The Infinite is a mind-bending, time-twisting adventure for readers who loved Time Travelling with a Hamster and A Wrinkle in Time. The first book in The Leap Cycle series
‘Vivid, funny, exciting and inventive’ Philip Pullman
‘Has a magic all of its own’ Bernardine Evaristo
‘What an inspiration. The future just got so much better’ Benjamin Zephaniah
FIGHT CRIME, ACROSS TIME!
Leaplings, children born on the 29th of February, are very rare. Rarer still are Leaplings with The Gift – the ability to leap through time. Elle Bíbi-Imbelé Ifíè has The Gift, but she’s never used it. Until now.
On her twelfth birthday, Elle and her best friend Big Ben travel to the Time Squad Centre in 2048. Elle has received a mysterious warning from the future. Other Leaplings are disappearing in time – and not everyone at the centre can be trusted.
Soon Elle’s adventure becomes more than a race through time. It’s a race against time. She must fight to save the world as she knows it – before it ceases to exist …
“The Infinite is vivid, funny, exciting and inventive. But there are books that are all those things and still don’t work. This works brilliantly, and the characters are so delightful that I don’t think anyone could fail to like them. I was so fond of Elle and Big Ben that I’d have followed them anywhere. Patience Agbabi has created something fresh and original here, and I look forward very much to what she writes next”
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“A fascinating, original and smart adventure tale with a rhythmic prose style that leaps off the page into scintillating life. It has a magic all of its own”
“This time-travelling tale is a thrilling adventure with brilliant characters. Imaginative, unusual, exciting and funny”
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”The Infinite is so adventurous that it lit up parts of my brain I didn’t know I had. Patience Agbabi has caused a wonderful supernova deep in the literary universe … Elle is curious, questioning and fearless. What an inspiration. The future just got so much better”
“Highly original … It’s 2048 and kids have gone missing. It’s up to Elle and a cadre of friends to unravel what’s really going on across time”
Patience Agbabi was born in London in 1965 to Nigerian parents, spent her teenage years living in North Wales and now lives in Kent with her husband and children. She has been writing poetry for over twenty years, The Infinite is her first novel. Like Elle, she loves sprinting, numbers and pepper soup, but, disappointingly, her leaping is less spectacular.
The Infinite is the first book in The Leap Cycle series.