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The Six Sacred Stones (Jack West, Jr. Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Matthew Reilly
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (152 customer reviews)

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Book Description


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 has unraveled their work and triggered a catastrophic countdown that will climax in no less than the end of all life on Earth.

But there is one last hope.

If Jack and his team can find and rebuild a legendary ancient device known only as the "Machine," they might be able to ward off the coming armageddon. The only clues to locating this Machine, however, are held within the fabled Six Sacred Stones, long lost in the fog of history.

And so the hunt begins for the Six Sacred Stones and the all-important knowledge they possess, but in the course of this wild adventure Jack and his team will discover that they are not the only ones seeking the Stones and that there might just be other players out there who don't want to see the world saved at all.

From Stonehenge in England to the deserts of Egypt to the spectacular Three Gorges region of China, The 6 Sacred Stones will take you on a nonstop roller-coaster ride through ancient history, modern military hardware, and some of the fastest and most mind-blowing action you will ever read.

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    From Publishers Weekly

    The wildly imaginative Reilly has taken inspiration from comics, video games, movies, thrillers and Code-style puzzle novels to create this rocket-fueled sequel to his 7 Deadly Wonders. After completing a 10-year mission to acquire the Golden Capstone of the Great Pyramid from what's left of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Jack West Jr. has retired to the Australian outback to raise his adopted daughter, Lily. Jack's pal, Professor Max T. Epper, known as Wizard, has discovered that the Dark Sun, a mysterious heavenly body, is due to emerge in nine days, triggering the Apocalypse. Ultimate disaster can only be averted if someone can locate the six legendary Pillars, cleanse them with the Philosopher's Stone and insert them in the 6 Vertices, thereby causing the Great Machine to power on and negate the fatal blast from the Dark Sun. If anyone can perform these Herculean labors, it's Reilly's resourceful hero. A pervasive tongue-in-cheek quality (one that extends to the low tech–looking maps and illustrations) will help readers find this outlandish adventure thrilling. (Jan.)
    Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


    "Whisking you through wave after wave of nonstop action on a cloud of exuberant improbabilities, Reilly really makes you feel like a kid again; it's a blast." -- Booklist

    Product Details

    • File Size: 17730 KB
    • Print Length: 592 pages
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition (January 8, 2008)
    • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B000SEKIYG
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    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #125,697 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    32 of 37 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievable but in a good way January 23, 2008
    Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
    This is for those who have not read Matthew Reilly. This is your typical sifi-occult-dungeon and dragons-ancient history-techno-thriller. And I am not joking about that. Remember the old movie SPEED? It had three action scenes in it, enough for three movies. Well this is like that but more and bigger. Your jaw drops with each action scene. You wonder how he can top that one and quess what? He does. Reilly is Australian and that plays an important part in his writings. For you see, he has found the new enemy, the new bad guy, the new villian-us the US. As a matter of fact the Arabs are one of the good guys. YOu need to read 7 Deadly Wonders before you read this one because Reilly refers back to it often. I have read all of his books and they are all except for one deal with old world lengends. It is like sitting through a lecture by Indiana Jones. Clive Clusser use to be the leader in this type of lituratue, but he has grown old and soft. Reilly is the new leader is non stop action. I know it is over the top but boy is it fun to read. I don't think we will see a Reilly novel made into a movie anytime soon. The cost of the action scenes would be extremely high and to costly for studios. Give this a try, you won't be sorry.
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    16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Another winner from the KING of ALL Action novelists January 21, 2008
    I am a little puzzled at why some people who have read Reilly's previous novels are having a problem with this one (and 7 Deadly Wonders for that matter). What were they expecting? I don't want this to sound the wrong way, but if you've read one Matthew Reilly novel, you've read them all. Certainly they are ALL different, but the action is on a scale that is head and shoulders above ALL authors I am currently familiar with. The storylines are all different, too--but the action sequences on one book are no more outlandish and unbelievable than they are in ANY other book by him.

    I LOVED 7 Deadly Wonders. Think of it as the DaVinci Code on a MOUNTAIN of steroids going Warp 9.9. Great story and most importantly: FUN. One thing I really love about Reilly's novels is that he doesn't take himself, or his stories too serious that he sacrifices in order to make everything 100% believable. If you want that, go read a non-fiction book or something by Clancy. If you want absolute thrills that takes action/adventure storytelling to a whole new level? Read Reilly.

