Fourteen-year-old Will Burrows lives with his family in London.
He has little in common with them except for a passion for digging which he shares with his father.
When his father suddenly disappears down an unknown tunnel, Will decides to investigate with his friend Chester.
Soon they find themselves deep underground, where they unearth a dark and terrifying secret - a secret which may cost them their lives.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 192 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: Chicken House Ltd
- Publication Date: 02/07/2007
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9781905294428
Showing 1 - 5 of 5 reviews.
Review by Jaie22
Yay! For once a book about secret underground things that lived up to its hype. Some similarity to Holes in the writing style or the relationship between the friends or something, somehow. Watch for the sequel in 2009!
Review by IsaacW
Tunnels is a new book about a boy (Will Burrows) who has nothing in common with his family - except for a strange link with his father because they both have a strange obsession for archaeological digs. Will's father dissapears after some strange occurences and he must rely on his new friend Chester to help him find his father. Through out the book Will uncovers the strange truth about his family and begins to look on his life in a whole different way.This is a dark and exciting book that was an interesting read. It is a great book if you like science-fiction and fantasy.
Review by lindap69
The action is underground again! This British import follows the pattern of City of Ember and the Gregor series taking the story into a labyrinth of tunnels under the city of London as Will and Chester search for Will's archaeologist father in the century old "Colony" ruled by the Styx. Good mix of fantasy and adventure.
Review by katie
This franchise is marketed to be the "next Harry Potter" series. I've enjoyed this first volume, and I like the concept of this underworld. The problem I have with it is the Harry Potter books work very well as individual stories, whereas this has no proper ending, it just stops.
Review by russell.alynn
I was pleasantly suprised with this book. It's entertaining from the very first chapter as Will and Dr. Burrows, his father, are digging up all types of mysterious tunnels around London. When Will's father suddenly disappears Will knows it has something to do with the tunnels and Dr. Burrows' latest journal entry about a spehere that is made from an unknown element deep from within the earth and the strange "outsiders" lurking around the city wearing sunglasses and black coats. Will finally coaxes his best friend, Chester, into unearthing his father's last tunnel and what they discover is truly original and fantastic. It might be a while before I read the second but it is DEFINITELY on my list. I wouldn't go as far as to say "Harry Potter fans will delight!" but if you're looking for an interesting series to get into try picking this one up. Also, you can ususally tell which sections were written by which author but Gordon and Williams do a fantastic job of co-narrating.