Scorpia

Scorpia

Book - 2005
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"Alex Rider, teen spy, has always been told he is the spitting image of the father he never knew. But when Alex learns that his father may have been an assassin for the most lethal and powerful terrorist organization in the world, Scorpia, his world shatters. Now Scorpia wants Alex on their side, and Alex no longer has the strength to fight them. That is, until he learns of Scorpia's latest plot: an operation known only as "Invisible Sword" that will result in the death of thousands of people. Can Alex prevent the slaughter, or will Scorpia prove once and for all that the terror will not be stopped?"--Publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Puffin Books, 2005.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780142405789
0142405787
9780399241512
0399241515
Call Number: HOROWITZ
Characteristics: 388 p. ; 20 cm.
Subjects: Terrorism -- Fiction.
Orphans -- Fiction.
Italy -- Fiction.
London (England) -- Fiction.
England -- Fiction.
Spy stories.
Action and adventure fiction.

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GreenNinjaGirl
Aug 29, 2019

LOVE this book especially the ending!! 13+ When Alex goes off searching for his destiny and finds it in a assassins cult called Scorpia he must truly ask himself, Who am I? Filled with Action, suspense, gunfights, and cool secret spy gear. ENJOY!!

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MrBog
Jan 29, 2017

stormbreaker- Alex does not die there are four more Alex Rider adventures.

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Rian1
Aug 28, 2015

Before starting this I would advise you to read all the previous books before this one because if you do not, you will be confused and those book will be spoiled. In Scorpia by Anthony Horowitz, Alex Rider, a teenage spy for MI6, gets entangled with a criminal group called Scorpia. He learns that his father was a part of it and so was Yassen Gregorovich (who told him) before he died. After he escapes, Alan Blunt, the head of MI6, informs him that Scorpia has a plan to kill every British child in England. So Alex gets sent back to Scorpia as a double agent to prevent Scorpia's plan, Invisible Sword. He also learns something about his father that shocked him. Alex had also been injected with a nanoshell but for a special reason and the only reason he said yes was because of the doctor and the lame excuse of “more vitamins”. Scorpia is proceeding with Invisible Sword is for money because a rich, Middle Eastern man wants to end the American-British alliance and will pay them 25 million dollars. The way Scorpia planned this is by secretly putting nanoshells in vaccines for Landon school kids which contain a powerful poison contained in a golden sphere, so the poison won't hit the heart until the right time. Then Scorpia will detonate the spheres (that are only a billionth of a hair long) by sending terahertz(radio) waves to destroy the golden shells and let the poison kill them. [5/5 from me :)] Find out what happens!

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crazycoolbff
Jul 10, 2014

AWESOME!!! As always!!! I LOVE the Alex Rider series!!!!!! It is NEVER BORING!!!!

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stormbreaker
Nov 27, 2013

Alex dies he gets shot by sniper in he last few pages but best Alex rider book I have read so far

Kdmullerspy Aug 02, 2013

Awesome!!!!!! We got to see a darker side to Alex

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JihadiConservative
Apr 22, 2013

Very fun and exciting. I grew up with this and Rangers.

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freeflyer
Jun 13, 2012

Wow, I mean, wow. This was amazing. I couldn't get enough of it. The ending was fantastic, Supermegafoxyawesomehot amazing. And the ending, it was superb, it was satisfying even when so many books aren't.
-Buttercup

Tam_Girl12 Apr 14, 2012

I liked it a lot!!!!

PC315 Dec 13, 2011

This book Rules wish i could keep it forever all Alex rider books are good wait not good out of this world good! I didn't like it as much as eagle strike though.

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GreenNinjaGirl
Aug 29, 2019

GreenNinjaGirl thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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MrBog
Feb 25, 2017

MrBog thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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jingpeterlin
Apr 27, 2015

jingpeterlin thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 21

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blue_falcon_356
Sep 17, 2014

blue_falcon_356 thinks this title is suitable for 95 years and over

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crazycoolbff
Jul 10, 2014

crazycoolbff thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Apr 22, 2013

JihadiConservative thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Andantina
Nov 16, 2012

Andantina thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

Tam_Girl12 Apr 14, 2012

Tam_Girl12 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

greta39 Jul 30, 2011

greta39 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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GreenNinjaGirl
Aug 29, 2019

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Lot's of gun-firing and a particularly gory ending.

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GreenNinjaGirl
Aug 29, 2019

Violence: It's a spy book! Need I say more?

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crazycoolbff
Jul 10, 2014

Other: Other than some intense scenes, it was AWESOME!!!!!!

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JihadiConservative
Apr 22, 2013

Violence: some the worst it gets is a man with a sword thrown into his brain

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green_tiger_37 Jul 11, 2014

In this book Alex Rider chases down Scorpia after Alex Rider found out the truth from Yassen. After Scorpia tells their version of the "Truth"Of

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crazycoolbff
Jul 10, 2014

SCORPIA--Sabotage and Corruption. Intelligence and Assassination.

SCORPIA NEVER FORGOT.

SCORPIA NEVER FORGAVE.

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