The Emperor's Code (The 39 Clues, Book 8)

Book 8 of 11 in the The 39 Clues Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 6U5.342231
Tensions run high in the explosive 8th book of 39 Clues, the #1 New York Times bestselling series.

One belief has sustained fourteen-year-old Amy Cahill and her younger brother, Dan, on their hunt for the 39 Clues: They are the good guys. But then a shocking discovery about their parents shatters everything Amy and Dan think they know, dividing the two siblings for the first time ever. When Dan disappears in a country of more than a billion people, Amy has to make a terrible choice - find the next Clue . . . or find her younger brother.
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published on April 6, 2010 by Scholastic Inc.
ISBN-10: 0545060486
ISBN-13: 9780545060486
7 Book Reviews
  • mustardcamera47
    mustardcamera4727 days44 starsFeatured
    Have you ever wanted to be a detective when you were younger? This book is exactly what you're looking for. This book has mysteries, clues, investigations and so many more things. There's even a card game about this book! This book series is called The 39 Clues to the Emperor's code. The author is Gordon Korman. This is the 8th book. The book focuses on the two main characters which are brother and sister. The brother and sister have many adventures going to ancient temples, ruins, caves and so many more! But that's not all they travel to many parts of the world that you might now even think of. During their adventures to places they meet great characters that might be seen in the future of the books. They also meet great villains or people that are against them. The story consists of physical and mental battles that you have never seen before. I think this book has a great story and really shows how a character feels. The book really explains different things very thoroughly so that it's a little easier to understand. But what this book can improve is the physical understanding. I said that the book very nicely explains things thoroughly, but I meant in explaining lets say an object and what it's able to do. On the other hand when something like a fight is happening they don't really explain enough details to know that this fight is a fight to be remembered. I think that for all the people that might like mysteries and adventures this is the one for you. If you love exploration this is also a perfect pick of something you might like because of how they go to different places. If you like action you might like this book a little less just because the intense moments are not the best moments. But overall I think this book is great but also something about this book is that I haven't read the first or anything after, so some things were confusing so although this is very interesting i highly recommend getting the first one or anything before.
    • sharkfun123
      sharkfun123over 1 year22 stars
      I think this is going to be an amazing book!! I can't wait to see what happens next to Amy and Dan!
      • aria123
        aria123about 4 years55 stars
        I love the 39 clues serie they are great books to read I have read at least five of their books and at the first page of the first book I practicly got atached to the books.
        • artpanda
          artpandaalmost 5 years55 stars
          As the race to find the 39 Clues builds to its explosive finish, Amy and Dan must explore an ancient culture and steal a Clue guarded by thousands of the world's best-trained soldiers. It's the most dangerous Clue search yet. As their enemies crowd in, Amy and Dan find themselves separated for the first time ever. The choice lies before them - find the next Clue, or find their way back to each other. It is a splendid book and I hope you will read it and enjoy it like me.
          • artpanda
            artpandaalmost 5 years55 stars
            Throughout the hunt for the 39 Clues, Amy and Dan have encountered some of the darkest aspects of history . . . and had to deal with the role their family played. But are they ready for the truth? In this thrilling ninth installment, Amy and Dan hit the high seas as they follow the trail of some infamous ancestors to track down a long lost treasure. However, the real prize isn’t hidden in a chest. It's the discovery of the Madrigals' most dangerous secret and, even more shockingly, the true identity of the mysterious man in black. I hope that you would read it!
            • singstar66
              singstar66over 8 years55 stars
              I can't believe Dan got lost! I know, if I were Dan I would be angry at Amy's random suspicions. How can Jonah Wizard get away with technically kidnapping Dan?
              • lillianna765
                lillianna765over 9 years55 stars
                I TOTALLY READ IT! I JUST CAN'T BELIEVE THAT JONAH JUST USED DAN FOR HIS BRAINS, AND THEN CORA WIZARD JUST WELCOMES HIM TO HER DISGUSTING FAMILY! DAN WAS RIGHT TO TELL THEM THAT HE WAS ONLY A MADRIGAL!