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By Peter Lerangis

One Boy

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

One Mission

Jack must locate seven magic loculi that, whilst mixed, have the facility to treatment him.

One Problem

The loculi are the relics of a misplaced civilization and haven't been noticeable 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 glossy experience 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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