1763. Gideon Seymour, cutpurse and gentleman, hides from the villainous Tar Man. Suddenly the sky peels away like fabric, and from the gaping hole fall two curious-looking children. Peter Schock and Kate Dyer have fallen straight from the twenty-first century, thanks to an experiment with an antigravity machine. Before Gideon and the children have a chance to gather their wits, the Tar Man takes off with the machine, and Kate and Peter lose their only chance of returning home. Soon Gideon, Kate, and Peter are swept into a journey through eighteenth-century London, and form a bond that, they hope, will stand strong in the face of unfathomable treachery. Historical detail comes alive as debut author Linda Buckley-Archer weaves the eighteenth-century trials of Gideon, Kate, and Peter with the modern-day worries of their parents and the wily investigator trying to piece together the children's disappearance. The first book of the Gideon Trilogy is a time-travel tale that introduces readers to a modern genre all its own.