Deeper (Tunnels, #2)
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Deeper (Tunnels #2)

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The sequel to the New York Times Bestseller! Searching the bowels of the earth for his lost dad, Will stumbles across the Styx's diabolical plan to extinguish all Topsoilers. Dig 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 hi...more
Hardcover, 656 pages
Published March 1st 2009 by Chicken House (first published January 1st 2008)
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Emily
As I read this book I was glad that it moved a lot faster than the first one. There was one part for me that was kindof slower so I skimmed a few chapters. My one critique of these books would be the endings. When I read Harry Potter or Fablehaven, I loved it because I felt like the book had an ending, but still left you wondering what would happen in the next book. These books, Tunnels and Deeper, make me feel like they just ran out of ideas so they ended it there, in a random spot. I like a li...more
Preston Sherwood
I feel like the adventure within the story was continuous. I also liked how within some chapters, the P.O.V changed between Will, Sarah Jerome (Will and Cal's mother), and/or Dr. Robert Burrows (Will's topsoil father). At some points in the book, I thought the story slowed down a bit, but "Deeper" makes up for this with its seemingly endless action and suspense. Even though it is a relatively long book, being 655 pages (the longest book in the series), I thought it was a relatively easy book to...more
Kora
Oct 17, 2009 Kora is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
wow this book is amazing so far and i cant wait until i finish it!!!!
Karl Orbell

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more;
Or close the wall up with our English dead.


Well... that was intense. This sequel to Tunnels starts immediately as the other book finished, hurtling in to the Deeps and boy are they some deep Deeps.

A lot of this book is spent with the protagonists in pitch darkness, stumbling around in the bowels of the Earth. It's hot and horrible, grim and grisly. The story is split in to five parts, with over fifty chapters between them, so it's not a quick re...more
shanah
Wow.....nice!!!! The writers give us a lot of things there on the Deeper.
Deeper is like the second world. There are island, ocean, animals (old-time) also plants. And many more things else which related with science.....it's difficult for me to explain.

Will together with his brother (Cal) and friend (Caster) decided go to the Deeper for looking his foster-father, amazing that they can survive live in the Deepers which is imposibble to live there, found things that they never expect. And especial...more
Kimberly
Ugh! Maybe my opinion is deep seated in my claustrophobia since I am one of the few that didn't like it. I didn't care for the first book but i was told this one is better. Granted I was completely intrigued at the idea. The underground dystopia was a new spin I felt had great promise. The description is great. The story is well written as far as writing goes but...

The characters suck. I don't find any of them like-able. The only characters I liked were killed off in the last book. And what's t...more
Kristina
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Jacob Cole
DEEPER

Book by:Roderick Gordon & Brian Williams

Review by: Jacob Cole

First off let me tell all who read this that I have never read a book for the fun of it. In fact the only time I ever read books is books is because of reports and projects, but Deeper and the whole Tunnels series is something different, way different! I stumbled on the books Tunnels and Deeper about two years ago at the book fair. I read about half of it and then it sat on my shelf for six months until six grade roled aroun...more
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Joan Stradling for TeensReadToo.com

After digging through the subterranean world of modern-day London in search of his father, fourteen-year-old Will Burrows ended up on the run from the diabolical Styx army with his best friend, Chester, and his newly discovered brother, Cal.

As they travel deeper into the earth, they find dangers none of them ever dreamed possible. And the worst danger of all is the one from Will's murderous sister, Rebecca, who is leading the Styx army in an evil pl...more
93Miixi
La segunda entrega de Túneles, porque la aventura no podía terminar en un sólo libro.

Esperé cerca de un año para encontrar la segunda parte, me la leí en el margen de dos semanas y gracias a este libro logré encontrar la comunidad de MundoTúneles (MT) y muchas cosas más.

El estilo de escritura sigue siendo el mismo. Algo pesado en algunas partes, desbordante de imaginación y capaz de hacerte imaginar los sonidos y olores con sólo describirlos.

Will sigue siendo el mismo chico curioso, valiente e...more
Kayla
Dec 30, 2011 Kayla rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone and Everyone, esp. people who have read the first book!
Recommended to Kayla by: My school-friend Megan
The sequel to its predecessor, Deeper, is like that attraction at Disneyworld that you want to ride over and over and over again.
One of my pet peeves with books is bad cliffhangers. I hate it when you finish a book with a cliffhanger ending, and you really want to know what happens next. You finally get your hands on the sequel, but chapter one doesn't pick up from where you left off- it takes a couple chapters to get back to where you left off. Deeper is not one of those books.
Deeper quite lite...more
Ashton T
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Izzatur Rahmaniyah
This book is not recommended for kids! I mean it! The story is full of tortures, murderers, and despair. It feels like hope is a tiny thing that you'll barely find when you run away from your enemies. Will, Cal, and Chester continued their adventures in Deeps, the deepest region beneath the soil. They met some people that helped them such as Drake and Elliot. Sarah Jerome, Will and Cal's mother, also went after them. Their experiences to run away from Styx was just too hard to imagine. Cal was n...more
Etha Ringo
ini lebih menuju pusat bumi...disini, will burrows, nama anak yang bertualang tersebut, tau kalau dia ternyata dulunya tinggal di bwah tanah, namun ibunya membawa lari ke dunia atas...dia kembali ke bawah tanah untuk mencari ayah angkatnya yang hilang waktu menggali ke bwah tanah...
semakin seru az.. :)
Jasperm
The book Deeper by Roderick Gordon is the series to Tunnels. This review may spoil the book if you haven't read it. The main character in the book, Will, likes digging. His dad is a archeologist and recently they have uncovered a train station under london. His dad recently noticed that some albino men were around his neighborhood and then latter he goes missing. Will, using his journal then discovered that his dad had been digging a separate tunnel under their house. The only thing was this tun...more
Libros Sótano
Al igual que en el libro anterior, este resulta increíblemente lento. No aburrido, sino que denso. Los dos años que se demoró la escritura del segundo libro fue algo notoria. Y creo que existieron bastantes partes que sirvieron meramente como relleno...
Pero, siendo completamente objetiva, lo considero mejor que el primero.

