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

4.14 of 5 stars 4.14  ·  rating details  ·  7,899 ratings  ·  305 reviews
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 January 1st 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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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
Ahmad Sharabiani
Necropolis (The Gatekeepers, #4), Anthony Horowitz
عنوان: نکروپولیس ؛ مجموعه قدرت پنج نگهبان - کتاب چهارم؛ نویسنده: آنتونی هوروویتس؛ مترجم: گیتا گرکانی؛ تهران، تندیس، 1391، در 381 ص، شابک: 9786001820656؛ موضوع: داستانهای کودکان از نویسندگان انگلیسی قرن 21 م
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
Krista (I remember you, Min) (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
Vanessa Wester
This one was a bit slow to start, and there was a lot of repetition for those who have not read the first three books, but once it got going I loved it!

Action packed, dark and yet moving at times.

This authors is becoming one of my favourites now! :)
Krishna *needs a pink katana*
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.
Dear Anthony Horowitz,
Why do you always kill me at the end of these books? They are great but WHY???? So much blood and death...God!
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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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.
Ryland Davidson
Necropolis by Anthony Horowitz is a great book by my favorite author. The genre of this book is horror and mystery. I classified it as horror because it has some scary parts, but also as a mystery because the reader is able to figure out what is going to happen because of hints throughout the chapters. The setting of this book is modern day Peru, England, and Hong Kong. There are multiple stories going on at the same time. The main characters are Matt, Jamie, Pedro, Scarlet, Richard and Scott. J ...more
Abby Wrightson
“If they find me, they will kill me. But my life is not in question here. You are all that matters.” - Anthony Horowitz, "Necropolis". Four of the five Gatekeepers have been found: Jamie and Scott Tyler, Pedro, and Matt Freeman, but the prophecy said there were to be five gatekeepers. The prophecy says that four boys and one girl alone have the power to save the world as we know it, "Save the world from what?" , you may ask. Ten thousand years ago, there were ancient, powerful, fear-inducing cre ...more
You think you’ve seen horror? You think you’ve seen the worst that the genre can throw at you? Then you HAVE NOT READ NECROPOLIS. Horowitz asks one single question in this book that chills me to the bone: How many people, in a city, can die before you start noticing it?

Necropolis, the fourth book in the Gatekeeper saga (or Power of Five for my fellow Americans) details the adventures of Scarlett Adams, one of five children prophesied to destroy the malevolent Old Ones. Of course, Scarlett Adams
Shameeka Alexis
Three and a half stars.

Alright. I thought this was brilliant, conceptually that is.

I literally fangirled over the first two books. I really liked Matt.. I liked Jamie and Scott too. But I felt this book was bit of a drag.
Like a wild-goose chase, they chase Scarlett around the world and find her... only to be separated again!
I wouldn't mind except this means they'll only come together right at the end and.. I wanted to see more of the planning aspects sketched out in the chapter 'Council of War
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
Necropolis by Anthony Horowitz starts with an accident. A girl named Scarlet Adams is about to get killed. She isn't like the other girls. She has powers. She is a gatekeeper. Four other gatekeepers the rise of a great force. Without Scarlett the won't be able to defeat their enemy. "We will unite and defeat the old ones together once and for all." (Pg. 79) what Scarlett know is that she may not come back from this mission. So she's put all of her effort into it. But also she's willing to try an ...more
Similar to the previous book in the series, Necropolis spends more time focusing on the new character than on previously established ones. Scarlett has a pretty normal life but that all changes soon. One day, while walking across the street, a car almost runs her over but she is saved by an unknown stranger. However, when she turns to thank the stranger, they're mysteriously gone. Later, she gets a call telling her to meet someone at a nearby restaraunt. When she travels to said restaraunt howev ...more
Andrew P
Necropolis by Anthony Horowitz, explains how the "Old Ones" have taken over Hong Kong. He describes how a girl named Scarlett Adams is by herself in England. The Old Ones and Matt found out Scarlett was one of the gatekeepers when she stepped through a door in England and ended up somewhere in Italy. She was held hostage but eventually made it out, but not before the Old Ones found out who she was. I think the characters act the way they are supposed to act if it were real life. Scarlett acts r ...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
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.
Necropolis was the best book in the series... so far. Can't wait to read oblivion
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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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