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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
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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
Michelle Mouse
Mar 11, 2012 Michelle Mouse rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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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
Feb 06, 2014 Karl Orbell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

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
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shanah
Feb 01, 2009 shanah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Kim
Feb 25, 2013 Kim rated it it was ok
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
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Kristina
Nov 13, 2010 Kristina rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-lit
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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
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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
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Kayla
Dec 30, 2011 Kayla rated it it was amazing  ·  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
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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
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Anna
Jun 05, 2012 Anna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ух! Что за книга! Сколько динамики! Понравилась даже больше, чем первая часть. Очень интересно и захватывающе. Не смотря на довольно солидный объем ( 730 стр.) читается легко и с удовольствием. Здесь вы найдете огромное количество пещер и гротов, подземную цивилизацию, заброшенные руины неизвестного народа, множества подземной живности, кучу злодеев и даже опыты над людьми в попытках создания биологического оружия. Ядерная смесь, не правда ли? :)
Единственный минус - это абсолютно нелогичные пост
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Haille
Dec 29, 2014 Haille rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great continuation of the first book. The imagination and suspense created in Gordon's mind is out of this world. I loved it as much as the first book. And even though it's about 600 and something pages long, it goes rather quickly. The mystery that the mother has to solve is very intriguing, because you know what she doesn't. The split adventures between the groups of characters runs surprisingly smoothly as they slowly trudge closer and closer to each other without knowing.
Yumikirtash
The start was quite slow for me and many times I just did not wish to continue, but still -for various reasons- I did, and I am happy for that.

The story gets even darker in this book and I was surprised to see that, somehow I did not imagine this story as bloody as it is.
I was delighted to find that the development went from slow to fast paced and that the story had many surprises in store for me.
The characters started to be more interesting in my eyes and the new ones were more than perfect to
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Aya Aruki
Jan 29, 2016 Aya Aruki rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
wow, terima kasih sdah membunuh tokoh favoritku. sekarang aku tdk tau bagaimana melanjutkan buku ini
Josh
Nov 03, 2015 Josh rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
its getting better
Matt Everman
Jan 07, 2016 Matt Everman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I rated this book a 4/5 stars because I thought it was a very good book and kept you interested the whole time while reading it. I thought it was a very good book leading off the first book in this series
Tunnels. But I didn't give it a 5/5 because it kept switching back from Will and Sarah and I didn't like that because sometimes it got confusing. The story is about Sarah's life on the topsoil away from the colony and Will, Cal, and Chester's life in deeps. The story basically slips back and fo
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Ashton T
May 23, 2014 Ashton T rated it it was amazing
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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
Felicity
Sep 22, 2014 Felicity rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It took me about 40 pages to get in to this but I suspect that it was mainly due to the fact I'd read the first book Tunnels a good 5 years a go and it took me a while to remember what had happened before.
Once I'd grasped where we were in the plot I couldn't stop reading this book!

Will Burrows is looking for his step-father Dr Burrows and in this second book he decides to go to The Deeps with his brother Cal to look for him. He is also wanted by the Styx who are the most powerful people and his
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Etha Ringo
Mar 09, 2010 Etha Ringo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 15, 2014 Jasperm rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Lacey
Interesting. There were a lot of surprises in this book that I definitely didn't see coming. The ending was incredibly thrilling. My main dislike involves the characters, they just aren't very likable. They aren't bad or anything, they just don't invoke my sympathy. There is also a complete sense of hopelessness to the story. I feel like the characters are just moving from one disaster to the next with little hope of survival. It's a very dark book that just keeps getting darker. But I'm still c ...more
Libros en el 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
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Robbie Chapman
Nov 12, 2014 Robbie Chapman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Deeper, by Roderick Gordon, is the second book in the Tunnels series. Will, the main character, is underground in caves and on the run from a group of evil people called the Styx with his best friend Chester and his brother, Cal. While they are running they meet two renegades named Drake and Elliot. Drake and Elliot help them survive underground. They help Will and his friends avoid the Styx. Will's dad is also lost underground, so Will is looking for him. I think this book is good for kids that ...more
Jackson Chapman
The book Deeper by Roderick Gordon is a very good book. Will, his brother, and his friend Chester are banished from an underground society and have to go deeper into the earth. They have to work together to survive. Will is trying to find his dad, who likes to dig and explore. Mysteries happen all the time in this book, when Will, one of the main characters, is trying to find his dad. There is action, and Will and his friends have to battle the fearsome Styx, and if Will is captured by them, h ...more
Micky Parise
Mar 11, 2012 Micky Parise rated it it was amazing
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.
Sabina Manolache
I devoured the book. It's simply genious! I'd read it all over again! even though I didn't got to finish the series, I'd read it all over again even after 50 years. A must-read!!!
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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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