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Scorpia Rising (Alex Rider Book 9) Kindle Edition

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Length: 432 pages Word Wise: Enabled
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Anthony Horowitz is one of the most popular contemporary children's writers, and his Alex Rider series is enjoyed by millions of readers worldwide. He has won many major 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. Anthony also writes extensively for TV, with programmes including Foyle's War, Midsomer Murders, and most recently Collision. He lives in London.

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  • File Size: 512 KB
  • Print Length: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin Books (March 22, 2011)
  • Publication Date: March 22, 2011
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0049U4NQO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #42,493 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Maci and Zoe Read Books on February 7, 2015
Format: Paperback
I am so sad that the Alex Rider series is over. This book is last one of the series and I am going to really miss the characters. Alex Rider has to travel to Egypt and go up against scorpia for the last time in, hopefully everyone will make it out alive. There were some unexpected things that happened that would never be imagined, although they do add a nice twist. All in all I am sad that this series is over but I am satisfied with the ending. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and all the other Alex Rider books and recommend them to anyone who likes spy novels are just action adventures. Whenever I was reading an Alex Rider book I could not put it down.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Keith Saye on June 23, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
This last in the series, and Anthony Horowitz's best work out of all of the stories. Since my son introduced me to them, I have virtually devoured all of the books in the Alex Rider series as soon as they were out and this one took only a few hours for me to read, it was so gripping. Darker than the others, it is a fitting end to a great story line.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By L. King on August 10, 2014
Format: Paperback
I've been a devoted fan of the Alex Rider series since the debut of Stormbreaker in 2006, and this final installment maintains the high quality fast paced thrill of adventure that distinguishes this eminently readable collection. Designed as a junior James Bond, Alex is always presented as the reluctant teenage spy. His nemesis, SCORPIA, is an evil organization for hire which masterfully uses murder, torture, blackmail and subterfuge to achieve its ends. Countering this is a sometimes morally questionable MI6 run by the outwardly stiff and bland Alan Blunt, his mint sucking second Miss Jones and Smithers the somewhat puckish stand in for Q, who finally gets in on the action.

This time out SCORPIA is hired to "convince" the British government to return the Elgin Marbles to Greece. They develop an elaborate plan of deception to implicate Alex in the murder of the US Secretary of State (obviously Hillary Clinton, but unstated) and blackmail the British into submission. MI6 takes the bait and Alex soon finds himself planted in a elite school in Cairo, this time accompanied by his legal guardian Jack Starbright, bringing her into the danger as well. There are also elements of previous episodes in the book. Julius Grief, a malevolent clone altered to look like Alex from Point Blanc has a pivotal role, and Joe Byrne (the book's Felix Leiter) also makes an appearance.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By 7 Ezekiel C. on August 29, 2014
Format: Paperback
Scorpia Rising was fantastic! It was very suspenseful and made you want to read more. In the story Alex Rider is a secret agent working for MI6, the British version of the CIA. He has just defeated a terrorist organization known as Scorpia and now they are back for revenge. Scorpia lays a trap for Alex so that MI6 sends him to Cairo, Egypt. Alex starts investigating Scorpia when he thinks he is foiling their plans when it turns out to be there plan all along. It turns out even worse when Scorpia sends a boy with plastic surgery to look like Alex comes along. And Operation "Horseman" starts. There is a lot of action along with sadness. Some parts are quite sorrowful because this is the last book in the series and everything has to end. There are components that if you don't pay attention you'll miss interesting information, so read closely. Anthony Horowitz does a smashing job with the final installment of the Alex Rider series. I highly recommend reading this book if you are into action-packed adventures that will leave you on the edge of your seat!
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Joni Campbell on April 9, 2011
Format: Hardcover
***No spoils inside, so do not worry***

Okay, so I have been looking forward to reading this book for a while now. I consider myself to be a true alex rider fan; I get so involved to the point of me crying and swearing on occasion. Over the course of the series Anthony H. really helps us connect with alex, having us feel his pain and all. I just finished this book and have got to say that I am really pissed off. I had really come to care about alex and to have the book play out the way it did was aweful for me. I hated what Anthony turned alex into and what he did to him. I know this is just and book and their isn't really a teenage spy named alex rider out their, but I know if you are a true fan like me that you really care about the characters in a book. I do not want to give anything away so I cannot say anything else. Do not let this review make you not want to read the book though, you have to read it and push through to the end and suffer just like I did. Read it, but if you want a happy ending, stay away because this book will only want to make you say some pretty bad words and cry. :(
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15 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Tar Heel on March 22, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Wow. That's definitely my first thought after reading this book. Of course it comes with a little bit sadness because it is the book in the series, but it was certainly an exciting finish. That being said there were some things that I didnt like as much in this book. The plot isnt anything new. Alex is forced by MI6 to go undercover, because there is of course a mission that would only work with a child. How on earth did MI6 work without Alex for so long? Anyways Alex is forced to go to Egypt to investigate something in a school, because MI6 found the body of a high ranking member of Scorpia floating in the Thames, and they find a clue on the man's phone that tells them they need to send someone to Cairo. I won't go any farther because I want to avoid spoilers, but it's pretty much more of the same, as I said before.

What I liked:
Fast paced storyline
Surprising plot twists
Major character dies
Return of a villain from one of the first 3 books

What I didn't like as much:
Unoriginal plot
Alex was...dumb at times

Despite it's faults, Scorpia Rising was very exciting, and i will certainly reread it at some point in the future, and I'm looking forward to Horowitz's book about Yassen. Thanks!
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