“Alex remains an appealing hero... Even adventure lovers unfamiliar with the books will find it difficult to resist the hyperkinetic fun.”
“The mass of readers already familiar with the books will love this.”
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“Antony Johnston has done a great job... a tremendously entertaining spy caper [that] should please Alex Rider fans both young and old.”
“Pulse-pounding plotting, a cinematic scope... delivers a hearty dose of intrigue, dark secrets, and breakneck action.”
“This adaptation is sharp and poignant... [the] easy blend of action, invention, youthful rebellion and engaging James Bond pastiche is perfectly captured.”
The Alex Rider graphic novels are adapted from the worldwide best-selling YA books by Anthony Horowitz. Visit Walker Books for more information.
When his guardian dies in suspicious circumstances, fourteen-year-old Alex Rider finds his world turned upside down.
Forcibly recruited into MI6, Alex has to take part in gruelling SAS training exercises. Then, armed with his own special set of secret gadgets, he's off on his first mission to Cornwall, where a multi-billionaire is producing the state-of-the-art Stormbreaker computers. He's offered to give one free to every school in the country — but there's more to the gift than meets the eye...
Selected for the British School Library Association's
Boys Into Books programme
Investigations into the 'accidental' deaths of two of the world's most powerful men have revealed just one link: both had a son attending Point Blanc Academy, a school for rebellious rich kids run by the sinister Dr Grief and set high in the French Alps.
Armed with a new collection of gadgets, Alex Rider must infiltrate the academy as a pupil and establish the truth about what is really happening there...
Teenage superspy Alex Rider is enlisted by the national security services again, this time for a routine reconnaissance mission at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. But before long, Alex finds himself caught up in a terrifying chain of events that leads from Chinese Triad gangs in London to an undercover assignment with the CIA in Cuba.
Alex must piece together the chilling links between suspicious deaths, an illegal nuclear weapons deal and the plans of his host, Russian General Sarov, for the future of the world...
Reluctant MI6 agent Alex Rider is relaxing in the south of France until a sudden, ruthless attack on his hosts plunges him back into a world of violence and mystery — but this time, MI6 don't want to know.
Alex is determined to track down his friends' attackers, even if he must do it alone. But it's a path that leads to a long-buried secret, and a discovery more terrible than anything he could have imagined.
Alex Rider has 90 minutes to save the world...
Alex Rider goes rogue! After a strange holiday encounter in Venice, the teenage spy defies MI6 to investigate the secrets surrounding his past.
But those secrets lie inside the deadly web of a criminal organisation known as Scorpia, with ties to his family that will shake Alex's world! Now he must must make a choice — return to work for MI6, or betray everything he believes in to discover the truth...
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