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Deeper (Tunnels Series #2)

Deeper (Tunnels Series #2)

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by Roderick Gordon
     
 

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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

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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 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?

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440703676
Publisher:
Recorded Books, LLC
Publication date:
04/30/2009
Series:
Tunnels Series, #2
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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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Deeper 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
GuardianOverwatch More than 1 year ago
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!!!
alexis121 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book, although I was disappointed in Will's behavior at the end of the book. I thought that he would have been more proactive about his actions and follow thorough with what Elliott had planned. Throughout the book, he was always there to protect his little brother Cal and he just wasn't there for him at the end. Very sad...
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I was hooked with Tunnels, and this book picks up right where that one left off. It also has new things to add, and definately some surprises, some even sad. I cannot wait for the next release!
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
After digging through the subterranean world of modern-day London in search of his father, fourteen-year-old Will Burrows ended up on the run from the diabolical Styx army with his best friend, Chester, and his newly discovered brother, Cal. As they travel deeper into the earth, they find dangers none of them ever dreamed possible. And the worst danger of all is the one from Will's murderous sister, Rebecca, who is leading the Styx army in an evil plot that threatens to wipe out those living above ground. But with their lives at risk far below, can Will and his small band of friends stay alive long enough to save those above? I enjoyed reading DEEPER even more than I enjoyed the first book, TUNNELS. The dark caverns of this book wound me along at a quick pace as it led me deeper and deeper into the story. I found myself happily submerged in the deeper and darker lives and trials of these characters. It wasn't as slow going as the first book since Gordon and Williams excavated and laid the groundwork for a solid underground world in TUNNELS. As a result, the plot and character development moved along at a much smoother pace in DEEPER. I am looking forward to the sequel so I can FREEFALL further into the depths of these characters' lives.
Lindsey_Miller More than 1 year ago
This sequel heightens the drama and the underlying story in far more detail. The first book is mostly about setting up the world and the characters, but Deeper reveals that there's a much larger world with powerful players and much at stake. It also sets up what should prove to be an interesting plot in the book after this one. As such, there are more layers of conflict and more elements of social commentary. Will unwittingly stumbles upon a war that's been going on for hundreds of years, and doesn't yet realize that he probably has a part to play for good. In addition, the themes of power and oppression from a ruling class who doesn't care about human life as well as the effect that religion has to blind its followers to a great tragedy going on around them or through them gives this fantasy tangible elements to the real world. On the other hand, Tunnels is an exclusively original fantasy, which makes it engaging and imaginative in other ways. The elements throughout and the back-story on how this underworld was created are unique to this tale. Certainly, this isn't the first time that a story has been told about people going down into the earth's crust, Journey to the Center of the Earth being the most popular. However, the world created in the Tunnels series is entirely unique to this subterranean fantasy. There are no elves or dragons, no vampires or werewolves and the only magic that shows up is through scientific discovery. I recommend this to any readers 11+. -Lindsey Miller, lindseyslibrary
LorenAnnesde More than 1 year ago
This was an extremely interesting book. I read Tunnels last year, and was immediately caught up in the intense plotline. Will's relations with both the Topsoil world and the Colony bring together a deep, dark, intriguing underworld and a normal, bright, London above. Gordan and Williams have certainly made a splash with this series. This book was full of fantastical creatures and unbelievable circumstances. This is definitely a story for science fiction/fantasy readers, though it may be enjoyable for other readers as well. It is located in the teen section of Barnes and Noble, and, being a teen, I found it to be one of my favorites. This would be a great gift to a son or daughter, niece or nephew for their birthday or Christmas (but I would suggest that you purchased Tunnels first). I would recommend this book to any teen. It was a great read, and I hope that others can enjoy it, too.
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KLK-Montana More than 1 year ago
The first book, "Tunnels," brings the characters to life. This second book, "Deeper," pits the characters not only against good and evil, but also each other. The authors have done a great job of creating a very interesting setting for this second book. I look forward to the third book in this series, as each book seems to draw you in further with the lives of the characters. Great fun reading for the whole family.
lifesawhirl More than 1 year ago
This sequel finds 14 year old Will Burrows, his younger brother Cal and friend Chester journey further underground into The Deeps; a place where those banished from the Colony are not expected to survive. They try to find Will's stepfather Dr Burrows, who wanders alone compiling a journal of it's hidden depths and seeking clues to a lost civilisation - quite oblivious to any danger, even when a large arachnid takes a liking to him! The boys struggle with the many adversities they face, in a world of everlasting darkness, exhausting heat, prehistoric creatures, deadly caves and vast expanses of desert, lava tubes and sea - to name but a few! They are befriended by renegades Blake and Elliott (girl), who are resilient and inventive in surviving the dangerous and difficult conditions. However, when they find that a small army of Styx is closing in on them, pursuing them day and night, they soon realise that it is `Will' who they are hunting - but why and by whom takes them by surprise. In The Deeps the Styx have been devising a weapon that will cleanse the world of the sinners who live above ground (Topsoilers - us!), enabling them to return to the surface and regain what they see is rightfully theirs. Will eventually comes face to face with his adoptive sister Rebecca and realises that she is at the heart of the plan, but - she is not alone!! I would say this sequel is suited to ages 11+ (fluent readers). I see it appealing to children, teens and adults who enjoy a fast paced, action-packed `dark' adventure, nail biting suspense and a few surprises along the way - some more grisly than others! Deeper gets off to a flying start and retains it's momentum with three contrasting stories of Will, Sarah Jerome and Dr Burrows. After the frantic journeys to exotic places in the far reaches of the Deeps, I was ready for the dramatic finale at The Pore. A thrilling end, not without death and sorrow (will say no more!), with also a flavour of what may follow. The characters are believable and compelling, pushed to extremes their insecurities are heightened and their courage and friendship tested. I particularly enjoyed the stories of Sarah and Cal, who both faced such diverse emotions. Sarah with her strength and survival instincts, but what a contrast when she opens up about losing her baby - a mother and a heroine for me. The early exuberance of Cal was soon eroded by his time in The Deeps, despite Will's best efforts to protect his young brother, and I found myself wanting to rescue him from the physical and emotional pain he endured. The fluent and descriptive writing made this menacing and oppressive subterranean world below the streets of London, come alive for me. The attention to detail and vivid imagery so meticulously formed in Tunnels has paid off, making this sequel a sensational and rewarding read.
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