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Waves of flame, red through white. Hair singes, skin contracts. The sound of a rushing, howling gale as all the oxygen is sucked from the place, then the splash of water as Rebecca Two throws herself into the pool, taking her sister with her. Stunned and barely conscious, Rebecca One's body is limp like a rag doll's, but even the chill water fails to shock her to her senses. They sink below the surface. Beneath the intense heat. Rebecca Two clasps a hand over her sister's mouth and nose, in an attempt to seal them. Then she forces herself to think. Sixty seconds at the outside, she tells herself as her lungs begin to strain. What now? She glances at the raging inferno above, waves of crimson refracted by waves of water. Ignited by Elliott's charges, the bone-dry vegetation is feeding the firestorm, clogging the surface of the pool with thick black ash.

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BOOK FOUR IN THE HUGELY SUCCESSFUL TUNNELS SERIES BY RODERICK GORDON AND CO-AUTHOR BRIAN WILLIAMS.

At the centre of the Earth, in a world that no one knows exists, Will is in trouble.

His enemy, the Styx, are close behind. They'll pursue him to the ends of the world any world. Meanwhile, Drake with help from the unlikeliest of allies is preparing to fight the Styx from above. But will his daring plan bring him closer to victory ... or to certain death?

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“This fourth installment of the Tunnels series is smoking! With our heroes split up into different parts of the globe ... Their characters are interesting and well-rounded, displaying both faults and feelings along with bouts of heroism. The authors also do a tremendous job comparing different cultures and governments, which is one of the book's themes.”

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'In this book we wanted to get closer to the Styx, and closer to the conflict between them and Will and his friends.'

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