The Emperor's Code (The 39 Clues Series #8)

The Emperor's Code (The 39 Clues Series #8)

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The Emperor's Code (The 39 Clues Series #8) by Gordon Korman, David Pittu


As the race to find the 39 Clues builds to its explosive finish, Amy and Dan must explore an ancient culture and steal a Clue guarded by thousands of the world's best-trained soldiers. It's the most dangerous Clue search yet. As their enemies crowd in, Amy and Dan find themselves separated for the first time ever. The choice lies before them – find the next Clue, or find their way back to each other.

Be the first to find out where the next Clue is! There are three messages hidden on the cover of Book 8: The Emperor’s Code. Go to for a blow up of the cover, enter the secret messages you find, and unlock a page from The Emperor’s Code that reveals the whereabouts of the next Clue.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545202770
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 04/06/2010
Series: 39 Clues Series , #8
Pages: 4
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 5.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Gordon Korman is the #1 bestselling author of three books in The 39 Clues series as well as five books in his Swindle series: SWINDLE, ZOOBREAK, FRAMED, SHOWOFF, and HIDEOUT. His other books include THIS CAN'T BE HAPPENING AT MACDONALD HALL! (published when he was fourteen); THE TOILET PAPER TIGERS; RADIO FIFTH GRADE; the trilogies Island, Everest, Dive, Kidnapped, and Titanic; and the series The Hypnotists and On the Run. He lives in New York with his family and can be found on the web at

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The Emperor's Code (The 39 Clues Series #8) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 137 reviews.
LauraFabiani More than 1 year ago
And so the hunt for the 39 clues continues, culminating in another revelation at the end of this book with enough unanswered questions to leave the reader anxious to read the next book. For the first time, 11 year-old Dan Cahill gets separated from his 14 year-old sister Amy Cahill and their au pair Nellie Gomez in China, a country with a population of over one billion people. Dan inadvertently joins Jonah Wizard and we learn more about this character, the Janus branch, and his role in the search for the 39 clues. I love the relationship between Dan and his sister. We get to see how it is tested once again at this point in the story and how much they care for one another. Two scenes in this book reveal their characters when faced with choices to beat their opponents. The historical figures that lead us to the next clue are Puyi, China's last emperor, and George Mallory. I really enjoyed the setting of this book, and although the last nail-biting scene was a little far-fetched, it's what marks The 39 Clues as an adventurous roller-coaster ride filled with interesting historical and scientific tidbits. Unlike the other books, this one also contains a message within the book that is conveyed by putting together the 17 words circled throughout the book. They form three sentences. Two more books left in this series and I am eager to find out how it will all come to a finish. For fans of The 39 Clues this book will not disappoint. It builds up expectation for what will come next . and for the climactic ending, no doubt.
SuperBookish More than 1 year ago
Got it as gift. It was great. loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an absolute thrilling book from beginning to end. The book takes you on an adventure around the world with two children Dan and Amy and their chase to find the 39 clues. The book is the 8th in a set of 10 that take you on a thrilling chase around the world. These books are more for a 4th grade or older reading level. I originally started buying them for my daughter thinking she would like to read them when she got older and so I decided to read them myself. My husband also loves them and we can't wait till the next one comes out. These books remind me of the movie national treasure with all the ways that the clues are all set in history. Definatly a set that you will want to buy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay well I love this book, it's advetures with a hint of mystery.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love the the 39 clues series and all the little events that happen in them. Absolutly THRILLING!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it. Adventures and mysteries on the cahill's family secret.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Try this book its great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THIS IS THE BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is awesome! I also like the Alex Rider Series. It is like the same thing though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book makes you turn the page and keep reading every second of the day so if you havnt bought it yet you should you will love it.
39-DND-Mystery More than 1 year ago
It was very cool. I cant wait for the 9th and 10th books to come out. BEWARE THE MADRIGALS!!!!!
InTheBookcase More than 1 year ago
The Cahill family hits China for the next clue in the worldwide hunt, encountering the famous terracotta warriors. A rift between the siblings ensues and secrets spill out. The Cahills won't ever be the same after realizing a new discovery about what the 39 Clues signify.  Not to give away one of the big landmarks in the story, but I absolutely loved the adventure Amy and Dan had after leaving China. (For those of you who have read it >>> The mini-adventure makes me excited to read Korman's trilogy on the same topic, because he seems so knowledgeable of the facts.) Definitely a favorite of mine from this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In this installment of the 39 clues series, the clue hunt takes Amy and Dan Cahill to China. After a huge fight, Dan storms away from Amy, with disaterous results. Dan is kidnapped by the Kabras, then dropped into a factory. When Dan doesnt come back, Amy starts to get worried, but only later realizes that Dan was kidnapped. A search ensues, with no results. Amy and the Cahill's au pair, Nellie Gomez have a hunch that Dan might have fallen into Jonah Wizard's hands, and continue on the clue hunt, hoping that Dan would do the same, so they could be reunited. Amy and Nellie's hunch is correct: the factory that Dan was dumped into belonged to Jonah Wizard, and it just so happened that Jonah was taking a tour of the factory that day. Jonah finds Dan, and they team up to find the next clue. Will Amy and Dan be reunited? Will they find the next Clue? All the questions will be answered in the Emperor's Code, by Gordan Korman. Oh, and Hope Lost, you wouldnt know a good book if it bit your bum and held on until thursday! So STOP WRITING LAME REVIEWS!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
39 clues is the best sieries EVER!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have not read it yet but I hear it is good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This s a amazing book. It has so many fun things in it
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is awesome!! It seems to have the perfect balance of action and mystery.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is awesome i like how the series rotates authors
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is fantastick it is so real
Guest More than 1 year ago
Got my 11 year old interested in a series and held his interest too.
Katherine Siddall More than 1 year ago
All the authors who wrote these books are talented writers. Loved every book i read so far and ik im not going to be dissappointed. A must read series. Lots of action in this book. Loved how amy cares for her little bro dan. So cute. Great book. Highly reccomneded.
corina526 More than 1 year ago
My son loves this series and he gets online and plays the games there as well. He has grown to love reading! He started with this series and is just reading non-stop now!
read4ever More than 1 year ago
This eighth installment in the 39 Clues was a fabulous book! In fact, I'd say that this was one of my favorite books in the whole series! Once again, Gordan Korman, who also wrote book two "One False Note," did a great job adding to this series that seems to keep on surprising all of it's readers!
Crazybooks123 More than 1 year ago
i cannot wait for the newest 39 clues book. i personally think it might be the best. the climax explodes with madrigals and other family rivals are looking for the ultimate clue.