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They got CLOSER!
"Fans are going to have a hard time putting it down. There is a lot of action; lively dialogue; diabolical villains and feisty teens; clever cat-like companion hunters; things that blow up; torture and mind-manipulation; family and friends in danger; and trust and betrayal. A great science-fiction adventure series for boys, and girls will enjoy it as well." -- VOYA*
"Gordon and Williams move plotlines around like two generals directing a simulated battle. The authors have created quite a world." -- Booklist
They fell for FREEFALL!
“Gordon and Williams are one of the world's hottest writing teams.”
St. Paul Pioneer Press
“The perfect adventure in which to completely bury oneself.”
“Propelled by chases, attacks, explosions, cunning deceptions, and acts of heroism and stupid bravado.”
School Library Journal
They dug DEEPER!
“An amazing world . . . with astonishing twists and surprises hiding around every darkened corner.”
“What a story. Seriously awesome. True thrills and adventure.”
They dug TUNNELS!
*“Compelling.”Booklist, starred review
“Thrilling.”The Columbus Dispatch
VOYA - Bonnie Kunzel
The battle for the survival of the species escalates in this fifth entry in the Tunnels series. The Rebecca twins are supervising the conversion of humans into walking bombs and preparing the way for the female Styx, depicted on the cover, to carry out the Phase, their method of propagation. This involves implanting eggs in both humans and downsiders, and waiting for the larvae to burst out and consume their hosts. The first stage that develops is the Warrior Class--bigger, stronger, faster, and bent on destroying all species not considered suitable for food. But it is the second stage that is the real threat; the Armagi, transparent or semitransparent, are capable of regenerating and able to adapt to any environment. Like Armageddon itself, the Armagi are unstoppable, their appearance marking the end of the road for humanity. Will, Chester, and Elliott join forces with a group of retired commandos and wind up fighting on two fronts, down below and on the surface. As friends and colleagues die, they are caught in a deadly downward spiral with little hope in sight. Fans will be delighted with the fast pace and escape and battle scenes, and the cliff-hanger ending will have them eager for the next installment. The blood and gore, and the scenes in which the helpless victims are impregnated by the female Styx, are gross enough to please any teens. Those new to the series should start at the beginning and enjoy a roller-coaster ride through the Tunnels universe, literally and figuratively. Ages 11 to 15.
School Library Journal
Gr 5�9—Fans of the series will be clamoring for this action-packed installment, which begins with an explosion and seldom slows down from there. Will, Chester, and Elliott continue to fight the Styx, a malevolent subterranean race that plots the destruction of the "Topsoilers." The Styx have instituted "the Phase," in which they will use humans as incubators for eggs-destroying the humans involved and unleashing powerful killers on the rest of the population. Uncertainty plagues Will's crew as loyalties may be shifting. Newcomers will need to start at the beginning of the series, but fans will enjoy this latest helping of excitement, action, and gore.—Hayden Bass, Seattle Public Library, WA