Monday, December 3, 2018

Review: THE THREE SECRET CITIES by Matthew Reilly

Publisher MacMillan Australia
Length 464 pages
Format hardback
Published 2018
Series Jack West Jr. #5
My Copy I bought it

My Review

Despite the hefty page count, Matthew Reilly's books are super quick reads loaded with pure adrenaline - and the latest installment in the Jack West Jr. series is no different. 

Whereas the previous book, The Four Legendary Kingdoms focused primarily on a single location, Hades, The Three Secret Cities marks a return to West's globetrotting adventures as he and his loyal friends attempt to save the world once more from certain doom. 

By completing a complex set of ancient puzzles across multiple continents, the returning adventure-based action theme prominent in previous books proves to be a winner yet again. 

My rating: 4/5, sure some of the action sequences felt a little repetitive at times and Jack West Jr. seems to have superhuman healing and fighting abilities but that's part of the fun with these books. They're well researched and loaded with manic action to provide a great form of escapism. I can't wait for The Two something something


  1. It's been a while since I last read any Matthew Reilly - might be time to catch up.

    1. Always good for a fast paced action filled read :-)