Sunday, March 8, 2009

Book Three in the 39 Clues Series

Book Three in The 39 Clues Series, The Sword Thief, written by Peter Lerangis, is now available!

The series centers around the Cahills -- the most powerful family the world has ever known. But the source of the family's power has been lost. Grace Cahill, the last matriarch of the Cahills, changed her will minutes before she died, leaving her descendants an impossible decision: receive a million dollars or a clue. The first Cahill to assemble all 39 clues hidden around the world will discover what makes the family so powerful -- a reward beyond measure. It's Cahill versus Cahill in a race to the finish, with readers hot on the heels of the main characters, fourteen-year-old Amy Cahill and her eleven-year-old brother, Dan. The series kicked off in the first book with Benjamin Franklin taking center stage in The Maze of Bones (Rick Riordan) and continued in Book Two, One False Note (Gordon Korman), with the focus shifting to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In this newest book, Amy and Dan track the life of one of the world's most fearsome warriors in Tokyo, in a bid to uncover whether he is a Cahill and if he possessed one of the 39 Clues.

Peter Lerangis has written more than 150 books for young readers in many different genres, including mystery (the Spy X series), historical fiction (Smiler's Bones) and science fiction (the Watchers series). Lerangis graduated from Harvard University with a degree in biochemistry. He's also a Broadway musical theater actor/singer, a marathon runner, and the father of two sons. He currently lives in New York City.

The 39 Clues series is published by Scholastic. The author of the first book, Rick Riordan -- also the author of the very popular Percy Jackson and the Olympians series -- wrote the story arc for the series, which will have ten books in all. Book 4, Beyond the Grave, will be written by Jude Watson and will be available June 2nd. Walla Walla author Patrick Carman will write Book 5.

1 comment:

  1. thanks for keeping us all up on the most current good books! so many books so little....whatever.


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