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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.
About the Author
Born in Sydney in 1974, Matthew Reilly was not always a big fan of reading. It was only after he read To Kill A Mockingbird and Lord of the Flies in Year 10 that he realised reading could transport you to another world. Following this revelation, Matthew soon began creating stories of his own and set about writing his first novel, Contest, at the age of 19 while still at university studying law.
Following rejections from all the major publishers, Matthew self-published Contest in 1996, printing 1000 copies. He produced a big-budget-looking novel which he sold into bookshops throughout Sydney, one shop at a time.
In January 1997, a Commissioning Editor for Pan Macmillan Australia walked into Angus & Robertson's Pitt Street Mall store and bought a copy of Contest. The editor tracked Matthew down through his contact details in the front of the book. Interestingly, those original self-published editions of Contest have now become much sought after collectors' items. One recently sold on eBay for $1200!
Matthew Reilly is now the internationally bestselling author of the Scarecrow novels: Ice Station, Area 7, Scarecrow, Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves and the novella Hell Island; the Jack West novels: The Seven Ancient Wonders, The Six Sacred Stones, The Five Greatest Warriors, The Four Legendary Kingdoms, The Three Secret Cities, and The Two Lost Mountains; and the standalone novels Contest, Temple, Hover Car Racer, The Tournament, Troll Mountain, The Great Zoo of China and The Secret Runners of New York.
His books are published in over 20 languages with worldwide sales of over 7 million copies.
Since The Seven Ancient Wonders in 2005, Matthew's novels have been the biggest selling new fiction title released in Australia for that year.
Matthew has also written several short stories, including Roger Ascham and the King's Lost Girl, a special free prequel to The Tournament which is available online. Other short stories include Time Tours, The Mine and the hyper-adrenalised romp, Altitude Rush.
He owns and drives a DeLorean DMC-12, the car made famous in the Back to the Future movies. He also has a life-sized Han Solo in carbonite hanging on the wall of his office! When not writing or penning a film script, Matthew can be found on the golf course.
Matthew Reilly is currently living in Los Angeles. He is the director of his first movie, Interceptor, a Netflix film co-written with Stuart Beattie.
- 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: 3,979 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Loved it and loved it more the second or third time - do yourself a favour buy the audible book or just get the audible book as well amazing f effort by Sean Mangan throughout and I am eagerly waiting the final audible installment
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.