The third book in the Seven Wonders Series. that continues the journey of Jack McKinly, Allie Black, Cass Williams and Marco Ramsey. They have no access to their family, friends or the internet. They are stuck on a small island that cannot be found by any radar. But all four of them have a deadline. They all are going to die at the age of 14 because they have a genetic disorder called G7W that is basically a timebomb located in their brain. They have this disorder because they are descended from the great lost civilization of Atlantis. The four are called "Selects" because they have been selected to undergo a numerous amount of tests that just barely keep them alive. But there is a cure for them. If they locate, they will become superhumans. But the cure is literally impossible to get. They have to get seven orb-like globes called loculi's that are located in each of the Seven Wonders. The Great Pyramid of Giza, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, Colossus of Rhodes and the Lighthouse of Alexandria. Their doctor; Professor Bhegad says that all they have to do is to get these loculi and they are free to go. They already have possession of the ones that were located in Rhodes and Babylon and their mission now it to get it from Halicarnassus. But their mission stops abruptly when they discover that the Kairi Institue (where the base for the Selects is) has gone up in flames. There is an enemy that had revealed themselves to the selects in the second book and they destroyed the whole institute. During the attack, Professor Bhegad was severely wounded and the only cure was the loculi of Healing. They start to head over to the Mausoleum when Jack decides to call his dad. His dad is so happy to hear from his son since he had believed his son had died. They land in New Zeland; where Jacks dad is stationed for his job. They tell him how they are all going to die by the age of 14 and his dad decides to help them. The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus is located in Turkey and when they get there, they have to go into the Mausoleum. As they enter, they meet Skilaki; the guard of Artemisia. She requires a soul in order to enter, so the professor offers himself up. They go through a brutal time from running away from zombies to escaping a river that cleared your memory. They finally get the orb and escape to New York where Jack destroys the loculi of healing to save the world.
A Loculi is an orb that gives a select special powers. There is one loculi located in each of the 7 Wonders of the World. The first one that the four found gave a select the power of flight and the second one gave the power of invisibility. The third one gives the power of healing.
The story starts out from where it ended in the second book: Egypt. Jack, Ally, and Cass have got the second loculi and are headed to the Kari Institute. They arrive to see that their home is in flames. The enemy has taken it and has badly injured Professor Bhegad, the man who is trying to save the selects. They have to get the third Loculi which can heal the Professor. The third globe is located in Turkey at the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus. It is in another world and all other time freezes. What is famous about the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus is where they bury dead people. When the three get the Loculi, they enter a travel port that takes them to New York, but all the dead people and zombies follow them. In order to save the world from the apocalypse, Jack needs to destroy the Loculi of healing, and he comes across; his mom. She had faked her own death and he now sees that she is alive. He does not speak to her, but he knows that she is alive.
I would give the book a five-star rating because it keeps the reader always wondering what will happen next and how will they solve the current problem. This book also gives a historical view of Halicarnassus. It shows what kind of place it is and what its like during the time of Artemisia Queen of Halicarnassus.