Sunday, March 23, 2008
The Six Sacred Stones by Matthew Reilly
The Six Sacred Stones
2007, Macmillan, London.
Another typical Matthew Reilly action book. This is the sequel to Seven Ancient Wonders. A group of heroes from around the world are led by Jack West Jr. on a mission to save no less than Earth itself from the Dark Sun.
As always it's not the best written prose in the world - how many times can the man use the word 'easily' anyway? He used it easily a hundred times. But this was a great high-action adventure. I loved the diagrams and pictures, and loved how so much action and so many military devices were crammed into one book. On the surface the research is great, but I wouldn't want to delve to deeply into checking everything out.
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