The One Impossible Labyrinth (Jack West Jr #7) by Matthew Reilly

‘The Omega Event — the collapse of the universe— is only three days away!’

This, the final instalment in the Jack West Jr series, picks up where ‘The Two Lost Mountains’ ends. Jack and his remaining team have made it to the Supreme Labyrinth. But so have four teams of his rivals. The race is on: someone needs to reach a throne within the labyrinth to stop the universe collapsing. And, whoever gets there first and sits on the throne will be very powerful!

‘There are no shortcuts when the fate of the universe is at stake.’

Okay. What can I say without spoilers? Well, there is non-stop action in a very tight timeframe. The maze to be negotiated is very complex and not everyone will survive. There are plenty of twists as Jack and his team try to prevail against seemingly impossible odds. Great page-turning action, with terrific diagrams by Gavin Tyrrell. If you have enjoyed the first six books in the series, then I think you’ll enjoy this one as well. A fitting ending to the series.

‘We can sleep after we’ve saved the universe.’

Oh, and I want a Warbler!

Note: My thanks to NetGalley and Pan Macmillan Australia for providing me with a free electronic copy of this book for review purposes.

Jennifer Cameron-Smith