Tunnels Cover


By Roderick Gordon; Brian J. Williams

Chicken House, Hardcover, 9780439871778, 472pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2008


14-year-old Will Burrows has little in common with his strange, dysfunctional family. In fact, the only bond he shares with his eccentric father is a passion for archaeological excavation. So when his dad mysteriously vanishes, Will is compelled to dig up the truth behind his disappearance. He unearths the unbelievable: a subterranean society that time forgot. "The Colony" has existed unchanged for a century, but it's no benign time capsule of a bygone era. Because the Colony is ruled by a merciless overclass, the Styx. Will must free his father--is he also about to ignite a revolution?


"My eyes were my gray metal shovel and my dark unexpected tunnel was the book. I kept digging my way deeper into the plot to find out what was going to happen next."--Alexa, age 12

"...a unique mix of fantasy and adventure that keeps you wondering what's going to happen next....the vivid descriptions will transport you to a whole new world."--Matt, age 14

"...I was on the edge of my seat until the last page. It was intricately mystifying. Full praise to TUNNELS--I want more!"--Garrett, age 12

About the Author
Roderick Gordon met Brian Williams while attending University College. Gordon went on to work in corporate banking until 2001, when he was made redundant from his job. At this time he and Williams began work on The Highfield Mole, later to be renamed Tunnels. Originally hailing from London, Gordon recently moved to Norfolk with his family.