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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, 240 pages
Published April 5th 2011 by Scholastic Press
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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
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
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!
i'm speechless...
:salute: to all the authors of 39 clues and the vesper's rising.!!
IT WAS SOOOOO GOOD :) can't wait till the next!!
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
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
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
Ker Malkin Gesulga
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
This was REALLY good!!! Its different from all the other 39 clues books.... the time periods that take place change within each chapter. There's four... one for Gideon Cahill, one for Madeleine, Grace, and (present time) Amy and Dan. In this trip, Amy and Dan travel to Switzerland in search of Gideon's ring, which Grace had hidden years before. Grace has given ___ the responsibility to keep the ring safe again. The Vespers have been planning in the shadows... their time has come. They were a gro ...more
Tori "Carina"
The plot overlapped itself a bit.
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
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
I LOVE THIS!!! :)))



Maleek Green
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
Mary Ann
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!
Awesome! I hope the Cahills beat the Vespers...
Feb 10, 2011 Bethany marked it as to-read
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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
Jonnah D.
FINALLY! Amy's starting to show a little more development. I'm liking this new Vespers twist to the series, although it does raise some pretty interesting questions for me. I mean, months of the clue hunt with Amy and Dan and not once have the readers heard of the ring or the Vespers. I mean, get real. It's a "children's" book but still. Fiske getting soft is nice, though. I like how Dan hasn't changed... he's still the wonderfully tortured pre-pubescent little boy who's gone through way too muc ...more
The first chapter was very interesting because it gave more in sight on what really happened when Gideon Cahill made the sermon and why he gave his four children of for of it. One thing that is very interesting in this book is when Gideon Cahill is talking to his friend Vesper,and how Vesper tries to kill him, by causing this marble pillar to fall down on top of them, but Gideon Cahill with his newfound power was able to calculate how fast the pillow was falling and was able to shove it aside. I ...more
Meera K.
And you thought the Cahills were messed up.
The Vespers are even worse.
A family bonded not by lineage but with a common ambition, the Vespers have been ruthlessly hunting out members of the Cahill family for ingredients to Gideon Cahill's serum.. and a ring.

Vespers Rising was predictable... and not half as exciting as most of the other 39 Clues books. The stupid ring just kept bugging me so much. Is it a magic ring? Why is it AS IMPORTANT as a serum that could make you superman? Or was it just a
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This is a quick read written in four parts. If you felt like book 10 kind of left you hanging, this book won't do much to remedy that problem. Even though is might have seemed Dan and Amy's adventures were over in book 10 of the series, you see in this book that they are not. It definitely sets things up for more books about the Cahill family, so the adventure continues!
Each part is about a different member of the Cahill family: Gideon, Madeline, Grace, and Dan and Amy. You learn about a time in
Barb Middleton
A ring. My precious.

Oops. Wrong story.

When the Cahill family was all together there was a ring. A single ring whose great power is never revealed but that a group called the Vespers has been hunting for centuries. Part one of the book gives the origin of the ring and how Gideon Cahill was once friends, and then enemies, of Damien Vesper. Gideon created a serum that enhanced the senses and his children took it; hence, the long line of Cahill geniuses. Part two of the book shows Madeline Cahill tr
Sabrina *The REAL Princess*
Not bad but not mind-blowing either. It was another filler book, a book that can only make you want to read the next installment even more. Let's get onto the review. Considering the book is divided into 4 sections, and there are 4 authors, I am going to assume each author wrote their own mini-story. But, because I am lazy and tired, I'm going to review my favourite of the stories:

Story One: Gideon Cahill. Written by: Rick Riordan
By far, the most enjoyable of the four. I found Gideon's story qui
This is the book where everything about the Cahill's past is revealed. First, the book starts off with the story of Gideon Cahill, the inventor of the serum to make the most powerful person in the world. The story explains why he created it, why he gave it to his 4 children----Luke, Katherine, Thomas, and Jane Cahill. He explained how it worked---it enhances abilities and traits, plus makes you smarter, stronger and better in every way. But it also enhances bad traits, like Luke's twisted mind. ...more
This book is an introduction about the Vespers, a 'society' that seeks not only the 39 clues, but Gideon Cahill' s ring as well.
The Vesper go way back. To the days when the Cahill where still a united family. Before the Cahill children left home.

The book starts the day Gideon Cahill died, and introduces his children and wife.
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Title: Vespers Rising
Author: Peter Lerangis
Genre: Mystery/Adventure

This book has many time periods that are explained. One of them is basically how the teams got started. Gideon Cahill knew that Damien, who’s family will soon be the Vespers, was plotting to kill him. Gideon was an inventor, and he was trying to make a serum that would give you incredible powers. He tested prototypes on himself, which did make him sick, but when they were finished, he gave a different serum to each of his childr
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  • The Black Book of Buried Secrets
  • The Dead of Night (The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers, #3)
  • The Medusa Plot (39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers, #1)
  • Storm Warning (The 39 Clues, #9)
  • Shatterproof (The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers, #4)
  • The Black Circle (The 39 Clues, #5)
  • Into the Gauntlet (The 39 Clues, #10)
  • Fireworks (The 39 Clues: Rapid Fire, #7)
  • The 39 Clues: Agent Handbook
  • Day of Doom (The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers, #6)
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)
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4) The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2) The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5) The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3)

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