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Horowitz, Anthony. Nightrise.

HOROWITZ, Anthony. Nightrise. (The Gatekeepers, Book 3.) Scholastic. 320p. c2007. 978-0-439-68001-1. $17.99. JS *

Only the Gatekeepers--five brave teenagers-can prevent the return of the evil Old Ones who seek to destroy humanity. Fourteen-year-old Native American twins Jamie and Scott are Gatekeepers, though at first they don't know Don't know (DK, DKed)

"Don't know the trade." A Street expression used whenever one party lacks knowledge of a trade or receives conflicting instructions from the other party.
 it; all they know is that they have psychic powers and can read and even control minds. A sinister international corporation called Nightrise, controlled by the Old Ones, learns of the twins' telepathy telepathy, supposed communication between two persons without recourse to the senses. The word was formulated in 1882 by Frederic William Henry Myers, English poet, essayist, and a leading founder of the Society for Psychical Research in London.  act on a Reno, Nevada stage and tries to kidnap them, but Jamie manages to escape with the help of a woman who is seeking her own kidnapped Kidnapped

caught in the intrigues of Scottish factions, David Balfour and Alan Breck are shipwrecked, escape from the king’s soldiers, and undergo great dangers. [Br. Lit.: R. L. Stevenson Kidnapped]

See : Adventurousness
 son. In order to rescue his twin, Jamie must gain entry to the juvenile correctional facility in the desert where Scott is being held. But there is even more at stake, Jamie learns, as in a dream world he meets the other Gatekeepers and prepares to do battle with them against the Old Ones. Oh, and he has to prevent the assassination Assassination
See also Murder.


Fanatical Moslem sect that smoked hashish and murdered Crusaders (11th—12th centuries). [Islamic Hist.: Brewer Note-Book, 52]


conspirator and assassin of Julius Caesar. [Br.
 of a presidential candidate in our world, too.

There's no lack of plot or action in this breathless fantasy thriller, with more in the series yet to come. It's as exciting and over-the-top as Horowitz's Alex Rider For the title character of the series, see .
Alex Rider is a series of spy novels by English author Anthony Horowitz about a young spy named Alex Rider. Seven novels have been published to date.
 spy series, with an extra helping of horror. Fans will be eager to meet the new Gatekeepers and gallop gallop /gal·lop/ (gal´op) a disordered rhythm of the heart; see also under rhythm.

atrial gallop  S

diastolic gallop  S

presystolic gallop  S

 along on their adventures. Paula Rohrlick, KLIATT

J--Recommended for junior high school students. The contents are of particular interest to young adolescents and their teachers.

S--Recommended for senior high school students.

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Date:May 1, 2007
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