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Matthew Reilly - Author


Matthew Reilly wrote his first book, CONTEST, in 1994 whilst attending the University of New South Wales. It was rejected by every major publishing company. This caused Reilly to self-publish 1,000 copies using money borrowed from his family. Reilly went to a bookstore in Sydney and asked if he could place the copies on one of their book shelves. They accepted the offer . Very shortly after, the books had sold out and the owner of the bookstore called Reilly to order more books. One copy was read by Pan Macmillan, who immediately signed Reilly up to write ICE STATION, which became an international bestseller. Since then, he has been published in over fifteen countries, including Norway, Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, The Netherlands, South Africa, Japan and China. Reilly's main influences include Michael Crichton, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and possibly Art Bell.

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Featured Books, with extracts, by Matthew Reilly

The Great Zoo of China by Matthew Reilly
The Great Zoo of China
Matthew Reilly
Modern-day China not only wants to dominate the financial markets but the leisure world too. They want something bigger and better than Disneyworld and so the Great Zoo is born. After 40 years of development it is ready to be...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/01/2016
The Great Zoo of China by Matthew Reilly
The Great Zoo of China
Matthew Reilly
Modern-day China not only wants to dominate the financial markets but the leisure world too. They want something bigger and better than Disneyworld and so the Great Zoo is born. After 40 years of development it is ready to be...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/02/2015
The Tournament by Matthew Reilly
The Tournament
Matthew Reilly
The game in question is chess, the board Constantinople and the prize, a broader education for Elizabeth I! This imagines Princess Elizabeth, aged 13 (1546) being accompanied by her tutor, a chess master and an oversexed lady-in-waiting to a chess...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/01/2015
The Tournament by Matthew Reilly
Reader Reviewed The Tournament
Matthew Reilly
February 2014 eBook of the Month. The game in question is chess, the board Constantinople and the prize, a broader education for Elizabeth I! This imagines Princess Elizabeth, aged 13 (1546) being...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/01/2014
Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves by Matthew Reilly
Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves
Matthew Reilly
August 2012 Book of the Month. Combining adventure and historical mystery with elaborate stunts and non-stop action, Matthew Reilly’s books are getting more and more popular. In this, his 12th novel, his...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/08/2012
Seven Ancient Wonders by Matthew Reilly
Seven Ancient Wonders
Matthew Reilly
Drawing lines between American capitalism, Islamic fundamentalism, the Jewish fears and the powers of the oracle and mystics, this is a race-against-time thriller with the hidden sections of an ancient stone the goal. It's pure escapist Indiana Jones territory with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/12/2010
The Five Greatest Warriors by Matthew Reilly
The Five Greatest Warriors
Matthew Reilly
November 2010 Book of the Month. Who do you think they are? Genghis Khan? Joan of Arc? Napoleon? Well, you’ll never guess who all five are in this gung-ho tale,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/11/2010
Hell Island by Matthew Reilly
Hell Island
Matthew Reilly
Four groups of special forces are being parachuted into Hell Island with no idea who or what will they be fighting once they get there. Can the best of the US armed forces defeat their unknown enemy? Definitely one for...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/03/2006
Seven Ancient Wonders by Matthew Reilly
Seven Ancient Wonders
Matthew Reilly
From the Colossus of Rhodes to the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, from the lighthouse at Alexandria to the Great Pyramid itself, fasten your seatbelts and hang on for dear life! An epic quest encountering international terrorists, booby-trapped mines and plenty...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/01/2006

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