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Matthew Reilly

Författare till Seven Ancient Wonders

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Matthew Reilly was born in Sydney, Australia on July 2, 1974. He graduated from St. Aloysius' College and studied law at the University of New South Wales. He writes the Hover Car Racer series and the Jack West Junior series. His other works include Ice Station, Temple, Contest, Area 7, Scarecrow, visa mer and Hell Island. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre


Verk av Matthew Reilly

Seven Ancient Wonders (2005) 2,089 exemplar
Ice Station (1998) 2,015 exemplar
Temple (1999) 1,615 exemplar
Area 7 (2001) 1,557 exemplar
Scarecrow (2003) 1,466 exemplar
The Six Sacred Stones (2007) 1,435 exemplar
Contest (1996) 1,332 exemplar
The Five Greatest Warriors (2009) 997 exemplar
Hell Island (2010) 783 exemplar
The Great Zoo of China (2014) 674 exemplar
Scarecrow Returns (2012) 608 exemplar
The Tournament (2013) 451 exemplar
En mot en (2004) 414 exemplar
The Four Legendary Kingdoms (2016) 372 exemplar
The Three Secret Cities (2018) 291 exemplar
The Two Lost Mountains (2020) 181 exemplar
The Secret Runners of New York (2019) 163 exemplar
The One Impossible Labyrinth (2021) 142 exemplar
Troll mountain (2014) 127 exemplar
Crash Course (2005) 82 exemplar
Cobalt Blue (2022) 79 exemplar
Ice Station | Hell Island (2007) 50 exemplar
Full Throttle (2006) 33 exemplar
Photo Finish (2007) 21 exemplar
Area 7 [and] Contest (2005) 20 exemplar
Troll Mountain: Episode I (2014) 19 exemplar
Troll Mountain: Episode II (2014) 10 exemplar
Mr Einstein's Secretary (2023) 9 exemplar
Troll Mountain: Episode III (2014) 8 exemplar
Complex 13 7 exemplar
Arctic Fire (2013) 6 exemplar
Altitude Rush 6 exemplar
Time Tours 5 exemplar
The Dead Prince 5 exemplar
The Mine 5 exemplar
Stories 1 exemplar
Dødsjakten (2009) 1 exemplar
Interceptor 1 exemplar
Two Lost Mountains 1 exemplar


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Vedertaget namn
Reilly, Matthew
Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Reilly, Matthew John
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
St Aloysius' College, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
University of New South Wales (LLB)
Reilly, Stephen (brother)
Reilly, Ray (father)
Reilly, Denise (mother)
Freer, Natalie (wife)
Kort biografi
Matthew John Reilly (2 July 1974) is an Australian action thriller writer. His novels are noted for their fast pace, twisting plots and intense action.



6.5/10, didn't like the discrimination and maturity.
Law_Books600 | 6 andra recensioner | Nov 3, 2023 |
Some interesting characters but each in a Sci-Fi capacity. They saved the world from bad guys and supernatural aliens. Bit too convoluted.
Brumby18 | 4 andra recensioner | Aug 16, 2023 |
This review originally appeared on my blog at

Many thanks to NetGalley for providing me with this ARC in exchange for this honest review.

What if you were invited to a special behind the scenes visit to a theme park greater than Disneyland? That’s exactly what happens in Matthew Reilly‘s latest novel, THE GREAT ZOO OF CHINA. Veterinarian and crocodile expert CJ Cameron gets invited to get a preview of the new Zoo of China–where the main attraction is genuine, living dragons.

Of course, these creatures are perfectly safe to interact with, and the safety measures are foolproof. Nothing could possibly go wrong…..

This book started out at a normal pace, and then jumped into overdrive, where it stayed until the last page. When CJ and her traveling companions started getting attacked by the dragons, it was like a roller coaster ride that kept on twisting, and twisting, and turning you upside down until you couldn’t catch your breath. There were so many narrow escapes and close calls I wondered if my heartbeat was ever going to go back to normal.

The comparison to JURASSIC PARK may be inevitable (and the author addresses that in the Q&A session at the back of the book), but it’s not exactly the same. Where the dinosaurs were meant to merely be watched, Reilly’s dragons were intended to be interacted with, and were trained to act as sideshow creatures, much as the dolphins at SeaWorld are. I thought the rebellion of the dragons against their training was a good impetus for the uprising, plus the hubris of the Chinese to make the rest of the world prostrate themselves in awe at their zoo added to the chaos. I think ZOO has way more action than PARK, and the choice of CJ as the main character was brilliant. There are not enough strong, smart, resourceful female characters in action novels, and she continually kicks major ass all the way through, without losing her femininity.

Reilly’s description of the park’s construction and the Chinese mindset are dead on. I could picture each dragon swooping down, hell bent on destruction, striking terror into the characters’ souls. The seeming inevitability of CJ’s fate, either by dragon or firing squad, kept me enthralled. With so much action and death surrounding the characters, the addition of Lucky, and her burgeoning companionship with CJ added a light and heartwarming juxtaposition to the non stop action. CJ”s brother Hamish provides comic relief also, and the relationship between them is written well enough that it seems truly real.

I completely enjoyed this book, and would love to see CJ as a recurring character in another novel. I”ll also be on the lookout for more of Reilly’s books.

Want your own copy? Click here to get on the rollercoaster! This book will be published on January 27th, 2015.

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kwskultety | 65 andra recensioner | Jul 4, 2023 |
En la selva de Perú la contienda del siglo ha comenzado. Se está librando una carrera contra el tiempo para encontrar un legendario ídolo inca que fue tallado en una piedra que, en la actualidad, podría utilizarse para desarrollar un arma aterradora y letal. La única pista para dar con el ídolo se encuentra en un manuscrito escrito por un monje español en el siglo XVI. William Race, un joven y brillante lingüista, es reclutado para interpretar el documento que podría conducir a un equipo militar estadounidense hasta el ídolo.… (mer)
Natt90 | 27 andra recensioner | Mar 27, 2023 |



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