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.<br /> "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 — but is he also about to ignite a revolution?<br />Tinged with a touch of horror, and in the tradition of such sci-fi classics as <i>Journey to the Center of the Earth</i>, this suspenseful debut — the first in a series — will have a whole new generation of readers digging holes in their backyards!
Reading group guide for Tunnels, Deeper, Freefall, and Closer by Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams. Enter the terrifying world of Tunnels—a subterranean society under the streets of modern London, whose citizens are enslaved by a strange, cruel sect, the Styx, who plan to exterminate all Topsoilers. Can fourteen-year-old Will defeat the Styx, and rescue his missing father?