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Series: Tunnels (Book #1)
by Brian Williams, Roderick Gordon Illustrated by Brian Williams

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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.

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He unearths the unbelievable: a secret subterranean society.  "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?

Tinged with a touch of horror, and in the tradition of such sci-fi classics as Journey to the Center of the Earth, this suspenseful debut — the first in a series — will have a whole new generation of readers digging holes in their backyards!

* "...compelling doorstopper debut in a new series... The authors add distinctive, vivid touches..." — Booklist, starred review 

"...exciting." — Kirkus Reviews

8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 7
Guided Reading
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
Adventure, Fantasy

About the Authors and Illustrator

Brian Williams
Roderick Gordon Coauthors Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams first met in college in London. Gordon is a former investment banker now living in Norfolk, England. Williams is an installation artist and independent filmmaker who lives in Hackney, England. TUNNELS is their first book.
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