Saturday, 27 February 2010

Book: The Five Greatest Warriors by Matthew Reilly

Third book in the Jack West Jr series continues the story left on a literal cliffhanger at the end of The Six Sacred Stones.

Jack's team must beat their rivals, including Jack West Snr, in the race to obtain the remaining sacred pillars and lay them at various spots around the globe to avoid the end of life on Earth.

No point in even attempting this one if you haven't read Seven Ancient Wonders and The Six Sacred Stones because the story is very advanced right from the beginning of the book.

These are Indiana Jones style adventures and West Jr is a terrific leading man supported by a fantastic cast of characters, some of which make their first appearance here. It's huge scale stuff, with raids on the tombs of Ghengis Khan and Jesus just two of the many hazardous locations that play important parts here.

This volume is superior to Sacred Stones but still not a patch on Seven Ancient Wonders and I urge everyone to read that, it is one of my all time favourite adventures, so that being said I highly recommend starting at the beginning and then deciding if you want to continue in the adventures of Jack, Lily, Zoe, Pooh, Stretch, Wizard and Horus (who disappointingly doesn't feature much in Warriors) to name but a few.

Ric's Rating: 76%


  1. Hey, Ricky,
    this kind of books is very popular in the recent few years. I can't really explain why, but it seems that only the adventurous conspiracy theory novels mixing reality with ancient history have commercial success at the book market these days (I say this as someone who's in the publishing industry).
    This one sounds quite intriguing.

  2. Hi Dezmond,
    Thanks for your comment.
    I suspect that The Da Vinci Code has almost single handedly given birth to this entire genre but Matthew Reilly is at the quality end, you should check him out.

  3. sure, if he's that good I might even publish him in my country :)


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