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MI6 found out about the visit and tried to capture him due to a snitch who was given a change of identity in exchange, but Scorpia agents in the museum disguised as visitors help Kurst escape. He assigns the mission to a new Scorpia member, Abdul-Aziz Al-Rahim , known as Razim for short, who suggests blackmail, attempting to ruin the British reputation with the rest of the world. The plan requires Scorpia to build up a file, codenamed Horseman, on the subject of Alex being used as a spy by the British government for a disgraceful act. The plan is that he will be killed, threatening to expose it, hence ruining the British reputation, unless the Elgin Marbles are returned to Greece. Razim is studying the issue of pain, with the aim to come up with a measurable unit of pain, naming it after himself, by torturing all kinds of members of society, with a teenager being the top of his wish list, as he explains when exposing a French agent to the same experience.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Scorpia Rising by Anthony Horowitz.

Scorpia has dogged Alex Rider for most of his life. They killed his parents, they did their best to con Alex into turning traitor, and they just keep coming back with more power.

Now the world's most dangerous terrorist organization is playing with fire in the world's most combustible land: the Middle East. No one knows Scorpia like Alex. And no one knows how best to get t Scorpia has dogged Alex Rider for most of his life.

And no one knows how best to get to Alex like Scorpia. Until now. The chases have never been more intense, the fights more treacherous, or the risks so perilous to mankind. And this time, Alex won't get away. Watch a Video Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. Published March 31st by Philomel Books first published March More Details Original Title. London, England Cairo Egypt. Other Editions Friend Reviews.

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Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Scorpia Rising Alex Rider, 9. It was published on 31 March Zeljan Kurst, chief executive of the criminal organization Scorpia, is asked by Yannis Ariston Xenopolos, a Greek billionaire suffering from terminal cancer, to return the Elgin Marbles to Greece. A tip-off leads MI6 to organise an operation to try to capture him at the British Museum, but Kurst escapes amidst an intense firefight between the SAS personnel and his own security detail.

Scorpia's executive board meet up on a river boat in Paris, where Razim, who is selected to be in charge of returning the Elgin Marbles back to Greece, discusses his plan involving Alex Rider an old enemy of Scorpia's. Despite many members of the executive board expressing general amusement with Razim's plan, Levi Kroll hotly protests and threatens to kill Zeljan Kurst if Scorpia does not let him leave. Kroll is shot by a sniper Kurst set up for this exact purpose and Kurst then makes use of his body as part of Razim's plan.

Meanwhile, Scorpia then manages to help Julius Grief a clone of Dr. Hugo Grief escape from a top-secret prison in Gibraltar, while at the same time faking his death. Scorpia begins its operation by arranging for Razim body to be found in the River Thames. In my opinion Scorpia Rising may be the best novel in a long and excellent series. The gadgetry has always been well thought out, the twists and the suspense is brilliant and the emotional aspects of the series is astounding.

To convincingly portray how a teenage kid abused by so many people into becoming a hardened weapon is emotionally affected is superb. When I read it earlier this year I was blown away. For me coming to the end of a series I have appreciated is always gut wrenching to a degre In my opinion Scorpia Rising may be the best novel in a long and excellent series. For me coming to the end of a series I have appreciated is always gut wrenching to a degree. To know that the series is over, that that's the end, it feels like the book with its character has died even though they may live on.

And for a time I believed the ending was not satisfying. And yet now I truly believe this was a completely satisfying ending. Of all the novels in the series this will stand as my favourite.

This is not only because it has a great storyline and wraps everything up nicely leaving the reader to decide in their own minds how the story truly ends but also because of how emotional Scorpia Rising is.

It is the most emotional of all the novels and when I read something so emotional it reads like one of the best stories. View all 5 comments. At time of publication, this was billed as the final Alex Rider novel and it seems like it would have been a fittung conclusion to the teenage spy's stort. This time around, the novel had an unusual start as it dedicated a lot of time to the antagonists' perspectives.

I really enjoyed this change to the formula. Of course soon enough we were back with Alex. Despite the fact that I am now an older reader in her mid 20s, I still liked reading Alex's perspective. I enjoyed the gadgets,the action and At time of publication, this was billed as the final Alex Rider novel and it seems like it would have been a fittung conclusion to the teenage spy's stort.

I enjoyed the gadgets,the action and the full cast of characters. I have followed Anthony Horowitz's work since I was a young girl of 8 years old and I am pleasantly surprised to say he still manages to impress me!

Dec 10, Tanner Walker rated it it was amazing. This novel starts with Zeljan Kurst, leader of Scorpia, a international terrorist organization,being asked by Yannis Ariston Xenopolos, a Greek billionaire with cancer, to return the Elgin Marbles to Greece. MI6 has found out about the visit and try to capture him due to a mole who was given a change of identity in exchange, but Scorpia agents in the museum disguised as visitors help Kurst to escape.

