Twins Chirri and Chirra venture underground to explore a hole that has appeared in their basement wall and there encounter all manner of creatures and delights.
It’s a wild downward SPIRAL and everything’s spinning out of control in the fifth title in the New York Times Bestselling TUNNELS series!Just when you thought it couldn’t get any deeper, darker, or weirder…The Styx have surfaced. Dormant underground for more than a century, the evil, imperious race have crept out into the open through cracks in the earth. And they’re infesting England like a plague of black-clad cockroaches, prepared at last to expose a skin-crawling secret. A secret that’s got Will Burrows completely bugging out!Strapped into steel-toe boots and armed to the teeth with the ammo of a motley crew of weary renegades and cynical ex-soldiers, can he – blam blam splat! – squash the threat?
This evocative story of greed, power, and deception sweeps from the underground cave network of the Combers, living like spiders among the endless tunnels and ropes, to the beautiful city inhabited by Abovers. When a young man named Rej discovers the body of a murdered Abover in the combes, their worlds begin to draw closer. He swears vengeance for the murdered man and takes a great risk in going above. There he is placed in the care of Donna, a beautiful young woman trapped in her life as a worker. Food and clothing are rationed, while slaves and workers are forced to live in meager barracks. But Rej and Donna have more in common than a miserable existence; they have weirdly identical dreams of dragons flying in a clear blue sky. They are even more surprised to learn that the city’s cruel leader, the Arkel, is determined to find a way to bring just such dreams to life in order to literally scare the population to death. The connection Rej and Donna make leads them on a dramatic adventure to save their loved ones from the Arkel’s terrifying plans. N. M. Browne has created an unforgettable world in this richly layered narrative.
Life becomes more interesting for Ananka Fishbein when, at the age of twelve, she discovers an underground room in the park across from her New York City apartment and meets a mysterious girl called Kiki Strike who claims that she too wants to explore the subterranean world.