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Vespers Rising (The 39 Clues #11)

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The Cahills thought they were the most powerful family the world had ever known. They thought they were the only ones who knew about Gideon Cahill and his Clues. The Cahills were wrong. Powerful enemies - the Vespers - have been waiting in the shadows. Now it's their time to rise and the world will never be the same.
Hardcover, 238 pages
Published April 5th 2011 by Scholastic Inc.
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Oct 16, 2011 Maddie rated it really liked it
Shelves: completely-loved
So I finished this yesterday and I for the most part I loved it.

I'd have to say my favorite story was Gideon's for a few reasons. First off I just happened to like Gideon's character. He cared for his people even when Lord Vesper wouldn't, he loved his family dearly, and he created the serums that were the basis for the 39 Clues first 10 books. I felt soooo bad for him and everyone when he was killed, but I knew it would happen sooner rather than later due to the fact that
Aug 11, 2011 Mith rated it really liked it
Another fast-paced, action-packed, adventure novel churned out by Rick Riordan & Co. This is more of a back story to the whole 39 clues series, with about 3/4th's of the book taking place before Amy and Dan's time.

We start off with Gideon Cahill stumbling upon a "serum" which enhances one's abilities to almost superhuman standards, but fearing his "friend" Damien Vesper wants to steal it for his own good, he divides the ingredients among his four children, Luke, Katherine, Thomas and Jane, s
Anastasia Antonova
Oct 23, 2015 Anastasia Antonova rated it really liked it
Ну вот, наконец-то я хоть немного побывала в голове у Грейс Кехил. Не подкачала меня барышня, ничего не скажешь.
До прочтения я была клятвенно уверенна что книгу авторы писали всем скопом. А они решили просто взять себе по персонажу, и описать промежуток времени их жизней. Я узнала причину по которой Кехилы поссорились, читая раздел от лица Гидеона, заварившего всю кашу. Немного приоткрыла завесу с тайны жизни первого Мадригала; как писала ранее, заглянула в мысли Грейс; и вновь встретилась с Дэ
Sep 08, 2015 Gabriellarrivee rated it really liked it
Here is my book review for 39 clues vespers rising. I think this is a book for everyone who read the original 10 if you did not DO NOT READ. This is amazing prequel to the first 10 book this explains about the vesper a new family slightly introduced at the end of the 10 book. Here are three reasons why I think this a great book.

One of the great things about this book is that it's well organized, making one chapter for all the important character chapter 1 Gideon Cahill chapter, chapter 2 Madelei
Jun 17, 2011 Rachel rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 39-clues
IT WAS SOOOOO GOOD :) can't wait till the next!!
Three of the four stories were very good. The book opens with an origin story by Riordan about Gideon Cahill and his family, written with his usual panache. This story introduces the rivalry between the Cahills and Vespers and answers a lot of questions about the original four Cahill children. The short length of the tale limited the amount of historical explorations to brief cultural references, but I enjoyed the ones that were included and how they were used to illustrate the characters of the ...more
Dec 14, 2012 Selena rated it it was amazing
OMG it tells exatly how it happened from the beggining! Including Points of view from Damien Vesper, Gideon Cahill, Madeline Cahill and Grace Cahill! And lastly it ended with Amy and Dan. This book is the book to read in the 39 clues series. Its a must read!
Lady Flo
Jul 15, 2015 Lady Flo rated it really liked it
Good book. Tempted me read next series, Cahills vs Vespers, but they need to wait some time. Also learned about secrets of Cahill family from 1500s. Also got chance to know Madeleina Cahill, from whom Madrigal branch descended, and loved her.)
Dec 04, 2010 Esperanzha rated it it was amazing
Shelves: got-to-read
i'm speechless...
:salute: to all the authors of 39 clues and the vesper's rising.!!
May 22, 2011 Alvaroh rated it it was amazing
The 39 clues Vesper Rising
The 39 clues Vesper Rising was the last book of the series of the 39 clues. There is going to be a second part, but not for a while.
This book was one of the best books in the series. Four authors wrote the book dividing the book up into four sections (chapters). The first part was written by Rick Riordan. This part was about the scientist Gideon Cahill. He was the founder of the Cahill serum and the one who started the fighting between brothers.
The second part was w
Dec 28, 2011 05cortneyr rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In this book, each chapter has a different author, has different characters, and sometimes a different setting and different time periods. So it's kinda complicated. But each chapter has the same problem, the Vespers. The Vespers are a ruthless family who are after the 39 clues,and Gideon Cahills ring. The Cahills have the ring, but they are also after the clues.

