A big congratulations to Suzanne Smith, who has won the signed copy of Matthew Reilly's The Five Greatest Warriors.
We received a lot of enthusiastic entries, but Suzanne's showed she was true fan of Matthew Reilly's work, and of the adventure and action genre. Her final line actually made us laugh out loud, so we've highlighted it in blue below.
Suzanne's response to: What is your favourite Matthew Reilly book?
Seven Ancient Wonders is my favourite novel for a very simple reason - it was my introduction into the world of Matthew Reilly. I bought the book because the blurb indicated the promising premise of a global hunt for ancient treasures. The book was much more than I could have hoped for: an Australian hero leading an international super-team on a race against time to locate treasures guarded by fiendishly clever ancient booby traps. In addition to my love for books I hold a special regard for movies and I was surprised to find that Matthew Reilly somehow managed to deliver a story that satisfied both my passions. I knew I was holding the book in my two, very real, hands but I was also watching an epic action adventure movie. I could practically see Hugh Jackman dodging booby traps, Indiana Jones-style, while wearing Captain Jack West's trademark fireman's helmet. I felt an instant kinship with Matthew Reilly despite knowing nothing about the author at that time. Sure, he obviously had writing and story-telling skills but I saw through that: he was a movie geek. A movie geek giddily combining his two great loves, movies and novels, with intense passion and force as though he thought at any minute someone would realise he’s having too much fun and make him put down his pen.
Though I may have felt a kinship with Matthew Reilly when I first read Seven Ancient Wonders, the moment I found out he owned a Delorean (a la Back To The Future) I knew I was in love. Fast forward a few years and my bookcase now holds his entire back catalogue and I feverishly await each new book like an addict waits for their next hit.Owning a signed copy of The Five Greatest Warriors would probably blow my mind but I promise I won't hold the Sydney Writers' Centre liable for medical damages.
We're mailing out your signed copy of The Five Greatest Warriors, and are delighted we wont be held liable for your brain explosion. Enjoy it!