Oblivion (The Gatekeepers, #5)
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Oblivion (The Gatekeepers #5)

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Having escaped from Hong Kong, the five gatekeepers - Matt, Pedro, Scott, Jamie and Scarlett - are scattered in a hostile and dangerous world. As they struggle to re-group and plan their next move, the malevolent King of the Old Ones gathers his forces in Oblivion: a desolate landscape where the last survivors of humanity must fight the ultimate battle.
Hardcover, 672 pages
Published October 4th 2012 by Walker Books Ltd (first published January 1st 2012)
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Leanne Bell
Wow. Just wow. Horowitz is a legend. What a mix of happy, sad and utterly heart breaking. Review to come (when the shock has worn off!)


Wow. Well I'm not even sure where to begin with this book. I waited years to read this and though I sort of guessed part of the ending correctly, it was no less of a shock when it happened. I bawled my eyes out and I felt immensely sad for two characters in particular though there was a happier epilogue to soften the blow.
It was a little disconcerting at...more
I remember a while ago Anthony Horowitz said that this last book was going to have 100,000 words, because it was going to be epic. I think when he actually started it he said, "damn, this is not gonna work. Ok, let's reach my word count goal by repeating everything as many times as possible! yeah, good idea! Aren't I a genius?!"

I'm not kidding, in the fourth book Necropolis, the 5 were forced to enter one of the doors really fast because there was a typhoon, and they were about to die, but they...more
I don't think 5 stars can give this book, or even the entire series, justice.

And I bet if everyone were to read this series we won't be having all these wars, because this series gives one a new perspective. Seriously. It's an eye opener, and it certainly isn't a waste of paper and ink.
Eunice Biblioceraptor
I've waited five years for this novel to come out.

This book deserves six stars. It was just awesome. I absolutely hated the ending but someone needed to die... Anyway, besides that fact it was amazing.
It was amazing. Totally worth the wait:)

FINALLY!!! I've been waiting for this for years, didn't think it was ever gonna come out! :D
Jan 13, 2012 Zerina marked it as to-read
Katrina Ly
It was amazing. As soon as I started reading the book, I couldn't stop. Even though I told myself I should take a break, do some homework, step away from the distractions, I just couldn't. From the first sentence, this book had me, and I couldn't tear myself away.

So why did I only give it 4 stars instead of five?


Well, it's very simple really. I just felt it was so...surreal. I mean, when I first started reading these books, they were very relatable. All the children were children....more
This review has to begin with a recap of my thoughts on this series back in 2008. Trust me, it's important to the rest of this review. In middle school, I read Raven's Gate . I loved it--I thought it was creepy. I went right ahead with Evil Star, which felt totally different but better than its prequel, and also PEDRO (I may or may not have hada huge crush on Pedro in middle school. True story. But come on, guys--isn't he adorable?). Nightrise was up to par, and Necropolis equally awesome.

Matt B
As a fan of the series, this novel genuinely bored me, to the point where I found it a chore to get to the next chapter almost without exception.

The problem is that Horowitz writes himself into a corner with the ending of Necropolis: the five protagonists find themselves scattered across a broken planet, and have to reunite. Therefore, almost all of the novel is spent detailing each of their journeys across the world, which leads to detailed descriptions of days spent on a canal boat, searchin...more
I am beaming! I started this series on August 1st 2005 with Ravens Gate and it was my favorite book ever at the time I think I read it every night for a year until the sequel came out and after Necropolis which is book 4 was released on October the 30th in 2008 I have been dying to read this and after 4 long years the last book is finally out. I have been waiting since I was 10 years old- 7 years ago to find out how it will all end and now, finally, I know!

Some of you may love the ending some of...more
I actually haven't read the four earlier books, but even so I was really annoyed with this book.It's like - after all you have gone through to complete the series it finishes with a DEAD END.Literally.

Anthony Horowitz has a delightful habit of leaving the reader frustratingly annoyed with the vague and unfair ending of his books. First disappointing everyone with the ending of Alex Rider series and now this! I was like

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Three words to describe Oblivion: Best Book Ever
It took Anthony Horowitz four years to finally publish the book but it was well worth the wait the book surpassed my expectations!
I was a little confused when I started reading the book because I only sort of remembered the previous book's plot, but after the third chapter my brain was flooded with the memory of the previous books.
Although Oblivion is not actually my favourite book in the Power of Five series, in my opinion the best book in the s...more
If you're reading this review, I assume that you've read the first four books.

While the other four books dealt with one or two of the children's POV, Oblivion is the last novel, and therefore deals with all five children. This means five different children's POVs which makes for a slightly disjointed read. If you've read the Game of Thrones series, you know what I mean.

