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Oblivion (The Gatekeepers #5)

4.25  ·  Rating Details  ·  3,879 Ratings  ·  437 Reviews
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!)

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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
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Erika
Jul 07, 2013 Erika rated it it was ok
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
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Lara
Nov 01, 2012 Lara rated it it was amazing
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.
Ahmad Sharabiani
Oblivion (The Gatekeepers #5), Anthony Horowitz
عنوان: دژ فراموشی ؛ مجموعه قدرت پنج نگهبان - کتاب پنجم؛ نویسنده: آنتونی هوروویتس؛ مترجم: گیتا گرکانی؛ تهران، تندیس، 1393، در 736 ص، شابک: 9786001821165؛ موضوع: داستانهای کودکان از نویسندگان انگلیسی قرن 20 م
Katlyn
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.
Trisha
Feb 10, 2013 Trisha rated it it was amazing
Update:
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
Eunice Biblioceraptor
I've waited five years for this novel to come out.
FIVE YEARS! IN AZKABAN!
***
Perfect.


Narnia'd?
Zerina
Dec 01, 2015 Zerina rated it it was amazing
OMG FINALLY
Katrina Ly
Oct 21, 2013 Katrina Ly rated it really liked it
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?

SPOILER ALERT

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.
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Katie (Kitkatscanread)
Ahh man this was an epic conclusion to the series!
Kinda sad that it's over now, but it was wrapped up so well!
More people need to read this series.
Paul did a great job of narrating it as I listened to it on Audible.
I can't believe I have now finished this beast of a book! xD
If you want a series with adventure and action as well as amazing suspense and mystery, then you need to try this series.
I completely recommend it.
Negar
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
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Caylee
Jan 01, 2013 Caylee rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
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
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Matt B
May 03, 2013 Matt B rated it did not like it
Shelves: disappointments
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
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Annie
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. ...more
Dhiksha
Jun 03, 2013 Dhiksha rated it liked it
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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Caro
Jan 04, 2013 Caro rated it liked it
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
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Mr. Noah Sturdevant
Nov 30, 2013 Mr. Noah Sturdevant rated it it was ok
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
Tkdd
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!!
Biblio
Oct 16, 2012 Biblio rated it really liked it
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
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Natasha Chowdory
Oct 07, 2012 Natasha Chowdory rated it it was amazing
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
Marie
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
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Baele
Aug 11, 2013 Baele rated it really liked it
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
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charlotte
So, to be perfectly honest, I never expected anything less than perfection from Anthony Horowitz for the final book in the series. And this was perfection. Just very very painful perfection. It's amazing - I should start by saying that. So so amazing. There is no need to re-read the whole of the series before you read this; Horowitz recaps in a few sentences here and there. Having waited about 3, maybe 4, years for this book to come out, I am so glad that it is as long, and as good, as it is. I ...more
Aleeshas2
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
Negin
Aug 09, 2014 Negin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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(:
Shelly
Jan 21, 2013 Shelly rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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!
Raheem A 8a
Dec 10, 2015 Raheem A 8a rated it it was amazing
Anthony Horowitz' "Oblivion" Oblivion Oblivion (The Power of Five, #5) by Anthony Horowitz is another one of his thrilling finales. I loved this book because it states that you sometimes have to make a sacrifice for the greater good, no matter how much you loath the idea. Pedro was certainly my favorite character because his power was made to help and he is always hopeful and strong, even through his terrible upbringing. This is a book for all genders, but maybe made specifically for teenagers.
Filippa
Feb 03, 2015 Filippa rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Young people, who can stand a bit horrible.
Recommended to Filippa by: No one, just found it in the library.
Shelves: favorites
Oblivion, the last book in the power of five series which I started reading little less than a year ago. The five books leading up to this ending have been really good, my second favourite book series now. It's supernatural and thrilling, pretty horrible sometimes, which makes it hard to stop reading. In the middle of Oblivion I had to take a break thought, (view spoiler) and just about a week ago, I continu ...more
Rachel
Feb 02, 2015 Rachel rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015, 2015-favs

I was planning on doing a full review on this book and the series overall, but I just don't think it is possible to even explain in the slightest, how absolutely beautifully crafted this story was.

There are so many things like: extreme character development, several character's p.o.v yet never lacking excitement and each one more interesting than the one before, the fast pace and so utterly amazing picture the story creates unfolding in your mind. The list of positive attributes in this series i
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Favourite Gatekeeper? 14 58 Feb 05, 2015 05:38PM  
Who else hated what he did with this book? 2 22 Sep 25, 2014 08:42AM  
Who do you think will die in Oblivion? 7 50 Oct 27, 2013 04:55PM  
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Anthony Horowitz, OBE is ranked alongside Enid Blyton and Mark A. Cooper as "The most original and best spy-kids authors of the century." (New York Times). Anthony has been writing since the age of eight, and professionally since the age of twenty. In addition to the highly successful Alex Rider books, he is also the writer and creator of award winning detective series Foyle’s War, and more recent ...more
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Other Books in the Series

The Gatekeepers (5 books)
  • Raven's Gate (The Gatekeepers, #1)
  • Evil Star (The Gatekeepers, #2)
  • Nightrise (The Gatekeepers, #3)
  • Necropolis (The Gatekeepers, #4)

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