The Maze of Bones is
the first installment in a thrilling graphic novel adaption of The 39 Clues
series by Rick Riordan, which was published in late 2008. Filled with fast-paced
action and mystery, it promises to draw the reader into an adventure like no
When Grace Cahill, grandmother and guardian of Amy
and Dan dies, the shocking news that she has changed her Will at the last
moment, becomes a magnet that draws together the countless branches of a
lineage that boasts many famous and powerful people, including Benjamin
A seismic shift occurs in the sibling’s lives. They
no longer have a home or protector, but are now at the mercy of greedy, privileged
relatives that will stop at nothing to get their hands on more money.
left a challenge so great it will rock everyone’s world.
One clue, the first of many, will be given only to
those who forfeit their share – a million dollars – and take the challenge,
which the siblings do.
Left to their own resources, Amy, a bookworm, uses her accumulated wide range of knowledge from all she has read. Deciphering Grace’s conundrum
is a challenge she takes to heart. Dan is full of surprises and solutions which
surface when needed.
With their lives constantly in danger, not knowing
who they can trust, the two, together with their au pair Nellie, and cat
Saladin, follow clues to Philadelphia, on a journey that will change their
Brilliant in every way, this series covers many
themes. It is filled with excitement, mystery, suspense, and full-on action.
These elements are accentuated by the exceptional, expression-filled artwork by
I loved it! So will anyone that sets out on this series
of adventures, created by a collaboration of authors, with outstanding characters,
many of whom you will love to hate. Never a dull moment here!
Title: The 39 Clues – Book 1: The Maze of Bones
Author: Rick Riordan
Illustrator: Ethan Young
Publisher: Scholastic, $16.99
Publication Date: 1 May 2023
For ages: 8 – 12
Type: Graphic Novel