7 Deadly Wonders

7 Deadly Wonders

Book - 2006
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A prediction that promises ultimate power to whomever restores the Golden Capstone, an ancient Egyptian structure that protected people from global flooding before it was broken and scattered by Alexander the Great, prompts a brutal competition among top nations, terrorists, and a coalition. By the author of Contest and Ice Station.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2006
ISBN: 9780743270533
Branch Call Number: Fiction Reilly
Characteristics: 392 p. ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Alternative Title: Seven deadly wonders


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SPPL_János Mar 12, 2018

I became a fan of Matthew Reilly for his Scarecrow series and other standalones, which had delirious action set pieces I'd never seen outside of a movie. "7 Deadly Wonders" launches a new series that pits a multinational commando team against a series of extremely implausible booby traps that of course work perfectly after sitting dormant for millennia. If that trope bugs you too, I recommend "Napoleon's Pyramids" by William Dietrich. If your suspension of disbelief redlines at a higher level, you'll have a great time with "7 Deadly Wonders" and its sequels.

TSCPL_msnepp May 28, 2016

I really enjoyed this book! I suspect that Reilly is one of those authors that people will either really get into or really dislike. He has a unique style of writing that really appealed to me and drew me in.

aime_lire_1 Aug 05, 2015

If you like the Indiana Jones
movies, you will love this book.
A lot of action. I couldn't
put it down. I am at the third book in the serie now, and they
are all very good.

Feb 28, 2015

Absolutely terrible.

Dec 15, 2014

Adventurous thriller about finding the seven wonders of the ancient world and how their "capstones" or pedestals and ancient scrolls reveal an incantation that along with the capstone's placement, ultimately leads to power and domination. Along the lines of " Indiana Jones". Interesting characters and fast-paced action although slightly biased toward one nationality.

YourUserName Nov 27, 2013

Agreed that it reads like an action movie -- specifically an Indiana Jones-style action movie. Fast-paced and never a dull moment, but if character development is part of what interests you about a story you won't find much of that here. Enjoy it for what it is.

StratfordLibrary Mar 22, 2013

Blind Date With A Book comment: "A book I would NEVER check out turned out to be a great date! Can't tell a book by it's cover!"

DanniOcean Feb 14, 2013

Reads like an action movie (I see Russel Crowe as the lead). Comparable to Dan Brown or David Gibbins, but faster than both.

Dec 31, 2012

Very entertaining book, definitely much better than what I expected given what I have read by Reilly before. Lots of interesting historical tidbits and I must say, the idea of Australia as the "most powerful nation on Earth" is definitely original

Meliciousme Dec 17, 2012

Great book!! If you like the way Dan Brownwrites Angels and Demons, then this series is for you!!

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