Spiral (Tunnels Series #5)

Spiral (Tunnels Series #5)

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by Roderick Gordon
     
 

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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

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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.

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?

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.”
wwww.apatchworkofbooks.com

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

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545429610
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/2012
Series:
Tunnels Series, #5
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
376,368
Product dimensions:
5.84(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.40(d)
Lexile:
900L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 14 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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Spiral 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Compelling read. Gripping to the bitter end
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it, ut is a twust and turn of mysterys
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AMAXING
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sounds good. Could have been longer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very interesting beginning. Sort of short, but in this case, it makes it seem much more mysterious. The one time something short gives a great effect.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Tunnels are a place tucked into peoples minds...but only a few can access this place. There are several countries in this place...now read on to learn more. But beware! This place is dangerous...only 25 children scattered across the globe can access this place...you will momentarily lose conciness when entering this place.<P> (sorry for any mispells!! Thanks for reading!! Read on to chapter 1 please!)
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DIS IS JUST TOO EPICZ TO BE TRUE OMG signed -herpaderp
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's gonna be epic!!!!!!!!! I rate it 999999999999999999999999999 out of 5 stars!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing from beginning to end, my heart skipped a beat every page and i read nonstop until the end. Amazing book, highly recommended.
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Such an AWEMAZING book! A MUST read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hobo joe
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Overall this was a good book.  The book was filled with action.  The ending was truly unexpected.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever,the series was amazing! I hope the make more