Seven Ancient Wonders by Matthew Reilly, Finished Reading on 21st July 2009
“An Ancient secret is unlocked…
Two thousand years ago, it was divided into seven pieces and hidden within the seven wonders of the ancient world. Now, with the imminent arrival of a rare solar event, it must be found again and reassembled
One brave team…
Led by the archaeologist and soldier, Jack West Jr, a team of nine brave men must discover the modern-day locations of the seven ancient wonders and unlock the secret. But the odds are sacked against them:entire nations are also after the legendary prize.
The world will be changed…
For the swamps of Sudan, to the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, to the Pyramids of ancient Egypt, the quest begins. Before it is over, for the first time in history, the secret of the seven ancient wonders will be revealed and the future of the world changed forever.
The great adventure has begun…”
The other day, as I was straying inside bookshop in search of a book that can revive my reading habit which had declined sharply since the last four months, Seven ancient Wonders caught my eye. By looking at the cover itself I knew, it is going to be a gripping novel. A pyramid with an eye chipped at the centre, is good enough to create interest in anyone who loves history and mistery. I grabbed it at once. The book did not disappoint me at all. It has everything which I was looking for, Action, Mystery, Twists, Eleventh-Hour survivals, hero-raising-back-from-almost-dead, what else you need!
Though not exactly electrifying as Da Vinci Code, It has got some kickshaws which will keep up the readers interest. May be I have read too many thrillers, I could easily predict some of the surprises in the plot. But, believe me, Its a damn good book for someone who likes history. All the mystic crypts, Death Traps, ancient treasures, pyramids and all the wonderful stuff from the past will hold a grip with the reader so that he will never put down the book without reluctance. Those who like riveting, thrilling, action filled novels will love this one. The action starts, right from the first chapter and continues till the end.
The book is a perfect blend of truth and imagination. You never know where the author is making up things!!!. The authors description of Hanging Garden of Babylon, was awesome. Another interesting thing is the diagrams provided for the readers aid in almost every chapters, which I don’t see in many thrillers. A globe trotting hero and the mystic background really enriches a normal good-vs-evil and poetic justice plot. Good to read for time pass. Lot of food for thought for a History enthusiastic. At the end of the final chapter, you may feel a little more knowledgeable about the ancient wonders than before. Final verdict – Time pass read when you are bored and need something interesting.