The Gatekeepers #4: Necropolis
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The Gatekeepers #4: Necropolis (The Gatekeepers #4)

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The stakes get higher in #1 NYT bestselling author Anthony Horowitz's latest masterpiece. As the fourth novel in the spellbinding Gatekeepers series begins, the world is under the greatest threat it's ever known. The evil corporation Nightrise has amassed an immense amount of power . . . and the devastating force of the Old Ones is about to be unleashed around the globe. T...more
ebook, 400 pages
Published April 1st 2012 by Scholastic Press (first published November 2008)
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Trent Mikesell
This series is called The Gatekeepers in the US and Power of Five in the UK. It's kind of an odd series. When the first book came out, I really enjoyed it and the second one. Then, the third book took awhile to come out. When I read it, I didn't really enjoy it, so I kind of forgot about the series. Then, just recently I saw the 4th book had come out (there are going to be five), so I decided to give the series another try. I reread the first three and just finshed the fourth one, and found that...more
Nov 16, 2008 Loren rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Childs
Recommended to Loren by: Sapling
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It isn't that bad but then I was so overloaded with work that it took me a long time to finish it that I just felt like I want to give up reading, I realised that in a time of overloaded work I had to read a REALLY good book that won't let me put it down instead of something like this.

I admit that Necropolis with comparison to the other books in the series, this one is definitely much gritter and darker which kind of made it have such a depressing mood but I do understand that since the end is n...more
This is the fourth book of the series, and It is SOOO far my favorite book in the series!! This is also the first book i read from The Gatekeepers.. ?... yeah, well, i made a mistake, i thought it was a stand alone novel.. but the mistake didn't affect me in anything at all!! the author explains some basic plot points of the first three books that are relevant to the story in this fourth one, so i had no problem following it.

This book is way more awesome than the others, because in here you al...more
It seems that as the Gatekeepers series continues to ASCEND, the Alex Rider novels must continue to DESCEND.

Necropolis is an all-around fast-paced book teeming with action and adventure. However, one must really wonder at its conclusion how much was accomplished over the course of the book.

Anthony Horrowitz continues the Gatekeepers' journey with the tale of Scarlett Adams, an adopted Chinese girl raised in England.

Horrowitz does a tremendous job describing the gruesome and altogether horrifying...more
Karen Ball
The fifth member of the Gatekeepers is about to be discovered: Scarlett Adams, the adopted Asian daughter of divorced British parents. Scarlett's father works for Nightrise in Hong Kong, and when she is accidentally revealed to be one of the Gatekeepers, he sends for her. Matt, Scott and Richard travel from Nazca in Peru to try to stop her from going there, and they are hounded by the Old Ones every step of the way. The Gatekeepers powers are increasing, but Matt worries that they will never be...more
Fergus Lees
This book is in the "survival" category.

I chose this book because I was driven by the previous books in the series and how they left you in suspension after each book. Also the series was at first recommended by my friend who let me borrow the book to give it a try. After I started, I had to finish

I really liked this book because it introduced me to horror at a mild level, it also had pure chaos that made me think and wonder how they would survive. Also there was slices of mystery and it had me...more
Bobby Tat
After reading the Alex Rider series, I fell in love with the author, Anthony Horowitz. His writing attracts young readers because he knows what they want, action and fast paced plots. The Gatekeeper's Series took a break from the modern day world of technology and touched upon the aspect of the fictional ancient history. These books were similar to the Alex Rider series. Some similar aspects include: action packed and fast paced plots. Also this book had more than one main character. This divide...more
Horowitz, A. (2009). Necropolis. New York: Scholastic Press.


At thirteen, Scarlett was saved from being hit by a van by a mysterious stranger who disappeared. Two years later, she walks through a strange door in a historic London church and finds herself in another country, captured by deranged monks.

The story doesn't follow Scarlett alone, but also picks up with Matt, Pedro and the twins, Scott and Jamie, who are still recovering from their last encounter with the Old Ones. Once they l...more
Alex Desta
Most people would say that the main idea/plot of a damsel in distress being saved, people having powers, and people uniting to destroy monsters used in this book and in this series is pretty cliche. But in my opinion Anthony Horowitz takes these cliches and creates five books of pure genius.

In this series there are five kids, Matt Freeman, Pedro, Scott Tyler, Jamie Tyler, and Scarlett Adams, and their destiny is to defeat mystical monsters known as the Old Ones who ruled the earth ten thousand...more

