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Seven Wonders Book 3: The Tomb of Shadows

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Characters lack oomph, but adventure stays high in sequel.

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The premise of the Seven Wonders series is fabulous, no question. The history is pretty fascinating -- how many readers really know this much about the ancient world? Plus there's plenty at stake for the main characters and for all of humankind. But the execution is only average. The biggest weakness with the whole series remains character development.

Jack has loads of potential, but he's no Percy Jackson. Author Peter Lerangis doesn't give us much quality time with him. Jack struggles with understanding his parents in THE TOMB OF SHADOWS, but it's not as compelling as it could be. We just don't know him well enough. Still, the story keeps moving, and the characters go from one adventure to the next pretty seamlessly. If readers are out for straightforward adventure storytelling, they won't be too disappointed.

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