A bold, big hearted start to a groundbreaking new series Soman Chainani, author of The School for Good and EvilThe New York Times bestselling author of the Seven Wonders series and books in the 39 Clues series, Peter Lerangis, brings us the enthralling first installment of the adventure filled Max Tilt trilogy When thirteen year old Max Tilt happens upon his great great great grandfather Jules Vernes unfinished, unpublished manuscript, The Lost Treasures, he doesnt realize that hes found the answers to all his problems And Max has a lot of problemshis mother is sick, his father is out of work, and his home is about to be foreclosed on But when Max and his cousin Alex discover that Vernes last work reveals everything he wrote was fact, not fiction, they realize that the book holds the key to something incredibly valuable A treasure that can save his houseand maybe his entire family.But Max and Alex arent the only ones who know about Vernes clues Spencer Niemend, a strange skunk haired man who has spent his life researching Vernes works, is bent on reshaping the world with the hidden treasure To find it first, Max and Alex must go on an adventure thatll take them from the broken remains of an underwater city to the very jaws of a giant squid to the edges of a whirlpool from which no one has ever emerged alive This is the first book in a new hair raising, edge of your seat adventure series from master storyteller and New York Times bestselling author Peter Lerangis....
|Title||:||Max Tilt: Fire the Depths|
|Publisher||:||HarperCollins Reprint edition June 26, 2018|
|Number of Pages||:||384 pages|
|File Size||:||970 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Max Tilt: Fire the Depths Reviews
very interesting book
When thirteen year old Max (great great great grandson of Jules Verne) and his cousin, Alex, stumble upon one of Jules unfinished works while cleaning the attic looking for things to sell, Max's family needed help to save their house and fast. Well Max and Alex decide to follow the clues in the book, but they need money and help, is this guy Spencer Niemand the one to help them or the one to hurt them the most, and who is he?
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I love intelligent, fast-paced adventure stories for any age, but particularly middle grade fiction, and this is right up there with the best. A mystery with clues to solve from Jules Verne himself; a terrific pair of questers--Max who is "on the spectrum" and loathe to step out of routine, and his older cousin Amy who is, well, an adorable and indomitable flake; a wild-ride of adventure including a submarine city, an ice-cave in Greenland, a giant squid attack, and a desert island; and a villain who is at times funny, brave, and yet ultimately brutal. A great start to what promises to be a marvelous series.
Twelve-year-old Max Tilt’s life is slowly falling apart. His mother’s cancer has returned and his father can’t work because of her condition. When Max’s parents leave to start her treatments, they put Max’s older, Canadian cousin, Alex, in charge. But as soon as Alex arrives, she and Max uncover a mountain of unpaid bills that will lead to their eviction. Desperately searching the house for items to sell, Alex and Max find a lost manuscript left by their famous ancestor, Jules Verne. Verne’s manuscript reveals that his science-fiction tales were based on Verne’s own experiences and that he left a treasure for his descendants if they can decipher the clues he left behind.
I listened to the audio version of this book....the narrator Jonathan McClain does a fantastic job of bringing it to life. A great adventure for YA and a charming read for adults. As an adult I loved this book and found it gave me the same cozy feeling I got while reading Harry Potter. I suppose the author wouldn't care for the comparison, but I need some sort of measurement to relay how good this novel is. It stands tall on it's own merit. Can't wait for the next in the series. Highly recommend.
This is an enchanting, captivating book -- great for kids, fun even for adults... along the lines of Harry Potter. The tale is an exciting and convincing sequel to "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea." If Jules Verne were alive today, he would be proud to see this book on the shelf alongside his masterpiece.