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Deeper (Tunnels Series #2) [NOOK Book]

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Now in paperback, the New York Times Bestselling sequel to TUNNELS, with bonus materials and a sneak peek at the third book in the series!

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 enslave all Topsoilers ...
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Overview

Now in paperback, the New York Times Bestselling sequel to TUNNELS, with bonus materials and a sneak peek at the third book in the series!

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 enslave all Topsoilers by poisoning them with a lethal toxin. Slowly he begins to piece together the plot. But how can Will save all those above from annihilation when his own life is at risk down below--and when his killer sister is still at large?
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Editorial Reviews

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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545381260
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/2011
  • Series: Tunnels Series , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 672
  • Sales rank: 107,351
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author


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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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted February 8, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Excellent Sequel! Well written book. Can't wait to read the new one! :)

    I would recommend this book to anybody who likes fast, exciting action. Good for any age (<12), and it is so exciting! I can visualize this book so well in my mind, it's awesome.
    YOU MUST READ THIS SERIES!!!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2013

    LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Super good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2013

    Great book

    Fast pace and exciting

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2012

    Good book

    Love the book but Cal dies?!?!?

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2012

    Okay

    The next three books in the series are the best

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2012

    Why wont they just die?

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2012

    Sad

    Good book but really? A dying baby? Thats just outright sad and annoying

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 25, 2011

    Great book!

    This book is an awesome read for anyone 10 and older

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 6, 2010

    My 9 year old son loves it!

    My son read it straight through, he has loved both of the books in this series.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 23, 2010

    Deeper Brings me Closer

    As the ending of Tunnels, Deeper is the next chapter of the main character, Will. Will finds himself inside the earths crust. Will, Chester his friend, and Cal his brother, finds themselves in the deeps where they meet two new friends, Drake and Elliot. They had to fight the evil creatures named Styx. They plan to kill all man kind above by they call "Top Soil/" They plan to kill us with the Dominion virus. But to find out what happens, start from the beginning, to the end. Tunnels, Deeper, Freefall, and closer.(When Closer comes out next year) Beware what lies underneath us, for it may be our worst nightmare! But for now we can only wait till we have to fight!

    Self Info: I think this book was great1 I loved the first book "Tunnels" and "Deeper!" I've already finished Freefall which is the third one of these series! A while ago, I sent the authors an e-mail, a few months later, they e-mailed me back! But to warn you all, these books have a lot of sadness and death in them as well as adventure and mystery.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Thrilling, nonstop action. Amazing story!

    I love this series of books! The authors have created such a unique and thrilling storyline. This is a definite page-turner and I would recommend it to anyone. The uniqueness will keep you wanting to read more. I cannot wait until Freefall comes out!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted November 8, 2009

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    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2009

    awesomedood167

    This book is awesome. I loved how the artwork was done, how they wrote it, and most of all the whole story. If you see this book you have to buy it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2014

    Awesome

    This is the best book is awesome! I recomend it for ages 10 and up

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2013

    In Deeper by Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams, Will Burrows an

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2013

    this book is awesome. It has sad parts but over all IT IS AWESOM

    this book is awesome. It has sad parts but over all IT IS AWESOME. I recommend this book.
    age:10

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2013

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    Sorry but i think the sample was terrible:(

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2013

    READ

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    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 25, 2011

    Epic

    Guns suspence romance death action Loooooovi'n it

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