Saturday, April 09, 2005
Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz, 2000
Stormbreaker is the first novel in the popular Alex Rider series. The opening line sets the tone for the rest of the book: "When the doorbell rings at three in the morning, it's never good news." The bad news for 14 year old Alex is that his guardian, Uncle Ian, has been killed. The events surrounding the death do not make sense to him so he begins an investigation of his own. As Alex uncovers the truth about his uncle's work, he is drawn into the world of MI6. As he works to unravel the mystery of his uncle's final days he must use all his smarts and skills to stay alive.
The action includes explosions, car chases, parachute drops and karate kicks and keeps the pages turning. This is a terrific choice for guys who want lots of zap, pow, and boom in their reading.
I have already started the second book, so far, so excellent!
Alex has his own website if you want to learn more.
Posted by Camille at 6:58 PM