“Go to Venice. Find Scorpia. And you will find your destiny.” (Eagle Strike)


Alex Rider, teen spy, has always been told he is the spitting image of the father he never knew. But when Alex learns that his father may have been an assassin for the most lethal and powerful terrorist organization in the world, Scorpia, his world shatters. Now Scorpia wants Alex on their side, and Alex no longer has the strength to fight them. That is, until he learns of Scorpia’s latest plot: an operation known only as “Invisible Sword” that will result in the death of thousands of people. Can Alex prevent the slaughter, or will Scorpia prove once and for all that the terror will not be stopped?

Personal Experiences

For once I’m not sure weather or not Alex is going in the right direction. In the past books, we could tell that Alex was doing the right thing. Right now my gut is telling me otherwise. 

We are all now aware that Yassen Gregorovich was killed when Damian Cray shot him in Eagle Strike. Yassen tells Alex that he knew his father, and that he was working with him. His last words are, “Go to Venice. Find Scorpia. And you will find your destiny.”

I was thinking at that moment that Alex was an ally, but the thought of going TOWARD Scorpia is going against everything Alex has stood for. I Don’t Know. And Nor Do You. READ THE BOOK!


“I am perfectly qualified to give you an injection. You’re not going to tell me you’re afraid of a little prick?”
“I wouldn’t call you that…”

“The platform underneath the balloon fell on her as she was trying to escape,” she explained. “She was crushed.”
“I’d have been disappointed too.”

“Statues lined the stairs and stood, dotted across the roof. But they had been brutalized by time and the weather. Some were missing arms. Many had no faces. Once they had been saints and angels. Two hundred years standing in London had turned them into cripples.”

“You’d better get onto MI6. They’ll be in charge of security at the airport.”
“Of course.” Sir Graham moved toward the door. He stopped and turned around. “And what happens if you’re wrong?” he inquired. “What happens if these soccer players do somehow get killed?”
Kellner shrugged. “At least we’ll know what we’re dealing with,” he said. “And they lost every single one of their games while they were in Nigeria. I’m sure we can put together another team.”

“Do you realise how much trouble you’re in?”
“Perhaps I’ll have some Weetabix after all.”

“We’re meant to be friends but you never tell me anything.”

Where to find this Scorpian Read?

Indie Bound*


*If you are unaware, I have a video on how to use Indie Bound as a resource on how to find books

**Also, if you have a Windows Phone, there is a really good EPUB reader app called Bookviser Reader. You can check out their website here.


Cite this article as: Serene Haroon, "Scorpia (Alex Rider #5) by Anthony Horowitz," in {sereneharoon.com}, April 18, 2016, http://sereneharoon.com/2016/04/scorpia-alex-rider-5-by-anthony-horowitz/.

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