Description of The 39 Clues: The Sword Thieffrom Amazon:
"ATTENTION! Amy and Dan Cahill have been located once again, this time in the company of the notoriously unreliable Alistair Oh. Could they have been foolish enough to make an alliance? Spies report that Amy and Dan seem to be tracking the life of one of the most powerful fighters the world has ever known. If this fearsome warrior was a Cahill, his secrets are sure to be well-guarded . . . and the price to uncover them just might be lethal."
This is more of the same jam-packed adventure that the previous two have been (reviewed here and here). It is a short, quick, and fast-paced book, suited best, I think, to kids who have short attention spans (what kid doesn't) and a craving for non-stop adventure. The mystery elements are quite simple and would probably not be interesting to teens. As an adult, it was not terribly thrilling to me, but I can see why kids are devouring them!
They are always in danger and violence seems to follow them.
Overall rating: ***
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