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The 6 sacred stones

by Reilly, Matthew.

Format: Large Print 2008
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Crafton Public Library Adult - Fiction Large Print LP F REILLY 2008 CRAFTON 1/08
Location  Crafton Public Library
Collection  Adult - Fiction Large Print
Call Number  LP F REILLY 2008 CRAFTON 1/08
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"
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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.
Antiquities -- Fiction.
Curiosities and wonders -- Fiction.
Large type books.
Adventure fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Publisher Waterville, Me. : Bath, England :Thorndike ;2008
Edition Large print ed.
Other Titles Six sacred stones
Language English
Notes "Thorndike Press large print basic"--T.p. verso.
Description 733 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
ISBN 9781410403582 (U.S. : large print : hardcover)
1410403580 (U.S. : large print : hardcover)
9781405686600 (U.K. : large print : hardcover)
140568660X (U.K. : large print : hardcover)
9781405686617 (U.K. : large print : pbk.)
1405686618 (U.K. : large print : pbk.)
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