The 39 Clues

The 39 Clues

infobox Book
name = The 39 Clues

genre = Fantasy
publisher = Scholastic Books
author = multiple
starring = Amy Cahill
Dan Cahill

[] | country = United States
release_date = 2008
language = English
media_type = Print (Hardback)
Books_in_Series = The Maze of Bones
One False Note

"The 39 Clues" is a series of fantasy adventure books, the first of which, "The Maze of Bones", written by Percy Jackson and the Olympians author Rick Riordan, deals with the death of fictional character Grace Cahill. The grandmother of main characters Amy and Dan, Grace dies and leaves with them a will that invites them to search the globe for thirty-nine clues. Upon completing the offer, the winners are said to become the "richest, most important people in history." Riordan will also cover the main story arc, although a team of authors has been signed, each author to write one or more of the following books in the series. The series is unique in that it will allow readers to compete online and through a trading card game for prizes. Along with writing the first book, Riordan will continue to oversee the progressive story arc.


The ten novels in the 39 Clues series will each contain real-life clues for readers to decipher. According to Rick Riordan's official page [] , both an online and trading card game will be launched alongside the book, in which players will be able to win prizes.

The Maze of Bones

The Maze of Bones is the first book in the series. It was published on October 9th, 2008.


There are 73 Cards associated with Card Pack 1 (Books 1,2,3). Each card has a:

Number (1 - 73)

Type (Agent, Founder, Location, Secret or Bonus)

Branch (Janus, Ekaterina, Lucian, Tomas or Cahill)

Rarity (Super-Common, Common, Uncommon, Rare, Ultra-Rare)

Difficulty (1 - 4 for cards with associated puzzles to be solved)

The chart below show all cards that have been discovered thus far for Card Pack 1. Cards 1 - 6 come with the purchase of "The 39 Clues". Additional cards are available for purchase separately from the book. Additionally, some retailers are offering free 'bonus' cards as well (i.e. Borders) that will assist puzzle-goers in their hunt for the 39 clues.

Planned films

Steven Spielberg acquired film rights to the series in June 2008. DreamWorks CEO Stacey Snider believes the books can amount to three or four films. Spielberg and Scholastic Media president Deborah Forte will produce the series, [cite news | author = Michael Fleming | title = Steven Spielberg follows '39 Clues' | work = Variety | date = 2008-06-24 | url = | accessdate=2008-09-03] while Spielberg is interested in directing the first film. Jeff Nathanson was hired to write in September 2008. [cite news|author=Tatiana Siegel|title=Jeff Nathanson to write '39 Clues'|work=Variety|date=2008-09-02|url=|accessdate=2008-09-03]


External links

* [ Rick Riordan 39 Clues Official Page]
* [ The 39 clues Official page]
* [ 39 clues World - Fan Page]

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