Anthony Horowitz is one of the most prolific writers working in the UK, and is unique for working in so many areas – juggling books, TV series, films, plays and journalism. Anthony has written over 50 books, including the bestselling Alex Rider teen spy series, which is estimated to have sold 21 million copies worldwide and has been filmed for TV, and the thrilling fantasy-adventure series, The Power of Five. He was made a CBE for services to Literature.
The Alex Rider books are irresistibly moreish … As always, the form
is satisfyingly ingenious and twisty, with a series of impossible
scenarios from which Alex has to escape by the inventive use of
machinery, gadgets and everyday objects. This story — and they just
get cleverer — makes use of virtual reality, plays with the hero
and the reader about who is to be trusted, and has a perilous
Hunger Games-like finale. It will be voraciously consumed.
Alex's latest mission is as daring and exciting as ever, right up to its action-packed conclusion.
*The Week Junior*
Ingenious and twisty, this makes use of virtual reality and doubts about who to trust. Clever and compulsive as always.
*Children’s books of the year 2023, The Sunday Times*
In keeping with the on-the-pulse themes covered in this ground-breaking series some 20 years ago, Nightshade Revenge tackles contemporary technological innovations around AI and VR gaming to present young readers with a page-turning story that’s both of the moment and an all-out adventure classic.
A fun return to a high octane spy thriller with some seriously fast paced writing. 5 out of 5 stars.