Scorpia (An Alex Rider Adventure)

Book 5 of 10 in the Alex Rider Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 6 - 8Grades 3 - 5n/a5.080243
Alex Rider, the spitting image of his father in so many ways, is about to find out just how closely he is his father's son. When Alex learns that his father was an assassin for Scorpia, the most powerful terrorist organization going, his world shatters. Now Scorpia wants Alex on their side, and Alex wages a war of conscience he no longer has the will to win. Until, that is, he learns of Scorpia's latest plot: an operation known only as "Invisible Sword" that will result in the death of thousands of people. Unless he can stop it first . . . .
With a cliffhanger you'll want to read twice, Scorpia is the most intense thriller yet from bestselling author Anthony Horowitz.
Hardcover, 312 pages
Published on March 17, 2005 by Philomel Books
ISBN-10: 0399241515
ISBN-13: 9780399241512
4 Book Reviews
  • warbookfan01
    warbookfan01over 5 years
    Really exiting
    • langston_p
      langston_pabout 7 years55 stars
      To me this was when the real storyline of Alex Rider begins. It is when he finds out about his family history and what his father really was and what SCORPIA is. To me all of the other books were like warm ups, getting you ready for the original. At the end of Eagle Strike, Yassen Gregorovitch tells him to go to Venice, Italy and find "SCORPIA". He listens to him and proceeds to Venice with Tom Harris, his best friend and suddenly finds himself getting tricked to work for SCORPIA by Julia Rothman, the main antagonist. I like how he was finally able to find out more about his father and how Anthony Horowitz again managed to make the book so amazingly realistic with such good details that must of had required a lot of research. It was also very long, so luckily since I couldn't put the book down, there was a lot to read.
      • live2read
        live2readover 7 years55 stars
        This Book is amazing, in fact the whole series is! It is all about a teenage spy names Alex Rider who is always being forced into saving the world. I strongly recommend this book to all readers 10 or over who love a good action story! I literally could not put this book down!
        • patrickrulesall
          patrickrulesallalmost 10 years55 stars
          i LOVE this alex rider full of comedy and action