Necropolis (The Gatekeepers Series #4)

Necropolis (The Gatekeepers Series #4)

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The stakes get higher in #1 NYT bestselling author Anthony Horowitz's latest masterpiece.

As the fourth novel in the spellbinding Gatekeepers series begins, the world is under the greatest threat it's ever known. The evil corporation Nightrise has amassed an immense amount of power . . . and the devastating force of the Old Ones is about to be unleashed around the globe. To stop this from happening, Matt and three of the Gatekeepers head to Hong Kong—not just the modern city of skyscrapers and wealth, but the secretive underworld beneath. In Hong Kong they will meet the final Gatekeeper, a girl named Scarlet, whose fate is inextricably joined to their own....

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440704338
Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC
Publication date: 01/01/2009
Series: Gatekeepers Series , #4
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.50(h) x 5.00(d)
Age Range: 12 - 15 Years

About the Author

Anthony Horowitz is the New York Times bestselling author of The Gatekeepers series, Raven's Gate, Evil Star, Nightrise, and Necropolis, as well as the Alex Rider series, which includes Stormbreaker, Point Blank, Skeleton Key, Eagle Strike, Scorpia, Arc Angel, and Snakehead. He lives in London.

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Necropolis (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 70 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book, from cover to cover i was sucked in! I didn't let anything distract me. Cellphone was off, computer was off and Horowitz had my complete attention...Then threw me right off the thrilling ride with an abrupt halt in the story. it ended so fast! It kind of took me a second to realize it was actually over, but there it was, the acknowledgments page. Though the knowledge that a fifth book of the series is already underway settled me, the ending just seemed to come too soon. Other than that, this book was excellent.
gcoluccio More than 1 year ago
Necropolis by anthony horowitz, made me keep on reading from 4pm-6pm, when i got this i ripped the box open and started reading after i got home from school. I took a few breaks to get something to eat but then continued reading it was great...a bunch of action, almost non stop. But at the very end i was just stunned, it just ended, with no explanation what happened to the gatekeepers or the old ones, i had to reread the last page like 20 times to really believe it was over, i was thought, "WHAT HOW CAN IT BE OVER?! WHAT HAPPENED!!!!!!!?????" so i was greatly dissapointed with horowitz, i consider him the greatest author of all time, but he just didnt come through for me this time, if this book was 150-200pages longer he couldve gave much more action and a final battle instead of "Oh, here's the end,and stuff happens to everyone, ok i'm done." I just wish i knew why this was called necropolis they mention it about 3 times, but dont give any reason why they want to make a certain city a necropolis. In my honest opinion, this was a thrilling,good, but a greatly dissapointing book, but EVERYONE should read it because its a good book, and this is one of my favorite all time series, and this is the finale i believe, so read the whole series(Raven's gate, evil star, nightrise,) then read necropolis, and look at horowitz's other books to, because he's the best!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awsomest bookEEVVEERR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Could NOT put it down!!!!!!!!!!!! SO GET THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing!!! Cant wait for book 5.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am enthralled with this series, my only quirk is that the books are much to short and leave many things unexplained. I've read a few of the Rider books and he closes the loose ends much more elegantly, this series however has me asking many, "why"s and "what"s, why did Matt not do this with his power? Why did the Triads save Scarlett then let her go to Hong Kong? All in all this is a very enticing series, 4 books 4 days, wish it was ~100 pages longer per book though.
HeinrichJoJH More than 1 year ago
Necropolis, city of the dead. The book starts following Scarlett Adams. A chinese girl who lives with her foster parents in London. In the first few chapters alone, Scarlett's life is nearly cut off. But she is saved by strangers, who disappear with no explanation. After a school field trip to an old church that leads her to be imprisoned in Ukraine, Scarlett learns she isn't a normal person. She is one of the five. Meanwhile, Matt, Pedro, as well as the recently joined Scott and Jamie bide their time. They are in Nazca, Peru pondering the situation. They have seen the news about Scarlett, they know she is one of the five. The final piece of the puzzle. The only problem is that the Old Ones, the evil force trying to take over the world, know it too. Matt and Jamie, along with Richard who is Matt's guardian, set off to London to find Scarlett while Scott and Pedro go to Vilcabamba, a hidden Incan city to rest. Unfortunately, Jamie and Matt are a few hours too late. Scarlett has already flown out of the country to Hong Kong, to be with her father. Little does Scarlett know that her father works for the Old Ones, at the Nightrise corporation. In Hong Kong, Scarlett is followed and spied on by the Old Ones, before she is rescued by Chinese agents and taken to a warehouse to hide. Suddenly, the warehouse is attacked by shape-changers, and this is how Scarlett finds that the necklace, given to her by the chairman of Nightrise was in fact a tracker. Scarlett attempts several times to escape Hong Kong, meanwhile, the other gatekeepers are trying to get to her without attracting attention from the Old Ones. The question is: can the five meet, or will the Old Ones capture them, allowing them to rule the world?
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
