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Raven's gate by Anthony Horowitz

Raven's gate (original 2005; edition 2005)

by Anthony Horowitz

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Title:Raven's gate
Authors:Anthony Horowitz
Info:London : Walker, 2005.
Collections:Your library
Tags:fiction, ya, read, 2007, december, fantasy, dark fantasy, paranormal

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Raven's Gate by Anthony Horowitz (2005)

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    Three of Diamonds (Diamond Brother Mysteries) by Anthony Horowitz (jasonpx2014)
    jasonpx2014: This is another fantastic and wonderful novel published by Anthony Horowitz. "Raven's Gate" is an interesting novel to read about from the series of "Power of Five" The genre is the same from the series of "Diamond Brothers Mysteries" In my opinion, the "Power of Five" series is better to read about than the "Diamond Brothers Mystery" So if you are confused with which series to read about first, I recommend you to read the "Power of Five"… (more)

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YA is just not my genre. If the characters and plot were more developed, I might have enjoyed it more, but it just didn't seem like a very original storyline. ( )
  kristilabrie | Apr 9, 2017 |
This book was ok. It is about a boy named Matt who was a delinquent. He came with his friend to a police station where there was a sleeping police officer. The officer woke up and Matt's friend stabbed the officer. Matt's friend ran away, and Matt called the police to save his life. They came with Matt's friend who was screaming that Matt had stabbed the Officer. Matt had to be sent away to a faraway town, where an old lady was his legal guardian. He was worked to the bone, and he met Tom. Tom tried to help him but was killed in his own bedroom. Matt tried to tell that to the police, and they went to Tom's house. The maids acted like nothing had happened, and Matt got in trouble for calling the police in a false alarm. Matt tried to run away but was always led back to the town.The cat was killed, and when Matt came home the cat was alive and was glaring at him. One day, Matt was attempted to be drugged to sleep. He dumped the glass while no one was looking and pretended to be drugged. He found that everyone was gone, and followed them. They were performing a ritual. Big rotten dead dogs were summoned, and Matt ran for his life. He ended up almost drowning in the bog. The journalist, Richard, saved his life because he heard someone screaming as he was driving dowm the road. They went back and found out that they summoned the Old Ones, ancient gods of war, hate, and all that bad stuff. Matt unlocked a power in him and blasted all of tehm to the dark pit that they came from. They narrowly escaped from being melted alive. I think this book has a few exciting parts, but way too much foreshadowing, rising action, and boring events. ( )
  kaip.g1 | Mar 23, 2017 |
A good book, a young adult horror ( )
  Shadow494 | Jun 20, 2016 |
Fast paced excitement. Solid story. Will follow up with other books in series. ( )
  thukpa | Feb 6, 2016 |
Fast paced excitement. Solid story. Will follow up with other books in series. ( )
  thukpa | Feb 6, 2016 |
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(Summary) This book was about a boy who got caught stealing DVDs with his friend and a guard was stabbed. He was then used in a test called the LEAF project and sent to a place called Lesser Malling close to York. He then gets involved in an epic adventure of strange towns people and roads leading nowhere. It all lead up to Raven’s Gate, facing near death, Matthew Freeman stops Raven’s Gate from reforming. He found out that he was one of the five children who had saved the world from the Old Ones and will have to do it again; he also finds that he has special powers he can almost control.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0439680093, Paperback)

This chilling NYT bestseller from Anthony Horowitz, "a master of edge-of-your-seat writing" (Booklist, starred) is "an exhilarating read" (Kirkus) that "should attract a strong following" (PW)

As punishment for a crime he didn't really commit, Matt was given a choice: go to jail or go live with an old woman named Mrs. Deverill in a remote town called Lesser Malling.
He should have chosen jail.
A strange and sinister plan is coming together made in Lesser Malling, with Matt at the center of it all. People who try to help him disappear . . . or die. It all ties to an evil place named Raven's Gate - a place whose destiny is horrifyingly intertwined with Matt's own.

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Sent to live in a foster home in a remote Yorkshire village, Matt, a troubled fourteen-year-old English boy, uncovers an evil plot involving witchcraft and the site of an ancient stone circle.

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