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 best-selling 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!"
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Peter Lerangis's first book in the series has me looking forward to the following books. Jack and his three friends are likable characters. The plot was interesting with its plot twists and the interaction between the protagonists. The narrator did a fine job with this book. This should be liked by readers who enjoy the 39 clues books.
For a young adult book the adventure and action was exciting; however, the performance of the audio book was beyond awful! Halfway through I couldn't take it any more and deleted it from my ipod. I picked up the book in hard copy from the library to finish the story. I would not purchase any titles by that narrator again.
I'm judging this for itself, and not for it's part in the series.
The main characters are believable and relatable. I can certainly understand Jack's lack of self confidence as the story progresses. I was a little disappointed that one of the four's return was so predicable, but I can't blame them for wanting to show a bit of physical proof of the power they were talking about. The either drip fed twists and shocking revelations expertly from beginning to end. I am looking forward to getting my hands on the next book soon.
My daughter is in 5th grade and this book is her book club's selection. She listened to this and immediately took out book two. She liked fable haven and seven kingdoms. This one isn't quite as enjoyable as those for her but she gives this 4 stars.
The story is okay... I would probably read the next book in the series. I didn't love the performance, though I guess toward the end I just kind of settled for it. Very Riordan-esque, though there were moments when I thought it was a bit too over the top - silly almost.
This book was the best I've ever listened to. It should be an award winner for best story. The story was action packed with excitement and a lot of family.
I might listen to something else by Peter Lerangis but most likely not another in this series.
the main characters are supposed to be 13 year olds but the narrator was obviously an adult trying to sound like a kid. It just didn't work.
I couldn't get through the book. The idea sounded cool when I read the synopsis but it didn't come through. When I saw the recommendation from Rick Riordan, I was hoping it would be at least of a similar quality. It seemed like there were quirky characters just for the sake of being quirky. I liked the 4 kids but couldn't get invested in them.
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