Written by Anthony Horowitz
Part of the Alex Rider Series
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This gripping mission brings together Alex Rider's old enemies to frame the teenage superspy in an unstoppable plot of revenge, from which he can never return. Pursued from Europe to North Africa and Cairo's city of the dead - this is the twistiest and most deadly plot of any Alex Rider mission yet, and will reveal Smithers' ultimate gadget and see the shock death of a major character. Without a doubt it's a dark and shocking twist to the bestselling Alex Rider missions.
Some of our readers, new to the Alex Rider series, put themselves forward to read and review all ten titles. Check out their reviews below and if you click on the link 'Read full review' you will be able to view the reviews for all 10 titles.
- Dylan Sweet, age 11 - 'I loved it and just couldn’t stop reading it.' Read full review >
- Imogen Fisher, age 14 - 'action-packed, well written and it was full of plot twists and exciting new things. A brilliant book to end an amazing series!' Read full review >
- William Longlands, age 11 - '10/10 Alex tries to quit but returns to MI6.' Read full review >
- Alice East, age 10 - 'This is Alex Rider’s ninth mission Scorpia Rising. Alex wants to stop working for MI6 when he has finished this mission. Alex has all ready dealt with Scorpia once and now they want serious revenge.' Read full review >
- Rachel Galbraith, age 10 - 'No one does covert operations like Alex Rider...This book was excellent, I really enjoyed having a deeper understanding of all the other books in this series.' Read full review >
- Sam Harper, age 11 - 'An exhilarating, emotional and absolutely fantastic ending to a brilliant series. I can’t help hoping we’ll meet Alex again.' Read full review >
- Jake Fletcher, age 14 - 'The Finale. Schoolboy Alex. Spy Alex. Only the best can survive. Who will live? Who is the winner? It’s the beginning of the End; the stakes have never been higher...This finale is amazing. It’s bigger, stronger, and includes more violence than any other book.'Read full review >
- Tomasz Hawryszczuk, age 9 - 'Alex's final mission, or is it? Alex is now 15 and wants out of MI6. He wants a normal life. Will he get his wish? Not before yet another mission and more danger!I have really enjoyed reading all the stories. This one is one of the best in the whole series.' Read full review >
- Mukunth Kowsik, age 13 - 'this book was the best possible ending to the series. Anthony Horrowitz has made me ride every book with Alex, and I guess I have never had an adventure as thrilling as this series!' Read full review >
- Chloe Mcilroy, age 14 - 'Probably the best book in the series so far - I literally couldn't put it down!' Read full review >
- Chloe Shortall - 'I would recommend this book for teen readers looking for a novel full of action and tension.' Read full review >
- Emily Kinder, age 14 - 'Darker and more serious than the previous books in this series Scorpia Rising is nevertheless an action-packed thrill ride featuring everyone's favourite character - Alex Rider, the teenage spy.' Read full review >
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Scorpia Rising by Anthony Horowitz
Alex is trying to get his life back on track. But Scorpia has returned, and when you're the world's most successful spy, the only way out is to face your enemies. Alex's mission will be the deadliest so far...
The Alex Rider series has sold over 13 million copies in English and is published in over 28 languages.
The series that has re-invented the spy genre Independent
Anthony Horowitz is the lion of children's literature Michael Morpurgo
Explosive, thrilling, action-packed - Meet Alex Rider Guardian
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