The Viper's Nest (The 39 Clues Series #7)

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The most dangerous secret in Amy and Dan's past is unveiled in Book 7 of the #1 New York Times bestselling series.

FORMAT: 4 CDs, Unabridged
NARRATOR: David Pittu

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It's no longer a game. The body count is rising. Shaken by recent events, Amy and Dan flee to an exotic land and trace the footsteps of their most formidable ancestor ...

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Overview


The most dangerous secret in Amy and Dan's past is unveiled in Book 7 of the #1 New York Times bestselling series.

FORMAT: 4 CDs, Unabridged
NARRATOR: David Pittu

JOIN ANYTIME TO PLAY FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN!

It's no longer a game. The body count is rising. Shaken by recent events, Amy and Dan flee to an exotic land and trace the footsteps of their most formidable ancestor yet: a military leader of mythic proportions. Yet just as the siblings begin to master the art of ancient warfare, they confront a dangerous enemy that can't be felled with a sword: the truth. With the stakes higher than ever, Amy and Dan uncover a devastating secret that changes everything.

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  • The 39 Clues Series
    The 39 Clues Series  

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Paula Rohrlick
The breathless "39 Clues" mystery/adventure series continues in this seventh entry as Amy, age 14, and her 11-year-old brother Dan attempt to find clues hidden around the world that promise to lead to "the greatest power ever known" and also reveal the truth about their family. This volume begins right where Book 6, In Too Deep, leaves off: the two are stranded on a small Indonesian island as their punk-rock au pair, Nellie, zooms to their rescue, with the police hot on her trail. A musical clue sends them off to South Africa, where they learn about Shaka, the founder of the Zulu nation; apartheid; the Boer War; Winston Churchill; and more about their untrustworthy relatives. They end up at a mysterious factory where people are being trained as warriors dedicated to defending the Tomas family branch, and Dan faces mortal danger. Amy and Dan finally learn to which family branch they belong. Plot twists and turns abound, and do not even think of tackling this volume before reading others in the series. It is a swift read, and Lerangis (who also wrote The Sword Thief, Book 3 in the series) successfully weaves humor and intriguing historical details into the suspenseful plot. Reviewer: Paula Rohrlick
School Library Journal
Gr 4–7—As the search for the clues to the Cahill family's source of power continues, siblings Dan and Amy are stuck on an Indonesian island after seeing a woman die and are being sought by the police in connection with her death. The pair assembles clues which send them to South Africa with their hip au pair, Nellie, trying to find clues connected to Winston Churchill and Shaka Zulu. After many close calls, they end up at a guarded building they believe to be on the Shaka Zulu's burial site. Dan and Amy use their intelligence and quick thinking to decode messages and get out of precarious situations. Things really start to get dangerous when they discover a buried box with treasure and another branch of the family tries to kill them. Clues seem to point to an awful truth about their parents, but can it possibly be true? This episode (Scholastic, 2010) by Peter Lerangis is masterfully narrated by David Pittu. Fans of the series will hang on every word as Dan and Amy continue their quest for the 39 clues.—Teresa Wittmann, Westgate Elementary School, Edmonds, WA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545060479
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/2/2010
  • Series: 39 Clues Series , #7
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 65,139
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 590L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.72 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Lerangis

Peter Lerangis is the author of The Sword Thief and The Viper’s Nest, Books 3 and 7 in the bestselling multi-media adventure series The 39 Clues. He has written more than 150 books for young readers in many different genres. He’s also a Broadway musical theater actor/singer, a marathon runner, and a father of two sons. He currently lives in New York City.
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  • Posted May 27, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    suspenseful continuation to the race

    Out of all the seven books I've read so far in the series, this one is the most suspenseful. The latest lead takes 14 year-old Amy Cahill and her 11 year-old brother Dan Cahill to South Africa in search of the next clue in the hunt for the 39 clues that unlock the secret to a great power.

    Although South Africa does not come alive to me as some of the other destinations did, the author focuses on its history of fighting apartheid and gaining civil rights. We meet some of the late Grace's good friends and learn more about her through them. Shaka Zulu and Sir Winston Churchill are the historical figures that play a role in the discovery of the latest clue.

    Some of the characters that appear in this book are Isabel Kabra and her kids, still vicious enemies who pursue Amy and Dan. The Holts make a brief appearance and Hamilton helps them out again in secret. Makes me wonder what will become of this relationship between Hamilton and the Cahill kids. Alistair Oh makes his usual "help the kids, then disappear" act. And Nellie Gomez, their au pair is with them throughout their mission to find the next clue. Amy and Dan finally confront Nellie about their suspicions of her and she reassures them with explanations that re-establish the trust they had from the beginning of their journey. It seems clear to me that she cares about them, but I am still trying to figure out who she really is!

    Toward the end of the book, an incident occurs and Dan is fighting for his life. And. Amy and Dan finally learn the truth about their family branch. In retrospect, I should have known all along. This book makes me very eager to begin Book 8. We are getting closer to the end and we feel it.

    11 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 23, 2011

    GREAT BOOK!

    Love this book. Epic ending. GREAT BOOK!

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 13, 2010

    great series for tweens/teens - will get them interested in reading!

