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After the terror of Raven’s Gate, Matt thinks his days of fighting evil are over. But in distant Peru, a second gate is opening, and Matt is needed to battle dark forces there… Matt is sent to Peru by the Nexus, a mysterious organisation created to defend the Five. But there is a traitor in the Nexus: a traitor who wants to see Matt dead. As danger closes in, Matt is whisked into a plot where space-age conspiracies collide with ancient Inca secrets. But while he journeys from lost mountain cities to the barren Nazca desert, a hideous evil lies in wait for Matt…

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The Power of Five





Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.7; Middle years; 13.0 points

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  • 352 pages


UK edition


Anthony Horowitz

8528 anthony horowitz 2 206758

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  1. 39c logo fullcolor 113549

    on 8 March 2014

    Absolutely amazing, didn’t get it at first but when i read it again I loved it.

  2. Hayley 113303

    on 9 March 2013

    This book is about five frioends and is full of evil and pure excitment I really loved reading this book I just couldn’tput it down

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    on 8 March 2013

    This book is so scary but I loved it full of mystery and adventure.

  4. Ef castle thumb 2

    on 4 December 2010

    I absolutely love Anthony Horowitz’s books. They have the right amount of funny stuff, serious stuff and mysterious stuff, which makes the books brilliant.

    I love this book’s cover. It’s bright, intriguing and full of color. Evil Star is a catchy title, and the little quote (When it flickers, the world dies…) is really mysterious. My kind of book!

    The Power of Five is a series of books that are about 5 teenagers with special powers. They guard gates that stop an evil force called “The Old Ones” from entering this world. Last time the Old Ones came, it was bad news.

    This is the second book in the series. Matt, the main character in the first book, Raven’s Gate, and one of the Gatekeepers is sent to Peru because the Nexus, a secret organisation that live to protect the gatekeepers, sent him there because they suspect that someone was trying to open a gate, and Matt was the only one who could stop it. But when they get there, trouble is waiting for Matt. His best friend and guardian, Richard is taken and Matt is beaten up by the police. Matt’s saved by Pedro, a Peruvian begger, and Pedro takes Matt to his home. It isn’t till later the Matt discovers that Pedro is one of the Five, and his powers can literally save lives… Will Matt find Richard? Will Matt be able to stop the gate from opening? And what has all this got to do with the mysterious lines in the Nazca Desert? Find out in Evil Star!

    I loved this book and I’d recommend it for people from 9 and up. This book is so good-even adults would love it! I’d recommend reading Raven’s Gate first though-it’ll make the book seem better.

    My star rating is definitely 5/5!

    5out of 5
  5. Hayley 113303

    on 12 November 2008

    LOVED THIS BOOK! It was sooooooooooooo good! Briliant! But I love Night rise too! That is one good book! This one too!

    5out of 5