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  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844285677
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844285679
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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Loved the book but I love non stop action but over all it was and is a very awesome book😎
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By ADC on July 16 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
it was okay i guess. i definitely would not recommend it to any one but if you like "action" fillled books like this one go for it
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Format: Paperback
Very slow at times and not as action packed as the first four.
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Scorpia starts like a whirlwind and only picks up speed as it spins toward a climax that will leave the reader hanging and begging for more.
Alex Rider travels to Venice on a school trip and discovers the Widow's Palace, Julia Rothman, and the truth about his father, John Rider.
Recruited by Scorpia, Alex must decide whether he wants to follow in his father's footsteps or create a destiny independent of MI6. But when he finds out what Scorpia has planned to unleash upon the schoolchildren of London, Alex knows he has little choice.
Children or adults, newcomers to the Alex Rider books or die-hard fans will absolutely devour this book.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
I love these books Dec 16 2005
By LonestarReader - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
At the end of Eagle Strike, Alex learns something about his father who died when Alex was a baby. He must find out the truth about his father's life and work so he is off to Venice to find a crime syndicate called Scorpia. This time he is on his own without any fancy gadgets or backup. When he meets Julia Rothman, one of the leaders of Scorpia, Alex is drawn into that criminal and terrorist world. He must decide what his future will be and reconcile what he learns about his father. If he joins them can he live with the consquences of the hideous attack Scorpia is planning on the city of London?

I listened to this book instead of reading it so I did not have the luxury of lingering slowly over the last few pages. The end of the book is an absolute shock. Horowitz is definitely writing these books with a bow to Ian Fleming. As a reader of the original Bond books, I was struck by how much the end of this novel echoed the ambiguous endings Fleming often used.

A set of Alex Rider books would make a great gift for a reader in your life.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
The best of the series May 6 2006
By Brian & Randy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is Horowitz at his best and the story of Alex's life is finally explained. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a teenage spy? If you have, then this is the book for you. Alex Rider is a 14 year old boy who never knew his father. His uncle, John Rider, who worked for MI6, told him that his father died in a plane crash and had been training to be a spy all his life only Alex just didn't no it yet. One day, Alex's uncle dies while on a mission and Alex is contacted by MI6. Soon after, Alex is sent on a number of missions by MI6.

In Scorpia, Alex is contacted by an organization named Scorpia. Scorpia is an organization dedicated to the training of assassins. Alex is convinced to join this organization. He is sent to a school for assassins where he trains for missions. Scorpia is a very well written book because Anthony Horowitz describes what is happening very well, and pays attention to details. If you like action and adventure, you should read this book.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
fantastic read Nov. 14 2004
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
What a great book. this book had everything that the others had but just a little more. from the exciting start in the venice water ways to the grim, climatic end, this book can suck you into reading for hours at a time. i loved the book because of it's suspencful writting and brilliant action sequences. any fan of the other four novels in the series will be delighted with the quality of this new book. the only possible drawback to this book ( if any) is that it can travel a little slower than the previous ones. But even though it does the writting can still make that interesting.

i only wish that i hadn't read it quite so fast.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
A Great Addition to a Great Series! March 22 2007
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Anthony Horowitz once again writes an incredible story and adds another chapter to the Alex Rider series. In this addition, our hero Alex must fight against the world's most powerful criminal organization to stop the murder of thousand of London's children, and himself. The book has many pages of intense action and suspense that makes every reader lose themselves in the book. It is definitely a page turner!

The story is mostly directed at teenage boys, but girls will like it too. The only people who would not like it is kids under the age of 10, since there are some parts that get a little too intense for that age group. If you like action and suspense, this book is just right for you. However, I do recommend reading the books before Scorpia in the series (Stormbreaker, Point Blank, Skeleton Key, and Eagle Strike). If you don't feel like reading all of the others, you wouldn't be too confused. But I highly recommend reading at least Eagle Strike, since a lot of the book is based off things that happen in it.

Overall I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars. The whole series (and Scorpia) are full of page turning action and wide-eyed suspense that will make readers beg for more!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Alex Rider does it again June 11 2004
By J. M. Bentley - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Scorpia starts like a whirlwind and only picks up speed as it spins toward a climax that will leave the reader hanging and begging for more.
Alex Rider travels to Venice on a school trip and discovers the Widow's Palace, Julia Rothman, and the truth about his father, John Rider.
Recruited by Scorpia, Alex must decide whether he wants to follow in his father's footsteps or create a destiny independent of MI6. But when he finds out what Scorpia has planned to unleash upon the schoolchildren of London, Alex knows he has little choice.
Children or adults, newcomers to the Alex Rider books or die-hard fans will absolutely devour this book.
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