Max Tilt: Fire the Depths

Max Tilt


Author: Peter Lerangis


Max Tilt: Fire the Depths—the first book in New York Times bestselling author Peter Lerangis’s brand-new trilogy—is now available in paperback! With Jules Verne’s long-lost unpublished manuscript in hand, Max Tilt has exactly what he needs to save his family.

When thirteen-year-old Max Tilt stumbles across his great-great-great-grandfather Jules Verne’s unfinished, unpublished manuscript, The Lost Treasures, he doesn’t realize that he may as well have found the answers to all his problems. Max never expected that in Verne’s last work, Verne would admit that everything he wrote was more than fiction. In Max’s own attic is the key to finding a treasure so valuable it could save his house, his seriously ill mother—and maybe his very family.

Max and his seventeen-year-old cousin, Alex, set out to find the treasure that can change everything, but they’re not the only ones looking. There’s also a strange skunk-haired man named Spencer Niemand who’s made it his life’s work to unlock the clues Verne left behind. Now it’s a race against time. Two kids with nothing left to lose against a grown man and his army of goons bent on reshaping the world. But to do so, they’ll have to decipher the clues Verne has left behind.

It’s an adventure that will take them from the broken remains of an underwater city to the very jaws of a giant squid to the edges of a whirlpool from which no one has ever emerged alive. It’s the first book in a new hair-raising, edge-of-your-seat adventure trilogy from master storyteller and New York Times bestselling author, Peter Lerangis.