The Seven Deadly Wonders by Matthew Reilly


A legend of the ancient world decrees that every 4,500 years, a terrible solar event will wreak worldwide destruction . . . but whoever sets the Golden Capstone atop the Great Pyramid at Giza will avert disaster and gain the ultimate prize: a millennium of world dominance.

Now the Sun is turning once again and nation will battle nation to retrieve the missing Capstone . . . but a group of small nations, led by super-soldier Jack West Jr., bands together to prevent any one country from attaining this frightening power. Thus the greatest treasure hunt of all time begins — an adrenaline fueled race on a global battlefield.

From the Colossus of Rhodes to the Hanging Gardens of Babylon to the Great Egyptian Pyramid itself, unlock the thrills of

REVIEW: Mike has been after me to read this book because he knows that I like things dealing with the Ancient World. So I finally gave in and read it as part of the Winter 08 Challenge. I know that it isn’t a romance book, however every once in a while we need a break from them, at least I think so.

I have to say that I couldn’t out it down. I read it in one day. It was hard at times to read because the bad guys is America, well not just America but all the major world powers.

I loved Jack and how he was able to think outside the box, but also how he really cared about Lily. One of the best parts of this book though was how the author was able to recreate the Seven Wonders of the World in a way that you could close your eyes and visual them.

If you are looking for a fast paced action book, that takes you all over the world, then this is one that you should definitely check out.

Winter 08 Reading Challenge: A book that has been in my TBR pile for a long time.

I give this book a 4.5 out of 5.


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