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The Tomb of Shadows (Seven Wonders Series #3)

The Tomb of Shadows (Seven Wonders Series #3)

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by Peter Lerangis, Torstein Norstrand
     
 

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Three friends left

Jack McKinley and his friends defeated the Colossus of Rhodes, unearthed the treasures of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and recovered two of the seven lost Loculi—only to find they'd been betrayed.

Two sides split

With Babylon in ruins, Marco on the Massa side, and ancient secrets coming unraveled, the Select don't know who to

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Three friends left

Jack McKinley and his friends defeated the Colossus of Rhodes, unearthed the treasures of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and recovered two of the seven lost Loculi—only to find they'd been betrayed.

Two sides split

With Babylon in ruins, Marco on the Massa side, and ancient secrets coming unraveled, the Select don't know who to trust or where to turn. Their G7W powers are growing at a furious pace, their worlds have been turned upside down, and the Massa are hot on their heels. But Jack, Aly, and Cass have no choice but to fight on.

One life lost

With the fate of the world in the balance, the friends find the next stop on their quest, where they have to face down their own demons and engage in an epic battle with foes long gone. When promises are broken, blood is spilled—and the Select have to destroy the one thing that might have saved them all.

Seven wonders

Join Jack, Marco, Aly, and Cass in their quest to save the world and themselves in this third installment of the bestselling adventure series from master storyteller Peter Lerangis.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Toni Jourdan
Three friends, Jack, Aly and Cass, find themselves in an adventure to save their own lives. They are “select” and all three possess a mark on their head that proves their genetic abnormality. These extraordinary thirteen-year-olds must locate and bring together the seven Loculi from Atlantis or they will not live past the age of fourteen. (The seven Loculi are spheres holding seven different components that work together to keep everything in balance.) The three friends live and attend classes at the Karai Institute. Jack believes his mother died six years earlier; or were she and his father is caught up in scientific research? Now their dear Professor Bhegad has been injured. The evil Massa locate the Institute and burn it down and the friends must travel to the Mausoleum at Halicernassus for the hidden Loculi of healing. The Massa are also searching for the Loculi. In fact, their good friend, Marco, has switched sides and now works for the Massa. They locate the Loculus of Flight and the Loculus of Invisibility, but Jack cannot seem to hear the song of Heptakiklos that will help them locate the Loculus. So they must take a side journey to visit the Great Queen Artemisia. Led by a zombie who guards the Mausoleum, they travel through the Underworld of Bo’gloo (Hades) to the River Nostalgikos. The River feeds on their memories; each must face their worst fear; and one must sacrifice his own life. The third book in the “Seven Wonders” series continues this fast-paced story of friendship, adventure, history, and mythology, plus world travel. It is jam packed and written smartly to keep the reader on their toes. It is best to read the first two books before this one and definitely worth tackling the series. Reviewer: Toni Jourdan; Ages 8 to 12.
Kirkus Reviews
2014-03-31
The Seven Wonders series continues as Jack McKinley and his friends try to save themselves and, while they're at it, the world. Jack, Cass, Marco and Aly are Selects, born with genetic abnormalities that give them superpowers but which will kill them by age 14 unless they can find seven magical Atlantean Loculi hidden in the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. In the first two volumes, they raised the Colossus of Rhodes and found ancient Babylon in a parallel world, and now they have the Loculus of Flight and the Loculus of Invisibility. They are on their way to Turkey in search of the Loculus of Healing in the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus. The series so far doesn't match the Percy Jackson tales for characterization or for the building of believable mythic worlds. Nevertheless, the cinematic plotting, the mystery of Jack's mother's death (or disappearance?) and the friendship among friends trying to grow into their powers without dying in the process will satisfy fans of the several similar fantasy-adventure series available. This series, though, is unique in staking out its turf in Atlantis and the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, doling out one wonder per volume. An exciting-enough excursion into a world full of wonders. (Adventure. 8-12)
ALA Booklist
“The quick action, high stakes, and clever solutions make this a slam dunk.”
Time for Kids
“A great mix of adventure, mystery, and suspense.”
RICK RIORDAN
“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!”
School Library Journal
05/01/2014
Gr 6–9—Jack, Ally, and Cass continue their quest to save the world—even as their friend Marco joins the enemy's side. Epic battles and fast-moving chapters will keep fans of this "Percy Jackson"-like series engaged.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062070463
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/13/2014
Series:
Seven Wonders Series, #3
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
111,660
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Meet the Author

Peter Lerangis is the author of more than one hundred and sixty books, which have sold more than five and half million copies and been translated into thirty-three different languages. These include the first four books in the New York Times bestselling Seven Wonders series, The Colossus Rises, Lost in Babylon, The Tomb of Shadows, and The Curse of the King, and two books in the 39 Clues series. Peter is a Harvard graduate with a degree in biochemistry. He has run a marathon and gone rock climbing during an earthquake—though not on the same day. He lives in New York City with his wife, musician Tina deVaron, and their two sons, Nick and Joe. In his spare time, he likes to eat chocolate.

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