Deeper Book Review
Deeper takes Will and his pals further into the earth where they search for Will’s father. Kidzworld reviews the Deeper, the sequel to Tunnels, by Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams.
Author: Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams
In Tunnels, Will’s father went missing in an unknown underground world. On their rescue search, Will and his friend Chester were captured by the evil Styx who use fear and threats of banishment to rule the underground. In this world, Will discovered a secret that changed his life—he was born below ground. His biological mother escaped and brought him “topsoil” when he was a toddler. Since then he has lived with an adoptive family who, despite their differences, he always believed was his own. Worst of all, his so-called little sister has been working as a spy for the Styx her entire life.
Search and Rescue
Deeper picks up where Tunnels left off, with Will and his biological brother Cal following Chester, who was recently banished, deeper into the earth. But rescuing Chester isn’t his only objective. Will knows that his archeologist father has willingly traveled deeper, and Will is desperate to find him.
World of Coprolites
On their journey, the trio discovers yet another cavernous world inhabited by the mysterious Coprolite people. But with one wrong step, this new world could be potentially more dangerous than the tunnels ruled by the Styx…and unfortunately, not all will survive.
The Bottom Line
While Tunnels was a good read, it dragged in parts. Deeper, on the other hand, jumped right into the action and never stopped. Each chapter alternated perspectives between Will, Mrs. Burrows (Sam’s adoptive mother), and Sarah (Sam’s biological mother). Switching perspectives was a great way to keep the story fresh and keep readers on their toes. Because it’s a series, you should definitely read Tunnels first just to understand the lingo and events leading up to Deeper.