Freefall, the third instalment of the highly acclaimed Tunnels series is once again packed with action, mystery and adventure. Stuck at the bottom of the the Pore, Will Burrows and Chester are about to enter a world where their blessing in disguise comes in the form of an old doting lady. With the ill Elliot being carried along with them they meet new trials and tribulations in the land beneath the Deeps. Whilst the boys are stuck deep within the earth, Will’s mother, a social outcast based on false beliefs, is determined to discover the source of the disappearance of her husband Dr. Burrows, Will and her daughter…or is it daughters? Also, the dreaded Styx are also aiming to fulfil the prophesy from the book of Catastrophies and depopulate the earth by using the lethal virus Dominion to kill people. Unfortunately for the Styx, Sarah Jerome sacrificed herself in an attempt to destroy the phials containing the virus and its vaccine resulting in the loss of their only source. With Will stuck in the Pore, can Drake one of the last Renegades, prevent the efforts of the Styx to take over the World? And with creatures and diseases providing threats at every turn will Will and Chester ever be topsoil again?
Another thrilling novel has been created by the combined artistry of Gordon and Williams. With different settings, plots and characters to follow in every chapter this is an adventure for the reader that never ends. The psychological development in this particular book allows us to delve deeper into the minds of the characters as well as fight of the Brights, Spiders and Limiters that seem to approach our heroes at every turn. A stunning story has just increased its credentials with this next chapter in the series and it is a series that I would recommend to anyone 11+ who loves excitement. So strap in and ready yourself for a ride that has more twists and turns than your average plate of fusilli pasta!