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The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers Book 1: The Medusa Plot [Kindle Edition]

Gordon Korman
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Are you ready to save the world? The bestselling series returns with an adventure spanning 6 explosive books, 2 secret-filled card packs, and a website that places readers right in the action.

Thirteen-year-old Dan Cahill and his older sister, Amy, thought they belonged to the world's most powerful family. They thought the hunt for 39 Clues leading to the source of that power was over. They even thought they'd won. But Amy and Dan were wrong.

One by one, distress calls start coming in from around the globe. Cahills are being kidnapped by a shadowy group known only as the Vespers. Now Amy and Dan have only days to fulfill a bizarre ransom request or their captured friends will start dying. Amy and Dan don't know what the Vespers want or how to stop them. Only one thing is clear. The Vespers are playing to win, and if they get their hands on the Clues . . . the world will be their next hostage.

About the Author

Gordon Korman is the author of The 39 Clues Book 2: One False Note, which debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, and The 39 Clues Book #8: The Emperor's Code. Gordon has written more than sixty books for kids and young adults, including Zoobreak, Swindle, and Son of the Mob, as well as the On the Run series and the Island, Everest, Dive, and Kidnapped trilogies. A native of Ontario, Canada, Korman now lives with his family in Long Island, New York.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 569 KB
  • Print Length: 227 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0545324092
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.; Gmc Har/Cr edition (30 Aug 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0051WIWQG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #200,952 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By Donald Mitchell HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Hardcover
"All these are the beginning of sorrows." -- Matthew 24:8 (NKJV)

Don't miss this book!

It's been just three years since "The Maze of Bones" started the hunt for the 39 clues. A lot has happened since then, and perhaps the best is the publication of "The Medusa Plot," which provides a wonderfully rich story, lots of character development, meaningful action, and reader-engaging events.

If you haven't read the original series, close this review before reading further and read "The Maze of Bones" instead and follow the 39 Clues books in order from there.

If you have read that series, you are in for a treat with "The Medusa Plot." One of the book's best qualities is in the way that Gordon Korman draws on the reader's knowledge of the characters from the prior books to build a more complex and compelling story than would normally launch a new series. The characters may be the same in name and family relationships, but they have matured and developed as a result of meeting the 39 Clues challenges. "The Medusa Plot" nicely presents new challenges that stretch the characters in new and interesting ways.

Where the 39 Clues series pitted the different family branches of the Cahills against one another, "The Medusa Plot" pulls the Cahills together to fend off a ruthless challenge from the Vespers.

This story opens with a series of kidnappings designed to force the Cahills to work for the Vespers in ways that are not in the best interests of the Cahills or the rest of the world. Naturally, Amy and Dan try to resist . . . but it's not easy.

One of my favorite changes from the earlier series is that Amy and Dan now have friends who are affected by their challenges.
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2.0 out of 5 stars My wife was not keen 11 Jan 2014
By JMK
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
My wife passed away recently. She had run out of Dean Koontz books and I downloaded these for her. She could not get into these stories at all.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another good episode 29 July 2013
By Gotty
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Another slice of excitement. Amy and Dan carry on fighting the good fight and keeping us on the edge of our seats
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping throughout! 28 May 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This book, like all the others in the series, is fabulous and "unputdownable". Cant wait for the september 2013 release of the next vesper cahill book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect! 17 Oct 2011
By Galini
Format:Hardcover
As always, I loved the book! This series are beautifully written by excellent writters, and they always make me feel like I'm into the book. Full with humor, adventure, and mystery, you will not put the book down. If you haven't read it yet, then go right now and buy it. It's one of the best series I ever read, and never stop liking. I recomend it for people of all the ages, but mostly for teens. You will not be sorry!
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