Señores, aquí va otra de esas lecturas eternamente aplazadas y que me he visto obligado a terminar en inglés por culpa de que su publicación en España ha sido interrumpida de manera fulminante. Una auténtica pena, ya que estamos ante el penúltimo capítulo de una saga juvenil tremendamente rompedora, absorbente e hilada de forma maravillosa que en pocas páginas hace palidecer a las más renombradas del género. Intensa, brutal, despiadada, atractiva sin tener que recurrir a artificios innecesari...more
Krista (One Love) (Critical)
This book didn't have the same feel as the others in the series. I loved the first three, especially the last two, but this one didn't do it for me. I didn't feel like I connected with the characters this time around. I feel like the book focused too much on the plot and creating action, and not enough on the characters. Scar, for example...I liked her 'old-self' in Nightrise better than this new Scar. I really didn't feel like she had any personality. Even Matt and Jamie, my two favorite charac...more
Krishna *wants to be a black wolf*
My dad bought me this book without either of us knowing it was the fourth in a series. I was still hooked though, because it was dark, creepy and set in Asia. The heroine is likeable and the scene where Matt climbs the ladder of swords is awesomely cool. I'm definitely reading the next one. Oh, and the edges of the book are the some colour as the cover, which helps.
In this book we find that Hong Kong has been taken over by the Old ones and has become Necropolis! That is right the City of the Dead.Once you are in Necropolis there is no way out. This sucks for our final Gatekeeper Scarlett Adams. The Old ones are luring the other Gatekeepers to Necropolis by holding Scarlett hostage. So now everyone is coming to save the damsel in distress. Matt is back and along with the other three Gatekeeper's try to find Scarlett and they all head to Hong Kong. But is S...more
B.G.M. Hall
I started reading the Gatekeepers/Power of Five series because I'd tried Horowitz's Alex Rider books, finding his new series to be more adult -(or at least YA)oriented.
As the series has progressed, the stories have become less about strange things happening in our normal world and more about the supernatural taking over our world, so this book features a bizarro-world Hong Kong with evil creatures possessing most of the population. As the climax suggests the heroes are about to snatch victory fr...more
Declan Quinn
The fourth book in the series. We see the introduction of our first Heroness. Matt thought as leader he was the most pwerful of the gatekeepers. But just like any woman, hell have no fury. The ultimate power of the fifth gatekeeper is about to be unleashed. However her path will not be easy, she is locked down in Hong Kong, soon to be Necropolis, there are eyes everywhere, she is alone, in a city so large no one cares, there is only one path. This book will have you literally sitting on the edge...more
سه و نیم، شایدم حتی کمتر.
نسبت به کتابای قبلی اصلا خوب نبود. دوباره هیجان انگیز بود، دوباره نثر جذابی داشت، ولی داستان اصلا اون کشش لازم رو نداشت. چند بار خواستم بیخیال ادامه دادم بشم، چون بعضی جاها واقعا کسل کننده شده بود.
کلا داستان چیز خاصی نداشت، و کل ماجرا از فصل نکروپلیس که فکر کنم فصل یکی مونده به آخری بود شروع شد. ولی وقتی شروع شد، واقعا عالی بود.
مخصوصا اون قسمتی که تیکه های متن با آب و هوا عوض می شدن، داشتم دنبال داستان می دویدم انگار :دی روند تندی نداشت اصلا، ولی باعث شد هیجان زده بشم.
'Necropolis'- the fourth installment in the 'Power of Five' series, another phenomenal addition to my bookshelf.
This book introduces the fifth and the final Gatekeeper- Scarlett Adams, who is lured by the Old Ones to Hong Kong. Far away, Matt realizes she has to be saved if they were to stand a chance against the Old Ones, and the chase is as marvelous as can be.
This is a darker, grittier book. Evil has seeped into the world, and the chaos everywhere is described very well; I got the goosebumps...more
Anthony Douglas
The novel I read was Necropolis written by Anthony Horowitz. This novel was published in the United States in 2009 by Scholastic Press. Primarily about young adults being sought after and killed over the powers they have. This is a suspense novel that keeps you on the edge of your seat.

The novel follows Matt Freeman and Scarlett Adam’s as they struggle to stop the Nightrise Corporation from bringing about the end of the world. Along their way they encounter demons, zombies and bad guys with g...more
Bo Manuszak
This is the fourth book in "The Gatekeepers" series. This is a lot like the other books, very action packed and a new twist to the story in every chapter. I couldn't stop reading this book.

In this book, Matt, Jamie, Scott, and Pedro find a newspaper from England with an eyepopping headline. Scarlett Adams, the 5th gatekeeper, has been spotted at St. Merediths church. The story said that she fainted as she walked through a door and showed up 48 hours later. Soon after, her parents divorced and mo...more
Austin Henderson
I thought it was a great book with a good plot and good characters. The ending was good because it made you want the next book. The plot made you want to continue reading. The characters were made like
you were living in the story. All of this toghther made it a great book.
Shandi Leonard
This book was amazing. You get thrown into the life of Scarlett Adams, the last of the five. Like the others she thinks she is ordinary but soon she believes that something is wrong. She has always been able to predict the weather but when she finds herself being swept away to Hong Kong things drastically change. Why had her father called her here only to leave her with creepy strangers? Why is she starting to see things in people's eyes that aren't really there? Why is she entering the dream wo...more
I really like the series, really nice plot to the story. I like the summary that has happened so far in the series. I like how the book explains more about the chosen five and the Old ones. Its cool that the story is a little dark but still adventurous and great. Just when the five are together they have to split up, I hope they win.
I don't like how that there is a religious monk is helping the bad guys just because he thinks they are actual gods, he doesn't care that their doing bad things. Eve...more
Pamela Saylor
The best book yet. Lots of background, turns, twists an on the edge of your seat roller coaster ride. Loved it!
The last book in the series is not out yet, auth supposedly plans to take years to write it. I hope not!
Great cliffhanger! Some of the book was slow but it came together in the end to deserve 5 stars.
Nuts, I was looking forward to the end of the series, and now I have to wait for the next book!
One of the most disappointing and exasperating endings for a book I have ever read...
Fail Fish
I found this book disappointing.

When I was younger, I loved the Alex Rider books. The first six were interesting, action-packed and engaging to my mind. I haven't read those books for many years (and I have heard that the sequels are getting worse) but, at the time, they were favourites on my bookshelf underneath Harry Potter and next to CHERUB.

Naturally, as an Alex Rider fan, I was thrilled that Anthony Horrowitz was writing another series of books. The premise sounded promising, the author had...more
Anthony Horowitz's fantasy novel Necropolis is the fourth installation in the Gatekeepers series. In the book, the final Gatekeeper Scarlet Adams has been added to the series. Scarlet was a fifteen year old girl who lived in a wealthy home in Dulwich, England and is also an orphan like the rest of the Gatekeepers. Scarlet's adoptive father was a businessman and he moved out of England because of his job. Her dad moved to Hong Kong. The Old Ones have taken over Hong Kong and made it a trap for Sc...more
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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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