Written by: Anthony Horowitz
Release date: October, 2008
Hong Kong has been taken over by the Old Ones and has become Necropolis, City of the Dead. Once in, there is no way out… Evil has been unleashed on the world and only five children – with special powers – can save it. Matt and the other three desperately need to find Scar, the final Gatekeeper, who has been trapped in Hong Kong, where puddles of water turn into puddles of blood, where ghosts, demons and hideous creatures stalk the streets. Matt has no choice but to follow her. Now, both imprisoned, their only hope of survival is to reach a secret door in the Man Ho temple. But even if Scar can find her psychic power, it may already be too late.
When I bought this book a while back ago, I had no idea that it was the fourth book in the Gatekeepers series. No. Idea. Some people told me that I shouldn’t read it without reading the other books, but I didn’t know if I wanted to give the other books a try. I mean what if I buy the first book and it sucks. Then I still have the fourth book in possession. So, I read the fourth book without reading the other books in this series and it blew my mind.
The characters are really great and the plot is amazing. This book is about the last gatekeeper, Scarlett. She’s very brave and independent. Also very strong. She has no idea what’s going on, but she has a pretty good sense that it’s not good.
There were a lot of evil creatures/people in this book that gave me Goosebumps. They were all scary. This is such an adventurous book, you travel the world with it. You go to Peru, London, Russia , China and with the descriptions you actually feel like you were there with the characters. Also a lot of suspense and “OMG what just happened” moments.
The ending blew my mind. I was on the edge of my seat reading it. And now I need the last book! Necropolis is fantastic. I am for sure going to read the other books in this series too and hope that they are as fantastic as this one.