Synopses & Reviews
The end of the world is here.
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.
"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." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"[S]aying it ends on a cliffhanger doesn't truly convey the desperate desire for the next book in hand when the last page is turned!" Library Journal
"Basically a video game in print. Exhausting." Kirkus Reviews
In the thrilling sequel to the bestselling "Seven Deadly Wonders," super-soldier Jack West, Jr. and his elite team must race to secure the world from a looming Armageddon.
About the Author
Matthew Reilly was born in 1974 and studied law at the University of New South Wales. At twenty-seven, he has written four novels and several screenplays. His books are published in 14 languages and sold in over 30 countries. Film rights to his worldwide bestseller Ice Station were optioned by Paramount Pictures earlier this year. His other novels include Ice Station, Temple, and Contest. He lives in Sydney, Australia.