The 5 Greatest Warriors
From the deserts of Israel to the tsunami-lashed coasts of Japan, from the steppes of Mongolia to the most mysterious island on Earth—this is what we have come to expect from Matthew Reilly: stupendous action, white-knuckle suspense, heroes to cheer for, and an adventure beyond imagination. Strap yourself in and hold on tight as he unleashes h...more
This one had the giant task of tying together all the threads that were scattered in The Six Sacred Stones, so naturally it's rather epic.
Here are the things I loved:
- Treasure-hunting adventures
- Fun traps
- Gruesome deaths
- Ridiculous stunts
- Epic battles
- Super fun, badass characters
- Interesting take on history
- Fascinating locations
- Daring deeds
- Kamikaze moments
Here are the things that cost it one star and why:
A little too long
The scope is HUGE and as a consequence a lot o ...more
This happens to be one of them.
I mean, seriously. There's still Indiana Jones Traps, people! There's still mystical stones that all the most powerful people through history have held to stay in power! We even get to see Jesus! Woo Woo!
One thing is for certain, the fifth greatest warrior of all time has go ...more
I feel embarassed even admitting I read his books: they are often quite badly written and he has an excruciating habit of writing things in italics if he thinks something's really exciting. But I've read a few and, despite inwardly wincing, have enjoyed them. This is essentially because they unleash your inner 14 year old who just wants lot ...more
Part three of this continuing adventure fantasy saga to save the world from total annihilation.
Jack West Jr. and his band of loyal followers, some though are not as loyal as Jack thinks, have to race against time and an assortment of evil doing villains, his father being the alpha villain, to save the world from the dark planet.
There is a series of ancient pillars that need to be activated in an exact sequence if total extinction of our world is to be avoided.
For the person that is successful in ...more
I love reading books in the Jack West Jr series they are fast moving, and you do not know what goin ...more
I normally don’t have that much patience to wait. Or would be too antsy anyway. So I have a theory that I blocked the book out of my mind for fear of going crazy with anxiety for the next book. And block it for 10 years I did! A full decade, omg!!
So anyway, for the longe ...more
As in his previous adventures Jack and his crew are up against, what seems to be, insurmountable odds. They are being pursued and harassed by a force from the United States that is ...more
So in this book we continue our journey with Jack West Jr. and the team racing to place the remaining three sacred stones at the vertices. We get to see more of Jack West Sr. in this book and the difference between the two as a person and as a father is stark. On this ques ...more
The Five Greatest Warriors is the sequel to the 6 Sacred Stones. It picks off from the literal cliff hanger ending of the previous book.
As with the previous Jack West Jr. novels, I received exactly what I expected. Absurd action and adventure, tons of explosions and gun fights, and the end of the world.
Jack West and his "Team of Small Nations" is no A-Team. If you don't understand the reference, no one was ever shot or killed in ...more
This is the third book in the triolgy. A must read if you like this sort of novel. In the triology
1. Seven Ancient Wonders.
2. Six Sacred Stones.
3. The Five Greatest Warriors.
Matthew Reilly is a brilliant writer...the text flows beautifully, and this character of Captain Jack West JR is fantastic.
Great series to interest your teenage boys in especially if you wa ...more
Liked the concept of the story again, all the fast paced action, history, weapons and astronomy information. The characters are okay but not written well enough to care about them, they just deliver the plot which I guess is okay
Continuing where he left off, Reilly tied the loose ends with his latest Jack West Jr book. 6SS is the "calm before the storm", he focused on charact ...more
Reilly picks up straight where he left off but he sets aside four pages in the beginning to summarise the previous book so you’re up to speed and how he managed to so well to re ...more
I always get part way through and I start to think "Gee, maybe there is such a thing as too much action," but then I realise that it's not just action. The characters are rounded and developed, they each have their own journey to complete within the book. The plot twists and turns at such an explosive rate that my head barely has time to keep up. The ingenuity is there. There are things that I wonder how he'll work them out but then BAM! it's an awesome concl ...more
I will admit I am probably biased seeing as I attended my first ever book signing when I bought this book =)
As per usual with the last 2 Jack West books, as I read I am keeping a list of things that interest me to google later when I have time. I know he is bending historical/scientific fac ...more
I did find it over-the-top at times and si ...more
The writing can be a bit juvenile at times but I like that about it. His use of italics is hilarious!
This book picks up where The Six Sacred Stones: A Novel left off, with our hero falling into an abyss, but you know he isn't going to end his days there!!
Comic book stuff, and high time one of Reilly's books was made into a movie ...more
In ‘The Five Greatest Warriors’ Jack West Jr and his team are (still) on a quest to save the world. And this quest will involve a lot of travel and plenty of action. They discover a rhyme about five mysterious but unnamed warriors. Each of these figures provides a key to knowledge which is required to follow the steps necessary to save the world. But, Jack West Jr and his team are not the only ones seeking this information, and not everyone wants ...more
The third installment of the Jack West Jr series delivers everything a reader would expect, and more. Commencing from the cliff(abyss?)hanger ending of the Six Sacred Stones, we see Jack and the team overcome trial after trial as they strive to save the world from destruction and tyranny.
Old rivalries flare while new villains rise to grasp power. Vladimir Romanov (Carnivore), with his disfigured steel-pl ...more