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Nightrise (The Gatekeepers, Book 3) (original 2007; edition 2008)

by Anthony Horowitz

Series: The Power of Five (3)

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As fourteen-year-old telepathic twins struggle to escape the clutches of the Nightrise Corporation, one of them travels through dreams to a time when the evil Old Ones ruled and learns the role that he, his brother, and three other Gatekeepers must play to keep the world safe from the Old Ones' return.… (more)
Title:Nightrise (The Gatekeepers, Book 3)
Authors:Anthony Horowitz
Info:Scholastic (2008), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 368 pages
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Book #3 of the Gatekeepers essentially abandoned the story and characters developed in the first two books. This book is about fourteen-year-old native American twins, Scott and Jamie Tyler, who have ESP and become the targets of the evil Nightrise Corporation. Scott is kidnapped from their circus show, and Jamie is helped by the mother of another missing boy, who works for a presidential candidate. Together, they infiltrate a Nevadan prison, rescue the missing boy, and Jamie is transported in time back to the time to help the Five imprison the Old Ones. Jamie is reunited with Scott just in time to help avert a possible catastrophe. ( )
  skipstern | Jul 11, 2021 |
Nightrise Book Review (The Gatekeepers Book #3)

by Anthony Horowitz

I’d give this one 3.5 stars out of 5.

Anthony Horowitz is one of my favorite modern writers. His greatest strength, or, what resonates with me most, is when he is writing something slightly creepy, mysterious, and ominous. He is VERY good at that, and I can't get enough of it. That is what originally drew me into this series. In book one, Raven's Gate, he really created a haunting ambiance to surround his wonderfully creepy-cult-characters.

Unfortunately, since the first book, we only get bits and pieces of that. But, when we do get them, they are really good pits and pieces.

Don't get me wrong. This is a very good series. Each book introduces us to another one (or more than one) of "The Five." "The Five" consists of five teenagers that are destined to protect the world against The Old Ones - a race of creatures that are the stuff of ancient myth, and legends.

Book 3, Nightrise, follows two of "The Five," in Jamie and Scott Tyler, twin brothers that share a special connection with each other, and the power to strongly influence others.

Book three's story begins with the brothers performing on stage during a magic act. As the stars of the show, they perform fantastic tricks. For example, one brother seeing something on one side of the room, and the brother other telling him and the crowd what he sees without seeing that something himself. It is this moment when we start to understand how Jamie and Scott are connected, but only on the surface. They can, in fact, do much more. This won't be revealed until later in the story.

It is, at this same performance, that several men have come to validate the claim they've heard - that Jamie and Scott Tyler have special, unexplained powers. We learn, during one of the audience ticks - one brother seeing a business card in the audience, and the other brother saying what he sees from the stage - that these men represent the Nightrise corporation. Later we learn that its a company that is aware of The Old Ones, and collects children with special gifts.

Once convinced of their power, these two men meet up with Jamie and Scott's guardian, the man who produces the show. We also learn that he called Nightrise, and that he's willing to sell his boys for around a few hundred thousand dollars.

After the inciting incicent, we follow the boys as they are captured, then get away, and then separated. We learn more about them, and their destiny as they do.

For me, this was the book that started to try to link all the separate storilines together. There not only is some mention of Matt and Pedro (two other boys of "The Five,") but there is a whole sequence of dreamworld battle that I found to be quite a bit confusing at first. This might be partially because I was listening to the audiobook version of the book, but the story seemed just kind of jump storilines. Once I realized what was going on, it was helpful to put everything in context across multiple books, multiple characters, and multiple universes(?)

While I've shared some of the early plot points, I won't reveal any of the key plot points to this book, or some of the critical information that connects the books across the series. I will say specific to book 3 that there is definately a vein similar to Stephen King's, The Dead Zone - at least in a reverse, round about sort of way. For more on that, you'll have to pick up the books :)

All in all, this is a good book and a very good series. If you like action, suspense, with an occasional bit of creepy ambiance, this book would be worth checking out.

If you've Nightrise, let me know what you think in the comments!

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  wisealma | Nov 21, 2018 |
An interesting story ( )
  Shadow494 | Jun 20, 2016 |
Nightrise by Anthony Horowitz was a great book. It’s the third book in the Gatekeepers series. In the book, the main characters, Scott and Jamie, can read each others minds. Soon, this evil group called Nightrise tries to capture them for their abilities. They succeed and capture Scott, but Jamie gets away, thanks to a woman named Alicia. She protects him and in turn, he helps her search for her missing son, whom she thinks was also captured by Nightrise. Throughout the book, Jamie learns some surprising things about himself, and why Nightrise took his brother. Soon he realizes that saving his brother is not the most important thing that he must do.
Anthony Horowitz is an exceptional writer, and Nightrise is no exception. I have read many other novels that he wrote, like the Alex Rider series. I enjoyed every little bit of it. The characters in Nightrise were very well thought out. The plot was very interesting, especially right after the middle, when they sort of went back in time. That part confused, but it worked itself out eventually. Everything else was great, and the writing pushed it along very well. Nightrise was great book, and I think that anybody interested should read this series.
  brjamo | Apr 28, 2013 |
jamie and scott are twins performing in the circus of the mind. both have the power to read and control minds. a organasation calledv night rise is werking to bring the old ones back. they know that the twins are both gatekeepers and capteur sott. jamie must serch for clues to help save his brother, save the past, and discover who he realy is.i recamend this to mystrory and action lovers. ( )
  John.Kaleb | Mar 28, 2012 |
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The two men in the black limousine had alrady circled the theatre once. Now they pulled in on the other side of the road, opposite the main door. Outside, the temperature was well into the eighties. But they had turned the air-conditioning on full blast and the car was like a refrigerator. They sat in silence. The two of them had worked together for many years and despised each other. They had nothing left to say.
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As fourteen-year-old telepathic twins struggle to escape the clutches of the Nightrise Corporation, one of them travels through dreams to a time when the evil Old Ones ruled and learns the role that he, his brother, and three other Gatekeepers must play to keep the world safe from the Old Ones' return.

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