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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Courtesy of Teens Read Too
EVIL STAR is the second book in the Anthony Horowitz series called THE GATEKEEPERS.

In book one, titled RAVEN'S GATE, main character Matt discovers he is one of five specially chosen teens. Their purpose is to save the world. Matt doesn't know the other five and must "close" Raven's Gate on his own. As the second book, EVIL STAR, begins, Matt finds himself...
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Courtesy of Teens Read Too, 4 May 2007
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TeensReadToo "Eat. Drink. Read. Be Merrier." (All Over the US & Canada) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Evil Star (The Power of Five) (Paperback)
EVIL STAR is the second book in the Anthony Horowitz series called THE GATEKEEPERS.

In book one, titled RAVEN'S GATE, main character Matt discovers he is one of five specially chosen teens. Their purpose is to save the world. Matt doesn't know the other five and must "close" Raven's Gate on his own. As the second book, EVIL STAR, begins, Matt finds himself in Peru meeting up with Pedro, who turns out to be one of the chosen five.

Matt and Pedro join forces, although it isn't easy since Matt speaks only English and Pedro speaks Spanish. Their unusual connection does allow them to communicate while in a dream state. They learn each others' stories and realize that their paths will someday cross the paths of their remaining team.

Together Matt and Pedro must find and prevent the opening of the second gate. Its history is intertwined with the ancient Incas and the Peruvian culture. As they search the seamier side of Peru, they encounter kidnapping, gun battles, the evil "big headed" Salamanda, high altitude jungle treks, and terrifying helicopter rides. Exactly what is the Evil Star and can they find the next gate in time to close it and save the world from the Old Ones?

Horowitz provides his usual fast-paced, non-stop action in this new series. It is sure to impress his already established fans and create plenty of new ones.

Reviewed by: Sally Kruger, aka "Readingjunky"
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars EVIL yet brilliant, 5 Mar 2007
This review is from: Evil Star (The Power of Five) (Paperback)
After reading RAVEN'S GATE, the itch to read the second book was to hard to ignore. It is absolutely brilliant. It is longer and the action is better. The plot really comes into its own and I look forward to reading NIGHTRISE, the third book in the series released in april.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Back and better!, 6 May 2006
This review is from: Evil Star (The Power of Five) (Paperback)
Raven's Gate makes its much anticipated return in this next thrilling installment Evil Star, 2nd in the 'Power of 5' series.

As always Horrorwitz writes a cracker novel that kept me reading to the final full stop. This book was thrilling, action packed and clever till the very end.

Matt is back but life with Richard isn't as appealing as he thought. Life at school and home is a misery and it isn't too long before he decides to rejoin LEAF. But before he can even mention it an explosive turn of events lands Matt in Peru where he finds himself in a fantastic and chilling set of events. Barely in the country he he separated from Richard and is on the run from the police, it isn't long before he runs into a young boy called Pedro. Reluctantly Pedro stays with him helping Matt trhough his desperate search to find Richard.

HOwever Peru isn't as innocent as it seems. Evil forces are at work and with more twists and turns you can shake a stick at, Horrorwitz pulls Matt and Pedro together through more than they bargined.

This book is absolutely brilliant. The change of scenery is a fresh breath of air from England and the flavour of Preu gives the book an exotic and exciting touch. As always the style is gripping and easy on the eyes. Matt continues to struggle with his powers and in an explosive ending you are left gasping for the next book.

Horrorwitz described this series as 'bringing magic into real life without dragons and wizards' and he has certainly done it. This series is so different from anything I've read and I love it. I recommend it to anyone who has read the first book and anyone who enjoys a good mystery thriller.

A big thumbs up to Evil Star, may the next installment come soon!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow - write faster aqnthony horowitz, 17 April 2006
This review is from: Evil Star (The Power of Five) (Paperback)
After picking up the first book expecting another horowitz marvel i was not disappointed,and hurriedly pre-ordered the second one as soon as it became an option!As a 14 year old this is one of my best series,and thats for me means its good as my book collection is well out of control and is turning into a disorganised library!!!the plot is carried on well but it keeps a large veil of mystery over the story slowly revealing small hints and pointers,unexpected plot twists and action and suspense at every corner.Although there are many books i would reccommend also,this is a definite must for horowitz fans!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Courtesy of Teens Read Too, 24 Jun 2009
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TeensReadToo "Eat. Drink. Read. Be Merrier." (All Over the US & Canada) - See all my reviews
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EVIL STAR is the second book in the Anthony Horowitz series called THE GATEKEEPERS.

In book one, titled Raven's Gate (The Gatekeepers), main character Matt discovers he is one of five specially chosen teens. Their purpose is to save the world. Matt doesn't know the other five and must "close" Raven's Gate on his own. As the second book, EVIL STAR, begins, Matt finds himself in Peru meeting up with Pedro, who turns out to be one of the chosen five.

