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You have been warned. The danger in the darkness is very real and is well worth the wait. She seized Dr. Burrows by the arm, bringing him to an abrupt halt, then aimed a kick that struck him just behind the knee.
His leg buckled and he dropped to the ground. Before he had time to react, she had looped one arm around his forehead and pressed a scythe to his neck with the other If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
When, where, will they ever land? Just when the drop seems infinite, the boys hit bottom, and find themselves in a realm of near-zero gravity atop a giant spongy fungus stuffed with flesh-eating spiders. But the true threat lies closer; dangerously close to Will's heart. And above ground, black-clad Styx are sprouting like poison mushrooms, dead-set on spreading their plague!
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Tunnels 5: Spiral. Register a free business account. Review Praise for the Tunnels series: "Compelling. Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams recently completed their second tour of the United States, during which they visited schools and stores throughout the Midwest to promote the hardcover publication of Freefall.
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The model takes into account factors including the age of a rating, whether the ratings are from verified purchasers, and factors that establish reviewer trustworthiness. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Verified Purchase. As I read this third book in the Tunnels series I pictured in my mind just what the underworld must look like and was reminded of the two film versions of Journey to the Center of the Earth.
This series is certainly film-worthy. In this volume the majority of the violence and gore comes from encounters with the authors' versions of giant spider-like creatures and arachnoid "angels. It was exasperating! As soon as I thought the characters were safe for a while and could have a well-deserved rest, the creepy Styx would show up along with the most creepy and eeee-vil twin girls on earth! Our heroes are split into two groups in this book as Will and Dr.
Burrows make their way back to the surface where Dr. Burrows becomes the most annoying parent ever. Will is reunited with his adoptive mother who has changed into a much nicer and capable person.
She learns that the Styx have infiltrated all levels of authority on the surface. The story leads us ever deeper under the earth into even more dangerous and fantastic places. The authors' science may be questionable at times but their imaginations run wildly enough to give us all some terrific thrills.
I generally enjoyed this entry into the Tunnels series, but the seams are showing a bit, and I do wonder how much more stringing out can be done.
Let's start with the good. As irritating as it can be sometimes, the authors generally continue to avoid the easy way out for their characters. These are all of them flawed people, sometimes deeply so, and it shows in their interactions. There's no "kiss and make up" here where old issues are simply forgotten and swept under the rug.
The flaws from before are still irritants, and things that seemed charming before suddenly become problems when set into a new context. I question at least one character's obtuseness, but he had his reasons, at least. Readers used to regular YA stuff might find this frustrating, but it seemed to me realistic. Also, other standard YA and adventure story tropes tend to be avoided or subverted.
Which means you can't be too sure what will come next. So on to what I did not like. In each book, the tale grows wider and wider, and more elements are added. I personally felt there was more than enough to deal with, given the events of the first two, but Freefall tosses in yet more stuff one bit right at the end could be utterly ridiculous -- I hope it's deliberately misleading , and I wonder just how they intend to bring it all together, or if they will or can.
Another problem is that the plot really doesn't really advance. The characters some of them develop some more, but by the end, despite all the tromping around we have described to us, the story hasn't really gone all that far from where we started. Also, one extremely important plot point is simply impossible to believe, given everything else we know.
I should note that the violence and gross-out factor has been toned down a lot in this installment, especially compared to Deeper.
There is still violence, and people die, but things are less graphic perhaps only in the US edition? Also, this is not the final installment. The book ends on a cliff-hanger, and we are obviously due for at least another entry or two in the series. So as I said I still enjoyed this book, despite its flaws, but I am getting concerned. One person found this helpful. Based on some reviews of the British version, I'll stick with the US versions even if my son has to wait an extra 6 months.
I'm halfway through this book and I'm still enjoying it. My son and I are reading it at the same time trying to stay ahead of him. He's excited about the movie of the 1st book coming out and already noticed the day we received it that there is a 4th book in the works.
I really like the amount of characters throughout the story because it wasn't too much to handle. The only thing that I wasn't pleased about is that there wasn't enough description for each setting so I was left guessing what the place looked like.
But overall I loved it because each chapter was about a different character and nothing got lost in the book. Well the first original tunnels book wasn't interesting until part 3. But it was worth it because the series totally redeemed itself. I recommend reading it no matter what it is the best freaking book in the world.
We did need that first part though because the more you look back on I the more it makes sense. Considering it is such a good Long series the first book is just the beginning to the emotional attachments to characters the Styx Styx twins dominion and most of all going deeper down into the earth until you reach the center Well, as the previous book, Freefall begins in the middle of the action so you're instantly deep in the subject and it's really hard to put the book off even for a while.
There's no relax, the principals always splitting up and joining again afterwards just to split up the next second again!
They're hardly ever together!!! As a remark, the endings, you finish the books thinking, well, where's the next one? Is the story ever finishing?
It seems the ending of the Lost seasons, always a question left, always some of the principals in danger, Let tunnels be!
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Freefall sometimes known simply as Tunnels 3 is the second sequel to the book Tunnels , and is the third book in the series by Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams. Contrary to a number of erroneous comments in the media, Freefall was not the final novel in the Tunnels series, and the fourth book, Closer , was published by Chicken House in the UK on 3 May Freefall picks up the story where the second book left off, and describes the events after Will Burrows, Chester Rawls, Elliott, and Bartleby have plummeted down a huge opening in the Deeps, finding themselves at an even greater depth in the Earth. As the story unfolds, Will and his father, Dr.