- Hardcover: 365 pages
- Publisher: Scholastic Press (May 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0439680018
- ISBN-13: 978-0439680011
- Product Dimensions: 22 x 14.8 x 3.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,897,218 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Nightrise (Gatekeepers) Hardcover – May 2007
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The third episode in the epic fantasy series by Anthony Horowitz. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
Anthony Horowitz is the creator of the phenomenal Alex Rider series which has sold over nine million copies worldwide. He won the 2005 British Book Awards Red House Children's Book of the Year Award for Ark Angel and the 2003 Red House Children's Book Award for Skeleton Key. Anthony also writes extensively for film and TV, with credits including Midsomer Murders, Foyle's War and the Stormbreaker movie. He lives in north London with his family. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
HOWEVER: You must have read the other power of five books!!!
I am so pleased that Horowitz has used this book to fill us in on the history of the Chosen Ones and their battle with Evil.This gives the whole saga a lot more depth, yet still leaves enough mystery to make me want to find out more. The idea of the parallel worlds has been woven in particularly well, although it seems impossible, it so well written that it does seem possible; the sign of a truly great writer!
Horowitz writes so convincingly and with such absorbing detail that you can't help but lose yourself in the book completely. Nightrise is a must read.
Horowitz's experiences as a TV scriptwriter stand him in good stead once more, as this is even more exciting and dramatic than its two predecessors. The narrative is tightly woven whilst being easy to read but also intelligent and fast-paced. Horowitz crams as much into the novel as he can, and as the gatekeepers hurtle towards their destiny the reader is left biting their nails in anticipation and suspense. Great stuff.
Nightrise takes place a few weeks before the events in Evil Star, as is stated at the beginning of the book on the page THE STORY SO FAR.
Jamie and Scott are very different. Regretably, we do not see much of Scott in this book as he is kidnapped by the sinister Nightrise Corporation who are just as sinister as the synopsis of the book says. The book is set all across the world (Hong Kong, Peru and Nevada as well as many other places). It also takes you ack 10,000 years to what will become Lesser Malling to re-live the first fateful battle with the Old Ones. It is quite terrifying but written so amazingly you cannot stop.
Matt and Pedro as well as Richard do appear in Nightrise but only briefly.
We learn the names that the origional Five had and we also meet Horowitz's first EVER female heroin, Scarlet (or Scar for short). She is the last of the five. She is in about the last quarter of the book and not a lot is said aout her. Book Four, which is yet unnamed will revolve around Scar.
Nightrise is beautifully written. It is my favourite so far and I anticipate the fourth Power of Five book which, if Horowitz follows the trend, will be released this time next year.
1) It has to be done as per the storyline
2) He does it in a way that doesn't feel forced
Stepping away from the adventures of Matt & Pedro, we now follow the twin brothers Scott and Jamie, the latter of which is the main protagonist as he attempts to save Scott.
We learn more about the responsibility and powers of the Gatekeepers, which I feel is long overdue in the series. I found Jamie to be a more realistic and relatable protagonist than Matt and personally would have preferred to have begun with this book due to it being one of the stronger of the series (in my opinion).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great read, once again capturing me from the beginning. New characters join the story of Matt and Pedro. Looking forward to the next book.Published 2 months ago by Mark Cardwell
The third book in the series, this is a very good read, as are the other Power of Five books. I'd recommend reading the books in the right order if you can, as the plot isn't... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Andrew Finch