The Sword Thief (The 39 Clues, Book 3)

Book 3 of 11 in the The 39 Clues Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 5U4.430067
Book 3 in the #1 bestselling The 39 Clues series may just be the most thrill-packed yet!

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.
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published on March 3, 2009 by Scholastic
ISBN-10: 0545060435
ISBN-13: 9780545060431
34 Book Reviews
  • bsc
    bscover 1 year33 stars
    Amy and Dan Cahill are in trouble. Their au pair, Nellie, is now stuck on a plane with their evil cousins: Ian and Natalie, who also have their bags and swords. And now....Dan and Amy are stuck with their korean uncle and traitor: Uncle Allister. Now the two groups may have to form an alliance- and with some unlikely alliance joiners. But this alliance may help unveil the answer the the clue hunt. Mystery, love, adventure, and of course, the 39 clues! Happy reading!
    • 4usa
      4usaover 2 years55 stars
      This is the third book in an incredible series! While looking for the next clue Nelie is stuck on a plane with Natalie and Ian! In order to get her back Dan and Amy have to continue their alliance with uncle Alistair! They end up making an alliance with their cousins and as you probably guessed extremely regretted it!
      • aaa57
        aaa57about 3 years55 stars
        I want them to FALL IN Like LOVE AGAIN
        • gdub2019
          gdub2019over 3 years55 stars
          This is my favorite in the series so far! It’s more mysterious and intense!
          • Jasonover 3 years
            The book is great for I like the book
            • pdawg272
              pdawg272almost 4 years55 stars
              this book looks alright i like it.
              • hernaja234
                hernaja234almost 4 years
                becuse i like 39 clues.
                • aria123
                  aria123over 4 years55 stars
                  I have read this book and it is awesome the 39 Clues books are so awesome. I would recomend these books to any one who likes adventure.
                  • artpanda
                    artpandaabout 5 years55 stars
                    Blog Culture Clips En Español About Us THE SWORD THIEF BOOK REVIEW This mystery book by Peter Lerangis is the third book in " The 39 Clues" series and is published by Scholastic, Inc. The Sword Thief is written for kids ages 9 to 12. The age range reflects readability and not necessarily content appropriateness. PLOT SUMMARY In the first book in "The 39 Clues" series (The Maze of Bones), Dan and Amy Cahill's wealthy grandmother, Grace, dies and leaves a challenge to her large extended family: Whoever finds the 39 clues she's left behind will gain wealth and prestige beyond their wildest dreams. Orphaned Amy (age 14) and her brother, Dan (age 11), are determined to outplay their vicious, devious family members. In this book, Dan and Amy find their boarding passes missing after Nellie (the kids' au pair [nanny]) has boarded their plane to Tokyo. Uncle Alistair, a competitor, offers to take the kids to Tokyo on his private jet. Though Dan and Amy have been warned not to trust anyone, they have little choice but to accept since Nellie, their only adult-figure, is already en route to Japan. Once in Tokyo, Alistair and the kids discuss Japanese history and decide the clues are pointing them to an ancient warrior from the Thomas branch of the Cahill family named Hideyoshi and his descendants, the yakuza. They've just printed out a map of secret subway tunnels when they realize their computer has been hacked by the Holt family, another competitor. The Holts capture and transport them to the subway, where the whole group looks for clues until they're almost hit by a train. The Holts escape the way they entered, while the kids are saved by Alistair, who pulls them into a secret room within the tunnel walls. Yakuza warriors with swords quickly drive Alistair and the kids above ground, but just as they're about to be captured, Nellie, the two relatives who stole their boarding passes (Ian and Natalie Kabra), and Grace's cat, Saladin, arrive to save them. Alistair and the kids decide to work with the Kabras temporarily. Ian gives Amy a coin with a symbol on it, and in conjunction with a scroll they've found in the subway, the group decides the clues are pointing toward Alistair's homeland, Korea. On the flight, Alistair thinks about his painful discovery: Many years ago his Uncle Bae hired someone to murder Alistair's father. When the next clue leads them to an alchemy chart and a mountain cave containing a new clue, Ian takes back the coin and uses it to seal Amy, Dan and Alistair in the cave while he and Natalie escape to continue their quest. Alistair and the kids find gunpowder fuses and blow their way out of the cave, but Alistair does not emerge from the rubble. The children appear devastated because they think he died. Bae and the elusive man in black (who appears briefly in each book) watch their reactions from the shadows. They also believe Alistair has been killed. As the children and Nellie resignedly head to Egypt to follow the next lead... hoped you liked it!
                    • dorischou
                      dorischouover 1 year55 stars
                      Your review is amazing!! I like it very much~~And I like the 39 clues as well~~Thank you so much
                    • 25minecraft
                      25minecraftover 5 years
                      this is one of the most amazing books!:):):):):):):):)