Published: May 1, 2007
Series: The Gatekeepers
1. Raven's Gate
2. Evil Star
The third heart-pounding book in #1 NYT bestselling author Anthony Horowitz's spellbinding The Gatekeepers series
A gate has been opened. The Old Ones have been released. And now the third and fourth of The Five -- twins with a mysterious psychic bond -- are joining the fight.
Nightrise takes us on another interesting ride. This time we meet Scott and Jamie, two 14 year old twins who are part of a show in Rena Nevada. After performing their act, Scott is kidnapped by Nightrise, a company trying to kidnap all of the Gatekeepers and stop them from closing the gates. Jamie is then saved by Alicia McGuire, a middle -aged woman who is trying to save her son Daniel, who was also kidnapped by Nightrise.
So a lot is happening in this book and some of the things got really confusing. While the story with Jamie and Scott progressed, Pedro and Matt are trying to stay alive. They are communicating with the twins, but they haven't met yet. This was really annoying for me since the book kept going back and forth between the two stories and all the information just got jumbled along the way. Another thing that annoyed me was when Jamie is shot trying to save Scott he is sent back in time about 10, 000 years to when the Old Ones came to the world. The author didn't explain how that was even able to happen and then didn't explain how Jamie got back to the present after defeating the Old Ones. Another issue I had was why did people want to save the Old Ones when the Old Ones were planning on killing all the people? It was frustrating, because I had so many questions and not enough answers. Overall, I say this book was okay. Although, not as amazing as the first book in this series.