The first strange event in the life of Scarlett Adams was the day she was rescued from certain death when she innocently stepped into the path of a speeding white van. She would have liked to thank the Chinese man who bravely swooped her out of harm's way, but he disappeared into the crowd. Scarlett always knew she was adopted. Born in China, she was brought to England by Paul Adams and his wife. Her life was one of excess and privilege, but it was spent mostly with a live-in housekeeper and at her exclusive private school. Both her adoptive parents were busy with important careers, and when they announced they were divorcing, it was sad but not totally unexpected. Scarlett was content to continue attending her private school and living in the house with the housekeeper. Another odd part of Scarlett's life was the dream she had on a fairly regular basis. Always set in a vast wasteland, it involved a familiar character named Matt. She always felt a strange connection with Matt and the feeling that they would one day meet. Scarlett's world suddenly changes when she receives a message from her father requiring that she join him in Hong Kong. The message makes her suspicious the moment she reads it, and things become even more bizarre as she boards a plane for the other side of the world. She's met at the airport by people who tell her her father has been called away on important business, but they have been assigned to handle her care until he returns. Readers of NECROPOLIS will immediately recognize that Scarlett is the fifth member of the Gatekeepers. Matt, Pedro, Scott, and Jamie are the other four talented teens whose duty is to save the world from destruction by The Old Ones. The five are the reincarnations of five who came before them and attempted to save the world in the past. Anthony Horowitz uses his talent as an adventure writer to create the breathtaking world of monsters and shape-changers bent on the death and destruction of humankind. THE GATEKEEPERS adventures will satisfy even the most hard-to-please readers with bloody battles, last-minute getaways, massive insect swarms, and one double-cross after another. Readers will now have to anxiously await Book #5 to find out how the adventure is to continue.
June23 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved the ending, it was a clever twist to the series. The story was great, but may I also say frustrating? Throughout the entire book there were many chance encounters that were cut short by a few seconds and then when you think nothing else can happen Horowitz throws another hurdle into the track. Well-written series. likable characters, this author has one expanded imagination.
CrazyJd More than 1 year ago
this book was abosolutly amazing i had just bought it yesterday and i have already read it twice. It is full of suspence and twists. I just can believe i have to wait a whole year or so for another book to come out
Noleman155 More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing like the rest of the series. But people think this is the last book, it is not! There is one more!
enemyanniemae on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
#4 in the Gatekeepers series finds Matt and the others in a race to find the fifth Gatekeeper before the Old Ones find and capture her. The action bounces from Peru to London to Hong Kong and the story moves at a frantic pace. The ending is quite the cliffhanger and I am eagerly looking forward to the next in the series.
ShanLizLuv on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I was quite disapponted here (and, obviously, I'm alone in this). It felt like too many other 'teen fiction' books of late--formulaic and simplistic. I rather enjoyed his others, so maybe its an aberation.
JaneAustenNut on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I probably should not have selected this book, because I'm not into much young-adult fiction. The writing is simple, but somewhat interesting. One should never start a series when you haven't read the earlier works in the series. Hopefully, I haven't put anyone off this book, it was my stupidity in selecting the wrong genre.
AhRee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Scarlett is a normal, average everyday girl. Her life isn't perfect, but it suits her.Then the dreams start: Four boys she's never met, never even seen, yet they are there, in her dreams. After this, her life would forever change.She moves from London to Hong Kong, all the while the four teenage boys are tracking her, looking for her, trying to reach her before the Old Ones (the ones they have to fight) do, resulting in many dangerous adventures. But they have to continue, to fight, to reach, to move, to do whatever is in their power to unite the Five gatekeepers.With the help from various people on their side, Matt, Pedro, Jamie, and Scott try everything they can to achieve their goal.Necropolis is written in a easy to read way, moving from action and danger, to conversations between friends.Anthony Horowitz has successfully merged our modern world with that of the supernatural and the historical world.
bell7 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The fourth novel in the Gatekeepers series begins with Scarlett - the fifth of the Five who can save the world from the Old Ones - attending a rich kids' school in Dulwich. When her class goes on a field trip to an old church building, she discovers one of the doors with the strange five-pointed symbol that links together passages across the world that only the Gatekeepers can use, setting off a chain of events that will change her life forever.Maybe it was because there was a two year gap between my reading Nightrise and Necropolis or because the Old Ones are now back, but for some reason this book didn't have the same intensity and creepy supernatural aspect the earlier books did. The plot felt too drawn out and long-winded, before finally getting exciting at the very end. Even so, I'm looking forward to reading the last book in the series and seeing how things turn out with Matt, Jamie, Scott, Pedro, and Scarlett.
srsstringham on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I hadn't heard of this series before, as I'm not into much young-adult fiction, but this book has drawn me in. The writing is simple, but engaging, the storyline never stalls, but never feels rushed. I'm rushing out go back and start the series from the beginning.
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This book was so amasing that at the end of it i was all like say waa? The story contibues in Oblivion.
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trbCA More than 1 year ago
I read the whole series...interesting concepts.
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