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The Sword Thief (The 39 Clues Series #3)

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15 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

My View on the Book!

I personaly liked this book the best in the series so far. It is funny, like the others. But it also doesn't turn back serious between parts of the book as it mostly does. Even when Dan and Amy have their usual brother/sister fight things do not get as tense aftwards. ...
I personaly liked this book the best in the series so far. It is funny, like the others. But it also doesn't turn back serious between parts of the book as it mostly does. Even when Dan and Amy have their usual brother/sister fight things do not get as tense aftwards. I even liked the flirting between Amy and Ian, even though they're cousins. The way the Cahill family treats each other, you can't really tell they're family. I mean, how they treat the branchs different from there own, you'd never know.
*SPOILER* When Ian betrays Amy at the end, I do not think it was just to trick her. I predict that he had fallen for her but couldn't let his sister know * END OF SPOILER* The sub plot about Mr. Oh and his family leaves you wanting to know more at the end! The book over all is a good read.

posted by TammyG on August 4, 2009

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5 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

Not as good as the rest

This book was a huge disappointment compared to the rest. I hated it so much that I skipped half of it and went onto the 4th.

posted by Sarah98 on November 12, 2009

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    Posted April 1, 2012

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    So far,the reviews make it sound good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    39 Clues Book 3

    The series are fun to be read aloud. My child is an average reader for his age, but these books are very difficult for him to follow on his own. As I read aloud to him, I have to skip a lot of exposition to keep the plot clear for him. Too much retail hype for such formulaic writing.

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  • Posted July 10, 2011

    Cute

    Im fourteen and alittle old for this book but the storyline between Amy and Ian was great!!

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  • Posted February 28, 2010

    THE 39 CLUES: THE SWORD THIEF - FRESH!

    Rating: 64%

    An improvement on One False Note, The Sword Thief may seem at times too childish for older readers, yet still possesses enough action and adventure to make it an impressive new edition to the series.

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  • Posted July 14, 2009

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    Who to Trust

    This is the third book in the series. If you would like to learn more about the first book read the review I have on the first book. This book is probably my least favorite. I still recommend reading it to get farther in the series, but this one the evil cousins, their uncle, and the kids team up to find this clue. It was really boring because there was no action like the last two books it was all easy and then one kid is hitting on her cousin which made a weird impression on me. Read it to find the clue.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2009

    The Sword Thief- Book Three in the 39 Clues Series

    The Sword Thief is a good read, even though it's a little on the short side. The author, Peter Lerangis, is great, and brings in the humor in Dan and Amy that Rick Riordan and Gordan Korman created in The Maze of Bones and One False note, and added to the characters of Alistair Oh and Ian and Natalie Kabra. The Holts will never change, but Lerangis captured their essence perfectly. I love that with the swords Dan can be a little more of the ninja warrior lord that he pretends he is.
    But, like most books, it has its faults. In my opinion, Lerangis laid the Amy/Ian buisness on a little too thickly, and the philosopher's stone is a teeny bit copying off J.K. Rowling's book Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, or Sorcerer's Stone. Just a bit, becasue the philosopher's stone buisness has been around awhile. I highly reccomend the series. All in all, I give The Sword Theif three and a half stars, but I couldn't put that at the top. Just imagine the other half.

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