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y The Six Sacred Stones single work   novel   adventure   thriller  
Is part of Jack West Series Matthew Reilly 2012 series - author novel (number 2 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2007 2007
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'The end of the world is here...

'Unlocking the secret of the Seven Ancient Wonders was only the beginning.

'The world is in mortal danger.

'For Jack West Jr and his loyal team of heroes, the challenge now is to set six legendary diamonds known as the Pillars in place at six ancient sites around the world before the deadline for global destruction arrives. The locations of these sites, however, can only be revealed by the fabled Six Sacred Stones.

'Their quest will involve the death-defying hijack of a mountaintop railway in China... A midnight expedition to Stonehenge... A headlong chase across the deserts of Egypt... And a trek into the dark realm of an African tribe forgotten by time...

'With only the riddles of ancient writers to guide them, and time rapidly running out, Jack and his team must fight their way past traps, labyrinths and a host of deadly enemies - knowing that this time they cannot, will not, must not fail.

'The mission is incredible. The consequence of failure is unimaginable. The ending is unthinkable.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Sequel to Seven Ancient Wonders.
  • Featured by the BIG Book Club, South Australia, October 2008.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Pan Macmillan Australia , 2007 .
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      Extent: 506p.
      Note/s:
      • Published November 1st 2007
      ISBN: 9781405038164 (hbk.)

Works about this Work

Borrowers Stay True to Favourite Authors Linda Morris , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 16 February 2014; (p. 23)
Issues of Class and Gender in Australian Crime Fiction : From the 1950s to Today Rachel Franks , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. 96-111)
In this chapter, Rachel Franks notes ‘‘Australian crime fiction writers imported many types of crime fiction from Britain, including the gothic mystery and the Newgate novel, and from America, including the locked room mystery and the spy story.’ She observes how Australian crime fiction has changed along with the ‘societies that produce it.’ She concludes that for Australian crime fiction to be attractive to mass market and an assured popularity, Australian crime fiction writers must respond ‘to the changing demands of their readers,’ and ‘continue to develop the genre with increasingly sophisticated stories about murderers and those who bring them to justice.’ (Editor’s foreword xii)
Book Review – The Six Sacred Stones by Matthew Reilly Joanne Peulen , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Booklover Book Reviews 2010;

— Review of The Six Sacred Stones Matthew Reilly 2007 single work novel
Untitled Susan Errington , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Wet Ink , December no. 17 2009; (p. 57-58)

— Review of The Six Sacred Stones Matthew Reilly 2007 single work novel
Life of Reilly Christopher Bantick , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 15 March 2008; (p. 40)

— Review of The Six Sacred Stones Matthew Reilly 2007 single work novel
Boy's Own Adventures prove Global Bestsellers 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 27 - 28 September 2008; (p. 25)
Reilly's Read Just Perfect for Blokes Deborah Bogle , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 4 October 2008; (p. 56)
Tuned to the Action Samela Harris , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 11 - 12 October 2008 2008; (p. 25)

— Review of The Six Sacred Stones Matthew Reilly 2007 single work novel
Man of Action Samela Harris , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 18 October 2008; (p. 13)
Untitled Rosemary Thomas , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 22 no. 2 2008; (p. 30-31)

— Review of The Six Sacred Stones Matthew Reilly 2007 single work novel
Untitled Anna Hood , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , October vol. 87 no. 4 2007; (p. 44)

— Review of The Six Sacred Stones Matthew Reilly 2007 single work novel
Bestseller's Novel Show Christopher Bantick , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 27 - 28 October 2007; (p. 25)

— Review of The Six Sacred Stones Matthew Reilly 2007 single work novel
Action Junkies Prepare for the 'Mother of all Cliffhangers' Ray Cassin , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 3 November 2007; (p. 33)

— Review of The Six Sacred Stones Matthew Reilly 2007 single work novel
Novel Crusader Phil Brown , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane news , 14 - 20 November no. 662 2007; (p. 32)

