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The Five Greatest Warriors, 3 Mass Market Paperback – Illustrated, 28 December 2010
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From the deserts of Israel to the tsunami-lashed coasts of Japan, from the steppes of Mongolia to the most mysterious island on Earth--this is what we have come to expect from Matthew Reilly: stupendous action, white-knuckle suspense, heroes to cheer for, and an adventure beyond imagination. Strap yourself in and hold on tight as he unleashes his biggest and fastest adventure yet, The 5 Greatest Warriors.
When we last left Jack West Jr., he was plummeting into a fathomless abyss and his quest to save the world from impending Armageddon appeared doomed.
But all hope is not lost.
After an astonishing escape, Jack regroups with his trusty team. Racing to rebuild the final pieces of the fabled "Machine," they discover an ancient inscription containing a rhyme about five mysterious unnamed warriors--great historical figures whose knowledge will be vital to unlocking the secrets of the Machine and its long-lost "pillars." But the ancients have hidden their secrets well, and with each pillar bestowing an incredible power upon its holder, their pursuit has attracted the attention of other forces from around the world--some who want to rule it and others who want to see it destroyed.
With enemies coming at him from every side and the countdown to doomsday rapidly approaching, Jack and his team had better move fast. Because they are about to find out what the end of the world looks like . . .
About the Author
- Publisher : Pocket Books; Illustrated edition (28 December 2010)
- Language : English
- Mass Market Paperback : 592 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1416577580
- ISBN-13 : 978-1416577584
- Dimensions : 10.64 x 3.05 x 17.15 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 1,051,834 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I've read all of Matthew Reilly's books and eagerly await the next at closure of each.
Do that to me one more time.
It is gripping and keeps you enthralled to its conclusion.
And now I'm ready to read the next instalment...
Jack West Jnr. Always comes out on top.
An easy read. Great bedtime reading. Recommended to those who like action and adventure.
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Since "7 wonders", the story sort of dragged through "6" and we certainly expected the cliffhanger...BANG style of Riley to return the Huntsman to us for "5".
The story certainly is more grown up than the other two, oddly the dialogue is a bit age and person inappropriate... it almost on occasion degenerates to a "duh, dude.." rendition from a very post-adolescent West.
But the pace is the Excellent page-ripping, heart-pounding stuff we've come to know and love.
All too soon this book was over!
We learned, loved, lost and loathed in delightful proportion- with a marvellous sensitivity for the ancient relics and rites being battered by the suspension of disbelief. This balance is what Dan Brown has failed time and again to achieve, yet Riley does this consistently... effortlessly.
While he'll continue to struggle to get on the NYT Best-seller top ten list, we who know continue to appreciate the light and humorous, surprisingly well-researched fiction of Matthew Riley.
However ever since Scarecrow, the books have been on a larger and larger scale, with the action being extreme, but there not really being the same sense of danger or action as there is in the more claustrophobic settings of the better books. It a bit disappointing that Matthew R has taken on a view that larger explosion=better action. This is not the case.
This book is a welcome end to the story that he started, and the action is very good. However, just as you start to get involved with a scenario, it ends (very much an anti-climax). You can see the difficulty he has had with the constant pictures placed in the book to help put a scene in the reader's mind. Compare this to his earlier work, whilst there were a few pics, the words themselves jumped off the page and left you breathless wanting more.
I really hope that Matthew will return more to his older ways in due course, as his books are in serious danger of almost making fun of themselves (and the loyal readers).
As a final point I wish he would stop puting things in italics to try to emphasise action or something dangerous - please credit your readers with the ability to actually understand these points for themselves. These are actually off putting.