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The Six Sacred Stones - Matthew Reilly

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Published: 1st November 2012
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Book Description

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. 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 ten novels: Contest, Ice Station, Temple, Area 7, Scarecrow, Hover Car Racer, Seven Ancient Wonders, The Six Sacred Stones, The Five Greatest Warriors and Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves, and one novella, Hell Island.

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Oh Dear - so disappointed

By Pietro

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    • Boring Characters
    • Poorly Written
    • Predictable

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      Comments about The Six Sacred Stones:

      I was so disappointed. Matthew says he "wants to create a Lord of the Rings style epic set in our world, in the present day". He also wanted to create an "outrageous novel". He succeeded in one of these objectives. The story line is outrageous (bordering on cornie), the text is not well edited, and the story doesn't flow. Matthew makes too many presumptions about what (he thinks) is possible in the "present day". So while reading on, you are distracted by just how the previous events could have occurred in the present day. The characters lack definition and are poorly developed. Then to get to the "end" and find out that this was the first of a series of epics and that I might have to buy and read another!! Matthew Reilly has made his fortune off the back of such books and good luck to him, but it didn't work for me. His reference to Lord of the Rings in the postscript is nonsensical. I've been to the Matthew Reilly well but I won't be drinking there again.

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      ISBN: 9781742611785
      ISBN-10: 1742611788
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 576
      Published: 1st November 2012
      Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.1  x 3.8
      Weight (kg): 0.4

      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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