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The 6 sacred stones

by Reilly, Matthew.

Format: Book on CD 2008
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Summary
Humanity is in immediate danger when a cryptic ritual triggers a cataclysmic chain of events. With the End Days looming, Jack and his team of specialist must scour the globe to locate the Six Sacred Stones, ancient artifacts that hold the key to the planet's survival.
In this 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. Abridged. 5 CDs.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The follow-up to Reilly's The 7 Deadly Wonders (2006) manages to be even more over-the-top than its predecessor, no small feat in a series that whips up the sensationalism of H. Rider Haggard and Clive Cussler into an apotheosis of adventure that makes the Da Vinci Code seem Proustian by comparison. In Reilly's fanciful vision, Earth is in peril once more as a voracious Dark Star approaches. The only defense against Armageddon is an elaborate series of secret rituals involving six diamond pillars spaced around the globe. Enter metal-armed superhero Jack West Jr.; his peregrine falcon and faithful companion, Horus; and a ragtag band of adventurers who speed around the world in a black 747 named Halicarnassus, flown by a guy called Sky Monster. Our colorful cast hits all the mystic sites from Stonehenge to sub-Saharan Africa, infiltrating elaborately booby-trapped subterranean chambers and making hairbreadth escapes from impenetrable mountain fortresses and evil lairs. If this all reminds you of your fifth-grade fantasy life, that is precisely the genius of these outlandish adventures. 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.--Wright, David Copyright 2007 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "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.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Jack West Jr. series
Book 3.5 is a prequel
#1 - Seven deadly wonders
#2 - The Six sacred stones
#3 - The Five greatest warriors
#4 - The Four legendary kingdoms
#5 - The Three secret cities
Subjects End of the world -- Fiction.
Armageddon -- Fiction.
Curiosities and wonders -- Fiction.
Antiquities -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Simon & Schuster,2008
Edition Abridged ed.
Other Titles Six sacred stones
Contributors Malcolm, Graeme.
Participants/Performers Read by Graeme Malcolm.
Language English
Description 5 audio discs (6 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 0743569997
9780743569996
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