The Colossus Rises (Seven Wonders, Book 1)

By Peter Lerangis

One Boy

Jack McKinley is a typical child with a unprecedented challenge. In a number of months, he's going to die.

One Mission

Jack must locate seven magic loculi that, whilst mixed, have the ability to healing him.

One Problem

The loculi are the relics of a misplaced civilization and haven't been obvious in hundreds of thousands of years.

Seven Wonders

Because they're hidden within the Seven Wonders of the traditional global.

The thrills commence in The Colossus Rises, the 1st installment within the epic seven-book event sequence Seven Wonders, from grasp storyteller and bestselling 39 Clues sequence writer Peter Lerangis. The hugely expected sequence has obtained early compliment from Rick Riordan, writer of the Percy Jackson sequence, who says, "A high-octane mixture of sleek event and historical secrets and techniques, The Colossus Rises is Lerangis's such a lot gripping paintings but. younger readers will love this tale. I can't wait to work out what's subsequent within the Seven Wonders series!"

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Marco demanded. “Long story,” Aly stated. “I’m calling us a taxi. a kind of clergymen is conserving a suite of auto keys. we need to tail them. ” The hoodless monk snapped his telephone close and shoved it right into a pocket of his gown. the lads started strolling back, swifter, arguing. i'll pay attention Aly muttering into the telephone, giving our situation. in the course of the subsequent block the clergymen entered a carpark. of them headed towards an previous, beat-up convertible, whereas the opposite paid the lot attendant. “The taxi dispatcher spoke English, style of,” Aly stated. “Taki’s just a couple of blocks away. ” The monk’s automobile used to be belching and wheezing. Slowly it began up, however it bucked and died on its method out. A taxi got here zooming up from in the back of us, blowing its horn. We grew to become to work out Taki beaming at us throughout the open driver’s window. “Thank you for locating telephone! ” he acknowledged. Aly passed it to him as we piled into the backseat. He didn’t ask for any rationalization. “Follow these clergymen! ” Marco stated. Taki nodded. “I offer you loose experience. ” We took off. At approximately ten miles an hour. The priests’ jalopy putt-putted into the road, and that i puzzled if we’d need to rescue them. ultimately the auto started to choose up pace. In a couple of moments we have been cruising onto the road. “Yo, Zorba, do you have got any cousins who're priests? ” Marco requested. “My uncle Stavros is priest in Greek church. He say those males now not actual clergymen. Is loopy humans. ” Taki gave us a wink and a wry smile. Greece, you’ll locate, is tolerant of eccentrics, Ms. Kassis had acknowledged. a gaggle of Colossus cultists with lambda hair would certainly move as eccentric within the genuine global. We have been heading east, clear of the town limits, prior the lengthy strip of lodges and shorelines. the line the Mediterranean shore, and the seashores gave option to steep cliffs. A circulation of black exhaust rose from the tailpipe of the priests’ automobile. each couple of minutes the engine made a popping noise. “They’re in a hurry,” Aly stated. “Ms. Kassis informed us those men have been dedicated to the Colossus,” I stated. “Maybe they’re no longer so loopy. perhaps they be aware of whatever approximately its is still. ” “A Colossus fingernail can be catnip for Turkey Lurkey,” Marco stated. eventually the clergymen started to decelerate. They pulled to a cease in entrance of a beat-up shack, the place a lock hung from a rusted hasp. “Keep going,” I stated to Taki. “We might simply cease and introduce ourselves,” Marco acknowledged. “Too risky,” I shot again. “You take note what Bhegad taught us. There’s an enemy crew after the Loculi. What if those men are Massa? ” Taki drove for an additional mile or so, till I requested him to show again round. once we arrived on the shack back, the automobile and the clergymen have been long past. A pickup truck, its cab filled with jugs of olive oil, was once parked in conjunction with the line. To its left used to be a small, rickety gate to a wood staircase major directly down the cliff. Taki regarded a bit doubtful. “Why you need to cross right here? I take you to seashore. ” As Aly and Marco walked to the gate, i attempted to pay Taki yet he refused. With a reminder that lets name him every time, he took off. I joined my pals on the most sensible of a cliff.

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