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The Seven Ancient Wonders: A Jack West Jr Novel 1 (Jack West Jr.) Kindle Edition
The thrilling bestseller from Australia's favourite novelist, author of the Scarecrow series and the new Jack West Jr novel The One Impossible Labyrinth.
"Exciting and entertaining." Chicago Sun Times
"A nonstop rollercoaster ride." Library Journal
BOOK 1 IN THE JACK WEST JR SERIES
Two thousand years ago, it was hidden within the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Now, in the present day, it must be found again...
Captain Jack West Jr - part soldier, part scholar, all hero. The odds are stacked against him and his loyal team: nine brave companions taking on the most powerful countries on earth.
From the pyramids of Egypt to the swamps of Sudan, to the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and the boulevards of Paris: the desperate race begins for the greatest prize of all: the power to end the world or rule it.
INCLUDES FREE SHORT STORY JACK WEST JR AND THE CHINESE SPLASHDOWN
Fans of Clive Cussler, Tom Clancy and Michael Crichton will love Matthew Reilly.
From the Publisher
- ASIN : B00AH86XF6
- Publisher : Macmillan Australia (10 November 2007)
- Language : English
- File size : 6790 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 531 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 8,867 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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As always about power – Europe v American and the Church v Freemasons and West for the Australians! GO AUSSIES!
This man has an amazing imagination along with lots of research on the latest array of mean machines and ancient civilizations making his stories exciting, yet with the sensitivity of friendship and loyalty to his fellow comrades.
West is charged with raising ‘Lily the oracle’ while locating pieces of capstone and lastly performing a ritual.
Quote ‘Cower in fear, cry in despair wretched mortals’ describes this tale well. I marvelled at the enormous achievements of past civilisations that built the wonders of the past, doesn’t say much for we idiots who live today and cannot even build a house properly let along a gothic church.
In my opinion, this book is a great read with almost non-stop action. What spoils it is the pseudo-science, pseudo-religion, and pseudo-archaeology. But I felt that the pace of the action masked a lot of the fakery. I gave it 4 stars out of 5.
I got to a point where I felt it was a struggle to read through. It's too predictable.
Overall it’s a good entertaining read, not get me wrong, he is a great writer, but I'd go to his other books if you are reading this.
Top reviews from other countries
Just ensure you read them in sequence (oh and block out a large chunk of time because they are hard to put down).
A readers delight.