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Hodder Literature: an exciting series of literature titles for Key Stage 3 for whole class use. 'Before the beginning was the gate. And five gatekeepers. Four boys. One girl. The night of everlasting darkness is drawing in. The gate is about to o pen. The gatekeepers must return.' After getting in trouble with the police, 14-year-old Matt Freeman finds himself being fostered by the sinister Jayne Deverill as part of the mysterious LEAF project. There's something strange going on in his new home too - villagers dropping dead, all roads leading back to the same place and the spine-tingling whispering he hears in the dead of night. Matt has spent his whole life denying his special powers but he's now forced to accept he might be inextricably mixed up with the fight against the forces of evil - the Old Ones and the opening of Raven's Gate. The only help comes in the form of a secret organisation called the Nexus (the guardians of the Five gatekeepers) and also a sceptical young journalist. But, ultimately, the responsibility of saving the world from the Old Ones rests with Matt. >
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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.From Booklist:
*Starred Review* Gr. 5-8. Horowitz, fresh off his success with his Alex Rider series, ratchets things up a notch with the first in the Gatekeepers series about five young people who must save the world from evil. A master of edge-of-your-seat writing, Horowitz gives himself lots of opportunity to push the envelope here. He focuses on 14-year-old Matt, a troubled orphan who is in with the wrong crowd. As punishment for being present during an assault, Matt must choose between life with off-putting Mrs. Deverill in a remote Yorkshire village, or jail. As Matt soon learns, Lesser Malling is much worse than jail, because strange and dangerous things are occurring there. Raven's Gate, an ancient portal to the world of evil, is about to be opened, and Matt is to be the blood sacrifice. Novels about boys (and girls) facing dark forces are nothing new, and this one certainly contains elements of familiar stories (Hello, Harry Potter). But the real-world setting gives this an extra frisson of horror, and Horowitz's vivid descriptions are not for the fainthearted. It's what's inside all the thrills, however, that makes the book so strong: characters that readers will care about and root for. There will be an eager audience for the next in the series, to be titled Evil Star. Ilene Cooper
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