Imagine finding out you only have a few short months to live. Now imagine being a kid and have to face that realization. For young Jack McKinley, the central figure from the newly released “Seven Wonders Book 1: The Colossus Rises“. At 13 years old, being faced with that prospect is challenge in and of itself.
But, in this new epic adventure tale, Jack and his friends try to find a cure to his terminal illness when a secret organization offers him a new lease on life if he can accomplish a quest. Authored by Peter Lerangis, this new tale weaves ancient civilizations, magic, friendship, and adventure into what promises to be a great read.
Calling it “high-octane” that young readers would love, best selling author Rick Riordan is singing the first early praise for the book that was just released this month.
Jack McKinley is an ordinary kid with an extraordinary problem. In a few months, he’s going to die.
Jack needs to find seven magic loculi that, when combined, have the power to cure him.
The loculi are the relics of a lost civilization and haven’t been seen in thousands of years.
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.
Author: Peter Lerangis
Illustrator: Mike Reagan, Peter Lerangis
Publish Date: February 2013