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The Six Sacred Stones - Matthew Reilly

The Six Sacred Stones

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Published: 1st August 2008
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The end of the world is here...

Unlocking the secret of the Seven Ancient Wonders was only the beginning. The world is in mortal danger.

For Jack West Jr and his loyal team of heroes, the challenge now is to set six legendary diamonds known as "the Pillars" in place at six ancient sites around the world before the deadline for global destruction arrives. The location of these sites, however, can only be revealed by the fabled Six Sacred Stones.

Their quest will involve the death-defying hijack of a mountaintop railway in China...

A midnight expedition to Stonehenge...

A headlong chase across the deserts of Egypt...

And a trek into the dark realm of an African tribe forgotten by time...

With only the riddles of ancient writers to guide them, and time rapidly running out, Jack and his team must fight their way past traps, labyrinths and a host of deadly enemies - knowing that this time they cannot, will not, must not fail.

The mission is incredible. The consequence of failure is unimaginable. The ending is unthinkable.

About the Author

Matthew Reilly is the international bestselling author of seven novels: Contest, Ice Station, Temple, Area 7, Scarecrow, Seven Ancient Wonders, The Six Sacred Stones, the children's book Hover Car Racer and one novella, Hell Island. His books are published in over 20 languages, with worldwide sales approaching 4 million copies.

ISBN: 9781405038522
ISBN-10: 1405038527
Series: Jack West Junior Ser.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 506
Published: 1st August 2008
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.4  x 3.8
Weight (kg): 0.699

Matthew Reilly

Born July 2nd, 1974, Matthew Reilly is the international bestselling author of nine novels, Ice Station, Temple, Contest, Area 7, Scarecrow, Hover Car Racer and Seven Ancient Wonders, The Six Sacred Stones and The Five Greatest Warriors.

Published in over 20 countries and known for their highly visual style, fast pace and large-scale action scenes, over 3.5 million copies of his books have been sold around the world, more than a million copies apiece between Australia, the UK and the USA.

Some of his works have been optioned by film studios for series or feature production, and he continues to create works of fiction across all major media platforms, from short stories, through to novellas and screenplays.

Matthew’s novels have also - unexpectedly - become a major tool in the fight to get teenagers into reading. While written for a mature readership, Matthew’s novels have become very popular with reluctant male readers. This may stem from Matthew's own childhood experience, citing his dislike for set reading projects in high-school as his main inspiration to 'do it better'.

He wrote and self-published Contest in 1996 while just 19, deliberately aiming to have his book noticed by publishers who talent-scout at bookstores. His dedication paid off, and was discovered by Pan Macmillan's then commissioning editor Cate Paterson. His first industry-produced novel, Ice Station, proved so monumentally popular, that it had to be reprinted six times in its first two years.

The continued success of his novels has been attributed to not only the accessible, 'storyteller' style of writing, but also the highly charged and kinetic action sequences that take place throughout his works, deliberately making use of his 'unlimited budget' of imagination to create scenes 'too big for Hollywood'.

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