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The Colossus Rises

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The Colossus Rises

Seven Wonders Series, Book 1

Percy Jackson meets Indiana Jones in the New York Times bestselling epic adventure Seven Wonders! The Colossus Rises is the first book in a seven-book series. This first installment chronicles the story of Jack McKinley, an ordinary kid with an extraordinary problem. In a few months, he's going to die--unless he finds seven magic Loculi that have been hidden in the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Rick Riordan calls Seven Wonders "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!"

Percy Jackson meets Indiana Jones in the New York Times bestselling epic adventure Seven Wonders! The Colossus Rises is the first book in a seven-book series. This first installment chronicles the story of Jack McKinley, an ordinary kid with an extraordinary problem. In a few months, he's going to die--unless he finds seven magic Loculi that have been hidden in the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Rick Riordan calls Seven Wonders "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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  • Text Difficulty:
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About the Author-
  • Peter Lerangis is the author of more than one hundred and sixty books, which have sold more than five and half million copies and been translated into thirty-three different languages. These include the first four books in the New York Times bestselling Seven Wonders series, The Colossus Rises, Lost in Babylon, The Tomb of Shadows, and The Curse of the King, and two books in the 39 Clues series. Peter is a Harvard graduate with a degree in biochemistry. He has run a marathon and gone rock climbing during an earthquake—though not on the same day. He lives in New York City with his wife, musician Tina deVaron, and their two sons, Nick and Joe. In his spare time, he likes to eat chocolate.

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  • DOGO Books xxpish - Here’s my review of The Colossus Rises. Enjoy! Jack McKinley is 13 years old. It is just a normal school day when he finds a weird V-shape on the back of his head, and gets hit by a car. Jack finds himself at a “hospital”, which he soon finds out is an Institute. Not just any institute, but the Karai Institute, on an island unplotted on maps, lead by Professor Bhegad. Jack meets three other kids that have the same “lamda” (if you are Greek, (like me!) you will know that it is basically a Greek L) on the back of their heads. Bhegad explains that it is a rare genetic marker: that they all have G7W and will die without treatments. They are on a mission: to find all of the lost Loculi and return them so Atlantis can regain its power. But it will prove challenging since there are seven of them; hidden in the seven ancient wonders of the world. In a thrilling start to what promises to be an epic series, Lerangis pens a tale full of action, loss, mythical creatures and ancient secrets that is sure to make readers anxious for a sequel. What I thought about it: The Colossus Rises was a very entertaining read. The first 30 pages were a little slow, but the pages that followed totally made up for it. I have read Peter Lerangis’ 39 Clues contributions, and they were pretty enjoyable. This book appealed to me: the cover, the author, the Seven Wonders. I think Lerangis’ idea is spectacular; with there being seven loculi in the seven wonders of the world. That means almost half of the books will be in Greece!!! I loved the rich description as they walk down the streets of Rhodes, and I just felt like I was in Greece. Also, the suspense was epic. Is he dead? Or not dead? Like, you are stuck trying to see if Lerangis has tricked you again, or not. The cover was pretty intense-it had me captivated, and was one of the main reasons for picking up the book. So overall, amazing book.
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