ADVENTURE AND MAGIC IN THE ANCIENT WORLD
For years the titanic figure of the Colossus guarded the harbour entrance on the island of Rhodes and kept watch over its people. But a fatal prophecy foretells doom and destruction…
When an earthquake strikes and the Colossus of Rhodes collapses, humans and an ancient race of sea creatures – the telchines – come face to face. At the centre of the struggle is a living Gift from the gods with magical powers for good and ill. A girl sponge diver, half-human and half-telchine, must restore the Gift and reveal an ancient prophecy, but she herself is struggling to come to terms with her mixed heritage.
Snatched from her home by those intent on securing the Gift's powers, she is befriended by a trainee priestess and a gang of robber children, and with them battles with corrupt priests and scheming Councillors.
But what is the strange Gift? Who can she trust? And which race will she ultimately side with – human or telchine?
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The Seven Fabulous Wonders (6) - The Colossus Crisis by Katherine RobertsReview:
The Great Pyramid Robbery
‘A grand tale unravels – ancient curses, magical powers, dangerous forces and spirits make The Great Pyramid Robbery a wonderful fantasy-filled read! Unearth this fab book.’
‘A terrific tale of plots, curses and evil forces set in ancient Egypt.’
‘A thrill-a-minute mix of myth, history, excitement and magic. Roberts has thrown lots of gripping ingredients into the first book of The Seven Fabulous Wonders series and it all works to great effect.’ Sunday Morning Post
The Babylon Game
‘Katherine Roberts is a children’s author of genuine skill and imagination, and The Babylon Game is one of her most engaging titles.’
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Book Description HarperCollins UK, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0007112831