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Scorpia (Alex Rider) Paperback – February 16, 2006
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Alex Rider is an orphan turned teen superspy who's saving the world one mission at a time—from #1 New York Times bestselling author!
Alex Rider, teen spy, has always been told he is the spitting image of the father he never knew. But when Alex learns that his father may have been an assassin for the most lethal and powerful terrorist organization in the world, Scorpia, his world shatters. Now Scorpia wants Alex on their side, and Alex no longer has the strength to fight them. That is, until he learns of Scorpia’s latest plot: an operation known only as “Invisible Sword” that will result in the death of thousands of people. Can Alex prevent the slaughter, or will Scorpia prove once and for all that the terror will not be stopped?
From the author of Magpie Murders and Moriarty.
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What if James Bond had started spying as a teenager? Non-stop action keeps the intrigue boiling. -- Kirkus Reviews, on Stormbreaker
Will bring readers to the edge of their seats and keep them there until the final page. -- School Library Journal
About the Author
Anthony Horowitz (anthonyhorowitz.com) is a world-renowned screenwriter for film and television, having received multiple awards. And he is, of course, the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Alex Rider novels, which have become bestsellers the world over, spawned a major motion picture, and a line of graphic novels. A master of the spy thriller, Anthony is the only writer authorized by both the Arthur Conan Doyle and Ian Fleming Estates to write original Sherlock Holmes and James Bond novels, respectively. Anthony lives with his wife in London, England; they are parents to two grown boys. Follow Anthony on Twitter @AnthonyHorowitz.
- Publisher : Puffin Books; English Language edition (February 16, 2006)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 416 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0142405787
- ISBN-13 : 978-0142405789
- Reading age : 10 - 15 years
- Lexile measure : 680L
- Grade level : 5 - 9
- Item Weight : 10.4 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.13 x 0.66 x 7.81 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #83,685 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The particular Alex Rider book has got some great plot points and some very interesting ideas. Also (without spoilers) the ending is an absolute cliffhanger that makes you want to carry on with the next book. Alex himself doesn't really have much of a personality and neither do many of the other characters despite cliché children's characters. But what more could I expect?
I felt there was more suspense and excitement in this book than in Stormbreaker, lots more cliffhangers at the end of chapters. Also he gets to go on a mission to a different country in Scorpia. This was quite a long book to read as it had 369 pages were Stormbreaker was only 240 pages. Some of the chapters were very long but it was worth it as it's a very good book. I like Scorpia more than Stormbreaker because Scorpia is more action packed and compelling. You want to keep reading to find out what happens.