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“The story is about a team of 9 soldiers assembled by various nations, led by Jack West Jr., an Australian soldier.
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“It was like reading a slightly fleshed-out movie script. All action, not a lot of plot or thinking.”see full review » see other reviews »
“god book”Haseeb R wrote this review Monday, July 29, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Wow!! Gotta read Reilly's other books. If you love Indiana Jones, you must read this book. Action from start to finish. What I like about Reilly is that he includes diagrams in his chapter of the various places and buildings the characters are entering, so it's easier to visualize the storyline. Haven't seen other authors do this beyond basic maps. I find his plots are very good too - was hard to predict the ending. Seven Ancient Wonders would make a great film, but I suspect it will never be made as one of the villains of the story are the Americans. The heroes of the story are actually a small group of nations - Australia, NZ, Canada, Ireland, Arab Emirates, Spain and Jamaica - who decide to take on Europe and the U.S. and save the world. Love it. :-)”Celtic Spirit wrote this review Tuesday, July 23, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“It was like reading a slightly fleshed-out movie script. All action, not a lot of plot or thinking. ”Gevera Bert P wrote this review Tuesday, July 23, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Hard to put down”Ben D wrote this review Sunday, June 23, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Despite being written more as a report on the adventure than a typical adventure story, I fell in love with it!”Tracy Zielinski wrote this review Wednesday, February 13, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Fast paced and well written :D”Ultimus Peregrinus wrote this review Friday, February 8, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I had to read this as I had picked up a second hand copy of one of Matthew's other books only to find that this and "The six sacred stones" were the beginning of the story. As I could have just read 'the story so far' pages but knew I had a holiday coming up I looked out for this in the library. Have to say that it has the standard Matthew Reilly fast pace story that we have all become to love, although it took me maybe the first 25% of the book before I started to care about the characters. However once I did I was rooting for them. Overall stands up to his normal level I would expect and would recommend it to all Reilly fans. ”Glenn Smith wrote this review Tuesday, January 22, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“What a trainwreck, truly exercised my eyebrow this one. The main character is such a Marty Stu, the bad guys are an American team and a "European" team, despite the fact that the good guys have Europeans on their side.
If the Capstone can't be returned to the Great Pyramid of Giza there will be catacalysm and doom, and the country who can put a soil in a right place and say the right things will gain power over the world for a thousand years.
There are some parts that are quite amusing but mostly it's a frenetic race to collect the tokens with cardboard characters. I've played some role-playing games that stunk with more believable characterisations.”
“First and foremost, I just have to like this book because of the Irish angle in it and their membership in the coalition of small nations. Besides that it was a fantastic rollercoaster ride with endless action and suspense with just enough background info. I loved this book from start to finish and the end was quite ironic too!”James G wrote this review Friday, August 24, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No