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Eagle Strike Graphic Novel

Written by Anthony Horowitz, Antony Johnston

Illustrated by Kanako Damerum, Yuzuru Takasaki

Part of the Alex Rider Series

Key Stage 2 Adventure Stories

LoveReading View on Eagle Strike Graphic Novel

Reluctant MI6 agent Alex Rider is relaxing in the south of France until a sudden, ruthless attack on his hosts plunges him back into a world of violence and mystery - and this time, MI6 don't want to know. Alex is determined to track down his friends' attackers, even if he must do it alone. But it's a path that leads to a long-buried secret - and a discovery more terrible than anything he could have imagined.

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Eagle Strike Graphic Novel Synopsis

Relaxing in the south of France, reluctant MI6 agent Alex Rider is finally able to feel like any ordinary fourteen-year-old - until a sudden, ruthless attack on his hosts plunges him back into a world of violence and mystery. And this time, MI6 don't want to know. Alex is determined to track down his friends' attackers, even if he must do it alone. But it's a path that leads to a long-buried secret - and a discovery more terrible than anything he could have imagined. Alex Rider has 90 minutes to save the world.

Eagle Strike Graphic Novel Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review the original full print edition of Eagle Strike. You can read their full reviews here.

  • Rachel Galbraith, age 10 - 'Action-packed adventure leading up to the big question.'
  • Sam Harper, age 11 - 'A relaxing holiday? No. Heat seeking missiles, bike chases and nuclear weapons? Yes!A brilliant, fast-paced adventure which had me on the edge of my seat.'
  • Alex Faulkner, age 10 - 'I enjoyed this book so much I could not stop reading it...The book had tension spreading across every page. I felt like I was there, watching the action happen.'
  • William Longlands, age 11 - '5/5 - continues the winning formula of previous books. One of the baddies from book one returns.'
  • Dylan Sweet, age 11 - 'The pace of the story is very fast and it is a real page turner.'
  • Imogen Fisher, age 14 - 'this time Alex is alone, with no help from the government, and he also has a limited amount of time, so save millions of people.'
  • Chloe Shortall, age 18 - 'As with all previous Alex Rider novels, Eagle Strike is full of action and excitement. The storyline is brilliantly done and each chapter leaves you wanting more. It was very hard to put this novel down.'
  • Alice East, age 10 - 'Alex is peacefully relaxing on holiday in France, until one of his friends is suddenly attacked.  THIS is Alex Rider’s 4th and most deadly mission yet; will he succeed or will he fail?'
  • Emily Kinder, age 14 - 'As usual Horowitz spins a spectacular tale of action and tension, throwing Alex into another, darker, mission that threatens all he knows.'
  • Chloe McIlroy, age 14 - 'This book will have you on the edge of your seat! You will definitely want to read this thrilling adventure!'
  • Luke Bauer, age 12 - 'After Alex's friend Sabina's holiday home blows up he has a mission on his hands without MI6 to help him. Can he stop a mad, power-hungry singer from taking over the world?'
  • Jake Fletcher, age 14 - 'Alex flies like an Eagle in this next book, as he crosses the globe to stop a mass-murder. The timer’s on: 90 minutes to save the world. No Pressure.'
  • Tomasz Hawryszczuk, age 9 - 'Another great Alex Rider story. This time with a lack of gadgets and a lack of MI6! Alex is on holiday just chilling with a friend when he spots an old enemy from a previous book in the series.'
  • Mukunth Kowsik, age 13 - 'A clever plot, master story-telling and vivid locations make it a must-read for any teenager with a sweet tooth for mystery and spy stories.'

Eagle Strike Graphic Novel Press Reviews

Praise for the Alex Rider Graphic Novel series:

“A wholly successful adaptation” -  The School Librarian

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406360226
Publication date: 7th June 2012
Author: Anthony Horowitz, Antony Johnston
Illustrator: Kanako Damerum, Yuzuru Takasaki
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: Adventure Stories

About Anthony Horowitz, Antony Johnston

Anthony Horowitz (pictured) is an award-winning children’s author, writer for television and creator of the phenomenal bestselling Alex Rider and Power of 5 series as well as the Diamond Brothers Detective books – all published by Walker Books. He lives in central London, EC1. Antony Johnston is an award-winning author of more than a dozen graphic novels in everything from horror to romance, and has also written video games, books and animation. He has reinvented Marvel’s flagship character Wolverine for manga, and adapted many of Alan Moore’s prose works into comic form. He lives in ...

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