The Sword Thief (The 39 Clues #3)
Spies report that Amy and Dan seem to be tracking the life of one of the most powerful fighters the world has ever known. If this fearsome warrior was a Cahill, his secrets are sure to be w...more
By Peter Lerangis
Amy and Dan Cahill belong to a very unique family. When their grandmother, Grace, dies, she leaves them a choice. They must pick between a million dollars or the first clue in a series that lead to a well-guarded secret. Amy and Dan decide to join the hunt and take the first clue. Their family is very competitive, and Amy and Dan are nearly killed in a series of encounters. They find and follow leads all over the world, and realize...more
ATTENTION! Amy and Dan Cahill have been located once again, this time in the company of the notoriously unreliable Alistair Oh. Could they have been foolish enough to make an alliance?
Spies report that Amy and Dan seem to be tracking the life of one of the most powerful fighters the world has ever known. If this fearsome warrior was a Cahill, his secrets are sure to be well-guarded . . . and the price to uncover them just might be lethal.From School Library Journal
Grade 4–7—Amy and Dan Cah
We finally read Book 1. And then because we liked it so well, the entire series. One son (age 12) has read them all, the second son (also age 12) is on Book 2. And son #3 (age 8) will be starting as soon as he finishes his current book.
I thought the premise of this book very interesting. I loved how they integrated history and geography along with problem-solving skills and c...more
Peter Lerangis, what have you done to the characters? You somehow tweaked them up a little bit. Since when did Amy begin to stammer so much when she talks?
Anyway, what Amy felt for Ian was quite incestuous IMO. They're cousins first of all, unless the bloodline is very distant. And I thought it was pretty clear that she and Dan despise the Kabras so much though it was mentioned ear...more
Appetizer: Just when Dan and Amy think they're on their way to Japan in search of the third clue, several of their relatives team up to separate them from their au pair, Nellie, and prevent them from leaving Italy. The two must form an unhappy alliance with some of their other relatives to hunt for the next clue. As tentative alliances are formed and betrayals become known, the children continue on th...more
Amy and Dan Cahill are the protagonists and they are all on their own in the hunt for the 39 Clues started by their grandmother, Grace Cahill. They must depend on their own instincts to beat their wealthy cousins to the final product, the serum including all of the 39 Clues, which makes whoever drinks it the most powerful person in the world. The antagonists are the other Cahill members taking part in the hunt for the 39 Clues.
The setting is all over the world as the clue hunt l...more
Each book in the series will be written by a different author, though the central characters remain Amy and Dan Cahi...more
by Jerome, Grade 7, Yangon International school
Imagine being a part of the most powerful family full of unreliable relatives and famous
inventors. Two options exist: take one-million dollars and live normally or participate in a clue
hunt to discover the secret of the Cahill power and become the most powerful person in the
world. Amy and Dan have chosen to participate in a serious quest to discover the secrets of the
Cahill power. On this risky trip, will t...more
Another new author took over this time and did a great job of continuing the adventure in Japan and Korea. With the various details included, I wonder if part of the choice of author is based on his/her knowledge of the proposed setting for the book. In this book, we're given a fair amount of good details about the Japanese landscape, cityscape,...more
Dan in this book was just so dumb. It didn't seem like him at all. At one point where he was talking about stuff he'd figured out in the...more
But, as I grew older, I realized that, whether I liked it or not, being Korean was part of my heritage, and trying to cut that off was like cutting off my nose to spite my face. I l...more
In this one, I was suprised that Amy & Dan teamed up with Uncle Alistair, and then added Ian & Natalie to the team to find the clues in their search in Japan.
When they go to the Library in Tokyo with Alistair, I was waiting for Alistair to pull one over on them again, more like he had in the First book. But he didn't.
He did hide who he was recieving e-mail from, and I was expecting it would have been their other cousin, he had teamed up with before, but it wasn't...more
There's an anagram at the end of the book. It has many p...more
This book doesn't have as much going for it as the first two. First of all, it chooses a very obscure historical figure: Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Granted, I don't know much Asian history at the time of this review, so I can't cast as many stones. However, Dan and Amy make a valiant effort to discover the final prize, but, in all honesty, are very far away from the truth. Obviously, Scholastic likes Peter Lerangis, because he writes many more books in this series, along with Gordan Korman and authors...more
With this book the reader gets a chance to get his bearings and to recap all the events that now...more
Although I had been wanting to see more of the family, this is my least favorite book in the series so far. There was far too much t...more
Amy and Dan are back, as is the rest of the crazy family. This time Allastaire Oh seems to be on their side and definitely helps them out in the nick of time...more
I like them for the fun story. Each book is written by a different author. The only one I had heard of before was Rick Riordan, who writes the Percy Jackson series, which I totally love.
This one starts off with our heroes Dan and Amy Cahill trying to reach Tokyo before any of the other competitors. And with a title like The Sword Thief, you...more
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For a long time, she heard nothing else. And then:
"Hi, Dead. I'm Dan.”
Ian's knees buckled. The rock outcropping shook the ground, sending a spew of grayish dust that quickly billowed around them.
Shielding his eyes, he spotted Amy standing by the figurine, which was now moving toward her. She was in shock, her backpack on the ground by her feet.
"Get back!" he shouted.
Ian pulled Amy away and threw her to the ground, landing on top of her. Gravel showered over his back, embedding into his hair and landing on the ground like a burst of applause.
His second though was that the shirt would be ruined. And this was the shock of it-that his first thought had not been about the shirt. Or the coin. Or himself.
It had been about her.
But that was not part of the plan. She existed for a purpose. She was a tactic, a stepping stone. She was...
"Lovely," he said.
Amy was staring up at him, petrified, her eyelashes flecked with dust. Ian took her hand, which was knotted into a fist. "Y-y-you don't have to do that," she whispered.
"Do what?" Ian asked.
"Be sarcastic. Say things like 'lovely.' You saved my life. Th-thank you."
"My duty," he replied. He lowered his head and allowed his lips to brush hers. Just a bit.”