The story begins with the narrator telling the story of what happened to Damien Vesper and Gideon Cahill. They both have brilliant min
Sai Muralidhar
Sep 03, 2013 Sai Muralidhar rated it really liked it
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Ker Malkin
Nov 06, 2012 Ker Malkin rated it really liked it
This book contains 4 story plots, obviously from the four different authors.

One of which is a more elaborated story of the Cahill history starting with Gideon Cahill's finding of the cure to the Black Death and Damien Vesper trying to get hold of it as the cure was actually meant to make the ordinary body develop extraordinary features. The serum wasn't exactly complete though as it resulted to some complications so he'd come up with this 4-way plan and had given each of his children (Luke, Tho
Jan 02, 2012 Janaan rated it really liked it
Shelves: adventure, mystery
I picked up this book, because the other 10 books in the series were amazing! This is about, the history of the Cahills, and who created the master serum... Gideon Cahill. When Gideon was creating the serum he had befriended Damien Vesper, an intelligent, ambitious and greedy man. Damien wanted the master serum for himself, so he can be the most powerful man in the world. But Gideon had predicted this and he took it for himself, but the serum had not been perfected, and he knew he would die in t ...more
Dorian Becerra
Sep 22, 2015 Dorian Becerra rated it it was amazing
This book is about two kids Amy and her little brother Dan they must protect their family heirloom to protect their secret family power but the Vespers are on their tail. The Vespers are rising...and the world is in jeopardy. This book is awesome how they must protect their family. I would recommend this book to people who love action and adventure.
Jan 13, 2016 Jerry rated it really liked it
A Quickie Review

A great setup to the sequel series! I just wish I had some of the Cahills Vs. Vespers books already on hand, so I could get started on it!

Score: 4/5
Tori "Carina"
Oct 04, 2014 Tori "Carina" rated it liked it
The plot overlapped itself a bit.
Nov 01, 2011 Angie rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! It is continuing the 39 clues series and really does a good job of going into the past and explaining the beginnings of the clues. This book was written by four authors in one book rather then one author per book. I hope the rest of the new series continues to follow the characters in the past.
Kristine Lopez
Apr 28, 2011 Kristine Lopez rated it it was amazing
I LOVE THIS!!! :)))



Maleek Green
Oct 01, 2014 Maleek Green rated it it was amazing
Have you ever wondered who the most powerful family on the face of the planet is.If answered the Cahills you are right but there is another powerful group called the vespers.this is the book
Jan 20, 2016 Sarah rated it liked it
This collection of four novellas bridges the 39 Clues and Cahills vs. Vespers series and introduces two new wrinkles to drive the latter: a mysterious ring the Cahills have been guarding for centuries without understanding at all, and the villainous Vesper clan, which has been stalking the Cahills for their serum and their ring for all those years. The first two stories provide much-appreciated background, detailing the fire that led to the family schism and the rise of the Madrigals. The last t ...more
Mary Ann
Feb 22, 2012 Mary Ann rated it really liked it
Shelves: elementary, tween
Wish I had this book before I read the first 10 books in the series of The 29 Clues; it would have made a great prequel!
Jun 25, 2015 Grace rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Oh my awesome!!! I'm 10 years old reading the best series of books in the world!!! I can't wait to start to read the next series, Cahills VS Vespers. Anyone who hasn't read the series has to start! I'll give you an idea of what it's about... so a grandmother of two young kids dies, leaving the Cahill family to find clues, and then before they know it they are on a deadly hunt, racing to the finish. Then after the fights and the hunt they get in touch with the Vespers, and another deadly fight
Feb 05, 2013 Teddy rated it it was amazing
Awesome! I hope the Cahills beat the Vespers...
Apr 16, 2016 Gabriel rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gifts
I really need the next book ASAP
Feb 10, 2011 Bethany marked it as to-read
Dione Basseri
Feb 12, 2016 Dione Basseri rated it it was amazing
In this final book of the original 39 Clues series, many of the authors come back to write one final volume which is basically a teaser for the next series.


