Sunday, June 4, 2017

Review: The Four Legendary Kingdoms

The Four Legendary Kingdoms The Four Legendary Kingdoms by Matthew Reilly
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It's been a while since Matthew Reilly put out anything this good. Maybe not since the last full-length Jack West, Jr. book - and now, after so many years, he's given us the fourth book, and it's peak classic Reilly in all the ways. Ancient conspiracies, interstellar threats, wall-to-wall action like you simply wouldn't believe, gods and monsters...I mean, seriously, why the hell haven't any of his books become movies yet? Probably because they'd all be the most expensive movies that aren't the Pirates of the Caribbean series, especially the movie from this book, which is the one super-high-concept creation I've been expecting for the longest time as a fan of this author - Matthew Reilly does the Hunger Games. And for some of the highest stakes he's ever written, what better time to finally introduce Jack West, Jr. to Shane "Scarecrow" Schofield? It's an Avengers-grade crossover that, seriously, why isn't this a bloody movie yet? Read this if it kills you. (And be amused when Mother casually mentions having not been so bummed since Zayn left One Direction. Hey, maybe she likes his solo work, though?)

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