    My son, who has not been very interested in reading, is now reading for pleasure! He really got into these books and has read every one in the series. We rush to B & N everytime there is a new release in the series. These books can also be used for A/R testing purposes. Its nice to find a series of books that kids like that can also be educational and creative! I recommend these to parents looking to spark an interest in reading!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2012

    Awesome book

    This book is so good that i could just read this for the rest of my life

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 26, 2011

    i totally recommend!

    This book- along with the previous 39 Clues novels are short reads but always leave me on the edge of my seat wanting more! I know these books are geared more towards middle and highschool students- but Im a junior in college & its books like these that allow me to get away for awhile after a long hectic day of studying and working! The president of my college gave us a study tip one day & said to study hard for 30 min & do something that's stupid (or just distracts your brain) for 30 min! So I read fiction books that take me away and captivate my focus! I generally can read these books in about a day- I just can't put them down! Its a great story line & because each book has a different author you don't know where the story is going to go! But honestly I didn't know that there were different authors at first- my friend had to point it out- that just shows how well they all know each character & the other authors!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2012

    Should i read this?

    Many people say different things. But should I read The Vespers Series?

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2012

    Isbell sucks

    Read this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!¿¿¿¿¿¿€€¿¿¿¿¿¿¿

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2012

    Awesome

    Like most of the 39clues books this one was fenominal teust me you wont waste your money if you buy

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2010

    This is my faverite serise its fun actiony and a great and I am ready for book 8 to come out on april 6 .

    I spend alot of time reading this serise it is a great book i read with my friend in school and i cant stop reading Peter did amazing but rick riordan(auther of book 1, and Percy jackson) got me hooked.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 21, 2010

    My 11 yr old daughter loved the Viper's Nest, 39 Clues #7

    My daughter loves this series and this seventh book is no exception! She finds them engrossing but says you need to buy them so that you also get the cards in order to play the online games. Getting a library book is not as good since they don't come with the cards.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2014

    The Legend of Samuel Knight part 18

    Hey guys! I want to get started right away, so the next part is at the 39 clues book eight The Emperor's Code. Remember to leave feedback at Samuel Knight res. 1. This part is in Julia's p.o.v. On with the story!..... I was staring at Sam like he was a mad man. "You can't defeat him Sam. He's too powerful!" "I have to try. What makes this guy so tough anyway?" "Marcus used to be the greatest praetor this camp had ever seen. He came here just a few years ago and quickly worked his way up the ranks. He was a true Roman. Then a prophecy came," I recited it in Latin and assumed he didn't understand it. "Sorry I'm so used to Latin. The prophecy was-" "A child of the three will travel far below. Father than any hero dare go. A choice between night and day. One's spirit taken away." I had to admit that I was pretty impressed. He could understand Latin and fought like a true warrior. Perhaps he was Roman. "I have to say that you remind me of Marcus so much. The way you fight and how you surprise me by understanding Latin. You two are alot alike. You just look so different. It's almost like looking at-!" I stopped. I was about to say looking at night and comparing it to day. I thought about the prophecy. "Samuel what exactly is your last name?" "Knight k-n-i-g-h-t. Why?" "Oh no reason," At that I knew he was the one the prophecy was intended for. I get the feeling he knew too, but he didn't know where he had to go. "Anyway Marcus survived his quest and after coming back from there he went he changed. He wasn't the kind, loyal demigod anymore. No, he became obsessed with power and personal gain. He's been ruling with an iron fist ever since." "Isn't there anyway to overthrow him? What about the second praetor? Can't they do something?" I had to surpress a smile. This guy was hopeful and he always seemed to have an idea. In fact.... no Julia get ahold of yourself. "Well, Samuel I am the second praetor. Believe me I would do something if I could, but he threatened to kill me if I try anything to get in his way. I'm afraid of him. That's why I wanted to talk to you here. With no guards around. Please take my offer and let me help you escape now!" He leaned back in his chair. After a minute he sat upright. "What if you just helped my friends escape?" He's even noble..... Stop it Julia stop stop stop. "If I did that then he would just kill you." "Well it looks like I'm fighting him then. I just have to do this." I let out a sigh. This guy was stubborn. "Fine! Just let me take you back to your-" I was cut off by voices that were coming this way. I recognized Marcus's voice immediatly. If they caught me here with Sam they would kill us both. I had an idea, but it was risky. I grabbed a rope and bound his wrists. "Quickly, Sam get on the ground and play along!" "Hey you called me Sam." I felt my face burning as I shoved him to the ground. The door started to open and I prayed this would work....... Well what did you think? Let me know! - S.K.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2013

    TO HOPE LOST

    Not you again! You are always hating these books! Why do you hate these book so much. I mean come on, if you really hate these books then why do you read them! I suggest you just shut up. From, L.A.F

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2013

    To A. C.

    How do I do this?

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2012

    Fart all over this boring dumb book.stupid butty boob book smell butt

    Poopy book super stupid.dont read it is boring and make you poop. It boring at start and made me fall asleep. Waste of money dont buy or you butty toiletpenis

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2012

    Whats up

    Hello follow readers, I was woundering how all you guys like the 39 clues. You can type back by just tpying back, ya I liked it or not and put to whats up and by the way the sky is up

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2012

    12 books of awsomeness

    These books are amazing full of adventure!!!!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2012

    Review

    Awesome book for action

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2012

    Awesome

    Awesome book

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2012

    Lucian-Madrigal

    If any one wants to know more for the LUCIANS go to into the guantlet

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2012

    Ygdfy

    I luv this book

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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