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

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. The hunt for 39 hidden Clues that lead to an unimaginable power have taken a heavy toll on fourteen-year-old Amy Cahill and her younger brother, Dan. They've just seen a woman die. They're wanted by the Indonesian police. They're trapped on an island

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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. The hunt for 39 hidden Clues that lead to an unimaginable power have taken a heavy toll on fourteen-year-old Amy Cahill and her younger brother, Dan. They've just seen a woman die. They're wanted by the Indonesian police. They're trapped on an island with a man who knows too much about the death of their parents. And a tropical storm is rolling in. Just when they think it can't get any worse, it does. Because the Cahills have one more rattling skeleton for Amy and Dan to discover . . . the terrible truth about their family branch.

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545349727
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/2011
Series:
39 Clues Series , #7
Sold by:
Scholastic, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
85,123
File size:
26 MB
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Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


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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The Viper's Nest (The 39 Clues Series #7) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 165 reviews.
LauraFabiani More than 1 year ago
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.
RKK More than 1 year ago
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!
DallasLeigh More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so good that i could just read this for the rest of my life
Grace Stewart More than 1 year ago
Love this book. Epic ending. GREAT BOOK!
Debi427b More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read the vesper series it may have a lot of cuss words in it but its totally worth it.
InTheBookcase More than 1 year ago
An excellent selection from the 39 Clues series. Amy and Dan find out a huge secret that has eluded them since the beginning of the global treasure hunt --- which branch of the family they belong to. Such a shocking revelation, my fellow bookworms. The Viper's Nest is an extremely important part of the entire series. Looking forward to how Amy and Dan will cope with this new knowledge!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like most of the 39clues books this one was fenominal teust me you wont waste your money if you buy
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great series for kids!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Love the series!
Spring Slagle More than 1 year ago
What is the genre?
Katherine Siddall More than 1 year ago
Loved the ending. All these books in this series r a 6 star. Fanstastic book overall.
Colin Kuczek More than 1 year ago
This series is amazing and suspensful give this kid #8
E Akpa More than 1 year ago
If you read this book, you might be amazed.
Ghost_Author More than 1 year ago
I am only 9 years old. I found the story interesting with a lot of action and danger for Amy and Dan. It brings them to new places with more discoveries. I am now on the next book (7).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
great book
cowboydj More than 1 year ago
In this series, Amy and Dan Cahill go all over the world to find all of the 39 Clues. They may not have many of them, but they might be able to get more. In this book, Dan and Amy go to South Africa to find the next clue, but in the mean time, they finnally find out what part of the Cahill branch they are from. The branch that is feared the most......
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It reveals a lot about Amy and Dan and it was well-written. I can't wait for the next book! Only read this book if you have read the first six books.
39clues10101 More than 1 year ago
March 13, 2010: If this was so great, I would have gotten all of the set!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Crazybooks123 More than 1 year ago
This is what mysteries are all about. In my opinion, it is one of the best mytsery book series, and is one of the best books in the series. I read this and shared it with my friends. Here is the summary: "It's no longer a game. The body count is rising. Shaken by recent events, Amy and Dan flee to a distant 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 something so devastating it changes everything - the secret of their family branch." Biography
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So amazing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is only one word to describe The Viper's Nest,awesome.This book was well written and definitely one of my favorite 39 Clues books.Dan and Amy almost die multiple times.For example:Dan almost dies from poison.Amy and Dan infiltrate a Tomas base and barely escape.Isabel Kabra also try to kill Amy and Dan.Most of the story takes place in Africa.I highly recommend this book.Join The 39 Clues Fan Club at Unstoppable:Nowhere to Run.Read The 39 Clues Fan Club (instructions).Thanks for reading this review. -K.C
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What branch are they please tell me!!!!!!