By Peter Lerangis

Thirteen-year-old Jack McKinley and his associates have already defeated the Colossus of Rhodes, visited historic Babylon, and outfoxed legions of undead all to get well 3 of the misplaced Loculi. but when they don’t unearth the final 4 Loculi quickly, the powers that made those victories attainable will crush the Select—and smash the world.

Not purely do Jack and his buddies need to conflict those seven historic wonders, yet in addition they need to take care of the Massa, who've taken over the Karai Institute and confident Marco to modify facets. Outnumbered, underequipped, and transforming into weary, Jack, Cass, and Aly soldier directly to locate the long-lost Statue of Zeus.

But as time is working out, our heroes needs to confront gods, relive previous battles, and face down their maximum enemy yet—their future. outdated enemies turn into new neighbors and unexpected victories flip to sure defeats because the time nears for every little thing to alter. The stakes develop impossibly excessive during this most recent event from grasp storyteller Peter Lerangis.

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