The 39 Clues ? The Black Book Of Buried Secrets
A full-color guide that provides complete access to the Cahill's most deeply-buried secrets and lays bare each hidden fact, concealed strategy, top agent, lost founder, secret base and hushed-up scandal of the Clue hunt as well as providing information about all five branches of history's most notorious family, including the elusive Madrigals.
The 39 Clues – The Black Book of Buried Secrets
En route to Vienna, the Holts try to steal the lead to the second clue from Amy, Dan, and Nellie, only to find it torn to shreds by Saladin. Luckily, Dan had already stored it in his photographic memory, and he copies it down on a tissue after they leave. They go to Mozart's house and then sneak down to the library to find the diary of Mozart's sister, Maria Anna "Nannerl" Mozart, only to discover that Jonah Wizard has stolen it, luckily they steal the diary back. The diary leads them to Salzburg, Mozart's birthplace, but their search there ends when an explosion causes a cave-in. Amy and Dan think it was caused by the mysterious man in black, who has been at every major disaster that has happened to them. However, they later find out that the explosion was caused by Alistair Oh. In revenge for this, they put a tracker which had been planted on Saladin into Alistair's cane, while he was sleeping. Dan, Amy, and Nellie then go to Venice, where Dan and Amy sneak into the Janus stronghold and steal a very important lead from the Janus and escape, only to be kidnapped by the Kabras later. The Kabras let them go, finding nothing on them. Luckily, Dan and Amy had hidden the lead in a pillow on a boat shortly before being kidnapped by the Kabras. They retrieve the lead and sneak into a museum. Ian and Natalie Kabra attack them and play Mozart's first harpsichord with the clue, which is a few pages from Nannerl's diary that were cut out. However, the fifth note triggers a booby trap that knocks Ian out. Natalie gets hit with a dart from her dart gun that Dan throws at her. He and Amy find the second clue, tungsten by playing the piece correctly, a pair of Japanese swords, a hint for their next destination.The story continues in the next book
A pair of tungsten swords from Venice leads Amy, Dan, and Nellie to Japan for a clue related to Japanese warrior Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Teaming up with Alistair Oh and the Kabras, the three follow a trail of clues to Korea, where they stay at Alistair's house. The Kabras have an interesting coin which they think might be a clue. A book in Alistair's secret library leads them to a mountain called Pukhansan. The group finds an entrance to a cave that uses the coin and hides Hideyoshi's treasure, and the third clue, gold. Dan decodes an anagram and tricks the Kabras, who escape and seal everyone else in the cave. Alistair is presumed to be dead, but turns out he faked it. After escaping, Dan, Amy, and Nellie head for Egypt, as hinted in the anagram.
Amy and Dan are in Santa Maria Novella train station in Florence when they come across a girl named Vanessa Mallory, who is Cheyenne Wyoming in disguise, and use her as a distraction to get into the train for Lucerne, Switzerland, where Vesper One is sending them for their next mission: find the De Virga world map. From information translated from German de Virga map archives, Amy concludes that they have to search Neuschwanstein Castle. Amy and Dan find a black notebook owned by Sparrow, a.k.a. Jane Sperling, at the castle. Inside is a note that leads to the de Virga map.
Scholastic has expanded the 39 Clues universe with several books. In 2010, Scholastic published Agent Handbook, which explores the techniques that the clue hunters in the series use to find clues, and The Black Book of Buried Secrets, which provides more information about events in the series. In the last week of December 2011, the Scholastic editorial team released seven short stories as part of The 39 Clues: Rapid Fire e-book series. The editorial team has also released "The Cahill Files", which includes Operation Trinity, Spymasters, and four e-books. As part of the multimedia interactive experience to promote the series, Scholastic includes six cards in each book of the 39 Clues series. Each card leads to one online clue, which readers can unlock by entering the code on the cards on their 39 Clues account online.
The ultimate guide to the New York Times bestselling series, with an introduction by Rick Riordan! The book you see here is the ultimate source of all Cahill knowledge. It contains every buried secret, Cahill weapon or gadget, all the strongholds, and each agent and founder. In it, you will discover the true story of Madeleine Cahill as well as what happened after Isabel Kabra was charged with murder. Nothing has been held back. Seven Cahill agents came together to bring you this book, betraying their branches and their most deeply held beliefs. They did it because there is an enemy approaching far more powerful than the Cahills. Keep this black book close at all times, and be ready.
This book explores the hidden facts, dangerous missions, top agents, and secret hideaways of the five branches of the Cahill family and their desperate hunt for the thirty-nine clues that will lead them to the secret of world domination.
Price:$21.00Sample/s Supplied by:Disclosure StatementFULL DISCLOSURE: A number of units of this product have, at some time, been supplied to KIWIreviews by Scholastic (NZ) or their agents for the purposes of unbiased, independent reviews. No fee was accepted by KIWIreviews or the reviewers themselves - these are genuine, unpaid consumer reviews.Available:March 2011The 39 Clues - The Black Book of Buried Secrets product reviewsFor the past five hundred years, the Cahills have silently dominated the world. Their desperate hunt for the 39 Clues lies behind some of history's biggest enigmas - the curse of the Hope diamond, the race to summit Mt. Everest, the wild life and death of Harry Houdini. And now - finally - the secrets are out. With an introduction by Rick Riordan, "The 39 Clues: The Black Book of Buried Secrets" reveals the shocking truth about history's most notorious family.Full of lush color, "The 39 Clues: The Black Book of Buried Secrets" lays bare each hidden fact, concealed strategy, top agent, lost founder, secret base and hushed-up scandal of the Clue hunt. This complete guide to the Cahills contains information on all five branches, including the notoriously elusive Madrigals. The must-know information includes:- Full files on the enigmatic Man in Black.- The true purpose of the Madrigal branch.- The complete story of the fire that split the original Cahill family.- The truth about the night Hope and Arthur Cahill died.- Open access to the secrets of the Lucian, Ekaterina, Tomas and Janus branches.It's never too late to join the hunt - especially with "The 39 Clues: The Black Book of Buried Secrets" to provide complete access to the Cahill's most deeply-buried secrets.Check out Scholastic (NZ) online
Review by: nerdalert1101 (Gordon)Dated: 21st of April, 2011 This Review: 10/10Price:Value for Money:ReReadability:Personal Choice:This is probably one of the best "39 Clues" books you will find on the shelves, it holds secret from all the Cahill family branches, including the highly feared Madrigals. From the Cahill founders and branch hot spots to top agents and gadgets, "The Black Book of Buried Secrets" is a book you can't afford to miss.The cover was okay, but it wasn't as cool as the other "39 Clues" books due to the fact that they had more colour and interesting features. I think that the introduction is my favourite part because it seemed real; in fact it seemed so real that I actually believed that the 7 authors who made the series were really Cahill agents, and that being book-writers for Scholastic was just a cover story.I liked the Founder Archives and Agent Updates for the fact that they told what happened to founders before the "official" clue hunt and what happened to well-known agents after the clue hunt. I liked the codes scattered throughout the book because they are rather cool, and I'm still trying to decode some of them!I would recommend this book for people 10+ since adults can join the hunt for the clues as well as kids. "The Black Book of Buried Secrets" kicks some other book's butts with a 10-tonne force, so get yourself a copy today, and remember; guard these secrets with your life. Good luck!