The forbidden fortress
The first middle grade novel in an exciting new series from acclaimed author Diana Peterfreund, perfect for fans of The Goonies and The City of Ember.
Gillian Seagret doesn't listen to people who say her father's a crackpot. His conspiracy theories about the lost technology of Cold War-era rocket scientist Dr. Aloysius Underberg may have cost him his job and forced them to move to the middle of nowhere, but Gillian knows he's right and plans to prove it.
When she discovers a missing page from Dr. Underberg's diary in her father's mess of an office, she thinks she's found a big piece of the puzzle--a space-themed riddle promising to lead to Dr. Underberg's greatest invention. Enlisting the help of her skeptical younger brother, Eric, her best friend, Savannah, and Howard, their NASA-obsessed schoolmate, Gillian sets off on a journey into the ruins of Omega City, a vast doomsday bunker deep inside the earth,.
But they aren't alone inside its dark and flooded halls. For while Gillian wants to save her dad's reputation by bringing Dr. Underberg's secrets to light, there are others who will stop at nothing to make sure they stay buried . . . forever.
Level 4.8, 9 Points
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|Grouping Title||forbidden fortress|
|Grouping Author||peterfreund diana|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-03-21 22:48:32PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-03-22 00:21:46AM|
|detailed_location_school||Marshall Middle - Teen Fiction|
|display_description||Though Gillian and her friends were the ones to find the lost doomsday bunker, no one seems to care about their thoughts on the whereabouts of its creator, Dr. Underberg, or learning the truth about the Shepherds, a mysterious group that will stop at nothing to keep Underberg- and Omega City- a secret. All that changes when Gillian and her friends are invited to speak at a lecture series at Guidant Technology. Finally they're being recognized for their adventures! The Guidant campus is full of wonders, from self-driving cars to robot waiters, and the future-focused employees seem like worth heirs to Dr. Underberg. But there are secrets here, too- a radio station that plays nothing but coded numbers, and an island that doesn't appear on any map. And when Gillian and her friends uncover evidence that the Shepherd conspiracy goes deeper than anyone suspected, it's up to them to infiltrate the Shepherds' secret base and expose them . . . before it's too late.|
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|record_details||ils:CARL0000504786|Book|Books|First edition.|English|Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,||296 pages ; 22 cm., overdrive:1bf2a1fa-1737-4b3b-b9b3-0598c214157b|eBook|eBook||English|HarperCollins|2017||
|subject_facet||Adventure stories, Conspiracy theories -- Juvenile fiction, Science fiction|
|title_display||The forbidden fortress|
|title_full||The Forbidden Fortress, The forbidden fortress / Diana Peterfreund|
|title_short||The forbidden fortress|
|topic_facet||Adventure stories, Conspiracy theories, Juvenile Fiction, Science Fiction|