Alex Rider has been through quite a few things in his fourteen years. He’s been shot by terrorists worldwide and chased down a mountain using an improvised snowboard and has been confronted with absolute evil. Once young, Alex has been able to help save his world. In two instances, he’s nearly been killed for it.
However, now Alex is facing something more dangerous. The desperate state for a man that lost everything he loved, the country he grew up in, and his sole son. A man that happens to possess a nuclear weapon as well as an unresolved grudge against the world at large. To be able to see his beloved Russia again become an undisputed power, he’ll do anything.\
If Alex can stop him before… Unifying forces with America’s CIA to the fore, teenage secret agent Alex Rider battles terror from the beach sweltering with the sun in Miami all through the deserted frozen fields of northern Russia.From the writer of Magpie Murders and Moriarty.
The book, Skeleton Key is considered one of Anthony Horowitz masterpieces.
Skeleton Key Book Read Time
The Normal read time of “Skeleton Key – ” is just over 8 and half hour, nevertheless If you’ve got the hardcover book as I do, then it was easily read in about seven and an half hour. Overall Skeleton Key – book was amazing, short read time and simple to understand.
Skeleton Key – Details
- Publisher : Puffin Books; First Printing edition (February 16, 2006)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 327 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0142406147
- ISBN-13 : 978-0142406144
- Reading age : 10 years and up
- Lexile measure : 630L
- Grade level : 5 – 9
- Item Weight : 8.8 ounces
- Dimensions : 7.7 x 5.1 x 0.7 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #29,177 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews: 4.7 out of 5 stars 552 ratings
Anthony Horowitz Biography
The only teen spy in the world, Alex Rider, is one of the most loved books for readers of young age. The action-packed, explosive series targeted at children between 9 and 12 years old was first released in 2000 and has since been expanded to 10 books in the series, as well as an earlier prequel Russian Roulette and diverse graphic novel versions.
Written by best-selling British novelist Anthony Horowitz, the Alex Rider series has sold more than 19 million copies worldwide and continues to enthral readers nearly 20 years after its publication. Horowitz is an expert in action and crime writing for adults and kids, with the newest James Bond and Sherlock Holmes novels, as well as a variety of movies and TV shows.
Anthony Horowitz’s novels are classified as “the not-so-secret weapon to get boys reading” because of the fast-paced plots that are packed with twists and cliffhangers.
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