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OblivionOur November children's book of the month is Anthony Horowitz's Oblivion

Oblivion is the chilling conclusion to the epic supernatural series, The Power of Five, by Anthony Horowitz, author of the bestselling teenage spy series Alex Rider.

The earth has almost been destroyed by the forces of darkness. Those who have survived are barely human, drifting in a world ruled by famine, terrorism and war. Any last hope now rests with five extraordinary teenagers: the Gatekeepers...

Anthony explains what to expect in the new book...



Anthony visits the Antarctic...

Oblivion is not only the must-read finale to the Power of Five sequence, but an epic book in its own right. Anthony did extensive research for the novel, visiting each and every location featured, from Cairo to Hong Kong; from Dubai to Naples. His most exciting research trip ever took him to the wilds of Antarctica, the setting for the stunning final battle! You can see some of Anthony's research trip to Antarctica in this great video.


Oblivion first chapterRead the first chapter

Want to find out a little more about the book? Click the book jacket to read the first chapter of Oblivion.



Q&A with Anthony Horowitz

We're inviting you to send in your or your children's questions to Anthony before the end of Friday 16 November and we'll be selecting 10 questions and sending them over to Anthony to answer. His answers will be published and linked to from the discussion thread before the end of the month. If your question is answered you will receive a copy of Oblivion.


About the author

Anthony HorowitzAnthony Horowitz is a born polymath; juggling writing books, TV series, movies, plays and journalism. Anthony has written over 35 books, including the bestselling teenage spy series Alex Rider, which he adapted into a movie released worldwide in 2006. The nine Alex Rider novels have sold over 13 million copies worldwide.

Anthony is also an acclaimed writer for adults and was commissioned by the Conan Doyle Estate and Orion Books to write a new Sherlock Holmes novel, The House of Silk.

Find out more about The Power of Five at www.powerof5.co.uk.



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