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The Six Sacred Stones : Jack West Jr. : Book 2 - Matthew Reilly

The Six Sacred Stones

Jack West Jr. : Book 2

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A mysterious ceremony at a hidden location has unlocked a catastrophic countdown to world annihilation.

Now, to save the world, supersoldier Jack West Jr and his loyal team of adventurers must find and rebuild a legendary device known as 'the Machine'.

The only clues to locating this Machine are held within the fabled Six Sacred Stones, which are scattered around the globe. But Jack and his team are not the only ones seeking the Stones, there are other players involved who don't want to see the world saved at all...

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5.0

This book is exceptional

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from Perth

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Great Characters
  • Keeps You Guessing
  • Page Turner
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel Reading
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about The Six Sacred Stones:

    I decided to rate this novel after I saw that 1 star review. Matthew done a brilliant job in this book which brought mystery, action, thoughtfulness and conspiracy together in one of his best books.

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    Oh Dear - so disappointed

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    from Sydney AUS

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    Pros

      Cons

      • Boring Characters
      • Poorly Written
      • Predictable

      Best Uses

        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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        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√Ę??s novels have also - unexpectedly - become a major tool in the fight to get teenagers into reading. While written for a mature readership, Matthew√Ę??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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        ISBN: 9781742611785
        ISBN-10: 1742611788
        Audience: General
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 576
        Published: 1st November 2012
        Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
        Country of Publication: AU
        Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.1  x 3.8
        Weight (kg): 0.44
        Edition Number: 1