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Deeper (Tunnels Series #2)
     

Deeper (Tunnels Series #2)

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by Brian Williams, Roderick Gordon
 

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The sequel to the New York Times Bestseller! Searching the bowels of the earth for his lost dad, Will stumbles across the Styx's diabolical plan to extinguish all Topsoilers. Dig DEEPER!

In TUNNELS, boy archaeologist Will Burrows went in search of his missing father--and discovered a sinister subterranean world. Now, wandering the dark, hot bowels beneath the

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The sequel to the New York Times Bestseller! Searching the bowels of the earth for his lost dad, Will stumbles across the Styx's diabolical plan to extinguish all Topsoilers. Dig DEEPER!

In TUNNELS, boy archaeologist Will Burrows went in search of his missing father--and discovered a sinister subterranean world. Now, wandering the dark, hot bowels beneath the Colony with his best friend, Chester, and his brother, Cal, Will stumbles across the Styx's dastardly plan to exterminate all Topsoilers by unleashing a lethal plague. Slowly he begins to piece together the plot. But how can Will save the Topsoilers from annihilation when his own life is at risk--and his killer stepsister is still at large?

Editorial Reviews

In Tunnels, this series' first installment, youthful archaeologist Will Burrows went in search of his missing father and stumbled upon a huge, sinister subterranean world. In this stand-alone follow-up, the quick-witted Burrows pieces together more about the festering underground Colony and the ultimate goal of the insidious Styx: extinction for all the Topsoilers! A high-stakes fantasy adventure; a promising choice for reluctant male readers.
Children's Literature - Meagan Albright
Some sequels are slow-paced clunkers that serve more as a bridge between books one and three than as a work of quality literature. Deeper, sequel to New York Times Bestseller Tunnels, is not that kind of sequel. Instead it serves to enrich the world created by the first book with more complex plots, more sinister violence, more frightening fun and deeper connections between characters. The introduction of two new characters further expands the subterranean world. The enhanced character and plot development, combined with a darker and slightly more violent story, make Deeper a fast-paced and compelling read. It is a rare book that can create an entirely new fantastic, harsh, creative yet believable world for readers to visit. This book is not only sure to be a hit with existing fans of the series; it will also attract new readers to this dark and twisty world. Highly recommended for purchase by school and public libraries. Order multiple copies—this book will be popular! Reviewer: Meagan Albright
VOYA - Bonnie Kunzel
This sequel to Tunnels (Chicken House/ Scholastic, 2008/VOYA October 2008) begins with Will's biological mother, an escaped Colonist, evading the merciless Styx above ground, while Will, Chester, and Will's brother Cal are on the Miners' Train, headed into the Deeps, a place of dread for the people of the underground Colony. Chester, Will's friend from Topside, was tortured and then banished to the Deeps. Will, accompanied by Cal, has gone to save him and to look for Will's adoptive father, an archaeologist who is happily exploring the Deeps. He does not know that his daughter Rebecca is a changeling, a member of the Styx assigned to watch Will while he was growing up. Rebecca also leads the search for Will's mother, who after twelve years of freedom, is finally captured and, mislead to believe that Will is evil, that he (instead of the Styx) killed her brother, has kidnapped Cal, and must be destroyed. Soon Will's mother also is in the Deeps, armed and dangerous and after her son. Fortunately Will and company have met Drake, a Topsider brought below by the Styx for his engineering skills, who escaped and now battles against them, and Elliott, a teenage girl trained to be as deadly as he is, especially with explosives. Their mission is to survive and to stop the biological plague the Styx plan to spread topside. The cliffhanger ending leaves readers anxiously awaiting book three, Freefall. This page-turner has lots of action and deeds of derring-do for fans of dark, dystopian fantasies. Reviewer: Bonnie Kunzel
School Library Journal

Gr 5-9

This volume begins exactly where Tunnels (Scholastic, 2008) ended-with Will, Chester, and Cal on a train taking them away from the Colony to the deeper underground wilds. The authors waste no time with backstory and leap straight into the plot; they maintain a frenetic pace throughout via short chapters and nonstop action. The Styx, who tortured children in the last book, prove to be even more malevolent in this one. After teaming up with two renegades in the Deep, Will discovers that the Styx are planning to kill all of the humans living Topsoil so that the Colony can reclaim the Earth. Determined to stop them and to find his father, who is wandering lost in this underground world, Will is constantly running for his life, enduring hardships or caught in skirmishes with the militant Styx. There are dark moments in this book-references to torture, drug use, and intense violence-and several important characters die, but the pace is so rushed that readers have no time to dwell. Purchase where Tunnels is popular or where there is a need for action/adventure for readers who aren't afraid of the dark.-Caroline Tesauro, Radford Public Library, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545096362
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Series:
Tunnels Series , #2
Pages:
672
Product dimensions:
5.28(w) x 7.64(h) x 1.59(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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RODERICK GORDON and BRIAN WILLIAMS are coauthors of the international bestsellers TUNNELS, DEEPER, FREEFALL, and CLOSER. Williams divides his time between London and his native Liverpool; Gordon lives with his wife and children in Norfolk, England.

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Deeper (Tunnels Series #2) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Super good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast pace and exciting
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the book but Cal dies?!?!?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The most annoying thing that there can be in a story line are characters that die and suddenly come back! In thia book that happens more than once, thats the one thing that i disnt like about the book. Besides that, i went and purchased the sample of the book and read it in about half an hour! Great series, I must admit.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The next three books in the series are the best
Alia Modarelli More than 1 year ago
This book is an awesome read for anyone 10 and older
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing
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This is the best book is awesome! I recomend it for ages 10 and up
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In Deeper by Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams, Will Burrows and his friends journey through an underground city. They later are banished, sent even further into the Earth. During this spectacular journey, Will and his gang encounter many problems. In this book, the author developed the characters and plot perfectly. Theme was put into this piece fantastically. The book was very good in making it seem very realistic. I would definitely recommend this to others, having the author making the reader feel all of the mixed emotions scattered throughout the book. This is a great read perfect through any age! Tyler A.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book is awesome. It has sad parts but over all IT IS AWESOME. I recommend this book. age:10
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Good book but really? A dying baby? Thats just outright sad and annoying
Shaun McKee More than 1 year ago
Guns suspence romance death action Loooooovi'n it
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You must read this. A truly epic storyline.
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Go4thGirl More than 1 year ago
My son read it straight through, he has loved both of the books in this series.
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