— Review of The Six Sacred Stones Matthew Reilly 2007 single work novel
Thrillers Written for Film Fans Ray Cassin , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17-18 November 2007; (p. 30-31)
Matthew Reilly explains that he writes books 'for an audience that thinks in a movie language ... I am writing what I believe is the way this ever more-sophisticated audience is thinking.' Reilly rejects the notion that he writes books that can be turned into films. 'I'm writing them for an audience that thinks in terms of films.'
Twists of Conspiracies, Secrets and Mayhem Jeff Popple , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 1 December 2007; (p. 16)

— Review of The Six Sacred Stones Matthew Reilly 2007 single work novel
Untitled Anna Hood , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , October vol. 87 no. 4 2007; (p. 44)

— Review of The Six Sacred Stones Matthew Reilly 2007 single work novel
Bestseller's Novel Show Christopher Bantick , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 27 - 28 October 2007; (p. 25)

— Review of The Six Sacred Stones Matthew Reilly 2007 single work novel
Action Junkies Prepare for the 'Mother of all Cliffhangers' Ray Cassin , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 3 November 2007; (p. 33)

— Review of The Six Sacred Stones Matthew Reilly 2007 single work novel
Novel Crusader Phil Brown , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane news , 14 - 20 November no. 662 2007; (p. 32)

— Review of The Six Sacred Stones Matthew Reilly 2007 single work novel
Twists of Conspiracies, Secrets and Mayhem Jeff Popple , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 1 December 2007; (p. 16)

— Review of The Six Sacred Stones Matthew Reilly 2007 single work novel
Life of Reilly Christopher Bantick , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 15 March 2008; (p. 40)

— Review of The Six Sacred Stones Matthew Reilly 2007 single work novel
Tuned to the Action Samela Harris , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 11 - 12 October 2008 2008; (p. 25)

— Review of The Six Sacred Stones Matthew Reilly 2007 single work novel
Untitled Susan Errington , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Wet Ink , December no. 17 2009; (p. 57-58)

— Review of The Six Sacred Stones Matthew Reilly 2007 single work novel
Untitled Rosemary Thomas , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 22 no. 2 2008; (p. 30-31)

— Review of The Six Sacred Stones Matthew Reilly 2007 single work novel
Book Review – The Six Sacred Stones by Matthew Reilly Joanne Peulen , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Booklover Book Reviews 2010;

— Review of The Six Sacred Stones Matthew Reilly 2007 single work novel
Thrillers Written for Film Fans Ray Cassin , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17-18 November 2007; (p. 30-31)
Matthew Reilly explains that he writes books 'for an audience that thinks in a movie language ... I am writing what I believe is the way this ever more-sophisticated audience is thinking.' Reilly rejects the notion that he writes books that can be turned into films. 'I'm writing them for an audience that thinks in terms of films.'
Boy's Own Adventures prove Global Bestsellers 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 27 - 28 September 2008; (p. 25)
Reilly's Read Just Perfect for Blokes Deborah Bogle , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 4 October 2008; (p. 56)
Man of Action Samela Harris , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 18 October 2008; (p. 13)
Issues of Class and Gender in Australian Crime Fiction : From the 1950s to Today Rachel Franks , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. 96-111)
In this chapter, Rachel Franks notes ‘‘Australian crime fiction writers imported many types of crime fiction from Britain, including the gothic mystery and the Newgate novel, and from America, including the locked room mystery and the spy story.’ She observes how Australian crime fiction has changed along with the ‘societies that produce it.’ She concludes that for Australian crime fiction to be attractive to mass market and an assured popularity, Australian crime fiction writers must respond ‘to the changing demands of their readers,’ and ‘continue to develop the genre with increasingly sophisticated stories about murderers and those who bring them to justice.’ (Editor’s foreword xii)
Borrowers Stay True to Favourite Authors Linda Morris , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 16 February 2014; (p. 23)
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