Raven's Gate (Power of Five) Graphic Novel by Anthony Horowitz

Raven's Gate (Power of Five) Graphic Novel

Written by Anthony Horowitz
Part of the The Power of Five Series

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The long-awaited graphic-novel adaptation of the No. 1 bestseller Raven's Gate, from the creator of Alex Rider, Anthony Horowitz. A sinister and incredibly atmospheric story of the supernatural; first of five in the Power of Five series. Matt has always known he has unusual powers. Raised in foster care, he is sent to Yorkshire on a rehabilitation programme, only to find himself in the midst of sinister goings-on. Matt investigates and uncovers a terrible secret - eight guardians are protecting the world from the evil ones, beings banished long ago by five children. But devil worshippers want to let the evil ones back in. As the story reaches its climax, it looks like Matt has succeeded in stopping them...or has he? Let’s hope we don’t have to wait as long for the second graphic novel in the series. Fans of Horowitz will enjoy re-reading the novel in graphic novel form but it’s also worth coaxing reluctant readers to the graphic novel version as well. Very accessible and full of imagery.

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In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for Raven's Gate a small number of our readers were lucky enough to be invited to review the original edition of this title. Here's a taster....'Raven’s Gate is the best novel I have read for a while. Antony Horowitz takes you on an adventurous journey, transporting you to another world of darkness and mystery'.

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Raven's Gate (Power of Five) Graphic Novel by Anthony Horowitz

Sent to Yorkshire on a rehabilitation programme, Matt Freeman finds himself in the midst of a sinister conspiracy of witchcraft and murder. He uncovers a terrible secret: the Old Ones – monstrous godlike beings once banished from our world – are trying to return. Matt is about to discover that he alone stands between the forces of evil and the annihilation of humanity...


Pippa Cousins, age 16 I thoroughly enjoyed the book as it was entertaining, caught my imagination and was not difficult to read. I would say this book is a ‘must read’ and I will definitely read the series. Click here to read the full review

Matthew McGuigan, age 14 a very exciting story filled with suspense and adventure. Once you start it you will not be able to put it down until you find out what happens.Click here to read the full review

Kalilah K it was a good read and I look forward to the next instalment Click here to read the full review

Morgan Steigmann, age 14 Packed full of mystery, you won’t be able to put this book down! This supernatural adventure will catapult you into another reality- where dogs emerging from fire and disappearing bodies are the norm. Click here to read the full review

About the Author

Anthony Horowitz

Anthony Horowitz discussed Russian Roulette in a special live event streamed into schools on Monday 16th June. For more information go to www.alexrider.com/horowtizlive or watch it on the window below.

Anthony Horowitz was our Guest Editor in June 2011 - click here to see the books he chose.

Anthony Horowitz is the author of the number one bestselling Alex Rider books and The Power of Five series. He has enjoyed huge success as a writer for both children and adults, most recently with his highly acclaimed Sherlock Holmes novel, The House of Silk.

He has won numerous awards, including the Bookseller Association/Nielson Author of the Year Award, the Children’s Book of the Year Award at the British Book Awards, and the Red House Children’s Book Award.

Anthony has also created and written many major television series, including Injustice, Collision and the award-winning Foyle’s War.

Anthony Horowitz as a child:
Born in north London, Anthony says, "I think I knew with certainty that I wanted to be a writer around eight." For birthdays, he asked for books, pens and a typewriter. His schooldays were not especially happy, more like something "out of Dickens or Dahl", and one reason he began writing books for young people was "to make up for the shortcomings of my childhood".

As an adult:
Anthony has an unrivalled reputation for getting boys, especially reluctant readers, into books. In 2007, Anthony was singled out by then Education Secretary Alan Johnson as the not-so-secret weapon to get boys reading. In 2008, Anthony was made the National Year of Reading’s first Champion Author due to his regular outreach work to Youth Offenders and Looked After Children throughout the UK.

Things you didn't know about Anthony Horowitz:
1. Anthony began writing because he wanted to be like Tintin.
2. He has travelled to all the places in the Tintin books (except the moon).
3. Snatchmore Hall (in The Switch) is based on the house where Anthony lived as a child. He had a nanny, two cooks, two gardens, a chauffeur … and he hated it.
4. He was sent to a revolting boarding school, Orley Farm, in north London. The headmaster and his wife featured by name in one of his TV episodes. He depicted them as mad Nazis!
5. He takes research for his books very seriously. He has walked across the Andes and visited forbidden criminal enclaves in Hong Kong. For Point Blanc, he climbed – and operated – a 150m crane opposite the Houses of Parliament.
6. He got married in Hong Kong. He didn’t understand the ceremony because it was in Chinese.
7. He spent a year working as a cowboy in Australia. This was for fun – not for a book.
8. His passion is scuba-diving. He has dived all over the world, including Sipadan in the South China Sea, where he saw hammerhead sharks.
9. He has a chocolate-coloured Labrador called Lucky. Lucky by name, but not by nature – the dog has been run over three times!
10. He is a major film fan and goes to the cinema three or four times a week. His favourite film is The Third Man. He is also a big fan of Alfred Hitchcock’s mysteries.

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176 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

2nd August 2010




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