Jack West Jr and the Hero's Helmet
In the ancient Temple of Dendur, housed in New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, a legendary weapon has lain hidden for millennia.
But Jack is not the only person who knows about the artifact's existence. As Jack examines the temple in the dese...more
Would they find what they were looking for? Or was there danger lurking in the shadows?
Jack West Jr and the Hero’s Helmet is a very short story by Aussie author Matthew Reilly and I wasn’t overly impressed I’m afraid. An abrupt and ...more
It was full of typical Reilly excitement and action and it's great to get an insight if small, of how he came into possession of something that is such an integral part of his persona.
While I am of course disappointed it's so short (you can never get enough Jack West or Matthew Reilly), if he is spending ...more
But it felt nice to see the early signs of his obsession with Egyptian mythology and reading about Max just made me want to pick up Seven Ancient Wonders again 😊😊😊
This was a fantastic little interlude. It's been a while since I've read the series so I liked this little reboot to remind me of characters.
Besides, only Reilly can fit this much badassery in 20 pages.
A SAS Officer and Egyptologist Jack West Jr. has postulated in Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, that the sandstone in temple of Dendur is embedded with a knife of Osiris, the god of afterlife, underworld and resurrection. The 800 ton temple was given as gift by Egyptian Government to the United States, the temple was dismantled from its original position on the Nile, South of Aswan and ...more
The story is too short and very un-MR-like.
maybe it bcos it belongs to a time when Jack West Jr was too young to be a badass explorer but still ... it was kind of disappointing to see the lack of MR-like action and thrill ...
Just when Jack is getting a picture of a knife inside the brick, a fire alarm is set off and the building is evacuated for the fire service to secure the building.
Only when a young boy mentions that the F.D.N.Y 17 fire truck ...more
This was a very short teaser to keep us sated while we wait for the next Jack West story. Sort of an origin story for the fabled fireman helmet and some backstory for the villains in Seven Ancient Wonders (the Ra/sun cult worshippers).
Very enjoyable. Very short. I'm so excited for the next Jack West tale!
A great short story.
Is this also a lead in to the next novel, I didn't read the opening of book 3 as want to savour it when it comes out in November, if it isn't then there will be more to come in a few years time.
Matthew is a master and should be a superstar.
I love Mathew Reilly's books both Scarecrow and Jack West jnr. It was great to get an insight to Jack West jnr's life and see what helped to formulate the Hero he becomes.. Only problem was it was short and lwould love to read more if his background. Can't wait to read the new book Four Legendary kingdoms