The beginning few sections are good for background, but not so much on motivating readers. The first tells the story of Gideon Cahill, developer of the Cahill serum, and his deadly conflict with Damien Vesper. Then we continue the conflict, with Madeleine Cahill in hiding from Damien, until they come to a dramatic sh
This book is a bridge between the main 39 Clues series and the new series, Cahills vs. Vespers. It contains four stories, each taking place at a different point in time, that explain key events of how the two families are linked. In the first one, we also see how the four siblings who give the names to four Cahill branches grow apart and how Gideon Cahill dies.

Out of the four stories, the important ones are the first one and the last one. The other two are nice, but not particularly important. A
Sep 29, 2015 Taneka rated it really liked it
I really did enjoy this title. The book is broken up into 4 stories, Gideon, Madeleine, Grace and, of course, Dan and Amy. The story is told of how and why Gideon started his experiments and why he needed to separate the clues. In his story we meet the first Vesper, Damien. A man ruled by a thirst for power and domination. Gideon takes great steps to keep his serum out of Damien's hands, which costs him his life.

Next we learn abut Madeleine. As readers already know, Madeleine was the fifth chil
IndyPL Kids Book Blog
Mar 06, 2012 IndyPL Kids Book Blog rated it liked it
Shelves: adventure
It has been 2 years since it all started with The 39 Clues #1: The Maze of Bones, and now, ten books later, you can find out how the whole thing started. Dan and Amy Cahill have raced all over the world with their nanny Nellie Gomez competing with their Cahill relatives to find and solve all 39 Clues in order to discover what makes their family so powerful - but how did the clues come to be in the first place?

In Vespers Rising you find out the history of the Cahill family and why the different b
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Cahills vs. Vespers: Worth reading? 9 26 Jan 03, 2014 05:12PM  
Percy Jackson Fan...: The 39 Clues, Book 11; Vespers Rising 2 21 Jul 21, 2012 07:26AM  
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  • The Dead of Night (The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers, #3)
  • The Medusa Plot (39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers, #1)
  • The Black Book of Buried Secrets
  • Storm Warning (The 39 Clues, #9)
  • Into the Gauntlet (The 39 Clues, #10)
  • The Black Circle (The 39 Clues, #5)
  • Shatterproof (The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers, #4)
  • Crushed (The 39 Clues: Rapid Fire, #4)
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Rick Riordan is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many books, including the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series. Please follow him on Twitter and via his official blog.

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Other Books in the Series

The 39 Clues (1 - 10 of 11 books)
  • The Maze of Bones  (The 39 Clues, #1)
  • One False Note (The 39 Clues, #2)
  • The Sword Thief (The 39 Clues, #3)
  • Beyond the Grave (The 39 Clues #4)
  • The Black Circle (The 39 Clues, #5)
  • In Too Deep (The 39 Clues, #6)
  • The Viper's Nest (39 Clues, #7)
  • The Emperor's Code (The 39 Clues, #8)
  • Storm Warning (The 39 Clues, #9)
  • Into the Gauntlet (The 39 Clues, #10)

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