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The Colossus Rises
by Peter Lerangis


Overview - One Boy: Jack McKinley is an ordinary kid with an extraordinary problem. In a few months, he's going to die.

One Mission: Jack needs to find seven magic loculi that, when combined, have the power to cure him.

One Problem: The loculi are the relics of a lost civilization and haven't been seen in thousands of years.  Read more...


 
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Overview
One Boy: Jack McKinley is an ordinary kid with an extraordinary problem. In a few months, he's going to die.

One Mission: Jack needs to find seven magic loculi that, when combined, have the power to cure him.

One Problem: The loculi are the relics of a lost civilization and haven't been seen in thousands of years.

Seven Wonders: Because they're hidden in the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

The thrills begin in The Colossus Rises, the first installment in the epic seven-book adventure series Seven Wonders, from master storyteller and bestselling 39 Clues series author Peter Lerangis. The highly anticipated series has received early praise from Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series, who says, "A high-octane mix of modern adventure and ancient secrets, The Colossus Rises is Lerangis's most gripping work yet. Young readers will love this story. I can't wait to see what's next in the Seven Wonders series "

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  • ISBN-13: 9780062070401
  • ISBN-10: 0062070401
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publish Date: February 2013
  • Page Count: 348
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-12

Series: Seven Wonders

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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Fantasy & Magic
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Action & Adventure - General

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-12-03
  • Reviewer: Staff

In this action-packed first novel in the Seven Wonders series, Jack McKinley, an imaginative kid with a penchant for Rube Goldberg–style devices, is kidnapped and brought to a mysterious island. There he learns that he and three other 13-year-olds carry a rare, often fatal gene; if they survive, the gene will confer superpowers on them and mark them as distantly descended from Atlantis. That ancient kingdom, they discover, was destroyed when its rulers misused the enormous power they wielded. Jack and his new friends have been recruited to rediscover the lost repositories of that power, which are connected to the wonders of the ancient world, such as the Colossus of Rhodes and the Lighthouse of Alexandria. Their survival, though, is far from guaranteed. Lerangis, contributor to the 39 Clues series, has created a real page-turner, and while the characters are somewhat one-dimensional (particularly the adults), there’s a genuine sense of mystery and even a touch of grandeur to this tale. Lerangis aims squarely at the legions of Percy Jackson fans and hits his target. Ages 8–12. Agent: George Nicholson, Sterling Lord Literistic. (Feb.)

 
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