Patience Agbabi’s second novel in the Leap Cycle is published this month.
The Time Thief picks up the story from the previous novel The Infinite, and it’s another highly inventive, page-turning story with plenty to provoke thought. Great for children who love mystery and solving codes and puzzles.
Patience joined me In The Reading Corner to talk about some of the ideas behind the story.
About The Time Thief
It’s midsummer’s day, and thirteen-year-old Elle and her Leapling classmates are visiting the Museum of the Past, the Present and the Future. But on the day of the school trip, disaster strikes, and the most unique and valuable piece in the museum, the Infinity-Glass, is stolen! And worse still, Elle’s friend and fellow Infinite, MC(2), is arrested for the crime! To prove his innocence, Elle must leap back centuries in time to a London very different from today. Along the way, she will meet new friends, face dangers unlike any she has ever known, and face an old enemy who is determined to destroy her.
Can Elle find the missing Infinity-Glass and return it to its rightful home before it’s too late?