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The long-awaited graphic-novel adaptation of the No. 1 bestseller Raven's Gate, from the creator of Alex Rider, Anthony Horowitz. A sinister and incredibly atmospheric story of the supernatural; first of five in the Power of Five series. Matt has always known he has unusual powers. Raised in foster care, he is sent to Yorkshire on a rehabilitation programme, only to find himself in the midst of sinister goings-on. Matt investigates and uncovers a terrible secret - eight guardians are protecting the world from the evil ones, beings banished long ago by five children. But devil worshippers want to let the evil ones back in. As the story reaches its climax, it looks like Matt has succeeded in stopping them...or has he? Let’s hope we don’t have to wait as long for the second graphic novel in the series. Fans of Horowitz will enjoy re-reading the novel in graphic novel form but it’s also worth coaxing reluctant readers to the graphic novel version as well. Very accessible and full of imagery.
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for Raven's Gate a small number of our readers were lucky enough to be invited to review the original edition of this title. Here's a taster....'Raven’s Gate is the best novel I have read for a while. Antony Horowitz takes you on an adventurous journey, transporting you to another world of darkness and mystery'.
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Sent to Yorkshire on a rehabilitation programme, Matt Freeman finds himself in the midst of a sinister conspiracy of witchcraft and murder. He uncovers a terrible secret: the Old Ones – monstrous godlike beings once banished from our world – are trying to return. Matt is about to discover that he alone stands between the forces of evil and the annihilation of humanity...
Pippa Cousins, age 16 I thoroughly enjoyed the book as it was entertaining, caught my imagination and was not difficult to read. I would say this book is a ‘must read’ and I will definitely read the series. Click here to read the full review
Izzy Read, age 12 Reading the book, I was actually physically gripping the book in anticipation! It was a truly spine-chilling thriller with many twists, making it all the more interesting; it was definitely, by far one the best books I have read(I now have even read the second book its so good!). I’d recommend it to anyone, so get there and read it! Click here to read the full review
Matthew McGuigan, age 14 a very exciting story filled with suspense and adventure. Once you start it you will not be able to put it down until you find out what happens.Click here to read the full review
Delilah Acworth, age 13 It has me on tenterhooks, and I can hardly wait to read the second one. Anthony Horowitz is a Legend. Click here to read the full review
Kalilah K it was a good read and I look forward to the next instalment Click here to read the full review
Morgan Steigmann, age 14 Packed full of mystery, you won’t be able to put this book down! This supernatural adventure will catapult you into another reality- where dogs emerging from fire and disappearing bodies are the norm. Click here to read the full review
|Publication date:||2nd August 2010|
|Publisher:||Walker Books Ltd|
|Year Groups:||Key Stage 3|
Anthony Horowitz is the author of the number one bestselling Alex Rider books and the Power of Five Series. He has enjoyed huge success as a writer for both children and adults. He was invited by the Ian Fleming estate to write the James Bond novel, Trigger Mortis and his most recent novel, Magpie Murders was a Sunday Times bestseller. Anthony also wrote the highly acclaimed Sherlock Holmes novels, The House of Silk and Moriarty. He has won numerous awards, including the Bookseller Association/Nielsen Author of the Year Award, the Children's Book of the Year Award at the British ...More About Anthony Horowitz