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The Power of Five: Oblivion Mass Market Paperback – 4 Jul 2013
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Stands out in a series of accomplished thrillers * The Daily Telegraph * Strong and moving * Jewish Chronicle * An exciting and unforgettable end to one of the best teen sagas ever written * Bury Free Press * The scale of the apocalypse is memorably conveyed with a wonderful sleight of hand. * Guardian * It's exciting to see so big and bold a book being written for a young audience, who will find much here to think about, and much to enjoy. * Guardian * Intelligent, complex and gripping, a fine end to a great series. * Daily Express * Horowitz has outdone himself once more with Oblivion * Carousel * Horowitz has outdone himself once more with Oblivion * Carousel *
About the Author
Anthony Horowitz is the author of the number one bestselling Alex Rider books and The Power of Five series. He has enjoyed huge success as a writer for both children and adults, most recently with the latest adventure in the Alex Rider series, Russian Roulette and the highly acclaimed Sherlock Holmes novels, The House of Silk and Moriarty. Anthony was chosen by the Ian Fleming estate to write the new James Bond novel, Trigger Mortis, which will be published in September 2015. Anthony has won numerous awards, including the Bookseller Association/Nielsen Author of the Year Award, the Children’s Book of the Year Award at the British Book Awards, and the Red House Children’s Book Award. In 2014 Anthony was awarded an OBE for Services to Literature. He has also created and written many major television series, including Injustice, Collision and the award-winning Foyle’s War.
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I'm 18 years old, borderline 19, and whilst this isn't The Martian or Fifty Shades of Grey, Oblivion did not disappoint, and at times I even forgot that I was reading a book aimed at younger teenagers. The story picks up 10 years later, though moments later for the five and their companions. Spread across the globe, the world is not how they once knew it. The life that existed has slowly begun to drain, global warming, terrorism, natural disasters, famine. It's a world completely crippled. Potentially not even worth saving. I have quite a busy life style, working as a sound engineer whilst finishing up my A-Levels, and I found this book particularly hard to put down.... It's a story that'll suck you in.. If you'e read the first four books, you have to read this.. If you haven't read them, go now, and come back.
Be prepared, Oblivion is unrelentingly bleak and harsh; everywhere the world is in ruins and pain. The device of scattering the Five at the outset means that Horowitz can spend the book bringing them back together, each with his/her individual battles to fight and enemies to be overcome. Along the way there are a few far-fetched coincidences and some issues unexplained. (First the nuclear missiles can't be used, then they suddenly can. How would Nexus have known years in advance which canal would be used and at which point the boat would be attacked?) There are also moments of pure Tolkein at the last battle as the deformed and modified creatures attack the fortress, and perhaps even of C.S.Lewis with each of the Five having their personal weapon-gift.
But these are trivialities. The final twist genuinely caught me by surprise and there is real sadness in the ending, but I have to say I was hooked all the way. In fact I re-read the last pages because I didn't want the book to stop!
Unlike the Alex Rider series, the Power of Five is very much a continuous narrative and the books need to be read in the right order for the saga to make sense, so if you haven't read them you need to start with Raven's Gate not Oblivion.
They may be addressed to young (male?) teens but their appeal, as with all Horowitz, is universal. Completely immersive and engaging. Totally recommended.
(Note to publisher: Why didn't you make the spine of the book match the previous four?)