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By Peter Lerangis

One Boy

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

One Mission

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

One Problem

The loculi are the relics of a misplaced civilization and haven't been obvious 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 event sequence Seven Wonders, from grasp storyteller and bestselling 39 Clues sequence writer Peter Lerangis. The hugely expected sequence has acquired early compliment from Rick Riordan, writer of the Percy Jackson sequence, who says, "A high-octane mixture of glossy event and historic 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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Then it dove, shrieking, on the monk’s head. Brother Dimitrios stumbled. the thing fell out of his arms and bounced downstairs with a wierd, ringing sound. It rolled to a cease close to the fence at the a ways facet of the ledge. the material had slid off to bare a bronze sculpture of a tremendous flame, approximately 5 toes excessive. “No! ” Brother Dimitrios bellowed. Wrenching freed from the griffin, he threw himself down the wood steps after the flame. and that i ran towards it, attempting to get there first. I didn’t be aware of what a Loculus appeared like. yet I knew the Colossus had held a flaming torch in its hand, just like the Statue of Liberty. And the griffin have been enthusiastic about Brother Dimitrios and his sculpture. All of which intended to me that perhaps the Loculus was once within the sculpted flame. Marco and Aly have been correct at the back of me. “Give it to the griffin, Brother Dimitrios! ” I shouted. “Let him have it! ” “Over my useless physique! ” Brother Dimitrios answered. He shoved me apart, scooped up the flame, and commenced working, dodging the griffin as he rushed up the stairs. Marco, Aly, and that i dashed after him. yet he stumbled as he all started up the subsequent set of stairs—and the griffin swooped down back. The monk screamed because the griffin dug its talons into his shoulder. It shook him like a bite toy, slamming him opposed to the wood railing that ran alongside the facet of the steps. With a crack, the banister broke. Brother Dimitrios’s gown tore and he tumbled down the steps, touchdown at our toes with the flame nonetheless clutched firmly in his fingers. The griffin perched above us and ready to pounce. “Hey, Rotten Breath! ” Marco known as out, jumping over the monk and working correct for the griffin. “Ever play Whac-a-Griffin? ” He yanked off a bit of the damaged banister. retaining it over his head, he raced up the stairs and taken the rail down tough at the griffin’s beak. The beast set free a roar of soreness. It fluttered its wings. It had continued bullets and a flying boulder. A bat to its schnozz was once the final straw. As Marco slipped previous it and raced to the pinnacle of the cliff, it flew upward. They either disappeared out of sight at the most sensible point the place we’d first arrived. Aly and that i ran. lets listen Marco taunting the beast. It screeched again at him. I heard the crash of glass, the crunch of steel. “Marco-o-o-o! ” I known as out. We emerged on the most sensible and stopped in our tracks. The griffin was once hunched over, dealing with clear of us, bent ahead. All lets see used to be its gigantic wings and haunches. It appeared like it used to be feeding. there has been just one factor it may be feeding on. Marco. bankruptcy 40 - THE FLAME i may pay attention Marco’s voice. Shouting. He used to be nonetheless alive. The creature’s again was once emerging and falling. I needed to get him. I needed to do whatever. I dove for the beast’s legs. Fishing a pen out of my pocket, I jammed it into its thick foot. eco-friendly fluid spewed out, and the griffin let loose a wierd sound. I sponsored off, scrabbling to my ft. I approximately knocked over Aly, who used to be status nonetheless, staring. She pulled me apart, farther to the left, and gestured towards the griffin.

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