The Four Legendary Kingdoms

The Four Legendary Kingdoms - Matthew Reilly Thanks to Goodreads, I won this book in a giveaway draw :-)

Set several years after Five Greatest Warriors, the characters have grown up a bit and settled down.
That is all changed when Jack West wakes up in a cell with a minoataur rushing to attack him.

It's straight into the action, as he tries to figure out what is going on while also avoiding being killed.
As usual, it's pretty non-stop, and there's some cameo's by other Matthew Reilly characters.
The heroes and villains are suitably heroic and villainous, the traps are fiendish, and (business as usual) the fate of the world is in the balance.

This is a big set up for the next book (and possibly the one after?) but it does sideline other characters from this series. Hopefully by the next book there's more of the old team dynamic with everyone having a part to play.