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The Six Sacred Stones (Jack West #2)

by Matthew Reilly

Six fabled stones.

Now, Jack West Jr and his loyal team of heroes must find and rebuild a legendary device known as ‘The Machine’ before the deadline for global destruction arrives. But the only clues to locating this Machine are held within the Six Sacred Stones, long lost to history.

An epic mission.

With just the riddles of ancient writers to guide them, and time rapidly running out, Jack and his team embark on their all-but impossible mission, only to discover that they are not alone in seeking the Stones, and that there might be other players out there who don’t want to see the world saved at all…

The mission is incredible. The consequences of failure are unimaginable. The ending is unthinkable.


“The wildly imaginative Reilly has taken inspiration from comics, video games, thrillers and Code-style puzzle novels to create this rocket-fueled sequel to his 7 Deadly Wonders…A 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

“[T]his fast-paced, international adventure will keep you turning pages…just sit back and enjoy the ride.”   Elizabeth Willse, The Star-Ledger

The 6 Sacred Stones is a pedal-to-the-metal literary ride, so hold on tight.”   Larry Cox, Tucson Citizen

“Matthew Reilly novels should come with health warnings on the cover. [T]he non-stop life-threatening action from enemies using guns, missiles, poisons, machetes and martial arts against Reilly’s heroes is not for the faint-hearted. It’s a wild ride.”   Ray Chesterton, The Daily Telegraph

“The age-, sex- and race-balanced team from Reilly’s 2006 thrill-a-second novel 7 Deadly Wonders returns, still under the management of handily bionic and super resourceful Australian Commando Jack West…[A] video game in print.”   Kirkus Reviews

“In this sequel to Seven Deadly Wonders, Reilly increases the tension and the threat to produce another winner. The interwoven combination of action and mythology in the narrative makes for the perfect winter beach read.”   Library Journal

“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



01 November, 2007

About Matthew Reilly

Matthew Reilly is the international bestselling of author of twelve novels: ContestIce StationTempleArea 7ScarecrowHover Car RacerHell IslandSeven Ancient WondersThe Six Sacred StonesThe Five Greatest WarriorsScarecrow and the Army of Thieves and The Tournament. His thirteenth novel, The Great Zoo of China, is published for Christmas, 2014. Matthew’s books are published in over 20 languages and he has sold approximately 5 million books worldwide: 3 million in Australia; over a million in the US; and over a million in the UK. In 2011, Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves was the biggest selling fiction title released in Australia for that year. Three more of Matthew’s books have been the biggest-selling Australian fiction titles of their year of release: The Tournament (2013), Seven Ancient Wonders (2005), The Five Greatest Warriors (2009). Matthew has also written two novellas: in 2005, he wrote Hell Island for the Australian Government’s Books Alive project and in 2014 he released the epic fantasy-quest ebook Troll Mountain. Matthew has written several short stories, including Roger Ascham and the King’s Lost Girl, a special free prequel to The Tournament which is available online. Other short stories include Time ToursThe Mine and the hyper-adrenalised romp, Altitude Rush. Matthew was appointed to the Australian Government’s Public Lending Right and Educational Lending Right Committee in 2007. He served on that committee till the end of 2011. Matthew has done speeches at libraries across Australia and around the world, from Minlaton to Edinburgh, from Cape Town to Houston. He owns and drives a DeLorean DMC-12, the car made famous in the Back to the Future movies. He also has a life-sized Han Solo in carbonite hanging on the wall of his office!


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