THE THREE SECRET CITIES by
Matthew Reilly is the fifth book in the Jack West, Jr series, and I'm very late to the party as this is
the first book I read in the series. Luckily, it was a very easy book to get
into since it all begins with a summarizing of what happened at the end
of the last book, THE FOUR
LEGENDARY KINGDOMS. The story in this book picks up right
away with Jack, the winner of the Great Games, realizing the world is
about the end, and he and his friends must stop it from happening.
However, first they must find the "Three Secret Cities." It's not easy,
especially because they have a lot of enemies that are out to kill or
capture Jack, his family, and friends.
Despite the fact that I had not read a single book before, did I found it
very easy to get into the story and to get the hang of who is who. I've
read one book by Matthew Reilly before, THE GREAT ZOO OF CHINA, and it was a very action-
packed, and THE THREE SECRET
CITIES is similar in that regard. I had a blast reading it; there was
never a dull moment from the beginning unit the end. I did wonder
while reading of the some of the consequences that take place in this
book, and how I would feel had I read about some of the characters
that have been in previous books. For readers that know and love the
earlier books, some part of this book may be hard to read... Reilly really
knows how to suckerpunch the readers that way. Not to mention the
ending of the book. Very, very interesting...
THE THREE SECRET CITIES is my
kind of book. Legendary mysteries, lots of action, and great characters.
I can't wait to read the next book!