He assigns the mission to the newest Scorpi This novel starts with Zeljan Kurst, leader of Scorpia, a international terrorist organization,being asked by Yannis Ariston Xenopolos, a Greek billionaire with cancer, to return the Elgin Marbles to Greece. He assigns the mission to the newest Scorpia board member, Abdul-Aziz Al-Rahim, known as Razim, who suggests blackmail, attempting to almost ruin the British reputation with the rest of the world.

The plan requires Scorpia to build up a file, secretly named Horseman, on the subject of Alex being used as a spy by the British government for a disgraceful act, and killed, threatening to expose it, hence ruining the British reputation, unless the Elgin Marbles are returned to Greece. Julius is hellbent on revenge over Alex for what he did in Point Blanc. Later At school, Alex is attacked by a sniper who wounds his friend Tom Harris in the arm with his second shot.

Alex follows the sniper and is able to send the helicopter and the sniper who is escaping in it crashing into the Thames. Scorpia then begins to target Smithers, who is found to have booby trapped his entire house in Cairo, from itching powder to a doormat which leads to the Cairo sewers. Alex then finds out what Smithers' last gadget is - a fat suit which he has been wearing since the moment Alex met him - and discovers that Smithers is really a skinny Irishman in his late thirties.

He says they should split up, and leaves. Alex gets home, but finds Jack has been kidnapped and a note is ordering him to get to a certain location, or she will die. Alex arrives at the location, where he is kidnapped by Julius and Gunter. However, for the plan to work out, they cannot physically cause him pain or mark his body in any way.

So Razim instead decides to use the opportunity to subject him to emotional pain. To do this, he strips Alex down to his boxers, ties him up, and attaches several emotion-recording devices to him. Razim pretends to allow Jack to escape from her cell by making sure one of the bars is weak enough to be removed with a knife Jack has stolen, knock out a guard and drive off in an old Land Rover.

Unbeknownst to her, the Land Rover has 30 kilograms of explosives connected to it and, with Alex watching live on a screen, Julius detonates the bomb, killing her instantly. Alex's grief is too much for him to handle and he blacks out. Alex is then taken to Cairo, where he is told what will face him by Gunter — when the American Secretary of State decries the United Kingdom and gives her anti-British speech, Julius posing as Alex on a school trip will assassinate her, and in the clamor that follows, Alex's body will be found nearby.

This will allow Alex to be framed, and Scorpia will be able to blackmail the British Government, threatening to expose their file on MI6's use of a schoolboy as an assassin unless the Elgin Marbles are returned. As a last request, Alex asks for a cigarette, and as Gunter opens the packet, an irate scorpion inside the packet, hidden previously by Alex, stings him. This immobilizes Gunter enough for Alex to steal his gun and break his nose, killing him from the trauma. Alex then rushes inside, just at the time when Julius was about to assinate the Secratery of State Alex chases Julian outside on to a Cairo highway and kills him but this time its different it was like he was killing himself later the CIA orders an attack on Razim's fort where Alex kills Razim by nocking him into a salt mound.

In the Novel "Scorpia Rising" Alex goes through many set backs and challenges that the average person cant even imagine and the story seems like its trying to convey life, every time its going good something bad happens and you have to overcome the challenges of life or let them overwhelm you its your choice.

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It was published on 31 March Zeljan Kurst, chief executive of the criminal organization Scorpia, is asked by Yannis Ariston Xenopolos, a Greek billionaire suffering from terminal cancer, to return the Elgin Marbles to Greece. A tip-off leads MI6 to organise an operation to try to capture him at the British Museum , but Kurst escapes amidst an intense firefight between the SAS personnel and his own security detail. Scorpia's executive board meets up on a riverboat in Paris , where Razim, who is selected to be in charge of returning the Elgin Marbles back to Greece, discusses his plan involving Alex Rider an old enemy of Scorpia's. Despite many members of the executive board expressing general amusement with Razim's plan, Levi Kroll hotly protests and threatens to kill Zeljan Kurst if Scorpia does not let him leave. Kroll is shot by a sniper Kurst set up for this exact purpose and Kurst then makes use of his body as part of Razim's plan.

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Alex Rider will soon be a star in his very own TV series! Scorpia has dogged Alex Rider for most of his life. They killed his parents, they did their best to con Alex into turning traitor, and they just keep coming back with more power. No one knows Scorpia like Alex.

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A re you a year-old working for the British Secret Service? You mostly aren't, but Alex Rider is not one of the 'mostly aren't' kind of teenagers. For most of you who are not familiar with the Alex Rider series let me inform you, Alex Rider is a year-old now 15 who works for MI6 a kind of police force. Alex has been sent on dangerous and deadly missions, but the book I am going to review is the most deadliest and dangerous of all, being the last in the series. In case you don't know what Scorpia is, it is a very dangerous organization which Alex has defeated twice in the past. Kurst was visiting the museum because Yannis Ariston, the fourth richest man in the world the fourth richest man in the book world, of course had been invited him to a meeting.

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