And now to present…. Book 3 of the exciting 39 Clues series… The Sword Thief! (What a cover! Swords… Throwing stars! Sweet!) And who is the sword thief? Discover this and more as you dive into Peter Lerangis’s next adventure in these multimedia books.
As book 2, One False Note, drew to a close, orphans Dan and Amy Cahill had uncovered the next clue in the race for the 39 Clues, and had escaped Italy with two strangely marked Samurai swords in their possession. Mr. Lerangis picks up the rapid-fire story at the airport, where Dan and Amy are immediately separated from their au pair Nellie Gomez and Egyptian Mau Saladin by some nasty deception on the part of the Kabras, who like other Cahill relatives, will stop at nothing to steal clues and win the über prize for themselves.
Being “runaway” children in a foreign country, the Cahills have few options but to team up with their Uncle Alistair Oh, who they don’t trust after that “fire incident” in the Massachusetts mansion, in order to catch a flight on the Ludmila to Japan and reunite with possibly poisoned Nellie. Could it be that Alistair doesn’t have the same cut throat motivations as the other Cahills? Does he actually care for Hope and Arthur’s orphaned children after their not so accidental death 7 years ago? What is Alistair’s mysterious motivation in seeking the 39 Clues?
Researching the strange marks on Rufus and Remus (Dan’s sword names) in the Tokyo Metropolitan Library lead them, along with the ever troublesome Holts, deep into a dangerous underground crypt in the tunnels of Tokyo where more clues are discovered. Alive and quite well, Nellie shows up (in an “arrest me red” Porsche) in the nick of time, having cleverly turned the tables on Natalie and Ian, to save Dan, Amy and Alistair from the attacking Yahuza and their Shuriken ninja throwing stars. The new discoveries send the Cahills packing for South Korea where Alistair Oh has a mansion of his own, and reluctantly the 6 of them temporarily team up to find the next clue (and only the next clue).
Clearly the Kabras can’t be trusted, but Ian freely gives Amy an ancient gold coin, etched with Japanese writing. And since this artifact is essential in finding the next clue, it appears their temporary alliance is genuine. Or is it? And maybe Dan has an ace up his sleeve of his own!
After escaping a disaster in Pukhansan National Park and cleverly obtaining the next clue, the resourceful Cahills are off to the next clue filled destination… Egypt! Looking forward to Book 4, Beyond the Grave by Jude Watson.
Just like with the first two 39 Clues books, I carefully removed my 6 new playing cards from the inside cover and logged in with my secret agent name and password to the 39 Clues website! My new cards were entered, more puzzles were solved (oh yeah, I’m still the man) and games were played in Arena 39. Okay, by now we’re all aware of the fun we can have online with our multimedia books and cards…. BUT have you noticed anything embedded in the books themselves? 🙂 I won’t give it away, but take a close look at the page numbers… anything amiss? Also, check out the inside cover of each book, opposite of the cards. Any hidden clues in the artwork? Heh heh have fun!
Until our next multimedia adventure…
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