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Necropolis (The Gatekeepers #4)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  9,958 Ratings  ·  351 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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Ahmad Sharabiani
Necropolis (The Gatekeepers, #4), Anthony Horowitz
Necropolis is a fantasy novel by British writer Anthony Horowitz. It is the fourth novel in his The Power of Five series. The book is set in London, Peru, Miami, Ukraine, Macau and Hong Kong. The book was released in the United Kingdom and Australia on 30 October 2008. It is a rewrite of the corresponding Day of the Dragon, released 1989 in Horowitz's Pentagram series. A marked difference between original is evidenced by a lead character, Matt, b
Chris Horsefield
Nov 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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"The door opened and Audrey Cheng came in. She was wearing a tight jersey that showed off the shape of her body - round and lumpy."

That ending! Wow.

This book started off quite slowly I think. With most sequels, there's usually a casual introduction of about 50 pages or so which just refreshes where the story is at between the two installments. In this novel, I feel like that 'introduction stage' lasted almost 200 pages. Despite how that sounds, by no means did I think it was a boring first h
Jo (A rather Bookish Geek )❤️
I'm not exactly sure what is going on here, Mr Horowitz, but it seems that this series is getting more disappointing as it goes along. The first few chapters were certainly interesting, and I was pretty gripped, but after that, things became incredibly bland and tiresome. There was a lack of suspense and a lack of a decent plot, especially one that inevitably pulls me in from the word "go"

I feel the book is way too long for the excruciatingly tedious story, and my imagination came grinding to a
Nov 11, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Childs
Recommended to Loren by: Sapling
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Scarlett's power is great and also, I love her. But will someone please make sure Scott is okay.
Trent Mikesell
Apr 24, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Sep 29, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
15-year old Scarlett Adams goes through a portal in a London church, ending up in a monastery in the Ukraine, thereby revealing herself to the Old Ones, who want to capture the five Gatekeepers. After thwarting an attack in Peru, the other Gatekeepers divide, with Matt and Scott heading to London, where they just miss Scarlett, who is called to Hong Kong by her father, who works for Nightrise Corp. Hong Kong is being poisoned by the Old Ones, and Scarlett is captured. Matt and Scott have to earn ...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.
May 28, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. I didn't give it five stars because I did find myself skimming a few of the longer descriptions of the cities and such. Overall I found this to be a very good continuation of the series. It focuses mainly on the girl, but brings in all the other characters from the other books. I do wish they'd spent a little more time developing her powers, but I assume they will be doing that in the final book. I enjoyed the quick pace with action in most chapters. The problem I have with mo ...more
May 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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!
Alex Desta
Dec 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Fergus Lees
Sep 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Karen Ball
Jun 05, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Dec 06, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reto-2013
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 innecesarios ...more
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
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Declan Quinn
Aug 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
B.G.M. Hall
Mar 09, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
May 16, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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.
Vanessa Wester
Jun 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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! :)
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.
May 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book 4 has a good pace to it. Much better than 3 with surprise ending. It involves Hong Kong and the meeting of the 5.
Oct 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Necropolis was the best book in the series... so far. Can't wait to read oblivion
Aug 11, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nuts, I was looking forward to the end of the series, and now I have to wait for the next book!
Pamela Saylor
Mar 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The best book yet. Lots of background, turns, twists an on the edge of your seat roller coaster ride. Loved it!
Aug 21, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The last book in the series is not out yet, auth supposedly plans to take years to write it. I hope not!
May 28, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great cliffhanger! Some of the book was slow but it came together in the end to deserve 5 stars.
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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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