Max Tilt: Fire The Depths by Peter LerangisMax Tilt: Fire The Depths by Peter Lerangis

Max Tilt: Fire The Depths

byPeter Lerangis

Hardcover | October 3, 2017

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“A bold, big-hearted start to a groundbreaking new series.” —Soman Chainani, author of The School for Good and Evil

The New York Times bestselling author of the Seven Wonders series and books in the 39 Clues series, Peter Lerangis, brings us the enthralling first installment of the adventure-filled Max Tilt trilogy.

When thirteen-year-old Max Tilt happens upon his great-great-great-grandfather Jules Verne’s unfinished, unpublished manuscript, The Lost Treasures, he doesn’t realize that he’s found the answers to all his problems. And Max has a lot of problems—his mother is sick, his father is out of work, and his home is about to be foreclosed on. But when Max and his cousin Alex discover that Verne’s last work reveals everything he wrote was fact, not fiction, they realize that the book holds the key to something incredibly valuable. A treasure that can save his house—and maybe his entire family.

But Max and Alex aren’t the only ones who know about Verne’s clues. Spencer Niemend, a strange skunk-haired man who has spent his life researching Verne’s works, is bent on reshaping the world with the hidden treasure. To find it first, Max and Alex must go on an adventure that’ll take them from the broken remains of an underwater city to the very jaws of a giant squid to the edges of a whirlpool from which no one has ever emerged alive.

This is the first book in a new hair-raising, edge-of-your-seat adventure series from master storyteller and New York Times bestselling author Peter Lerangis.

Peter Lerangis is the author of more than one hundred and sixty books, which have sold more than five and half million copies and been translated into thirty-three different languages. These include the five books in the New York Times bestselling Seven Wonders series and two books in the 39 Clues series. Peter is a Harvard graduate wi...
Title:Max Tilt: Fire The DepthsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.17 inPublished:October 3, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062441000

ISBN - 13:9780062441003


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good adventure story for middle grades This book has everything that adventurous middle grade readers are looking for. An awkward 13 year old student, a tag along baby sitter, mysterious clues and a submarine. Even though they barely know each other, Max and his older cousin Alex make a great team. They almost seem to know what the other is going to do next, or else they both are good at adapting to surprises. Max is the great great something grandson of Jules Verne and Alex is his great great something niece. She comes to watch Max when his dad accompanies his mother to the hospital for treatment. Finding that the family is in great financial hardship, Alex encourages Max to help her find items within the house that they can sell to raise some funds. While searching, they come across a mysterious chest that Max speculates belonged to Jules Verne. This starts the two of them on a daring expedition that takes them places they couldn't have imagined. This is a fun story that should appeal to both male and female readers. The mystery is complex enough to engage older middle school readers and the humour is age appropriate.
Date published: 2018-02-08

Editorial Reviews

“With an action-filled plot that moves at a breakneck pace and each chapter ending on a cliff-hanger, this series starter may have young readers reaching for the Verne classic that inspired this adventure, while waiting for more from Max and Alex.”