Alex Rider Books2010 marks ten years at the top for reluctant teenage superspy Alex Rider and his creator, globally bestselling author and publishing hero Anthony Horowitz.
What a fundamentally different world it was ten years ago- that distant time before anyone had heard of the Wii or iPhone. As the new millennium dawned, everyone though that the spy genre was as dead as the Cold War and, by general consensus, nothing short of a miracle could get teenage boys excited about books. All that was poised to change, thanks to the winning combination of Anthony Horowitz, Alex Rider and Walker Books
In the year 2000, Walker Books published Anthony Horowitz's Stormbreaker- the book which introduced teenage hero Alex, launched a global phenomenon, made its author a household name and delivered the miracle of switching a generation of teenage boys onto reading for pleasure.
Ten years on, Alex Rider's eight mission to date have sold over twelve million copies worldwide and been translated into 28 languages. In 2006, Stormbreaker hit movie screens worldwide, scripted by Anthony himself. The first three titles in the series- Stormbreaker, Point Blanc and Skeleton Key are not available as state-of-the-art graphic novels and the latest bestselling title in the sequence, Crocodile Tears, was simultaneously published as a traditional book, an e-book and an iPhone application.
To celebrate ten years at the top, Walker Books is publishing the entire Alex Rider sequence in an exciting NEW lively, reaching out the next generation of readers seeking the unique blend of action, adventure and adrenaline that Anthony Horowitz and Alex Rider deliver bang on target each and every time. Each of the books contains a NEW Afterwood by Anthony Horowitz, in which he takes readers behind the scenes of the series and explains how he creates such ingenious gadgets, why he always visits the locations that feature in his books, what makes a good bad guy and many more insider secrets.
Stormbreaker, Book 1: 9781406325638
Point Blanc, Book 2: 9781406325676
Skeleton Key, Book 3: 9781406325652
Eagle Strike, Book 4: 9781406325645
Scorpia, Book 5: 9781406325683
Arc Angel, Book 6: 9781406325621
Snakehead, Book 7: 9781406325669
Crocodile Tears, Book 8: 9781406328646
Anthony Horowitz is a household name with not merely one but three internationally best-selling book sequences- Alex Rider, The Power of Five and The Diamond Brothers. He's not only a famous children's author but also an acclaimed screenwriter creating and writing TV shows such as Midsomer Murders, Foyle's War and Collision amongst others. In his spare time, Anthony writes journalism on a wide range of issues for a variety of national newspapers, as well as an opinion column for The Bookseller, UK. He is a regular guest critic on BBC TV's Newsnight Review and recently made his debut on BBC Radio 4's Any Questions.
In spite of all the attention and adulation he as received over the past decade- including being invited to tea at 10 Downing Street (by two Prime Ministers) and at Buckingham Palace- Anthony's chief pleasure remains writing. He is currently working on the ninth Alex Rider adventure, slated for publication in 2011, as well as the conclusion to The Power of Five saga.
Alex Rider Books
Author: Anthony Horowitz