Evil Star (The Gatekeepers Series #2)

Evil Star (The Gatekeepers Series #2)

by Anthony Horowitz


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ISBN-13: 9780439680080
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 05/01/2007
Series: Gatekeepers Series , #2
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 154,454
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 12 - 15 Years

About the Author

Anthony Horowitz is the New York Times bestselling author of The Gatekeepers series, Raven's Gate, Evil Star, Nightrise, and Necropolis, as well as the Alex Rider series, which includes Stormbreaker, Point Blank, Skeleton Key, Eagle Strike, Scorpia, Arc Angel, and Snakehead. He lives in London.

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Evil Star (The Gatekeepers Series #2) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 64 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Outstanting Book. There was action around every corner. It really kept you on the edge of your seat.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think that Anthony Horowitz did a very good job with this book.I give it five plus stars.Once I started reading I couldn't put the book down. The whole series is great. I have already read the first book which is Raven's Gate. That left me hanging so the very next day I picked up Evil Star. I found it very suspensful, thrilling, and funny.This book also left me hanging on the last chapter and I can't wait to find out what happens in the next book Nightrise!!!!
HeinrichJoJH More than 1 year ago
Having read the entire Alex Rider Series, all of the books in the Gatekeeper series as of yet, and many of Horowitz's miscellaneous books, I have seen more than my fair share of Anthony Horowitz, despite that, and despite the fact I have read Evil Star multiple times, I continue to be pulled in by the suspense of the book. Every time I read it, I find something new or comprehend something better. This is just one of the many reasons that Anthony Horowitz is without a doubt my favorite author. Evil Star takes place in Peru. Backtracking to the 1st book of the series, which is Raven's Gate, Matt Freeman has just closed the gate that keeps the Old Ones, (Evil, demon creatures) out of our world. After closing the gate, Matt is living with Richard Cole, a journalist who helped Matt survive in Raven's Gate. Matt goes to a snobby British private school and he hates it. The teachers, the students, all of it. Despite this, he is living a normal life, which is what he wanted all along. It isn't until Matt's relative and former guardian Gwenda Davis, attempts to burn down Matt's school with an oil tanker that Matt realizes he can't ever be normal. Matt is lured into Peru by the Nexus, who is a society that has been fighting to keep the Old Ones out of the world. There, he meets another gatekeeper, is beaten by police, and kidnapped by the remaining Inca indians who only hope to keep the gatekeepers safe. All of this is nothing compared to finding the second gate in the Nazca Desert, and seeing that it keeps shut. But Matt is up against more then he can handle alone that is, read this book to find out what happens and be sure to read Nightrise which is the next book in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I first started to read this book I couldn't put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a fantastic sequel to Ravens Gate! I thiink i speak for everyone when i say, keep them coming!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Evil Star was an awesome book. It was a bit boring in the beginning, but got to be really good by the beginning. There were many times when I couldn't wait to find what happens in the next chapter. Matt is 14 and is said to be 1 of the 5 gatekeepers. He must prevent the Old Ones from entering this world. Matt closed Ravens Gate in the first book, but now there is a second gate. Will the Old Ones get out? The book Evil Star would be a great book for fantasy lovers, and for people who like super heroes. Thats exactly what Matt is, a super hero, he has many power which are not in his control at first. The only bad part of this book is that you don't find out what happens until book 3. Anthony Horowitz is a wonderful writer, which is actually why I picked this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is one of the most action packed books i have read! i recommend this book from age 10 and up. I think that this book is better written than the first one!
Guest More than 1 year ago
EVIL STAR is the second book in the Anthony Horowitz series called THE GATEKEEPERS. In book one, titled RAVEN¿S GATE, main character Matt discovers he is one of five specially chosen teens. Their purpose is to save the world. Matt doesn't know the other five and must 'close' Raven's Gate on his own. As the second book, EVIL STAR, begins, Matt finds himself in Peru meeting up with Pedro, who turns out to be one of the chosen five. Matt and Pedro join forces, although it isn¿t easy since Matt speaks only English and Pedro speaks Spanish. Their unusual connection does allow them to communicate while in a dream state. They learn each others¿ stories and realize that their paths will someday cross the paths of their remaining team. Together Matt and Pedro must find and prevent the opening of the second gate. Its history is intertwined with the ancient Incas and the Peruvian culture. As they search the seamier side of Peru, they encounter kidnapping, gun battles, the evil 'big headed' Salamanda, high altitude jungle treks, and terrifying helicopter rides. Exactly what is the Evil Star and can they find the next gate in time to close it and save the world from the Old Ones? Horowitz provides his usual fast-paced, non-stop action in this new series. It is sure to impress his already established fans and create plenty of new ones. **Reviewed by: Sally Kruger, aka 'Readingjunky'
matt.rocha0505 on LibraryThing 3 days ago
Evil star s the second book of the gate keepers book series by Anthony Horowitz. This book takes place in Peru were the second gate is located. THis book is easier to under stand at the beginning then the first book ravens gate. In the middle of the one of the nexus members is a trader. Also the second gate keeper is found. I like this book because it is easier to read then then first book. This book doesn't have as many twist's and turns as the last one. This book would best be read by fast readers because it is a long book.
mervinpx2014 on LibraryThing 3 days ago
I read a few pages of this book and immediately i was sucked by its content. I just kept wanting to read the book. The way the author writes the novel is awesome. I can't wait to read another one of his books. HE is just amazing.
iyer35609 on LibraryThing 3 days ago
Outstanding. Very exciting and action packed. Makes you want to read on.
EndsWell on LibraryThing 3 days ago
Fast-paced and action-packed, although not as intense as the first one. Great for the YA crowd.
John.Kaleb on LibraryThing 3 days ago
the second book, the second gate,and the second gatekeeper. matthew freeman has closed ravens gate and is trying to be normal. fate has other plans for him. matt is sent to Peru to stop the second gate. along the way matt finds a boy named padero and finds out that he is the second gatekeeper. matt fales to sopt the gate from opening and is badly hurt after woundig the king of the "old ones". for fantasy and fiction lovers i recamend this book.
Eruantien on LibraryThing 3 days ago
The Gatekeepers series involves a teenaged English boy discovering that he is one of five children who are destined to prevent the Old Ones from returning and claiming the Earth. In the first book in the series, he successfully prevented a coven of witches from opening a gateway to the dimension in which the Old Ones are imprisoned. This time, Matt travels to Peru and locates both a second gate and another one of the Gatekeepers. I have been impressed with Anthony Horowitz's work in this series. While the Alex Rider series got more unbelievable and worsened in quality as the series progressed, right up to the shark-jumping book Arc Angel, this series seems to be increasing in quality and originality with each book in the series. While it may not be Dickens, Austen, or Tolkien, it's pretty good for YA fantasy.
JRlibrary on LibraryThing 3 days ago
This is book two in the Gatekeepers series. I enjoyed the story, mostly because I like the way Horowitz writes, but when I think back on the plot, all that mostly happened was we met the second child and the second gate opened and a large number of creatures emerged. Book two seemed to mostly be setting the reader up for the rest of the series, but I still enjoyed it. Glad I waited until it was in paperback however.
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Had to read first book (Ravens Gate) for my 9th grade thing and loved it!!! About to purchase this book and see how it goes!
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I have no idea what is in this book please explain ... if you do explain you can be my friend thnx
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