[Book Review] The Colossus Rises

Title: The Colossus Rises
Author: Peter Lerangis
Published: February 5th 2013 by HarperCollins
Source: Paperback   Genre: Fantasy, Middle Garde


Jack McKinley is an ordinary kid with an extraordinary problem. In six months, Jack is going to die.

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.


I think some who knows about this book can’t stop comparing it to Percy Jackson, to some it was just another Percy Jackson, I say if you love the Percy Jackson series go and try this one. This book tackles about the origin of man’s civilization, a story of the world’s most advanced civilization, the Atlantis, written in a new wonderful complicated story.

This starts with Jack in which he discovered that he has a unique power, a gift that he inherit from an Atlantis prince, but a gift can also be a curse, a curse that can kill him. The good thing was Jack is not alone, a secret organization is willing to help him and the other kids to make their life longer, so Jack and his friends must take an adventure to find these seven loculi each hidden on the seven wonders of the ancient world to save their lives and to save our world from a possible destruction. But where could they find these seven wonders if six of them no longer exist?

This book didn’t fail to let us know about Jack and the other characters, to a world we knew no longer exist, the myth meets the reality. You’ll see clearly the progress of the world building which makes the story great and fresh.

If you love ancient civilization, if you love the world’s history back at elementary and high school, when you’re at full attention when your teacher starts lecturing about the ancient world and its wonders, if you love adventure, then this book is really meant for you.


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