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The Sword Thief Book Review

The Sword Thief by Peter Lerangis
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The Sword Thief Book Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Apr 02, 2009
( Rating: 5 Star Rating)

Amy and Dan Cahill travel to Japan in search of the third clue to their mysterious family secret. But what they find is something bigger than a clue…much bigger. Kidzworld reviews The Sword Thief by Peter Lerangis.

Author: Peter Lerangis

Ever since their grandmother passed away, Amy and Dan Cahill have been searching for the 39 clues that will reveal a family secret so great, it will change the entire world. Unfortunately, they’re not the only team on the hunt. Other descendants from the Cahill family—teams with muscle, money and influence—will stop at nothing to win the race.


A Generous Offer

In this third of ten books, Amy and Dan follow the second clue to Japan. But when their cousins, Ian and Natalie Kabra, show up at the airport to thwart their travel plans, the duo must find different way to Japan. Their Uncle Alistair offers them a helping hand—a ride in his private plane. He’s tricked them before; after all, Uncle Alistair wants to uncover the family secret just as much as they do. But with no other choice, Amy and Dan accept his offer.


A Risky Alliance

In Japan, their problems are far from over. After being chased by the yakuza (a Japanese gang) and nearly losing their limbs to ninja throwing stars, the kids wind up once again meeting the Kabras. But this time, the cousins and their uncle work together to find the third clue. In the process they discover a pattern in the clues that could mean only one thing. They’re on their way to discovering the secret of alchemy, the philosopher’s stone…and eternal life. But with great discovery comes great sacrifice. And Dan and Amy must suffer the consequence of their alliance.


The Bottom Line

The first two books in the series, The Maze of Bones and One False Note, were filled with endless action, deadly adventure and cryptic clues. And The Sword Thief is no different. Peter Lerangis produced a fabulous addition to the series. He even added a small romance for older audiences. The series is growing more intense with each book as we move closer to discovering the 39 clues.


The Sword Thief Rating: 5


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