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Necropolis: City of the Dead

Anthony Horowitz

Average Review Rating Average Rating 9/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : Walker Books Ltd

Published : 2008

Copyright : Anthony Horowitz 2008

ISBN-10 : PB 1-4063-2108-7
ISBN-13 : PB 978-1-4063-2108-1

Publisher's Write-Up

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...

Evil has been unleashed on the world and only five children - with special powers - can save it. Matt and the other three desperately need to find Scar, the final gatekeeper, who has been trapped in Hong Kong, where puddles of water turn into puddles of blood, where ghosts, demons and hideous creatures stalk the streets. Matt has no choice but to follow her. Now, both imprisoned, their only hope of survival is to reach a secret door in the Man Ho temple. But even if Scar can find her psychic power, it may already be too late.

'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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Review by Joe Plunkett (310510) Rating (9/10)

Review by Joe Plunkett
Rating 9/10
The very popular Anthony Horowitz 'Power of Five' series continues with number four, Necropolis.

'The Power of Five' series is about five gatekeepers that have to come together to defeat the evil 'Old Ones'. As the series goes on, you get to know each gatekeeper and the different organisations, people and communities related to the Old Ones. The first in the series is Ravens Gate, which kicks the whole ongoing series off, the second is Evil Star, the third is Nightrise and the fourth, which this review is based on, is Necropolis.

In Necropolis you finally meet the fifth gatekeeper, the one and only girl of the five, Scarlet Adams. Scarlett manages to get herself mixed up in a media storm and afterwards she is lured into a trap set by the Old Ones - Necropolis, the city of the dead. The other gatekeepers attempt to come and save her, when all of the five face a series of difficult challenges.

It is an action-packed, extremely exciting book that would appeal mainly to people aged around 10 to 15. Necropolis will take you through twists, turns and vast shocks. So you have to be prepared for this truly thrilling book.
Joe Plunkett (31st May 2010)

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