Just one boy . . .
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.