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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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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.
Number Of Pages: 576
Published: 1st November 2012
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.1 x 3.8
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1