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Seven Ancient Wonders
by Matthew Reilly | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingcatsalivewing of Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on 9/5/2008
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by wingcatsalivewing from Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on Friday, September 05, 2008

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It is the biggest treasure hunt in history with contesting nations involved in a headlong race to locate the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. 4500 years ago, a magnificent golden capstone sat at the peak of the Great Pyramid of Giza. It was a source of immense power, reputedly capable of bestowing upon its holder absolute global power. But then it was divided into seven pieces and hidden, each piece separately, within the seven greatest structures of the age. Now it's 2006 and the coming of a rare solar event means it's time to locate the seven pieces and rebuild the capstone. Everyone wants it - from the most powerful countries on Earth to gangs of terrorists ...and one daring coalition of eight small nations. Led by the mysterious Captain Jack West Jr, this determined group enters a global battlefield filled with booby-trapped mines, crocodile-infested swamps, evil forces and an adventure beyond imagining. 


Journal Entry 2 by wingcatsalivewing from Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on Friday, September 05, 2008

9 out of 10

Full of fast-paced action, thrilling moments & interesting characters who rarely get a chance for a breather, and a bit of a laugh at the end. It reads like screenplay meets video game with one harrowing chase after another. Definitely not to be taken seriously. Just enjoy the ride. I did.

I loved the fact that the baddies were American & the goodies from lots of little places. Usually it's the other way around and no one ever comments when that's the case. If the baddies were from Australia or Israel or Ireland it wouldn't raise an eyebrow. It only becomes an issue when the villains are American, and then it becomes anti-American or knocking-the-big-guys or USA-bashing - I've read a few reviews like this. Interesting, I think.

It's made for the big screen but I can't imagine the yanks accepting themselves as one of the bad guys so I guess the hero will be american if it ever hits the box office. 


Journal Entry 3 by wingcatsalivewing at Dalgety Square Apartments Library, 99 Jones St in Ultimo, New South Wales Australia on Friday, October 22, 2010

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Released 6 yrs ago (10/22/2010 UTC) at Dalgety Square Apartments Library, 99 Jones St in Ultimo, New South Wales Australia

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