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By Peter Lerangis

To be used IN colleges AND LIBRARIES basically. become aware of the historical past at the back of the secret of the recent York instances bestselling Seven Wonders sequence during this unique novella. stick to the story of Aliyah and Osman, dual treasure hunters pressed right into a lifetime of crime. For them, each day is one other determined death-defying event until eventually they bump into the foremost which could result in the best treasure ever. yet to take domestic this magical orb, they need to first conflict their means out of the Tomb of Shadows. With an important ancient info and lots of backstory surprises, it is a ideal addition to the library of recent and carrying on with lovers of 7 Wonders, the epic experience sequence by means of Peter Lerangis, writer of 3 tales within the 39 Clues sequence.

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Through a device. It appears like a carving. ” “Well, whoopee,” Osman acknowledged. “If it’s now not gold or silver or platinum, I’m no longer interest—” yet he crept ahead with me, giving in to interest. an odd mark was once carved into the outside of the rock. I advanced and reached out to sweep a few soil from it. “Those tremors final week,” I acknowledged. “Maybe they prompted a small cave in within the flooring. ” As my finger touched the chilly stone, a thunderous groan got here from deep in the earth. the floor shuddered and pitched underneath me. “Aliyah? ” Osman’s eyes have been as extensive as saucers. i may see Father operating towards me throughout a box. I heard a deafening crack, and appeared as much as see a fir tree falling towards me. I scrambled apart because the trunk hit the floor. Its spidery branches stuck my outfits and that i stumbled to my knees. As I fell, I felt the floor shudder back. A zigzag opened within the floor among my knees. I heaved myself to the aspect because the earth ripped aside, spilling soil and gravel downward. As without notice because it all started, it was once over. every little thing was once silent—but for Osman and Father, either screaming my identify. “Here! ” I cried out. Osman clambered over the tree and scrambled to my aspect. “You’re secure! ” he acknowledged, establishing his fingers. “Are you going to hug me? ” I answered. “No! ” he shouted. “Why may I—? ” “Dear lord . . . ,” got here Father’s voice from a distance. He was once on the different part of the chasm within the earth—and purely now did i am getting a feeling of its dimension. Osman and that i either craned our necks over the sting of a gash no less than twenty ft huge. The final bits of solar threw our significant, gangly shadows out around the chasm as though we have been monsters from the heart of the earth. “Are you either alright? ” Father known as out, operating round the crack towards us. “Fine,” I stated. yet Osman was once pointing into the darkness. “What’s that? ” Father raced to our part, staring downward, too—at what appeared like a section of steel, deep lower than the floor, catching the final golden rays of solar. even though it should have been buried for hundreds of years, it glowed brightly, untarnished. My breath stuck in my throat. “Our mom lode . . . ,” Father murmured, as Dodi, Gencer, and the others arrived beside us. Father stared slack-jawed into the outlet. “Revealed through the quake as though by way of magic! It’s as though the earth itself desires us to discover this treasure . . . ” “I don’t see nothing,” Dodi acknowledged, because the sun’s mild moved only a fraction of an inch, leaving an inky darkness. “Men, let’s get a few ropes,” Father stated. “And . . . er, flashlights! ” Gencer extra, attempting to assert a few keep watch over. As they raced to get the provides, Osman squeezed my hand. “I don’t are looking to cross down there. ” “What occurred to Osman the courageous? ” I requested. “He’s being shielded by way of Osman the Too-Smart-to-Be-Stupid,” he responded. I nearly laughed. Osman was once correct. We have been staring into earthquake harm, without cause to imagine the quake had ended. yet for a few cause I felt basically an overpowering pleasure. “It’ll be you and me—together,” I acknowledged. i may suppose his fright, yet my very own dermis was once tingling with anticipation.

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