    The 6 Sacred Stones is a direct sequel to 7 Deadly Wonders. At the end of that book, through the tireless efforts of Jack West and his rag-tag group of heroes, they did something extraordinary that secured Austrailia as the dominant country on the planet for the next 1,000 years. But what Jack and all the others did not know, is that there was a counter to the Tartarus Rotation which eliminates that herculean effort and in effect helps to usher in the end of the world. It's quite a complicated storyline, much more so than anything else Reilly has produced before, and while it's pure fantasy, who cares as long as we have a great time along the way?
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    21 of 25 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars great adventure January 17, 2008
    By Scotty
    I just finished reading this book not ten minutes ago, and wanted to give my opinion of it. I enjoyed it immensely. I know there are a lot of critics of Matthew Reilly's writing style, and I've rendered my opinion on that matter in another review for his book The Seven Deadly Wonders, so I won't repeat myself here. I will say that this book was so much fun and very exciting from start to finish, and I did enjoy the cliffhanger ending, which makes me all the more excited to see how it turns out. I love a good adventure story, and as I tell everyone who inquires, Matthew Reilly is the best pure action writer out there. I have all of his books at home and have thoroughly enjoyed reading his style of escapist storytelling. I enjoy Mr. Reilly's books for what they are: pure adrenaline. And please keep it coming.
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    8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars Strap on those wings, gotta fly May 19, 2011
    Format:Mass Market Paperback
    The plot is simple. A team of highly skilled people, who have given themselves names like Scimitar and Wizard, must garner all their high tech resources and mobilize to prevent the end of the world. Their quest is to locate the 6 sacred stones and place them on the 6 sacred pillars, which are located at various mystical places around the globe. Only then will the Dark Sun, the opposite of our star sun, be neutralized. That's it. The plot.

    The Six Sacred Stones is more a series of sensational action sequences using incredible devices, which do not yet exist in the more mundane world, than a novel. Reading this book is like watching a Road Runner cartoon. There is no character development, no mystery (you know the good guys will always come out ahead), and, considering all the escapes from the jaws of death, no suspense. Fans of chase scenes, sci-fi gadgets, and endlessly resourceful heroes will enjoy the story. Not recommended for more serious readers.
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Reilley Back on Track August 13, 2008
    Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
    The commando team and very special little girl from The Seven Deadly Wonders are back to save the world from certain destruction yet again, and their enemies are just as bad as ever. Australian superman Jack West, Jr. leads the pack, this time to recover six sacred stones that need to be found in exotic locales around the world, cleansed by the Philosopher's Stone they also must find, and then put in their special places inside a tight timeframe to prevent the utter destruction of the world. Of course, not only are these six sacred stones hidden in booby-trapped, dangerous places, the other men who want them and the power they will gain by them are hot on the heels of Jack's team, and they aren't afraid to kill whoever gets in their way. Plus, they are led by Jack's arch enemy, his father.

    As usual, Jack's team zips around the world in their 747, the Halicarnassus, getting shot at, captured, escaping, and committing dozens of other feats of derring-do while trying to save the world from certain destruction in the nick of time. His writing tends to be a bit juvenile and he scribbles outside the lines of realism quite a bit, but that's Reilly's way. Think of an excitable guy with an Australian accent who enacts embellished stories with lots of expansive arm gestures and a continually rising voice. It's not for everyone, but I must say that Reilly's books are a whole lot more entertaining than a great number of adventure thrillers on the shelves these days, and this book was an improvement over his last two. The action is still coming hot and fast, but this time out, Reilly chose to develop his characters a little bit, and the book really benefited from this effort.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    love all these books
    Published 9 days ago by Stacie Elliott
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Action packed adventure story. Very ecciting.
    Published 23 days ago by Kayelaine Garner
    5.0 out of 5 stars I really enjoy Matthew Reilly's books
    Wow! I really enjoy Matthew Reilly's books. He is quickly becoming one of my fav's.
    Published 29 days ago by car
    4.0 out of 5 stars A thoroughly good read.
    Just as enthralling and almost believable as the first book in the series.
    A thoroughly good read.
    Published 29 days ago by Paul Reeves
    5.0 out of 5 stars six sacred stones
    fun adventure even the second time around no doubt about it
    Published 1 month ago by David Nichols
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Can't wait for his follow-up book with Jack West, Jr
    Published 2 months ago by Queen Smith
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Loved it! Super fast read!!!
    Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
    5.0 out of 5 stars Again, action packed right to the end. A ...
    Again, action packed right to the end. A real page turner. Make sure to read 'Seven Ancient Wonders' first.
    Published 4 months ago by Terry Kopinak
    5.0 out of 5 stars BLOODY FANTASTIC
    Love it. Not into adventure stories but this is great... you cant put it down, the true parts in it keep you interested and I enjoyed this series so much I will read them again... Read more
    Published 4 months ago by cooee
    3.0 out of 5 stars Liked the writing and story
    Liked the writing and story. Was dissapointed that the story ended abruptly and with the need to read a follow up book. Seems to be part of a series with fractured ending.
    Published 4 months ago by Pat C
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    Matthew Reilly is the international bestselling author of eight novels: The 6 Sacred Stones, 7 Deadly Wonders, Ice Station, Temple, Contest, Area 7, Scarecrow, and the children's book Hover Car Racer, and one novella, Hell Island. His books are published in more than eighteen languages in twenty countries, and he has sold more than 3.5 million copies worldwide.

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    Here in America it won't come out until Jan 8, I believe. I have been waiting for a LONG time to read this book! Hopefully MR won't make the Americans wait forever to read the conclusion. If you are getting the 2nd book in Australia in March, we probably won't get ours until mid summer? How... Read More
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