Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Friday, March 25, 2011
WALKER BOOKS RELEASES THE LAST INSTALMENT IN BESTELLING ALEX RIDER SERIES
The Alex Rider book series, by world-renowned and multi-award winning author Anthony Horowitz, comes to a thrilling conclusion this month with the release of the final instalment, Book 9: Scorpia Rising.
Having sold more than 13 million copies of the Alex Rider series worldwide, the first eight books have reached cult-classic status in Australia and New Zealand, and even spawned a star-studded movie starring Mickey Rourke, Ewan McGregor, Stephen Fry and Alex Pettyfer.
The gripping final mission promises to shock and surprise by bringing together Alex Rider's old enemies to frame the teenage superspy in an unstoppable plot of revenge, from which he can never return.
Pursued from Europe to North Africa and Cairo's city of the dead – this is the twistiest and most deadly plot of any Alex Rider mission yet, and will reveal Smithers' ultimate gadget and see the shock death of a major character.
Released this week, readers can finally get their hands on the very last instalment of the series, with the last chapter destined to be an instant hit.
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