The Six Sacred Stones Paperback – 1 Aug 2008
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""The 6 Sacred Stones" is a pedal-to-the-metal literary ride, so hold on tight." -- Larry Cox, "Tucson Citizen"
"In this sequel to "Seven Deadly Wonders," Reilly increases the tension and the threat to produce another winner. The interwoven combination of action and mythology in the narrative makes for the perfect winter beach read." -- "Library Journal"
"In this sequel to "Seven Deadly Wonders", Reilly increases the tension and the threat to produce another winner. The interwoven combination of action and mythology in the narrative makes for the perfect winter beach read." -- "Library Journal"
"The wildly imaginative Reilly has taken inspiration from comics, video games, thrillers and Code-style puzzle novels to create this rocket-fueled sequel to his 7 Deadly Wonders...A tongue-in-cheek quality (one that extends to the low-tech looking maps and illustrations) will help readers find this outlandish adventure thrilling." -- Publishers Weekly
"[T]his fast-paced, international adventure will keep you turning pages...just sit back and enjoy the ride." -- Elizabeth Willse, The Star-Ledger
"The 6 Sacred Stones is a pedal-to-the-metal literary ride, so hold on tight." -- Larry Cox, Tucson Citizen
"Matthew Reilly novels should come with health warnings on the cover. [T]he non-stop life-threatening action from enemies using guns, missiles, poisons, machetes and martial arts against Reilly's heroes is not for the faint-hearted. It's a wild ride." -- Ray Chesterton, The Daily Telegraph (Australia)
"The age-, sex- and race-balanced team from Reilly's 2006 thrill-a-second novel 7 Deadly Wonders returns, still under the management of handily bionic and super resourceful Australian Commando Jack West...[A] video game in print." -- Kirkus Reviews
"In this sequel to Seven Deadly Wonders, Reilly increases the tension and the threat to produce another winner. The interwoven combination of action and mythology in the narrative makes for the perfect winter beach read." -- Library Journal
"Whisking you through wave after wave of nonstop action on a cloud of exuberant improbabilities, Reilly really makes you feel like a kid again; it's a blast." -- Booklist --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I think for the most part, Matthew Reilly forgets that he is writing a book because for the most part it reads like the screenplay of a Hollywood movie. Think of James Bond mixed with Indiana Jones and you will have a rough idea of what to expect.
While the book was not short of cringe-worthy moments, I enjoyed it for the most part and have now started reading the sequel: The Five Greatest Warriors. If you can overlook some of the shortfalls (which include most of the dialogue) you're in for a fun and silly ride that will keep you guessing about the absurdities to come.
It's worth a read, but don't expect anything fantastic in any literary sense and be prepared for the fact it is the first half, or third of the story and you will be left hanging. Extremely frustrating and I wish I'd seen these reviews and not bothered to buy this until I had the next book.
Seven Ancient Wonders (Jack West Junior 1)
The Six Sacred Stones
The Five Greatest Warriors (Jack West Junior 3)
As many reviews have said this isn't a whole novel merely part of a ongoing story (who cares if it's 2 or 3?)so don't expect to know if the heroes save the world (I kinda guess they will but at one stage I wanted the world to end).
Ridiculous plots, gizmos and gadgets I can deal with...but the writing is atrocious. There is only so many "in the nick of times" you can endure and the dialogue has to be the worst I have ever read...it really is awful.
I've never reviewed a book on Amazon before and hate being negative but please save your money and buy something else!!
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