05 July 2011

Book Review Number 69: The Sword Thief by Peter Lerangis (The 39 Clues, Book 3)

We, as a family, have been continuing to listen to the 39 Clues series.  And, as with the previous books, we've really enjoyed the third outing in the series.

With The Sword Thief, Amy and Dan Cahill have made their way to Japan and have made an uneasy alliance with Alastair Oh, the man who had left them inside the burning mansion in the first book, A Maze of Bones.  But they seem to need Uncle Alastair's help... just as he needs theirs.  As with the other books, they combine history with a fast paced story that has the Cahill children running from one danger to the next.

Of all the books, though, this is the one that's stuck with me the least.  I can't seem to remember specifics of it and it was more of an "ok" book than a great one.  Still, it was good for getting the reader from One False Note to Beyond the Grave (book 4 in the series).  If you're reading the series, you won't want to miss this one.  But I wouldn't suggest picking it up as a stand alone.