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Scorpia Rising

Author: Anthony Horowitz

Genre: Action/ Spy fiction


Alex Rider Summary

Scorpia Rising is the 9th novel of the Alex Rider series. It is his last mission as a member of MI6. Before this, Alex Rider was left alone for a couple of months after being used for deadly missions. Alex Rider thought it was all over until he was a target again. The shooting brought Alex Rider back to the world that nearly killed him. He’s told that he has to leave the country for his own safety by no other than Alan Blunt, the head and chief executive of MI6. Alan Blunt had a plan to use Alex Rider again; he moved Alex to Cairo, not only to leave the country but to spy on a school that could possibly be a target to terrorists. While Mr. Blunt and Alex were having this meeting, Mr. Blunt wasn’t aware of the fact that they were being eavesdropped. In Cairo, Alex Rider finds himself in the most dangerous mission of all. What did Mr. Blunt promise him? Was it all a lie? What fate is in store for Alex Rider?

Comment: I started reading the Alex Rider series last year, at my previous school. I always loved reading the series as they were filled with action. The series became more and more adventurous and deadly as I read on. I was sad on the fact that this book was going to be the last book of this sequel. This book was so interesting, sorrowful and amusing, I couldn’t put it down. I ended up reading this book within the day I bought it. This book included many unexpected truths and answers. It was probably the toughest mission of all. The only thing I didn’t quite like about this book was that it became a lot more modern than the previous one. I recommend this book to anyone who likes action stories filled with sadness and joy. The best part is that nothing will go the way you expect it to be.


Scorpia Rising: An Alex Rider Mission (An Alex Rider Novel).” By Anthony Horowitz: Philomel 9780399250576 First Edition. Philomel, n.d. Web. 19 Sept. 2013. <;.

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