By Peter Lerangis

To be used IN faculties AND LIBRARIES purely. notice the historical past in the back of the secret of the hot York occasions bestselling Seven Wonders sequence during this unique novella. persist with the story of Aliyah and Osman, dual treasure hunters pressed right into a lifetime of crime. For them, on a daily basis is one other determined death-defying experience until eventually they bump into the main which can bring about the best treasure ever. yet to take domestic this magical orb, they have to first conflict their approach out of the Tomb of Shadows. With an important old information and many backstory surprises, it is a ideal addition to the library of recent and carrying on with fanatics of 7 Wonders, the epic event sequence by means of Peter Lerangis, writer of 3 tales within the 39 Clues sequence.

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