The Colossus Rises (Seven Wonders, Book 1)

By Peter Lerangis

One Boy

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

One Mission

Jack must locate seven magic loculi that, while mixed, have the ability to medication him.

One Problem

The loculi are the relics of a misplaced civilization and haven't been noticeable in millions of years.

Seven Wonders

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

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

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I had sufficient time. I pulled open the rest room cupboard and reached for a hand replicate I hadn’t touched in years. Dad and that i had obtained it at CVS whilst i used to be in moment grade, for an paintings venture. deciding upon it up, I checked out the message I’d carved into the plastic body. I became the replicate round. at the again I’d laminated a photograph to the skin. In it, i used to be 4 years outdated and wearing a puffy wintry weather coat, sliding down a steady hill on a sled. The white snow used to be tinged yellow-green with age. mother was once at the hilltop, guffawing, donning her favourite Smith collage wool jacket. Dad used to be on the backside, became away. It used to be our online game: increase to Daddy. I’d slide into his legs and he may keel over, howling in faux discomfort. Then he’d hold me again to the head and we’d do all of it once more. I smiled. again then, i presumed this video game used to be hilarious. everything we did was once enjoyable. existence used to be lovely excellent earlier than mother died. earlier than i began having these nightmares. sooner than Dad had made up our minds domestic used to be a spot to prevent. Turning my again to the large rest room reflect, I used the hand replicate to determine in the back of my head. That was once whilst i noticed the blond hair wasn’t blond—it used to be white. And it wasn’t only a few hairs. I patted them down and spotted a development, an upside-down V. i attempted to scrape it off with my fingernails, hoping it used to be a few form of bizarre stain. yet not anything occurred. My hair had simply replaced color—like in these cartoons the place someone’s hair is going white with surprise. used to be that what the Ugliosaurus did to me? No method have been the youngsters in class going to disregard this. i assumed approximately what mother may say: put on a hat. speedy I brushed my tooth. I dropped the replicate into my pack, in case i wished to enquire extra in school. Then I bumped into my room and grabbed my peacoat off the ground. Peeking out from lower than a Wendy’s bag was once my wool knit cap. I wiped off a crust of congealed ketchup and Chocolate Frosty from one facet. It didn’t odor too undesirable, so I jammed it on my head, shoved my math pc into my backpack, and bolted. It used to be 6:43. As I reached the pinnacle of the steps, my mobile phone beeped. Dad! Ugh. Our 6:30 Wednesday morning Skype consultation. I’d completely forgotten—and he was once overdue! How may perhaps he do that on a try out day? I raced downstairs. Dad regularly insisted I take the decision within the lounge at the sofa—with the digital camera on, so he can make yes I hadn’t trashed whatever. He’s a neat freak. I’m a large number freak. and that i had basically 5 jewelry until eventually the decision went to voice mail. within the lounge I shoved a pile of cables and joysticks to the guts of the Turkish rug, in addition to guitars, a few comedian books, 3 sweatshirts, a number of pairs of socks, take-out boxes from Wu Kitchen, a pizza field i used to be afraid to appear into, and a half-eaten package Kat. Beep… From the center of the pile I lifted a hook hooked up to 4 cables, that have been associated with the corners of the carpet. I slipped the hook right into a pulley I’d rigged to the ceiling chandelier help. a number of powerful tugs, and the rug rose like Santa’s toy sack, leaving a pristine wooden flooring less than.

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