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As series finales go I found it acceptable, though not extraordinary. He’s bested them twice, and almost completely destroyed their reputation and now they’re going to get him back. Neither of them has any intention of ever dealing with MI6 again However, Alex later manages to overpower and kill Gunter after Gunter is stung by a scorpion. For some reason when I read “Scorpia” and Alex almost died at the end and his parents appeared, I totally thought they were real. I sure was sad to say goodbye to him.

That’s impressive, coming from me! And then, with the pause of a mini-second, the car explodes. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. My thoughts were messed up after reading this book. This novel starts with Zeljan Kurst, leader of Scorpia, a international terrorist organization,being asked by Yannis Ariston Xenopolos, a Greek billionaire with cancer, to return the Elgin Marbles to Greece. Mar 05, Myra Sullivan rated it it was ok. It’s been months since he last saw anyone from MI6 and it seems he’s just a normal kid again. End to a fantastic series.

Contains Spoilers Hide Show. He seizes the pistol and pursues Julius.

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Sadly, this book made me question Horowitz’s writing and I might need to go back to make sure he wasn’t always like this.

Jack Starbright is one of my favourites in the series.

Alex Rider is back with his notorious foes: A tip-off leads MI6 to organise an operation to try to capture him at the British Museumbut Kurst escapes amidst an intense firefight between the SAS personnel and his own security detail. The explosion was planned, and was set off in front of Alex’s eyes by the person who loathes him more than what is humanly possible, Zcorpia Grief. In the beginning of the story there is a man working for a national criminal organization called Scorpia.


Alex follows the sniper and is able to ploh the helicopter and the sniper who is escaping in it crashing into the Thames. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

He’s also a screenwriter, and a lot of that is obvious in the way that he writes. But he comes out scheduled for another mission. This immobilizes Gunter enough for Alex to steal his gun and break his nose, killing him from the trauma.

Adventurespy novel. Scorpia Rising was, I must say not predictable. Someone from all the books are going to die, i bet its going to be Jack.

Scorpia Rising

It won’t win awards for beauty but like all the other Alex books, the action, intrigue and danger kept me turning the pages as fast as possible. Comment Add a Comment.

Even though it wasn’t the first time Alex had shot someone, it felt wrong as Julius was his look-alike and it felt to him as if he were killing a part of himself. This is an amazing and thrilling book!!

Scorpia Rising by Anthony Horowitz – review

With this book it seemed scropia Horowitz suddenly realized that he had to make it end as realistically as possible and so he did. No, not at all. And yet now I truly believe this was a completely satisfying ending. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. While he was on that mission they were going to capture him and torture him then kill him.


But after two previous failures, they decide to take out the only person who can stop them: Thanks for an amazing series Mr. Awesome end to the series!

Alex is once again up against Scorpia, the worst of all mafia-style organisations, and he’s witnessed murder, violence, torture and cruelty before his work with them is over. Oct 23, Johnp rated it it was ok Shelves: I thought somehow they’d escaped death and were in hiding until their enemies were caught, and then they could reunite with Alex and live as a happy risinf.

At Alex Risung school, Alex is attacked by a sniper in Mathematics class. He claims the British stole it from Greece and hired Scorpia to get it back. Alex takes revenge on the sniper by following him to a helicopter in which he plans to escape in, and causing the helicopter to crash into the Thames. On 19 Januarythe estate of Arthur Conan Doyle announced that Horowitz was to be the writer of a new Sherlock Holmes novel, the first such effort to receive an official endorsement from them and to be entitled the House of Silk.

With that being said, a lot of loose ends are wrapped up and the ending is It was published on 31 March The conclusion of the Alex Rider series. This one is different.