Matt and Pedro join forces, although it isn't easy since Matt speaks only English and Pedro speaks Spanish. Their unusual connection does allow them to communicate while in a dream state. They learn each others' stories and realize that their paths will someday cross the paths of their remaining team.

Together Matt and Pedro must find and prevent the opening of the second gate. Its history is intertwined with the ancient Incas and the Peruvian culture. As they search the seamier side of Peru, they encounter kidnapping, gun battles, the evil "big headed" Salamanda, high altitude jungle treks, and terrifying helicopter rides. Exactly what is the Evil Star and can they find the next gate in time to close it and save the world from the Old Ones?

Horowitz provides his usual fast-paced, non-stop action in this new series. It is sure to impress his already established fans and create plenty of new ones.

Reviewed by: Sally Kruger, aka "Readingjunky"
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eeeeh its actually rather good!, 18 April 2006
This review is from: Evil Star (The Power of Five) (Paperback)
I reccommend you read the first in the series first, as you do... But THIS book, its really good, I read it non-stop the whole way through, much to the dismay of my mother ("You shouldn't be reading that so fast!") and the cat ("OI YOU! STROKE ME, GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF THAT BOOK!") I think you buy it and read it and love it, NOW! Go on, you know you want to.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Like a faster paced scarier Harry Potter, 4 Feb 2009
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Lia Desdain (Newcastle, England) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Evil Star (The Power of Five) (Paperback)
Evil Star (Power of Five)
If, like me, you're looking for a read to fill the void left after the last Harry Potter, look no further than Anthony Horowitz's Power of Five series. Evil Star and it's predecessor Raven's Gate, take us into a world where an ancient evil, imprisoned thousands of years ago, seeks to return to enslave and kill all of mankind. Only if the "Power of Five", (5 teenagers with special powers), can come together can the evil be stopped. Mr Horowitz takes our familiar world, seemingly ordinary on the surface, and fills it with shadow and fear. The young heroes, Matt Freeman, (who we first meet in Raven's Gate), and Pedro, are strangers at first, but both orphaned and alone and not knowing which, if any, adults they can trust, so ultimately must learn to trust each other. Evil Star is fast paced and more than a little scary, especially as it's aimed at a young audience. Nightrise and Necropolis, the next 2 books in the series introduce us to the rest of the 5. However, be warned....the 5th and final book has not yet been written, so you will be left waiting for the final chapter. Please Mr Horowitz don't make us wait too long....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Yet another winner from the fantastic Horowitz, 6 Jan 2009
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This review is from: Evil Star (The Power of Five) (Paperback)
This man is brilliant! He writes so well, and is is just as entertaining for adults (male and female) as it is for children (boys or girls) - mp3 versions are a great idea for long car journeys listened to by whole family. This builds on Raven's Gate, and I preferred it, with its Peruvian location and the spooky villain Mr Salamander. The brief section located in Britain is really exciting, and there is a lovely section about the really unpleasant Gwenda Davies, Matt's Aunt, and her horrible boyfriend Brian to enjoy. This is my favourite of the first three books (I haven't read Necropolis yet, so can't comment) it is exciting with a lovely sprinkling of supernatural activity. There are some great narrative twists and turns, and you get thoroughly sucked in to Horowitz's fictional world. It's a great book and highly recommended. (Reading Raven's Gate first would be advisable, but isn't entirely necessary, as explanations are offered where knowledge of what has happened before is required)
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's getting dark..., 3 May 2006
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Mr. Simon L. Head "Shed" (Old Windsor, Berkshire United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Evil Star (The Power of Five) (Paperback)
Evil Star sees Matthew compelled to face up to the threat of the old ones again, prompted by his own fear of his powers as much as the enigmatic Nexus. He travels with Richard to Peru to a second gate, hinted at in the ancient diary of a mad monk. Immediately he is separated and on the run from the unmagical dangers of gun-carrying hi-jackers and corrupt police. He finds himself in a filthy slum and his only ally is someone who he caught trying to steal from him...

Evil Star develops the plot of Raven's Gate excitingly, although the evil of the witches is missed, the sense of menace is just as strong as Matthew gets closer and closer to the gate. One more of the Five is revealed, but little else (although we learn that the Nexus is not all that it seems either.) It is just as readable as the first book and leaves you wanting to read the next just as much. Horrowitz treats his readers with respect and doesn't spare his audience any grisly scenes because they're not adults. The characters are strong and the plot pacy and often unexpected, though clues for a character being a traitor are perhaps dropped too early in the story.

If you liked Raven's Gate, you'll enjoy Evil Star even more, and if you haven't read either, what are you waiting for?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, 18 Feb 2013
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Jaw dropping, page turning, you name it. Absolute brilliance in the form of words, a piece of magnificent art. Brilliant structure to the book as well as a literary piece of genius. Absolutely loved it, a must read.
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