Seven Wonders Journals

Synopsis:

The adventure continues in these two original novellas—The Select and The Orphan—based on the epic series Seven Wonders.

The Select tells the story of thirteen-year-old Burt Wenders, the first documented carrier of the G7W gene, and his fated voyage to the island that would eventually become home to the Karai Institute. Burt’s account reveals his heroic efforts to navigate serpent-filled waters, save his father, and find a cure for the illness that curses him.

The Orphan tells the story of Daria, a twelve-year-old orphan abandoned among the Babylonians. It chronicles her valiant battle to rescue her best friend from certain death and to escape the only city she’s ever called home.

Read the stories. Join the quest. The Seven Wonders await.


The Phoenix’s Perspective

Background information is always helpful and, when reading a good series, it is always nice to know how it all began.  I hoped that the Seven Wonders Journals would be that segue between the past and present.

It did not turn out as well as I’d hoped it would.  This particular book contained two journals – The Select and The OrphanThe Select was interesting.  Not only did it give us a look into the first documented case of the G7W gene, but it also introduced us to the island and gave glimpses into the prophecy and the physical manifestations of the gene.  Though it wasn’t the greatest novella known to man, it was engaging and had some information pertinent to the stories we have been following.

The Orphan was the complete opposite.  Although the young heroine showed extreme bravery and courage, the whole story seemed out of place.  There didn’t seem to be a connection to what we know right now about the Select and the KI.  Perhaps, somewhere down the road a connection will surface, but right now it just seemed random.


Would I add it to the library?

No.  I know that there is another Seven Wonders Journal coming out next year and, right now, I am not sure how I feel about reading it.

 

Genre: Fantasy
ISBN: 9780062238917
Rating:  meh

 

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