It's more of the same story, the five children are running away from Nightrise, the evil company that has now taken over the wor...more
Feb 17, 2012 Tkdd marked it as to-read
About time!! It's about 7 YEARS since the first one was published!! Can't wait!!
چهار و نیم شاید. :)
به نویسنده تبریک می گم که بالاخره راهشو پیدا کرد. آنتونی هورویتس هم تا حالا تریلر و هارور نوشته - که فکر کنم خودش هم فهمید باید ولش کنه :)) - هم میستری و جاسوسی و اینا - که اتفاقاً خیلی ازش استقبال شد - هم فانتزی های ساده و مجیک رو امتحان کرد.
ولی با خوندن این کتاب، جلد قبلیش و جلد آخر الکس رایدر، به جرئت می تونم بگم دارک نوشتن خیلی بیشتر بهش میاد. با اینکه هنوز هم بیش از حد اغراق می کنه :-"
+ الان حس معلم رو دارم :-" :))

ولی فضای دارکش خوب بود. من یه مشکلی با این مجموعه دارم، ا...more
I've always loved Anthony Horowitz's Alex Rider books, so I started reading the Power of Five. Although the first 3 books were good, they were not as great as the Alex Rider books in my POV. Yet, the 4th book was a game-changer, making the usually grim tale more poignant.

Oblivion starts with the Five being scattered across the world after they went through the door in Hong Kong. Scarlett ends up in Egypt with Richard Cole (Matt's journalist friend), Pedro & Scott are captured by the Nightris...more
Natasha Chowdory
I thought that was excellent. Quite possibly one of the best YA authors out there. He doesn't rely on vampires, or magic (well ok the protagonists have got special powers). The main thing to note, is how meticulously researched everything is. From the rainforests of South America to the windy streets of Naples and even the depths of the English country-side and the ravaged North Africa it's all so detailed that you are there, no questions asked. After a long long wait we're back with The Five, e...more
Firstly, make sure you have semi-freshly read the four previous books! You could make it by without that but there were times that I had to be like "I don't actually remember that happening little book...but I'll take your word for it".

Being that this is the end of the series, you must accept that you probably will not like the ending. I did not like it at all. Not. At. All. It felt a little like a cop out, but, to be fair, it did kind of have to end and I don't see how it could have ended any...more
Can you imagine a book containing events and people so unimaginable, so in-depth and well-thought out that the story could not possible be fiction. A book which can't help but continually awe the reader and keep them on the edge of their seat page after page not knowing where it would lead them next. A book written so well with decription so detailed and intricate that you yourself feel as if you are there. But even though one may disagree I believe a book like this is not unimaginable , in fact...more
Janani Subramanian
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دیشب تموم شد بعد دیگه نشد ریویو بزنم تا الان!
پایانش عالی بود! نه پایان خوش بود نه گریه دار...
اممم اگه نگار چیزی بگه با من طرفه!:دی ینی با اسپویل طرفه ^_^
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امممم اگه چیزی به فکر رسید ویرایش میکنمش(:
Mr. Noah Sturdevant
It is hard for me to give this a fair rating. I started reading this series as a boy, back before it was updated, retitled, and re-released several years ago. For an ending I waited more than two decades for it was... not great. Unsatisfying would be the best way I can put it. There was so much build up and not a lot of payoff. Kind of like finding a present the shape of a bike under your tree and then finding out your crazy aunt tied a bunch of socks together in the shape of a pike and shellack...more
Maybe it's because I had to wait sooooooooooooooo long for this to come out but I just did not enjoy it! It felt like it took me forever to read...I eventually started skimming through it! Honestly, I expected a much better ending!
At one point this was one of my favorite series, and part of my problem with this last book might be that it took Horowitz too long to finish it and I've aged too far out of the target demographic. Still, I can't help feeling that this is by far the weakest book in the series, and I had a number of big problems with both the ideas and the writing:

No more of the cool mythology tie-ins that made Evil Star and Nightrise (in particular) great – This is just straightforward post-apocalyptic good vers...more
By Anthony Horowitz. Grade B.
Oblivion forms part#5, the conclusion for a long going YA series called the Gatekeepers by Anthony Horowitz. Having gained wide-spread acclaim and an almost rabid fan following, Anthony took his time writing the concluding episode to this and it’s turned out into quite a door stopper at around 700-pages.
Having escaped from Hong Kong, the five gatekeepers – Matt, Pedro, Scott, Jamie and Scarlett – are scattered in a hostile and dangerous world. As they struggle to re-...more
Hmm. What to say?

These books were my life as a child. I lived and breathed for these books. So naturally, when I saw this book was out, I had to read it to indulge in a bit of nostalgia.

Reading Oblivion was like an extreme case of deja vu; my memories of reading the previous books had become dream-like. I think I would have enjoyed this book way more when I was younger, but oh well.

Other things:
-THE END. Wow. That got me thinking.(view spoiler)...more
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Words cannot begin to describe how utterly beautiful and amazing this book was. So lets just say this.

Oblivion filled me with grief,sadness, happiness, utter despair and a sense of amazement and beauty as to how well written and thought-out this last book was. Anthony Horowitz did an amazing job. He tied up all the loose ends and the amount of surprises in the book was stupendous. He was able to make you think one thing and change it completely. He broke THE NUMBER ONE RULE TO WRITING A FICTION...more
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