Scholastic is set to release The 39 Clues: Cahill Files: Silent Night, a new original eBook in the bestselling 39 Clues series, on December 25, 2012. This upcoming release is a stand-alone entry in the franchise and, according to Scholastic, the online release will include a “free collectible digital game card as well as a bonus excerpt from Infinity Ring #1: A Mutiny in Time.”
The bestselling series is also set to launch a spin-off, The 39 Clues: Unstoppable, in October 2013.
“The global fan base of The 39 Clues series continues to amaze and delight us with the books now published in 27 countries,” stated Ellie Berger, President, Scholastic Trade. “With the enormous success of The 39 Clues: Rapid Fire ebook shorts which we released last holiday season, we know that kids are clamoring for more adventures while they wait for the next 39 Clues installment. The Silent Night ebook is a perfect gift of reading for fans of the series.”
Details on The 39 Clues: Cahill Files: Silent Night:
“The year is 1914 and war is raging in Europe. Eager to win the glory for the Lucian Branch, 16-year-old Rupert Davenport (Ian Kabra’s ancestor) sneaks off to France to join the fighting. But the reality of battle is unlike anything Rupert imagined. Even if he survives the bullets and explosions, he’ll have to face an even deadlier threat: the Vespers–the Cahill family’s rivals who are plotting a dangerous scheme behind enemy lines. Yet just when Rupert’s about to lose hope, Christmas Eve arrives and Rupert witnesses something that changes everything he thought he knew about war…and his own family. Is it a holiday miracle? Or a twisted game designed to destroy the Cahills?”