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Preview — Nightrise by Anthony Horowitz. The Old Ones have been released. And now the third and fourth of The Five -- twins with a mysterious psychic bond -- are joining the fight. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. More Details Original Title. The Gatekeepers 3. Scott Grey , Jamie.
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Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Nightrise The Gatekeepers, 3. It is preceded by Evil Star, released in , and followed by Necropolis, which was released on 30 October The title refers to a fictional organisation represented in the book.
And also it refers to the Old Ones' presence on Earth, and their spreading darkness. Mar 23, Chris Horsefield rated it it was amazing Shelves: alex-rider , jason-steed.
The third in Horowitz's Power of Five series sees the action move to Nevada where Scott and Jamie Tyler perform a mind-reading act to bored casino audiences. Only their act is real and one night they are ambushed by two mysterious men who kidnap Scott and frame Jamie for murder. Together they discover that children all over the country have been d The third in Horowitz's Power of Five series sees the action move to Nevada where Scott and Jamie Tyler perform a mind-reading act to bored casino audiences.
Together they discover that children all over the country have been disappearing - children with strange abilities - and all roads lead back to the sinister Nightrise Corporation. To find Scott, Jamie must go undercover into a youth detention centre that's run by Nightrise. Doing so will place Jamie in terrible danger, danger that that will send him back 10, and put him in the middle of the first fight between the Gatekeepers and the Old Ones.
This is a terrifically paced read, full of thrills, fights and perilous situations. Horowitz does well to convey Jamie's confusion at what is happening to him and his fear of his extraordinary ability and Jamie grows from being in need of his brother's protection to becoming his brother's protector. There's a strong political backdrop to events, with Trelawney's Presidential campaign likely to draw a wry smile from adults. Horowitz also throws in some scenes from the side of the Old Ones, helping to flesh out what is happening among their supporters.
There is very much a sense of story strands coming together in this novel and Horowitz ends his tale with a teaser that will leave readers desperate to read the next in the series.
This is a deeply enjoyable series with a strong fantasy element and I look forward to finding out what happens next. View 1 comment.
This book took me a little longer to read than planned. I blame this entirely on me struggling to get properly in to the story. Firstly, this book was the dullest of the series so far.
I enjoyed "Ravens Gate" It had a sense of mystery to it, and I thought the story was intriguing. This however, had zero charm to it, the plot was slow and I could already anticipate exactly what was going to happen. The character development is tolerable, but not in the sense of actually getting excited by the entr This book took me a little longer to read than planned. The character development is tolerable, but not in the sense of actually getting excited by the entrance of new characters.
The ending was poor and rather anticlimactic and I was seriously expecting something more. There are two more books left in this series, but, to be honest, this series is becoming quite tiring. Apr 08, Papa Tandoh rated it it was ok.
I'm a stickler for series. Evil Star was alright and with this: book three in the Gatekeepers saga dubbed Nightrise I wasn't too immersed. It's a young adult's fiction novel of two orphans abandoned in a tunnel near a Washoe native American reservation. Scott, the apparent protector of the two, and Jamie Tyler, the doubting protagonist, performing in a rundown play house in Reno, I'm a stickler for series.
Scott, the apparent protector of the two, and Jamie Tyler, the doubting protagonist, performing in a rundown play house in Reno, Nevada called Why are they in this book, could they be two of the five? Well, yes. As members of the five it is there sworn duty to return the world to order when the Old Ones, the first ever evil, returned. The admittance by the main character of feeling inferior to his twin brother despite not knowing who was born first can only lead one to assume that this is going to be a coming of age novel meant to inspire our youth to "come into their own".
It starts fairly slow with the characters; Jamie and Scott have the uncanny ability of reading each others thoughts. An assumed parlor trick they pull as part of their "Circus of the Mind" act. When two men arrive and abduct, or at least try to abduct, the boys from the play house. The subsequent storyline revolves around Jamie's quest to not only return to the side of his brother but rescue Daniel the abducted son of Alicia.
Throughout the story it's revealed that Nightrise the multibillion dollar corporation is behind the abductions as they are working towards the rebirth of the old ones. Jamie is shot,you know how and why, and in his trauma induced stupor he is transported years into the past to take the place of his deceased ancestor in the first battle between the five and the old ones and it is truly an oasis of action to break up the tedium.
The climax comes when after Jamie's return to the present he is rejoined with his brother who has been severely mentally altered in his time under Nightrise supervision. Scott has been tasked with assassinating the president to be and that is the setting of the brother's reunion. Jamie saves the day and the good guys win another battle It's a "to be continued" sort of affair and if you didn't pay attention to the hero's plight you might not notice how he ends up being his brother's keeper.
You wouldn't notice how completely incapacitated Scott was and how Jamie went threw all the trials of: getting shot, participating in a battle to decide the world's fate, scrounging for his own survival as well as his brother's.
And how all these have made him along with his powers that much stronger. I like subtlety, a proud book is an easy book, but the lack of thrilling pace, and the detached writing really hurt this book.
It was saddening and I really hoped it would bring back memories of Raven's Gate but sadly it came up just short. View 2 comments. May 10, Jennifer Wardrip rated it really liked it Shelves: trt-posted-reviews , read-by-other-reviewers. The Old Ones are still a threat to the safety of the world, and the five young gatekeepers are the only ones equipped to help. Previously, Matt and Pedro were in Peru attempting to close the second gate. Their attempt failed and Matt was seriously injured.
The adventure continues in a new location - Reno, Nevada. A small, rundown theater is hosting a performance called The Circus of the Mind. The featured act involves twins named Jamie and Scott. They amaze the audience by reading each others' minds. No one seems to know the secret of the trick. Actually, the secret is, there is no secret. They really do read minds and not just each others'. Readers will soon guess that Jamie and Scott are the next two of the special "five.
When the evil corporation, Nightrise, becomes involved, it is clear that the Old Ones' power still reaches around the world. When Scott is kidnapped by Nightrise and taken to an isolated juvenile detention facility in the desert, Jamie begins his rescue attempt with the help of Alicia McGuire. She wants inside the prison as much as Jamie because she suspects her son has been kidnapped, as well.
The Power of Five: Nightrise
The Power of Five 3: Nightrise
First of all, Scott is kidnapped by the Nightrise Corporation and Jamie is framed for the murders of his foster parents. He meets Alicia McGuire, the mother of another kidnapped boy, and she helps him to find his brother and escape the police, who suspect him of being guilty of two murders. Jamie goes to Silent Creek, the prison in which he believes he will find Scott and the other boy. After he escapes, he is wounded and falls into a coma.
Night Rise by Anthony Horowitz - review
It is preceded by Evil Star , released in , and followed by Necropolis , which was released on 30 October And also it refers to the Old Ones' presence on Earth, and their spreading darkness. The story begins with fourteen-year-old identical twin brothers Jamie and Scott Tyler, performing in a theatre in Reno, Nevada. Nightrise is to kidnap the boys, who are part of the magic show that has performed at the theatre for the past six months. Scott is captured but Jamie is rescued by a woman. He awakens at a hotel in which the woman is renting a room. The woman, who introduces herself as Alicia, says that her son, Daniel, was kidnapped by the same corporation after exhibiting clairvoyant powers.