Raven’s Gate By Anthony Horowitz Review

After reading Steelheart I felt like I was getting back into reading so I started on a series I have previously read to see if I my reading form would pick up again. Well book finished and it is time to review



He always knew he was different.
First there were the dreams.
Then the deaths began.

When Matt Freeman gets into trouble with the police, he’s sent to be fostered in Yorkshire. It’s not long before he senses there’s something wrong with his guardian: with the whole village.

Then Matt learns about the Old Ones and begins to understand just how he is different. But no one will believe him; no one can help.

There is no proof. There is no logic. There is just the Gate.

Taken from Goodreads.

My Opinion

So like I said I have read the Power of Five series before so it was nice to re-read the beginning of this series again as it brought back some memories, however I haven’t read this series since I was 15 (I’m now 20) so I have forgotten almost all of what had happened.

I don’t know how I tell people about this book, it is a great book and is probably one of the best first parts of a series I have read in a while. It had so much suspense it makes you just want to carry on reading just to find out what is going to happen next. Not only that but there are powers involved and everyone knows that I can’t help myself when a book has powers involved I become like a little kid.

The main character in this book is called Matt Freeman and a lot of people just assume he is like just like every other bad kid with parent problems, well that is until they meet him. When people meet Matt they all know straight away there is something different about him and there is, he is one of the five. This means that he is one of the great five who originally managed to keep the old ones away from taking over the world. We don’t find this out until the end of the book but it is hinted a lot the whole way through the book. The thing I like most about this book is that the way in which he is able to use is by remembering the smell of burnt toast, for me this just made the book seem so much more real because something as normal as the memory of burnt toast allowed matt to use his full potential.

The way in which everything was described in this book just made everything seem as if it could happen in really life. It was also the use of real place names that helped with the overall effect, such as the mention of the Stonehenge which no one really knows the history of and the way that Anthony Horowitz added to the history was just amazing in helping with the realism of the overall book.

The way in which Anthony had written this book made me have the actual creeps in a good way, this is because the way in which he described the events that where happening to Matt just creeped me out in such a way that made me want to keep on reading. I have read the Alex rider books and the way that Anthony has went from something like that to a new mild horror series is just fantastic and the way it has been written you wouldn’t think it is the same author, this just shows how much skill this man has got at writing.

Overall I say this book is great but if you get easy freaked out and avoid scray movies then maybe put the light on while reading this. The characters and the way it is written is easily worth a 10/10.


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