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Tunnels (2008)

by Roderick Gordon, Brian Williams

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Series: Tunnels (1)

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When Will Burrows and his friend Chester embark on a quest to find Will's archaeologist father, who has inexplicably disappeared, they are led to a labyrinthine world underneath London, full of sinister inhabitants with evil intentions toward "Topsoilers" like Will and his father.
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Roderick Gordan's novel "Tunnels" is about a young boy named Will who discovers a hidden underground world beneath the streets of London. Along with his friend Chester, Will embarks on a dangerous adventure filled with secrets, traps, and unexpected twists. As they uncover the truth about the mysterious civilization living below ground, they also face challenges that test their courage and loyalty. The novel is a thrilling page-turner that will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the very end.
My favorite part of this novel is the unexpected plot twists that keep the reader guessing. The characters are well-developed and relatable, making it easy to become emotionally invested in their journey. Overall, this book is a must-read for anyone who loves adventure and suspense.
This book is suitable for ages 12 and up, as it contains some mature themes and language. The author's writing style is engaging and descriptive, transporting the reader to the vividly depicted settings throughout the story. I rate this book a solid 4 out of 5 stars for its thrilling plot and well-developed characters. The ending leaves room for a potential sequel, which I eagerly anticipate reading. ( )
  riyah08 | May 23, 2023 |
Will Burrows es un chico de 14 años que tiene una particular afición que comparte con su padre: a ambos les encanta excavar en busca de tesoros y nuevos descubrimientos. Así descubre que, bajo el mismo Londres, existen túneles que no constan en ningún mapa y puertas olvidadas durante siglos. Pero… ¿adónde llevan? Un día el padre del muchacho, el Dr. Burrows, desaparece misteriosamente luego de descubrir unas raras personas que andan por la ciudad. Will decide ir en su busca con la compañía de su único e inseparable amigo Chester. Lo que no saben es que se encontrarán con un mundo paralelo al suyo gobernado por extraños, peligrosos y despiadados personajes... ( )
  AmicanaLibrary | May 2, 2023 |
This book, along with the rest of the series, is truly unique. It is about a teenage boy named Will Burrows who used to dig tunnels with his father to uncover artifacts. When Will’s father goes missing, however, Will goes on a search with his best friend Chester. The book starts off slow, and there are many parts that are rushed, but the plot is amazing. The authors do an amazing job of developing the characters, especially Will. For most of the book (and the series) the reader is left in the dark which creates an excellent sense of mystery and suspense that makes us want to keep reading. Finally, the author’s skill with language is so precise that even with such bizarre settings, I was able to visualize every second of the book. ( )
  HaydenC123 | Nov 5, 2021 |
3,5 stars

A book that I read as a teenager, which I had to buy again to re-read, since I loaned it to my girlfriend, several days before breaking up over text and losing several of my possessions permanently. I recall that it was better at the time I had read it, than when I re-read it, but it was still interesting to see what I may have missed as a child (little).
In short, it is about a boy going underground to find his missing father, who had disappeared after finding an odd, permanently glowing globe and was trying to find out where it came from.

I’d recommend reading this if you’re a bit younger, maybe a teen, as I was and have a passing interest in underground digs, odd subterranean architecture and its even odder inhabitants.
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  Firons2 | Jan 31, 2021 |
This book is makes me want to uncover a underground civlivation ( )
  JavonRusan | Mar 3, 2017 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Roderick Gordonprimary authorall editionscalculated
Williams, Brianmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Gommers, KarienTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
van Soest, HannekeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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"Everything unknown is doubted." - Anonymous
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In Memoriam: Elizabeth Oke Gordon 1837-1919
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Schlark! The pickax hit the wall of earth and, sparking on an unseen shard of flint, sank deeper into the clay, coming to a sudden halt with a dull thud."
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When Will Burrows and his friend Chester embark on a quest to find Will's archaeologist father, who has inexplicably disappeared, they are led to a labyrinthine world underneath London, full of sinister inhabitants with evil intentions toward "Topsoilers" like Will and his father.

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When Will Burrows and his friend Chester embark on a quest to find Will's archaeologist father, who has inexplicably disappeared, they are led to a labyrinthine world underneath London, full of sinister inhabitants with evil intentions toward "Topsoilers" like Will and his father.
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