Saturday, June 21, 2008

Tunnels

Tunnels by Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams and Deeper (Tunnels 2)
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. He unearths the unbelievable: a subterranean society that time forgot. "The Colony" has existed unchanged for a century, but it's no benign time capsule of a bygone era. Because the Colony is ruled by a merciless overclass, the Styx. Will must free his father--is he also about to ignite a revolution? Deeper will be published in the United States in 2009, at present available by order from the U.K.

2 comments:

Judy Crowder said...

This is a beautifully written novel, so compelling and realistically drawn that the reader will not be able to put it down. Black-and-white illustrations add wonderfully to the dark fantasy world. A sequel, Deeps, is scheduled to be out in 2009. Wow!

Carrot in the stew said...

Tunnels
Sorry, couldn't finish this one. I tried to read it but it just didn't grab me, not even a little bit. I don't think I can even give it any stars.
Maybe I will try it again another time and get further into it, but then again, maybe not... so many books, so little time to read them all.