The Colossus Rises
"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!" --Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series
Percy Jackson meets Indiana Jones in master storyteller and 39 Clues author Peter Lerangis's epic Seven Wonders series.
The Colossus Rises is the first installment of the bestselling five-book series chronicling the story of Jack McKinley, an ordinary kid with an extraordinary problem. In a few months, he's going to die--unless he finds seven magic Loculi that have been hidden in the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Young readers will learn all about the history and mysteries of the ancient world while savoring this unputdownable story from first page to last.
- Hardback | 348 pages
- 150 x 211 x 33mm | 431g
- 05 Feb 2013
- HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- New York, United States
- Illustrations, black and white
Other books in this series
30 Apr 2013
01 Apr 2009
01 Apr 2009
03 Mar 2015
Back cover copy
Jack McKinley is an ordinary kid with an extraordinary problem. In six months, Jack is going to die.
Just one mission . . .
After Jack collapses in the middle of a busy street, he's whisked off to a strange hospital in a strange place. There are armed guards and weird kids and fantastic creatures, not to mention no parents, no phones, and no possibility of escape. The place is run by an odd professor named Bhegad, who tells Jack that what's killing him is a genetic trait inherited from the prince of a long-lost civilization. It's destroying Jack by making him too strong too fast. He'll need to stay strong, though--because it's up to him to save the world.
Just one problem . . .
That long-lost civilization sank when seven magic Loculi were stolen and hidden around the world. Now Jack and his friends must find the Loculi before they fall into the wrong hands. If they don't, they'll never be cured, that lost world will rise, oceans will be displaced, and life as we know it will pretty much end.
No one ever asked Jack if he wanted to be a hero. He just has to be one. One kid. One mission. One big problem. The thrills begin in The Colossus Rises, the first installment in the newest adventure from master storyteller Peter Lerangis.