Max Tilt: 80 Days or Die
Author: Peter Lerangis
Max Tilt: 80 Days or Die is the second book in the brand-new middle grade trilogy, from modern master storyteller and New York Times bestselling author Peter Lerangis, that dares to reimagine the classic adventure tales of one of literature’s all-time greats, Jules Verne.
When thirteen-year-old Max Tilt stumbled across his great-great-great-grandfather Jules Verne’s unfinished, unpublished manuscript, The Lost Treasures, he thought he had the answer to all his problems, but nothing in life is ever that easy. With his mom’s illness getting worse again, Max needs to figure out a way to save the day—now more than ever.
So, Max and his cousin Alex revisit their great-great-great grandfather’s last work, where they find the clues that just might be the key to it all. It’s the story of Verne’s impossible recovery from a near-fatal gunshot wound. Somehow, after Verne didn’t just survive, he thrived. And the book hints that he was only able to do so after collecting magical healing elements that he’d saved from his famous race around the world.
Picking up where Fire the Depths left off and piecing together hints from Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days and his lost manuscript, Max and Alex realize that together there’s a way to save Max’s mom if they’re daring enough to try. It’s a race against time in the second installment of the action-packed adventure series from master storyteller and New York Times bestselling author, Peter Lerangis.