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Matthew Reilly

Autor(a) de Seven Ancient Wonders

56 Works 18,141 Membros 482 Reviews 60 Favorited

About the Author

Matthew Reilly was born in Sydney, Australia on July 2, 1974. He graduated from St. Aloysius' College and studied law at the University of New South Wales. He writes the Hover Car Racer series and the Jack West Junior series. His other works include Ice Station, Temple, Contest, Area 7, Scarecrow, mostrar mais and Hell Island. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras de Matthew Reilly

Seven Ancient Wonders (2005) 2,167 cópias
Ice Station (1998) 2,090 cópias
Temple (1999) 1,667 cópias
Area 7 (2001) 1,614 cópias
Scarecrow (2003) 1,530 cópias
The Six Sacred Stones (2007) 1,503 cópias
Contest (1996) 1,390 cópias
The Five Greatest Warriors (2009) 1,047 cópias
Hell Island (2010) 824 cópias
The Great Zoo of China (2014) 720 cópias
Scarecrow Returns (2012) 665 cópias
The Tournament (2013) 482 cópias
Hover Car Racer (2004) 434 cópias
The Four Legendary Kingdoms (2016) 412 cópias
The Three Secret Cities (2018) 325 cópias
The Two Lost Mountains (2020) 210 cópias
The Secret Runners of New York (2019) 187 cópias
The One Impossible Labyrinth (2021) 172 cópias
Troll mountain (2014) 137 cópias
Cobalt Blue (2022) 97 cópias
Crash Course (2005) 86 cópias
Ice Station | Hell Island (2007) 53 cópias
Mr Einstein's Secretary (2023) 45 cópias
Full Throttle (2006) 35 cópias
Photo Finish (2007) 22 cópias
Area 7 [and] Contest (2005) 20 cópias
Troll Mountain: Episode I (2014) 19 cópias
Troll Mountain: Episode II (2014) 10 cópias
Troll Mountain: Episode III (2014) 8 cópias
Arctic Fire (2013) 7 cópias
Complex 13 7 cópias
Altitude Rush 6 cópias
Time Tours 5 cópias
The Dead Prince 5 cópias
The Mine 5 cópias
Interceptor 2 cópias
Dødsjakten (2009) 1 exemplar(es)
Souboj (2002) 1 exemplar(es)
Seis Pedras Sagradas 1 exemplar(es)
The abandoned circus 1 exemplar(es)
Stories 1 exemplar(es)
Two Lost Mountains 1 exemplar(es)


Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Reilly, Matthew
Nome de batismo
Reilly, Matthew John
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Locais de residência
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
St Aloysius' College, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
University of New South Wales (LLB)
Reilly, Stephen (brother)
Reilly, Ray (father)
Reilly, Denise (mother)
Freer, Natalie (wife)
Pequena biografia
Matthew John Reilly (2 July 1974) is an Australian action thriller writer. His novels are noted for their fast pace, twisting plots and intense action.



Matthew Reilly took a surprising turn in this book in comparison to his other works that I have read. The Tournament is a historical mystery and unlike his others stays fully in the past.
The Tournament is based off of a time in Queen Elizabeth I childhood that is not well known and has been speculated over by historians and authors alike. In this telling she is brought on a journey to the Ottoman Empire to witness a chess tournament of the worlds greatest players. Unlike almost all of Reilly's other works, it is not so action packed that the characters cannot catch their breaths. It is thoughtful and strategic like a chess game.
I really enjoyed this book! It was something different and refreshing from his normal style. I am looking forward to having this in my collection.
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CagedNymph | outras 21 resenhas | Jun 14, 2024 |
Wow! This is Matthew Reilly at his insanley fast paced nuclear best! Be warned Matthew Reilly unbelievers you will not like this. The pace is blistering the plot is crazy and the action is over the top.

I am the first to admit that with some shockingly cheesy dialogue, ridiculous "character explains the plot" internal monologues and infuriating hyperbole!!!!!!!!!!! (the italics and exclamation mark buttons on his computer must be worn down to nothing) and some grammatical short cuts (the author - not a character - describes something as f*****g huge! and the word "shoomed" is used for planes flying quickly or missiles being launched) there are some cringe worthy moments on this book, but for sheer hollywood blockbuster on the page entertainment it cannot be beaten.

I much preferred the Scarecrow novels to Jack West Jr but this really steps the turbo charged Indiana Jones style books up a notch. The pace of the novel is truly breathless with action sequences just delivered once after the other.

The section in the Congo with the lost Neetha tribe makes this book four stars on it's own.

This is a classic example of Matthew Reilly doing what he does best.
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bookdragon616 | outras 30 resenhas | May 15, 2024 |
The sequel to the Six Sacred Stones is pretty much more of the same (see my review of that book). However this seems somehow less then the sum of its parts. In his - now familiar - interview at the end of the book Matthew Reilly talks about how he could really go to town with the book as all the ground work has been laid in the previous one.

The issue is a lot of the intrige and mystery was gone as well. This book was essntially, go there - find giant undergroud pyramid - place magic crystal thing. We have seen what the underground shrines look like and the traps are now prety standard variations on a theme. Sure there was all the crazy race against time and clever Indians Jones style traps and last minute escapes but there is not so much peril in these missions - they seem more formulaic and there is no real sense that anybody key to the plot will die or that the mission will fail. Compare this to the Six Sacred Stones for example where****MAJOR SPOLIER***Wizard dies, Soloman Kane dies and Jack is presumed dead for a large chunk of the book. Where was all that this time around.

Still a very enjoyable read but without the jump out of your seat and stare at the page moments from the Six Sacred Stones. Barely a four star read where 6SS was nearly a 5.
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bookdragon616 | outras 34 resenhas | May 15, 2024 |
The Great Zoo of China is one of the worst books I've had the misfortune to read. It is, in my opinion, a rip-off of Michael Crichton's classic Jurassic Park, only instead of dinosaurs, it has dragons.

The unoriginal tale (which annoyed me for its borrowing of Crichton), is not improved by wooden dialogue, unlikely scenarios, and an almost-constant barrage of nearly fatal incidents. The author does not seem to have paid any attention to spacing events, so that the reader is under a relentless barrage of poorly-written action.

I could not finish the book, so unimpressed was I, and I would not recommend it.
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ahef1963 | outras 66 resenhas | May 4, 2024 |



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