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Matthew Reilly has a lot of fans here at Dymocks so we thought, who better to give insight into The Two Lost Mountains, the penultimate book in the Jack West Jr series than the man himself. Read on and find out how you could get a character named after you in the final book. 

 
How does it feel to arrive at the Penultimate book of the Jack West Jr series?

It feels great! It’s been a long road to get here, but a superfun one, too. I set myself the challenge of writing a great, big, huge epic and it’s been so rewarding to do that.

That said, it hasn’t been easy. There were many times when my brain was exploding, trying to keep all the plot lines together, but when I am able to step back and look at the series as a whole, I’m very, very proud of it. If you look closely, so much of this series was actually set up in The Six Sacred Stones, 14 years ago, and I’m particularly proud of that.

Are all the mountains lost in this story?  

Ha ha! No, just two. But, then, not all mountains are above the ground. They might be lost yet still be in plain sight! I love the titles I’ve given to all my books, but I really like this one: I mean, who loses a mountain? It’s a title that makes me want to lean in and find out what’s going on. It was the same with The Three Secret Cities: the concept of a city being secret intrigued me.

Matthew Reilly

Jack has to come up against a new general in his quest – can you tell us a little about him?

In The Four Legendary Kingdoms, I introduced the concept of a “secret royal world” pulling the strings behind our world of nations and governments. Part of the fun of building that secret royal world in the books since then (in The Three Secret Cities and now The Two Lost Mountains) is creating realistic working mechanisms behind it.

It’s a cool conspiracy. But to make it believable to the modern reading audience, I have to dive into the details of what makes such a royal world work: where is their secret jail (Erebus); who is the jailer (Yago); who manages their money (the Master of Coin), who does their dirty work (the Knights of the Golden Eight), and now, in this case, who was in charge of their armies? My answer: a brilliant and powerful general who got so powerful that the kingdoms felt threatened, so they locked him away at Erebus.

So, he’s clever, he’s cunning, he’s commanded armies and he’s ruthless: this means he’ll be a tough customer for Jack to face. He also has a motivation that is beyond scary.

And now this general has escaped from Erebus. And Jack is going to have to beat him. And that will not be easy.


Is there as much action in this story as we have come to love and expect from your novels?

Of course! More than that, this one is a non-stop chase and it’s absolutely wild. We are now barrelling towards the end of the entire series, so it’s relentless action all the way to the end from here! 
The Two Lost Mountains: A...
Matthew Reilly
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