Heartwarming: Matthew Reilly
Seven Ancient Wonders
- Stretch saves Lily from drowning in quicksand, despite being placed amongst Jack's team to betray them. Instead, he decides to follow him instead.
- Both times Lily calls West "Daddy" and his reactions to it, which show just how much he loves her.
- Scarecrow keeping a bedside vigil with his sunglasses off.
- Swain reuniting with his daughter. Doubles as a CMOA with his Big Damn Heroes directly beforehand.
- At the end of the book, the group splits up, and Pooh Bear heads to Israel to rescue Stretch, alone. Against the entirety of the Mossad.
- Mother's speech to Schofield that prevents him from committing suicide after Gant's death.
- West's discovery of the tomb of Jesus Christ. He refuses to look at the man's face, considering himself unworthy.
- This one actually has quite a heartwarming moment in the post-book interview, with Reilly's offhand mention of his girlfriend. After the tragic death of his wife a few years earlier and the Creator Breakdown it sent him into, it's great to see he's getting his life back together. The book also sees his writing back at the same level of sheer fun he started with, after the Darker and Edgier couple books before it.
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