Customer Review

Reviewed in Australia on 31 October 2021
Thankyou NetGalley, Pan McMillan Australia and the author, Mathew Reilly, for the opportunity to read The One Impossible Labyrinth in exchange for an honest and unbiased opinion.
☆☆ May contain spoilers☆☆
I have been looking forward to this book for a long time. The premise and build up from Matthew Reilly was awesome so I was thrilled to receive a copy.
Initially, I found that the storyline seemed rushed, with the previous books attention to detail, lacking in this book. This was a disappointment as in previous books, you really got a sense of place and development of a true family feeling between the characters and Jack West.
I realise that the Omega event was on a countdown and maybe the author was trying to impart a sense of countdown to the reader. I found as I was reading the book, it did start to revertback to a more descriptive and well formed structure.
I really enjoyed the trials that Jack and his party had to deal with, although once again, I found some of the storyline seemed rushed. The trials in the tunnels went from descriptive to skipping through quite quickly.
It was a relief to read that most of the main characters in Jack's entourage managed to escape, though thinking Zoe had been taken really threw me. Lilly was beautifully written into the story and her sense of family and loyalty was brilliant. Alby didn't feature as much but still played a pivotal role.
The final battle was really well written. I think the author has it right in saying that some Governments are ruled by ultra-rich factions pulling the strings and deciding the future of our destiny.
I loved the way the story concluded, with describing what happened to the characters lives after everything had been realised. Also, the Jack had not used the power he had been blessed with to rule over people. I think a majority of people that had gained that power would find it hard to not use it to gain unlimited wealth.
The author stuck with his theme and let's Jack retire into obscurity, to enjoy life with his family and friends.
Overall m I was happy with this book and the ending. I look forward to reading more from this author in the future.
Well worth a read.
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