The Six Sacred Stones (Jack West Jr #2)
Unlocking the secret of the Seven Ancient Wonders was only the beginning....
After their thrilling exploits in Matthew Reilly's rampaging New York Times bestseller, 7 Deadly Wonders, supersoldier Jack West Jr. and his loyal team of adventurers are back, and now they face an all-but-impossible challenge.
A mysterious ceremony in an unknown location...more
Also, his use of italics and exclamations marks in the narrative made me want to kill myself, or at least write to his editor. Can someone tell him to stop doing that, please?...more
Like 7 Deadly Wonders, there are some Indiana Jones-type caves with traps in this story. One cave that requires a system of two people is believable. Yet the author makes another one so difficult with obstacles to "prevent thieves" that it makes me wonder why an ancient civilization would go to such lengths to protect a sacred object. At some point, I don't think even their own people would...more
This pair include more bad guys, including West's father, the British royal family...more
As an English teacher,I realised that Reilly's writing would appeal to reluctant r...more
Reilly includes a vast array of characters, representing people from all over the globe, some heroes, some villains. All of them are fantastically described although there was sometimes confusion a...more
Jack West Jr.(Huntsman) well built, australian, has a metallic arm, is very brave and courageous.
Lily 11 years of age is one of the two pepole alive who can read an ancient language the other being his twin brother.
Alby Deaf Lily's freind 12 years of age and very smart
Max Epper(Wizard) canadian has a long white beard, is the person who knows the most about the machine alive and i...more
The action and impossible situations continue in "The 6 Sacred Stones'. The same heroes and...more
The story itself? 4.5 out of 5. It is obviously a fantasy by the mere fact that the story talks of a Tartarus power. Fantasy. But the way Reilly weaves fantasy with known archeological facts, makes the borderline between fiction and fa...more
Con un ritmo incalzante e con descrizioni stupendamente particolareggiate e mai pesanti, Reilly ci porta in un viaggio davvero incredibile, facendoci rimanere con il fiato sospeso fino all’ultima parola.
Descrizioni fantastiche e dettagliate si alternano con momenti di pura e stupenda azione, proponendoci ro...more
The Six Sacred Stones, is a mix of the fiction and adventure. One part James Rollins, one part Indiana Jones, the series centers around a powerful ex-soldier, Jack West Jr, and a young girl Lily who has unbelievable talents.
The Six Sacred Stones is more a series of sensational acti...more
Having said that, one of the advanced praise quotes on the cover of this book says, "Like reading a video game." That is actually a pr...more
His constant use of italics and ex...more
This book is a book for adults. I really enjoy this book as it is really fast paced. The title of this book is "Six Sacred Stones" and the author is Matthew Reilly who is a g...more
I love the continuation from the Seven Ancient Wonders. The use of the equinoxes are excellent and the idea for the Asteroid Belts existence is something that only Matthew Reilly could fit into his book of epic proportions.
The 50-50 of ancient history and imagination is perfect, the linkage of the Great Pyramid and Stonehenge is staggering.
I wanted to read it constantly as it is so engaging, but at the same time I didn't as I want...more
Ah, Matthew Reilly; good to have you back!
This is the perfect antidote to just having read the collected works of Kafka (or anything else requiring the slightest bit of thought).
Being a series, there is a lot of scope for character development here, and so it was nice to join the same band of heroes from 'Seven Ancient Wonders' and see how they had formed a de-facto family. During the course of this b...more
I enjoyed the historical aspect of the storyline, I have always loved history and historical fictions so I did enjoy that part of the storyline.
There was many twists and plots to enjoy, interesting characters to explore.
I loved that there is diagrams, pictures and images in the book. It really makes it feel real while reading about S...more
The chases are pure comedic and action gold, involv...more
refreshing change of pace. It had pace: frantic.
The author has thrown in every bit of pseudo-science along with
mythology from every world religion in an attempt to...
well, I'm not sure what. Thrill and bedazzle all readers would be my guess.
Sorry to say I was neither thrilled nor bedazzled.
The book ends in a cliff hanger designed to sell the next book. It might
work if only the author could make you care about the character. I didn't.
Lose one, gain a brother in law and a 12 year old friend of Lily's who just happens to a math whiz. See Zoe, who has bonded strongly with both Jack and Lily, elevate her game to superhero proportions. Enter a most unexpected villain and it gets...more