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The Power of Five: Necropolis Hardcover – 30 Oct 2008

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  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Walker; 1st edition, 1st impression edition (30 Oct. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844286223
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844286225
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 3.8 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 411,600 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"* "There aren't many writers who in one book can bridge the gap between Enid Blyton, Ed McBain and JRR Tolkein, but it's the kind of challenge that the energetic Horowitz relishes." The Daily Telegraph * "Horowitz is marvellous at getting inside the minds of disenfranchised marginalised teenage boys." The Times"

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The eagerly-awaited fourth book in this bestselling series. Hong Kong has been taken over by the Old Ones and has become Necropolis, city of the dead. Once in, there is no way out…

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Captain Pugwash on 6 May 2009
Format: Hardcover
Anthony Horowitz's penultimate 'Power of Five' novel leaps out of the starting gate and canters to the finish with barely a pause. After the previous book's climactic showdown between Guardian Matt Freeman and puppet of the evil 'Old Ones', chairman of the insidious Nightrise Corporation, Horowitz introduces the final member of the five Guardians: Priveleged public schoolgirl Scarlett. Chosen to protect the Earth from the Old Ones' nefarious schemes, Scarlett gradually becomes aware of who she really is, but not before she's left a trail of death and destruction in her wake.

This story could feasibly be read and enjoyed as astand-alone novel, however I would recommend reading the other three preceding books first. Horowitz's uncomplicated but engaging style makes this a great read, and comes highly recommended for anyone from 8-80.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Charlotte on 4 Nov. 2008
Format: Hardcover
Wow, I LOVE this book. I bought it and read it in just one day - I couldn't put it down. It also looks as good as it is - a fantastic cover for a fantastic book. Scar is by far my favourite of the five, she is so brave and her power is the most exciting. My bookcase is now so full of Anthony Horowitz books, but I dont ever want him to stop writing! This book is definitely one of his best, and no doubt his next ones will be even better! - is that possible?!
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By TeensReadToo TOP 500 REVIEWER on 9 Aug. 2009
Format: Hardcover
The first strange event in the life of Scarlett Adams was the day she was rescued from certain death when she innocently stepped into the path of a speeding white van. She would have liked to thank the Chinese man who bravely swooped her out of harm's way, but he disappeared into the crowd.

Scarlett always knew she was adopted. Born in China, she was brought to England by Paul Adams and his wife. Her life was one of excess and privilege, but it was spent mostly with a live-in housekeeper and at her exclusive private school. Both her adoptive parents were busy with important careers, and when they announced they were divorcing, it was sad but not totally unexpected. Scarlett was content to continue attending her private school and living in the house with the housekeeper.

Another odd part of Scarlett's life was the dream she had on a fairly regular basis. Always set in a vast wasteland, it involved a familiar character named Matt. She always felt a strange connection with Matt and the feeling that they would one day meet.

Scarlett's world suddenly changes when she receives a message from her father requiring that she join him in Hong Kong. The message makes her suspicious the moment she reads it, and things become even more bizarre as she boards a plane for the other side of the world. She's met at the airport by people who tell her her father has been called away on important business, but they have been assigned to handle her care until he returns.

Readers of NECROPOLIS will immediately recognize that Scarlett is the fifth member of the Gatekeepers. Matt, Pedro, Scott, and Jamie are the other four talented teens whose duty is to save the world from destruction by The Old Ones.
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By Mandy on 14 Dec. 2008
Format: Hardcover
This is the fourth book in the Power of Five series and I have really been looking forward to it for some time.

I felt like an excited child when I opened up the package from Amazon and I noticed with glee that the pages of the book were teal-edged to match the front cover. The cover of the book is metallic and shiny and really did look quite the Halloween treat!

The fourth book focuses mainly on the last of the Five, Scarlett Adams, as she is taken by the evil Nightrise Corporation and held hostage in the dying city of Hong Kong. This book does not have the fast and frantic pace that the other three books had and on the surface, it appears that there is not as much magic in this book as there was in the other books.

In the end though, the book absolutely does deliver and it has a magnificent and explosive ending. We realise that the magic was there all along but that we simply weren't noticing it.

Naturally, being a book series about the Power of Five, there are five books in the series. Necropolis perfectly sets the stage for the final book yet I have to admit that I don't think it would be able to stand alone as a story on its own. On second thoughts, a lot happens in this book to Scarlett and in the end, none of the books could have stood on their own because you are always going to want to rush to the next story so that the Five can come together and the fight for the end of the world can begin (again).

I am certainly not disappointed with this book and once again, my only feeling of sadness has to do with wondering how long I will have to wait until the final book in the series is released.
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Format: Paperback
I bought the power of five series because i loved the Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz. I was instantly hooked on the first book, Ravens gate. I dont usually like supernatural stuff, but this was different. It was tense, and kept you reading. The second book, Evil Star, was good, but the third, Nightrise, almost made me lose interest in the series. It was nowhere near as tense or exiting as the first.
The fourth book, however changes the negative pattern. It's the best in the series. It tells the story of Scarlett Adams, the fifth gatekeeper, ( to understand this, you have to read the rest of the series), as she is tricked by the old ones and sent to Hong Kong, where the real fun begins. Matt Freeman has problems of his own however, as well as having to find Scarlett. The characters Horowitz creates are great, and the action scenes are as good as any Alex Rider book.
If you read Nightrise, and thought it was a bit rubbish, you should definetly continue the series and read this, because it's one of the most exiting books i've ever read.
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