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Spiral (Tunnels Series #5)

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Spinning out of control!

Just when you thought it couldn't get any deeper, darker, or weirder...

Creeping into the open through cracks in the earth, the Styx have surfaced, and are now infesting England like some parasitic scourge -- carriers of a bizarre black secret that will place every last Topsoiler in mortal peril.

Unless Will Burrows puts a stop to the propagation.

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Overview


Spinning out of control!

Just when you thought it couldn't get any deeper, darker, or weirder...

Creeping into the open through cracks in the earth, the Styx have surfaced, and are now infesting England like some parasitic scourge -- carriers of a bizarre black secret that will place every last Topsoiler in mortal peril.

Unless Will Burrows puts a stop to the propagation.

Armed to the teeth, with little more than a motley crew of former commandos as reinforcements, can Will, Chester, and Elliott find a way to squash the threat? Or will they only find themselves in a deadly downward SPIRAL?

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

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.”
www.kidsreads.com

“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.”
www.teenreads.com

“What a story. Seriously awesome. True thrills and adventure.”
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They dug TUNNELS!

*“Compelling.”–Booklist, starred review

“Exciting.”–Kirkus

“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
School Library Journal
Gr 6–9—It will be difficult for listeners not familiar with the series to follow Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams's fifth book (Chicken House, 2012) because it begins mid-action and little background is given about what has gone on previously until much later in the story. But fans will immediately be swept up in the action which once again has Will, Chester, and Elliott, three resourceful and independent children led by the aging Dawson, fighting about the Styx—half insects, half humans—who hope to dominate the world and who have dominated Will's personal world more than he realizes. There are traitors in their midst; Elliott's loyalty comes into question; Stephanie makes a play for Will; Chester is reunited with his parents only to lose them again in a horrific way; and the Rebecca twins, the main agents of evil, seem to be unconquerable. Narrator Steven Crossley effortlessly switches from one voice to another in quick succession as the action never lets up, and his pacing adds to the story's tension. There is a lot of personal growth in many of the younger characters, especially Will, who realizes that life will not necessarily be happier for him once the battle is over and he may become separated from his friends. Just as the story ends, Elliott makes an important confession. Fans will be eager for the next installment.—Edie Ching, University of Maryland, College Park
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545429610
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Series: Tunnels Series , #5
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 216,004
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: 900L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.84 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.40 (d)

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    The amazing series just keeps getting better!

    Wow, it was great! Okay, i cannot say that yet, because i still have a few days to wait. But i have preordered it! I am such a big fan of the series! Sure, book 1 bored me a little, but it kept getting better and better! I had to order Closer from the UK because i couldn't wait for it! But, i am sure this will be wonderful, splendid, and probably have a cliffie ending!

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2012

    Great

    Compelling read. Gripping to the bitter end

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2012

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    Sssssooooooo ggggggoooooooooddddddddddd llllllllooooovvvvvveeeeeee iiiiiittttttt buy this book

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2013

    Pore

    The Pore! That's how they can escape! Limiters went missing and reappeared in the innerworld after they jumped down the Pore! They might climb up it and get topsoil!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2012

    Anonymous

    Wow, this was a great book! The name really fits the story compared to the rest of the series! Kind of confused by it too though. Need to make MORE books. The series cannot end like this!!!!!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2013

    Some reviews I've read say that the characters do not have any d

    Some reviews I've read say that the characters do not have any depth, but there is strong emotion from most, in my opinion. I would recommend 
    this book strongly

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2013

    !!!!

    Awesome

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

    Amazing

    Amazing from beginning to end, my heart skipped a beat every page and i read nonstop until the end. Amazing book, highly recommended.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2012

    Overall this was a good book.  The book was filled with action.

    Overall this was a good book.  The book was filled with action.  The ending was truly unexpected.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2013

    amazing

    Amazing series

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2013

    Love thu Love this series so much

    I love it, ut is a twust and turn of mysterys

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2013

    Omg must read

    DIS IS JUST TOO EPICZ TO BE TRUE OMG signed -herpaderp

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2013

    Can't wait for book six!!!!

    It's gonna be epic!!!!!!!!! I rate it 999999999999999999999999999 out of 5 stars!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2013

    LOVE IT!!!!!!

    Such an AWEMAZING book! A MUST read!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2012

    Timmy

    Best book ever,the series was amazing! I hope the make more

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2012

    ANOYMOUS

    Isnt it a wonderful marvelous book? Ive read only part of it but the series keeps getinhg better and bettrr

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2014

    Awesome!

    Love the tunnels series as much as harry potter!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2012

    Read

    How many pages

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2012

    i have enjoyed reading this seris since the beginning. I really

    i have enjoyed reading this seris since the beginning. I really wanted to find out what happened to chester and will so i ended up preordering it. This book is a let down in the end with them violating chester. If you want to remember this book well DON'T READ THIS BOOK!

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted January 28, 2013

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