A sinister story of the supernatural; first of five in a thrilling new series by this number-one best-selling author. 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 - ...
A sinister story of the supernatural; first of five in a thrilling new series by this number-one best-selling author. 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? Major marketing campaign with 6-sheet advertising to launch this gripping new series. Guaranteed publicity coverage - including radio and TV interviews.
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Gripping novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the end
Author: Anthony Horowitz
Title: Ravens Gate
Genre: Fantasy, horror, young adult
Anthony Horowitz is a British writer that has wrote many childrens plays and screenwrites, he was born into an extremely wealthy family and started writing short stories from a very young age
Themes:Adventure, series, science fiction and fantasy
Matt Freeman is a fourteen year old boy that has lost his parents and fallen into some tough times. One night he makes a stupid choice and decides to rob a warehouse. He gets caught and is put into the LEAF project for troubled teens and is sent to live with an eldery woman named, Ms. Deverill, in a small town called Lesser Malling. After only a few days of living there he realizes that there are very strange things going on in this small town and that he is the main part of it. What ends up happening is something that he could have never imagined and just the beginning of a long road to finally being safe again.
i thought this was a very interesting and good book that kept me reading because there was always something happening, and very few dull moments. I agree with the fact that young teens can get into trouble and be put into extremely challenging situations for the bad choices that they made. However, i dont really disagree with any points that the author brought up. The books brings up the possibility that there may be people that have supernatural abilities such as witches, but he does not really leave out anything he does a very good job of tying everything together in the end. The book did not really affect me because I try and stay out of trouble. Also, my opinions have not changed much, I understand that it was fiction but I still dont believe in magic or that witches exist. This book is related to my course though because I am learning about leaders and being a hero, and Matt displayed all those qualities troughout the course of the book. This was an excellent book and is highly recommended to everyone.
Jan 21, 2010
Series for School
Bought to get first book in series my son is reading for English class. These are not as good as Alex Rider, a bit "slow"
Publishers Weekly, 2005-06-20 Horowitz (the Alex Rider series) unveils a thoroughly creepy new tale with this first entry in the Gatekeepers series. The novel opens as 14-year-old Matt Freeman reluctantly helps an older friend break into a warehouse. A frequent truant (he has lived with his aunt since his parents were killed in a car accident), Matt's problems grow exponentially worse when he finds himself charged as an accessory to assault after his friend stabs a security guard during the failed burglary. Matt is offered a chance to participate in the LEAF Program (Liberty and Education Achieved Through Fostering), which sends troubled youths to rural settings where "there are fewer temptations." In the custody of severe, stern Mrs. Deverill, Matt must clean the pigsty among other chores. But his tasks pale compared to the gathering threat in the village of Lesser Malling. Though he tries to escape, Matt finds his attempts thwarted by unseen forces, and he soon realizes that his presence in Lesser Malling is no accident. Among Mrs. Deverill's belongings he makes a chilling discovery: "The photograph was black-and-white, taken with a telephoto lens.... With a sense of horror and sickness, he realized he was looking at a picture of himself. This was his parents' funeral. Six years ago." Sinister magic melds with modern technology, and Matt's few allies are killed off one by one. Horowitz's talent for building suspense is as strong as ever, and this unnatural tale, which descends into ancient evils, should attract a strong following. Ages 12-up. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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