THE FOUR LEGENDARY KINGDOMS (2016) 4/5 YES Thriller Rs.293 (Amazon.in) Matthew Reilly [4.29/4455 ratings Good
16 days 430 pgs later and I finally finished a book for which I was waiting from quite some time, and this book is named THE FOUR LEGENDARY KINGDOMS written by MATTHEW REILLY and it belongs to JACK WEST JR. series, it’s 4th book in the series and came after a lot of wait, the last book came in 2009 so it’s almost 7 yrs wait, but nonetheless this wait is successful.
I am a fan of Jack West series more than his other Shane Schofield series, so my wait was enormous. This book starts where the last one ends. Somehow Jack West found himself in an underground place where he is one of the competitor of some games which he has to win, you cannot lose this game because then you die, and all your support group, that consists of your near and dear and which are captured and now they’re hostages of the game organiser Lord Hades (nickname of one of the king of 4 secret kingdoms), Now Jack has to find a way out of these games and to understand actually what is going on!
This is usual Matthew Reilly, the best of him, and its written in the same way as his other Jack West books are-: fluid, fast paced action thriller, and lot of diagrams and fotos of areas/arenas to clear you mind as where the deadly games are being played. At the starting I felt why did MR added game fact, since we all knew about famous deadly game-concept books & movies – HUNGER GAMES & MAZE RUNNER, so it gave me a thought initially that MR has also fallen to the concept, but he tried his best to be original, and brings another thriller which takes the story forward with an ending which ask you to buy the next part (will be coming soon THE THREE SECRET CITIES)
It is an edge-of-the-seat thriller with fast paced action, even being a 400+ pages book, the pages went passed so fast that suddenly I realize, “Oh! I’ve already crossed 100 pgs”, that is the effect. And MR has a surprise for you in this book, many of you avid readers of MR may already know about it because the surprise can only be enjoyed by a MR fan. The language is pretty easy, though for a new reader it may take time to understand the surroundings, but for that purpose MR has supplied diagrams.
SPOILER ALERT: The story is based in my country. 🙂
If you’re a MR fan and esp. a fan of his JACK WEST JR. series fan, you should go for it, I rate 4/5.
GRuchirG (“Ji” Ruchir “Jee”)
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