Necropolis(The Power of 5/ The Gatekeepers #4)
In this book we find that Hong Kong has been taken over by the Old ones and has become Necropolis! That is right the City of the Dead.
(Anybody up for a walking dead Marathon?)
Once you are in Necropolis there is no way out. This sucks for our final Gatekeeper Scarlett Adams. The Old ones are luring the other Gatekeepers to Necropolis by holding Scarlett hostage. So now everyone is coming to save the damsel in distress. Matt is back and along with the other three Gatekeeper’s try to find Scarlett and they all head to Hong Kong. But is Scarlett really in distress?? Scarlett is being held captive but she discovers her power all too soon. Scarlett’s power is the strongest one of all the 5, she can control the weather. Now the Old ones assumed she could only forecast the weather. So that really messes with the Old One’s plan, but hey that is what you get when you mess with the best you die like the rest.( My Hackers reference, I Love that movie )
The other 4 finally find Scarlett and her not knowing her own strength unleashes a storm so powerful that no one can stop it. Matt realizes what is going on and grabs a hold of Scarlett and ask for the help from the other Gatekeepers to stop the incoming category 100 Hurricane.
We find they still have to make a run for it from the Old ones and have to use the special doorways that only a gatekeeper can use. These Doorways are built into churches which the 5 can use to teleport around the planet (Hell Yeah). However, you need to know exactly where you want to go otherwise you can find yourself in Zimbabwe or worse.
It all hits the fan when they head to the church to leave Necropolis but it’s all types of World War 7 going on! They dash for the doorways to exit but they never discussed where they were going so, leading into the last and final book, Oblivion.
Great follow-up from Nightrise, I found this book be adventurous and funny as usual from Mr. Horowitz. Great character development and I found myself loathing the Old ones more and more every chapter I read. Loved to find that the last Gatekeeper is the strongest of them all. Very Buffy the Vampire slayer. I’m Excited to finish out this series.
4 out of 5 stars