The Four Legendary Kingdoms by Matthew Reilly; 2016; $26.00; 428 pages; Gallery Books, New York, NY; 978-1-5011-6715-7; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Gresham; 5/6/17-5/8/1

Why did I read this?  I have been reading Matthew Reilly since I first discovered him back in 2005.  This is the latest book in the Jack West, Jr. Series.  It began in 7 Deadly Wonders , continued in Six Sacred Stones which begat The Five Greatest Warriors and now Four Legendary Kingdoms.    Jack West and friends are called to an military base and as soon as they arrive they are knocked unconscious and transported to the realm of Hades.  As Jack awakes he is locked in a cell and forced to do battle with a Minotaur.  And that is just the beginning, from there Jack is forced to battle with many other warriors to save his own life and the lives of those he loves.  One of the other warriors and his compatriots will be familiar to those who have read other books by Matthew Reilly.  Another exciting page turner that made me forgo other things and find a way to read among the chaos.

Grade A