Scholastic Canada: Tunnels

Tunnels by Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams

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Book 1 - Tunnels

14-year-old Will Burrows has little in common with his strange, dysfunctional family. In fact, the only bond he shares with his eccentric father is a passion for archaeological excavation. So when his dad mysteriously vanishes, Will is compelled to dig up the truth behind his disappearance.

ISBN 978-0-439-87178-5 HC
ISBN 978-0-545-07881-8 PBK
656 Pages
Ages 9 and up
5 1/2" x 8 1/4"

Book 2 - Deeper

In TUNNELS, boy archaeologist Will Burrows went in search of his missing father--and discovered a sinister subterranean world. Now, wandering the dark, hot bowels beneath the Colony with his best friend Chester and his brother Cal, Will stumbles across the Styx's dastardly plan to exterminate all Topsoilers by unleashing a lethal plague. Slowly he begins to piece together the plot. But how can Will save the Topsoilers from annihilation when his own life is at risk— and his killer stepsister is still at large?

ISBN 978-0-439-87177-8 HC
ISBN 978-0-545-09636-2 PBK
512 Pages
Ages 9 and up
5 1/2" x 8 1/4"

Book 3 - Freefall

After DEEPER, can the Tunnels adventure be any more dangerous? Where will it end? Will Burrows and his gang are far from finished as they free-fall down a subterranean pore. As they experience reduced gravity, the dark mysteries of the deep unfold and they discover a strange fungal shelf, which not only reveals artifacts from ancient civilizations, but clues to a lost land at the end of the Earth. This title is the third in the thrilling "Tunnels" series - an international publishing sensation.

ISBN 978-0-545-13877-2 HC
ISBN 978-0-545-13878-9 PBK
592 Pages
Ages 9 and up
5 1/2" x 8 1/4"

Book 4 - Closer

Closer to victory...or closer to death? An army of darkness is on the march: Who won't escape with their life? The fourth book in the New York Times Bestselling TUNNELS series!

At long last reunited with his dad, Will now spends his days exploring the "land of the second sun," decoding the cryptic glyphs carved into its three mysterious temples--or eyeing the wild animals with renegade girl Elliott. Chester, meanwhile, has finally returned Topsoil, where his homecoming is rapidly becoming a horror show. But an army of darkness is on the march. And the ruthless Rebeccas have once more cheated death. With a corps of cold-blooded Limiters at their command, they're determined to hunt Will to the bitter innards of the earth. This time, who WON'T escape with their life?

ISBN 978-0-545-20115-5 HC
ISBN 978-0-545-20116-2 PBK
496 Pages
Ages 10-14
5 1/2" x 8 1/4"

Book 5 - Spiral

Just when you thought it couldn't get any deeper, darker, or weirder...

The Styx have surfaced, and they're infesting London like a plague of cockroaches—literally. The evil, repressive race, dormant underground for more than a century, has crept into the open through cracks in the earth, and now it's ready to reveal itself as part insect by laying its larvae in human hosts to explode its population. Will's completely bugging out! Strapped into steel-toe boots and armed to the teeth with the ammo of a motley crew of weary renegades and cynical ex-soldiers, can he—blam blam splat! — squash the threat?

ISBN 978-0-545-42961-0 HC
ISBN 978-0-545-43027-2 PBK
464 Pages
Ages 10 to 14
5 ½" x 8 ¼"

Book 6 - Terminal

Total Termination of the English: The Styx and their lethal cohorts of Armagi will settle for nothing less. Not even the mighty U.S. military is strong enough to stop the assault!

Will and Elliott flee underground, down to the innards of the Earth that were first mapped in Deeper and Freefall. With the support of a small team that survived the plague that swept through New Germania, they discover a secret at the site of the three core pyramids. A secret that explains not only where the Styx came from, but the human race, too.

Can Elliott, with her mixed blood, unlock the clue before Earth itself spins out of orbit? All the many threads of the prior Tunnels books come together in this epic conclusion!

ISBN 978-0-545-47964-6 HC
ISBN 978-0-545-53016-3 EBK
448 Pages
Ages 10 to 14
5 ½" x 8 ¼"

Where the end is just the beginning...