Si en Túneles nos habíamos encontrado con la introducción a la historia y al mundo, ahora nos embarcamos de verdad a la aventura. Abunda la acción. Se desarrolla mucho mejor el...more
MrFruitSalad A.K.A. Caden
I rated the book a three because it's lengthy and mostly uninteresting with only a few parts worth reading. The ending was unsurprising and abrupt, the characters were unsociable and there were no personal connections to be made with the story. The book was confusing and makes little sense if you haven't read the first, and seems like a continuation for other books in the trilogy. Unless you enjoy the first book or the author, I don't recommend the book to casual readers.

The three main charac...more
Micky Parise
Excellent sequel to Tunnels. Great plot, great characters and amazing writing. Enjoyed this one as much as the Tunnels. Recommend highly. Can't wait to read the 3rd installment - FreeFall.
Pancake Felix



The author of Tunnels has done it again. They made another amazing book. Deeper is more than an average adventure book. It pulls you into the story and you feel like you understand what the characters are feeling. Deeper shows what amazing work the authors of Tunnels can produce.
Will is no ordinary boy. He was born in this underground world called the colony. His mother, Sarah Jerome wanted to escape the colony. She took Will and her younger son, Cal and was on her way to one of the passages...more
Lynossa
Escaped from Colony and the fierce grip of Styx, Will, Chester, and Cal going deeper underground searching for Will's father. But the underworld is much more sinister and cruel that topsoil; plenty beasts and Styx's limiters roaming around. Not only that, Will also discovered Styx plan to destroyed human race above the earth and to rule the world. A dream that seems so impossible but if you're accustomed with dictator maniacs, you know they always want that. So now not only make sure his father...more
Sally Siawidjaja
Dec 08, 2008 Sally Siawidjaja rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All fantasy fans
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Nenangs
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TimE

The latest book I have read is Deeper by Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams. This book is the sequel to the book Tunnels. In Tunnels, Will Burrows is a teenage boy, but he is kind of a loner. He only has one friend and his name is Chester. When Will’s dad goes missing, he really wants to go looking for him, because he is the only one he shares a hobby with. The both like to go on archeological digs. When Will finds a secret passage under his house, he goes and looks for his dad there. Him and h...more
Lindsey
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Chandrahas C.
Deeper
By Roderick Gordon
Fantasy
643 pages

Deeper is a great book about Will, Chester and Cal's struggle for survival in the Deeps. In the last book Will and Chester had come across an underground civilization. This race was not very welcoming. After a long turn of events, Will, Chester and Will's brother, Cal, were on their way to the Deeps, a place that this civilization says is dangerous and impossible-to-escape. (Cal is Will's ACTUAL brother. Will had been born in this underground civilization...more
Peter R
Deeper by Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams is about two friends named Will and Chester who embark on a journey deep into the Earth’s crust. The story’s plot describes a quest to defeat the evil Styx who inhabit the dark caves within the crust. For a long time, the Styx had been focussed on wiping out humanity and ruling the Earth. The main characters are Will, Chester, Will’s sister - Rebecca, Will’s Father - Dr. Burrows, Will's mother - Sarah Jerome, Will’s brother - Cal, a sniper named Elli...more
Aamir K.
Deeper
Rodrick Gordon
643 pages
Fiction

Will and Chester are heading into the deeps but, they need to escape otherwise in the deeps they will be tortured to death. With the help of Cal, they cut a hole in the roof of the train and escape. But they realize that they have no clue where they are. So they just travel deeper underground, still looking for a way out and for Will's father. Along the way they come across Rebecca, Will's topsoil sister. She came underground not to find them but to kill Will....more
Angelic Zaizai

Hmmm..
Setelah baca Tunnell, suka ga suka, mau ga mau harus baca lanjutannya :)
apalagi bukunya udah dibeli dari kapan-kapan..

Masih tetap merasa terjebak dengan buku ke-1 yang membawa2 nama 'penemu' Harry Potter, gw berharap buku ke-2 ini lebih baik
Ternyata lebih boring
Petualangan Will, Chester dan Cal di The Deep seharusnya seru, tapi entah kenapa ga berasa tuh
Tokoh Sarah Jerome, ibu biologis Will dan Cal, yang awalnya mencari Will untuk menuntut balas kematian Tam berasa ga nyambung aja
Mana ada...more
Lindsey
This sequel heightens the drama and the underlying story in far more detail. The first book is mostly about setting up the world and the characters, but Deeper reveals that there’s a much larger world with powerful players and much at stake. It also sets up what should prove to be an interesting plot in the book after this one. As such, there are more layers of conflict and more elements of social commentary. Will unwittingly stumbles upon a war that’s been going on for hundreds of years, and do...more
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Roderick Gordon is the author of the Tunnels series of books. Born in 1960, he grew up in Highgate, North London, and eventually went to University College where he dabbled in genetics and listened to Joy Division. After graduating without the faintest idea what he wanted to do for the rest of his life, he spent some time in the wilderness when he played in a few bands, then somehow fell into a jo...more
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“Because we are no different from any animal, any insect or germule. We are not special, Cal. You, me, we all came from nothing, and that's exactly where we're all going one day, maybe soon, whether we like it or not.” 5 likes
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