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The Tomb of Shadows

(Seven Wonders #3)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  4,497 ratings  ·  215 reviews
Percy Jackson meets Indiana Jones in the New York Times bestselling adventure Seven Wonders! The Tomb of Shadows is the third in a seven-book series by master storyteller Peter Lerangis. This sequel to the bestselling Lost in Babylon and The Colossus Rises chronicles the adventures of Jack McKinley and his friends in a life-or-death race to the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus. ...more
ebook, 304 pages
Published May 13th 2014 by HarperCollins (first published February 22nd 2013)
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david y biblioflick
Apr 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is just insane from the first chapter until the end... And this is my favorite book in this series, yet. Full of action and a regnahffilc.

Full of unexpected turns, jaw-dropping twists and revelation of secrets (view spoiler)
Nov 24, 2015 rated it really liked it

*cheers for this awesome series*
Koby Z. (KZ Reads)
Sep 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.98 Stars | Fast-Paced
I'm really glad I bought this book! It started where book #2 left off and ended with yet another cliffhanger (nooooo!).
It was really fast-paced, I finished it in less than 1 hour. But it was REALLY good, and I hope to read the next book.

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Jan 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Jun 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is full of adventure and suspense. This book us part of a really good series called The Sven Wonders. This book is about a boy named Jack McKinley and his friends who are selects try and find loculies. They go to the underworld and many other interesting places to find them. Jack is helped by his friends, his dad, and many others who are on his side. When Jack and his friends go to the underworld to find a a loculi there is nothing and someone had to sacrifice their life up. Jack feels ...more
Dec 06, 2018 rated it liked it
My son read the entire series during his fifth grade and loved them. In fact he recently re-read it, so I thought we could give the audio books a try. I really enjoyed the first two, but I think after listening to these first three in very quick succession has left me needing a break. The story was good, it's the continuing saga of four 13 year olds as they go in search of ancient Atlantis artifacts. I felt like the trials and tribulations in this story were too close to that of the previous two ...more
Aug 29, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: para-mythology
The Good: Right on par with the previous books in the series. Adventure, lots of action, lots of intrigue and never knowing who to trust. A good, fast paced read with great characters and a little education thrown in - this time with the Mausoleum in Halicarnassus. Excellently written and destined to wow middle grade readers.

The Bad: Kids aren't going to care (I'd imagine), but Jack's parents in these books are beyond unrealistic. Mom's been making choices that are suspect since he was a baby an
Erin Pauley
May 01, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: middle-grade
I wasn't as involved in this one as I was with the first two and I hope the others will be more engaging. ...more
kim hannah
All I can say is wow...what just happened?!

Marco makes me so angry...gahh!!! I need the next! I've pre-ordered please come soon!!! :D

Great adventures and fun fun fun times hehe
Sep 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It has been three years since I’ve read this series. I enjoyed the first two books but this one really shakes things up and has drawn me back. I love the Indiana Jones mashed up with the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World mashed up with Percy Jackson. The writing skews slightly more to the juvenile than young adult demographic. But it is still great fun and a real page turner or, in this case, and audiobook listener.

Johnathan McClain’s narration was wonderful. He has a wide range of character v
Mary Grace Nakao
May 29, 2014 rated it liked it
For the complete review, please refer here: Three Blank Pages ;D

The Characters. As a Select and a bearer of G7W,a gene which could give you exceptional talents and skills, you would expect them to be extraordinary in some ways right? It did hold true for Ally and Cass but as for Jack, lets just say up until this point, I couldn't see anything special about him. Charismatic and resourceful, yes. But the kind that Ally, Cass and Marco have? I dont think so.

Also, our main character faints a lot. I
Jul 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Apr 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I finally read it! And gods. Oh holy colossus. I don’t even care about the fact that I didn’t study for my exams anymore, because this book was seriously worth it. Seriously. It was action packed, fast paced, fun filled, and well, full of jaw dropping revelations. I don’t even know whether the author is just plain sadistic or he just really likes dropping bombs and throwing his readers off a cliff at all the endings in this series. I mean, if the last ending shocked you, well, this one just migh ...more
Jan 25, 2016 rated it liked it
Okay....lets get this started, first of all for me this was a pretty good book but it's just 3 stars for me, I loved the adventure, it was full of action, but the loss of one of the characters destroyed me,I loved the cliff hanger in the man, like dudeeee no don't do this, there are so many questions needed to get answered, and what's gonna happen next...if u didn't read this book next and debating reading it...just read it bruh ...more
Sep 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Jun 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Omg!!! I love love LOVE this book! The ending is sad however but very important. Aly, Jack, and Cass are still on this amazing journey. Marco is still a freaking lost cause. (FYI: I want to shoot Marco!) I can't wait for the next book! I wonder where Jack, Aly, Cass, and Marco are going to go and do. ...more
Jun 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: juvenile-reads
A zombie former Sibyl, a Queen of mean, a found person lost and a lost person found, a crazy night at the museum, and a third loculi found - and lost again, makes this one crazy adventure full of action and humor. This third installment leaves you wanting more, and the pages seem to turn themselves as you are lost in the adventure of the past and the present.
WhyNN ~
Sep 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3,5 but...i give it 4 because it's better than the previous one.

it has some story development if you compare with the #2. new character (the old actually, who came back) a new twist between the character and the story.

exciting to read the next one. hopefully it have more action in it or at least thing who gave me thrill when i read it with big eyes and make me impatient to flip the pages. :)
Lois Binalla
Nov 16, 2014 rated it liked it
I liked this book much better that the 2nd installment. Jack was less annoying.

And I found it much exciting than the last book.

