I'm a Librarian. I have two sons who devour books quicker than a bag of haribo and a third who groans at the very prospect. This is the first book, well the second actually as Stormbreaker was the first!, that he has hardly given time to hit the doormat. When this book arrived he disappeared into my bedroom and lay on my bed reading solidly until finished. Mr Horowitz I hope you don't mind but I used you as an excuse as to why my son was bleary eyed for school next day! I always knew my son would enjoy reading if only he could find the right book! Illustrated in full colour and printed on good quality paper these graphic novels are colourful, well written and absorbing. My son is currently filling his time with the excellent Bone series by Jeff Smith - nevertheless he awaits the next Alex Rider installment with baited breath!