Necropolis by Anthony Horowitz Review

This is the fourth book in The Gatekeepers series and with only the finale left this book is what the finale is going to be set up by. So is the book any good well it’s time for a review.



Hong Kong has been taken over by the Old Ones and has become Necropolis, City of the Dead. Once in, there is no way out… Evil has been unleashed on the world and only five children – with special powers – can save it. Matt and the other three desperately need to find Scar, the final Gatekeeper, who has been trapped in Hong Kong, where puddles of water turn into puddles of blood, where ghosts, demons and hideous creatures stalk the streets. Matt has no choice but to follow her. Now, both imprisoned, their only hope of survival is to reach a secret door in the Man Ho temple. But even if Scar can find her psychic power, it may already be too late.

Taken from Goodreads

As I knew this is the second to last book in the series I had high expectations for it, this is because this is the book in which everything that is going to happen in the finale is going to be based on. That means it has to be good otherwise I am not going to be looking forward to the finale book in the series. After reading this book the last few days I have come to the conclusion that in fact it is the best book of the series so far.

The reason I think this is even though the main characters are all 15 they don’t seem like it and if it wasn’t mentioned throughout the book then I would say about 20-21 sort of age. This is a good thing for me as if the book was based around some children making mistakes every 10 seconds then I know I wouldn’t of even gotten this far into the series. Also the series seems to be getting darker with each passing book making for a more enjoyable read, I have found myself really liking the suspenseful plots of book of late, so not knowing what is going to happen with each character until the author has written it is a great read for me and it is exactly what happens throughout this book. I don’t know how many times I was sure that Jamie, Matt and Scar were going to die.

Anthony Horowitz has made this book in my own opinion one of his best pieces of work, this is because even though the story is great and manages to keep me happy throughout the read, it was his description of places and people/things that made the read seem more realistic. I was able to picture Hong Kong perfectly, along with the Ukrainian church just made the read just that much more amazing.

After reading this I cant wait to finish the series and find out what is going to happen with Matt, Pedro, Jamie, Scott and Scar. I recommend this read to anyone who is currently reading the series and if you are then trust me when I say you have got to give this series a go it is a great read.



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