himself, but after failing his entrance exam into the government program, Far will have to settle for a position on the black market-captaining a time-traveling crew to steal valuables from the past.
During a routine heist on the sinking Titanic, Far meets a mysterious girl named Eliot who always seems to be one step ahead of him. Eliot has secrets-big ones-that will affect Far's life from beginning to end. Armed with the knowledge that history is not as steady as it seems, she will lead Far and his team on a race through time to set things right before the clock runs out.

About the Author

Ryan Graudin was born in Charleston, SC with a severe case of wanderlust. When she's not traveling, she's busy photographing weddings, writing, and spending time with her husband and wolf-dog. She is the author of The Walled City, Wolf by Wolf, and Blood for Blood. You can visit her online at
Product Details
ISBN: 9780316503075
ISBN-10: 031650307X
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 26th, 2017
Pages: 464
Language: English