So I guess I will continue on the series then. Except that, I'll just wait for my sister to buy her own copy.
Mar 01, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: kids, audiobooks
This is really more of a 3.5 out of 5 for me because even though this book has been the weakest so far, the story itself is still fantastic and had me listening almost non-stop. There were several things that made this book less stellar than the first two (four if you count the novellas). However, I feel it was more of an issue with the book not translating as well in audio as the first two.

First there were parts where the story seemed to drag unnecessarily, where it seemed there were some redun
Selvianty Yusuf
It was fast-paced, going to the mausoleum of halicarnassus to get the next Loculus, it was kindda hectic, made a pretty big pothole, and an ugly stereotype of dwarf people.

Plothole: this is going to be a spoiler:

Jack and friends had to cross the river of nostalgiclos (or lethe in greek but nostalgiclos was a made up name) in the realm of Bo'gloo in other to meet the ruler Queen Artemisia. It is said when one cross the river they must face their greatest fear and give in rather than fight and den
Morinin Ung
May 12, 2019 rated it it was ok
Though I admire certain aspects of the book, I cannot bring myself to give a good rating nor can I lie and say that I enjoyed the journey this book took me on.

Just when I thought the story was going to improve, it once again gives me a boring and tedious plot with characters so bad it was almost comically entertaining. In many ways, Peter Lerangis seems to be dragging the story, not really sure how or where to end it. The thing that made me the most mad was how I felt nothing while I read this.
Sydney Conrad
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Catherine ~All for the greater glory of God~
I'm done with this series. This book wasn't good at all.
Overview: Low education, medium-high violence, very low romance, and no language.

Educational Value: Low. A Wonder of the Ancient World is explored.
Violence: Medium-high. Three bombings at different points in the book send the main characters flying, giving them minor injuries. They're also cut by sharp griffin talons, gassed, shot at, chased by a raging fire, concussed in a crashing plane, and attacked by zombies whose body parts go f
Max L
Nov 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Contained. This would be the word I would use to describe The Tomb of Shadows by Peter Lerangis because I found myself stuck in the book wondering about what was to come next. Peter Lerangis does a great job keeping you wondering about what is to come. This book really makes you think throughout the book because of how many hints/clues are given to sway you to believe one outcome might happen. I liked this book, but not as much as the first in the series. I loved this book because it kept me int ...more
Not as faced paced at Percy Jackson but the characters are just as lovable. Cass, Alley and Jack are in search for the next locculi the Locculi of Healing to save both themselves and professor Reghad. In their search they visit the underworld and ultimately find their prize in a museam in New York. Once they have it though they must fight off the Messa.

Cass, Alley and Jack continuelly call upon the strength of their absent collegue Marco. When they encounter Marco in New York the resolve of bot
May 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
I think that this book is pretty good, the same thing over and over may be tiring after a while of reading a book like that may be bad for some people. But this book can make a repetitive thing interesting, and I find that really good with is series because they have to do he same thing over and over again but the author finds a way to make that more interesting and enjoyable to read. I would highly recommend this series to anyone that likes the Percy Jackson series or wants to have a fun boo to ...more
Jan 03, 2018 rated it it was ok
I did not like this. It seems to me that each book in this series gets worse and worse. I read the first book and it was good, and the second book was okay, but this was HORRIBLE!!! It was boring and repetitive; the same thing happens over and over again throughout the book and the entire series! There was no excitement in this book until the very end, but who wants to trudge through pages and pages of boringness to read 50 exciting pages at the end?! I really want to know what happens next, but ...more
Dec 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Okay, this one was filled with even MORE magic and less history than the other two, and....ugh, Marco. How can he be SO clueless and dumb?! Those are the reasons this gets 4 stars instead of 5.
Other than that, I enjoyed it. I liked learning about new places and legends I've never heard of. I love the friendship and chemistry between the other Select and the Professor was so misunderstood....
We get to meet Jack's parents and lets just say I'm team Dad not Mom lol
Jack gets a clue as to a prophec
May 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book was as fast paced and action packed as the previous 2 books. We get to follow Jack, Cass, and Aly as they continue searching for loculi. You get to meet some new characters as well, which is pretty awesome. Like the last book, you end with lots of questions, so I'm off to find the next book! ...more
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Lerangis's work includes The Viper's Nest and The Sword Thief, two titles in the children's-book series The 39 Clues, the historical novel Smiler's Bones, the YA dark comedy-adventure novel wtf, the Drama Club series, the Spy X series, the Watchers series, the Abracadabra series, and the Antarctica two-book adventure, as well ghostwriting for series such as the Three Investigators, the Hardy Boys ...more

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Seven Wonders (5 books)
  • The Colossus Rises (Seven Wonders, #1)
  • Lost in Babylon (Seven Wonders, #2)
  • The Curse of the King (Seven Wonders, #4)
  • The Legend of the Rift (Seven Wonders, #5)

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“We stopped. Aly looked back the way we’d come. “Cass? Where are we headed?” Cass glanced around. “Actually . . . I’m not sure. I lost the map in the river.” “Don’t play games,” Aly snapped. “You don’t need it. You know the route.” “I did,” Cass said. “But . . . it’s not there, Aly. In my brain. I can’t call it up.” “What do you mean, not there?” Aly said. “If you’re being insecure again, like you were in Babylon, now’s the time to stop.” Cass’s eyes were hollow and scared. “I don’t feel insecure. This is so strange . . .” I looked at him closely. “Cass, can you say ‘River Nostalgikos’ backward?” “Nostalgikos . . . River?” Cass said. “Oh, dear,” Professor Bhegad muttered. “Cass, you had the ability to say anything backward, letter for letter,” Aly said. “You called it Backwardish.” Cass swallowed hard. “Dishwardback?” “The river . . .” Professor Bhegad said. “It took the ability from him.” “Skilaki warned us,” Aly said softly. “She said the river required a sacrifice . . .” 1 likes
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