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Scorpia Rising by Anthony Horowitz

Scorpia Rising (2011)

by Anthony Horowitz

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Series: Alex Rider (Book 9)

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The criminal organization know as Scorpia is back. And they are trying to redeem themselves by taking on a job to get Britain to return the Elgin marbles. And they decide to put Alex Rider right in the middle of it. And expose him and MI6 to the world. Of course the reason they need to redeem themselves is because Alex Rider put a wrench in their plans twice before.

I felt the story was fast paced and Alex was drawn back in to the world of MI6 rather quickly. But with the way the story was laid out, I should have caught on early that there was going to be a traumatic moment that would devastate Alex's world. It was inevitable that there would be a death but even so, it caught me off guard and this book is still haunting me. You really feel for Alex because of all he's been through. The only happy part was when Mr. Pleasure came and took Alex to live with him family in America. Which is something that Alex never really had but with the way he feels and all he's been through, I wonder if it was going to be too little, too late. This story is going to be sticking with me for awhile but overall, the series is enjoyable. ( )
1 vote Robin.D..Green | Sep 28, 2015 |
Fifteen-year-old spy Alex Rider working for MI6 has defeated Scorpia twice in the past year, and they fell below their reputation as being the world's most formidable crime organization. So when Scorpia is hired to coerce the British government to return a collection of classical marble sculptures to Greece, the organization cannot fail. An elaborate blackmail scheme is hatched to accomplish this goal, while getting revenge against Alex in the process. They paln to blackmail the prime minister and kill Alex in the process. Despite orders from the British Prime Minister that he is never to be used for a mission again, Alan Blunt,MI6’s leader, gets Alex to do one last mission. Alex is drawn into the trap set by Scorpia. The organization cruelly manipulate his thoughts into believing MI6 was his enemy. He is able to outmatch their manipulation and goes to an international school in Cairo where he is discovered and captured. They let him watch his house keeper and his best friend, the one who had raised him after his uncle’s death. He was soon rescued by backup but was emotionally devastated by the death of his house keeper Jack.
I gave this book for countless reasons. The description was extraordinary. I fell in love with the series and I believe this book was no exception. The action was like riding a rollercoaster with a blindfold. The constant flares of actions with their short downfalls kept me reading from cover to cover. I felt I knew each of the characters well. For these reasons and many more this is why I believe this book deserves five stars. ( )
  JohnS.B4 | Mar 23, 2015 |
The last book in the 'Alex Rider' series. And being the finale, you can be sure that something explosive is going to happen. Then again, Alex Rider is a teenage spy for MI6, equipped with cool gadgets, so there's always something momentous about all his exploits. In this conclusion, does he 'graduate' on to become a super spy like James Bond, or does he reach the end of the line (hence, the last book)? *No spoilers, just a teaser... :)
  MomsterBookworm | Jul 14, 2014 |
In this last Rider novel we see the reappearance of an old nemesis, the introduction of the vilest villain ever, and the death of a beloved character. Mr. Blunt retires. Mrs. Jones takes over MI6. Mr. Smithers isn't who he appears to be, and thankfully, Alex saves the day once again.

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  daatwood | Nov 21, 2013 |
Alex Rider: Scorpia Rising

Alex Rider is a 15 year old spy. His parents died shortly after he was born, in a plane crash. He was raised by his uncle Ian until he died in a car accident. Alex accidently discovers the truth when he walks into a junk yard and sees his uncle’s car filled with bullet holes. How does he handle the truth? Does he carry on the Rider legacy? In the final book of Alex Rider series, Alex goes to Cairo to take on his arch enemy: Sorpia. Sorpia is a criminal organisation that has only failed two operations, both because of Alex Rider. They set up an operation to get back the Elgin marbles, ancient Greek statues, back to Greece. This plan also is put in place to kill Alex. Scorpia was going to blackmail the British government to send the Elgin marbles back or they would show the whole world about Alex Rider. Alex finds out and spoils their plan for a third time to put Sorpia out of business. In the process, Scorpia kills Alex’s legal guardien (and his closest freind) Jackie. In the end, he moves to San Francisco to live with his girlfriend and her parents who moved to America from London.
I really like this series. I can relate to Alex’s troubles, which draw me into the books. I also love action packed books! I also love the ingenious plans and gadgets that Alex has! I would recommend this series to anyone who likes action.

By Alex ( )
  5SILit | Mar 19, 2013 |
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This is the ninth and final novel in the Alex rider series. I think this was by far the best one. I think it was the best because it is much more serious in tone and the author, Anthony Horowitz has become a better writer as the series progressed. I like how the whole story comes togther and old characters from past books come back into this one. Another good thing about this book is that it is long enough to be enjoyable but not too long that it becomes boring. The best thing in my opinon about this book is that the end of the book really makes the series come full circle and leaves you with little to no questions. I would reccomend this book to anyone that is a fan of the series and read the first 8 books. You won't regret reading this book.
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Scorpia has dogged Alex Rider for most of his life. They killed his parents, they did their best to con Alex into turning traitor, and they just keep coming back with more power. Now the world's most dangerous terrorist organization is playing with fire in the world's most combustible land: the Middle East. No one knows Scorpia like Alex. And no one knows how best to get to Alex like Scorpia. Until now.

The chases have never been more intense, the fights more treacherous, or the risks so perilous to mankind. And this time, Alex won't get away.

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When the world's deadliest terrorist organization, Scorpia, stirs up trouble in the Middle East, it is up to fourteen-year-old MI6 agent Alex Rider to thwart their plans.

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