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Alex Rider is in hospital and determined to put his spying days behind him. But he is forced back into action when the vicious terrorist group Force Three takes him prisoner. Alex makes his escape - yet his most perilous adventure is only just beginning. Alex must stop Force Three in their attempt to destroy Russian billionaire Nikolei Drevin and his revolutionary space ho Alex Rider is in hospital and determined to put his spying days behind him. But he is forced back into action when the vicious terrorist group Force Three takes him prisoner. Alex makes his escape - yet his most perilous adventure is only just beginning. Alex must stop Force Three in their attempt to destroy Russian billionaire Nikolei Drevin and his revolutionary space hotel Ark Angel; but this time, the teenage superspy will have to push himself to the limits - and beyond. A bold and stylish graphic novel adaptation of the sixth novel in Anthony Horowitz's acclaimed Alex Rider series.


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Alex Rider is in hospital and determined to put his spying days behind him. But he is forced back into action when the vicious terrorist group Force Three takes him prisoner. Alex makes his escape - yet his most perilous adventure is only just beginning. Alex must stop Force Three in their attempt to destroy Russian billionaire Nikolei Drevin and his revolutionary space ho Alex Rider is in hospital and determined to put his spying days behind him. But he is forced back into action when the vicious terrorist group Force Three takes him prisoner. Alex makes his escape - yet his most perilous adventure is only just beginning. Alex must stop Force Three in their attempt to destroy Russian billionaire Nikolei Drevin and his revolutionary space hotel Ark Angel; but this time, the teenage superspy will have to push himself to the limits - and beyond. A bold and stylish graphic novel adaptation of the sixth novel in Anthony Horowitz's acclaimed Alex Rider series.

45 review for Ark Angel: The Graphic Novel

  1. 5 out of 5

    Chad

    James Bond Jr., I mean Alex Rider, was somehow recruited by MI-6 as a teenager. In this story, he meets a Russian oligarch who definitely has aspirations of one day becoming a Bond villain. Both the writing and art are pretty simple. Received a review copy from Candlewick Press and Edelweiss. All thoughts are my own and in no way influenced by the aforementioned.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Alexia | Right Writing Words

    You can also find my review here: https://rww.home.blog/2020/06/21/1561/ This is my first ever grapic novel! I’ve read and reread the Alex Rider series a few times before, and I remember Ark Angel pretty well, so this graphic novel was like a reread for me. The story was shorter than the original, but I can understand why. It must take an eternity to illustrate 150+ pages, let alone more than 300 pages! I still really enjoyed the story even though, the novel was shortened in a way that I wish most You can also find my review here: https://rww.home.blog/2020/06/21/1561/ This is my first ever grapic novel! I’ve read and reread the Alex Rider series a few times before, and I remember Ark Angel pretty well, so this graphic novel was like a reread for me. The story was shorter than the original, but I can understand why. It must take an eternity to illustrate 150+ pages, let alone more than 300 pages! I still really enjoyed the story even though, the novel was shortened in a way that I wish most TV adaptations were shortened: leave out the unnecessary stuff and keep the important stuff. I used to think that comic books/graphic novels aren’t ‘real’ reading, but I’ve gotten rid of that stupid bias now! It definitely reads like a book and I have to admit, I love looking at the pictures! The illustration style was easy to follow and understand. The characters fit with the descriptions I had in my mind and I think I’ll definitely read more of these types of books in the future! *Thank you to Netgalley for providing an arc in exchange for an honest review.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Sophrosyne

    I received a digital review copy from the publisher,this does not influence my review in any manner. This is one good spy thriller book! Our protagonist saves a boy earning himself a invitation to stay with a multi-billionare who wishes to open up a hotel... in space.On the other hand,some secretive pro nature activists (not),will stop at no ends to foil this project of his. Alex is caught in a mashup of governments,secret agencies, multibillionaires and some very dangerous people before he can sto I received a digital review copy from the publisher,this does not influence my review in any manner. This is one good spy thriller book! Our protagonist saves a boy earning himself a invitation to stay with a multi-billionare who wishes to open up a hotel... in space.On the other hand,some secretive pro nature activists (not),will stop at no ends to foil this project of his. Alex is caught in a mashup of governments,secret agencies, multibillionaires and some very dangerous people before he can stop himself. There were literally so many twists and turns in this book. 👍

  4. 4 out of 5

    Theediscerning

    It is a bit sinful to declare, I know, but this might as well be my first experience of Alex Rider books. I'm sure I read a previous graphic novel adaptation, but can't for the life of me remember anything beyond a potentially silvery-blue/grey skiing scene on the cover. Anyway, this part whatever of the series starts with Alex in hospital, and immediately putting his life on the line to protect an oligarch's son by initially pretending to be him, when eco-terrorists come calling. When said olig It is a bit sinful to declare, I know, but this might as well be my first experience of Alex Rider books. I'm sure I read a previous graphic novel adaptation, but can't for the life of me remember anything beyond a potentially silvery-blue/grey skiing scene on the cover. Anyway, this part whatever of the series starts with Alex in hospital, and immediately putting his life on the line to protect an oligarch's son by initially pretending to be him, when eco-terrorists come calling. When said oligarch tries to thank him with the seven star luxury his roubles can afford him, our hero Alex is only then made aware just how much the man's business interests are of concern to the CIA and so on, and just how malevolent the tree-huggers might be feeling about it all… The thing is, I can't tell if this is supposed to be this errantly cheesy. With not a page of the original novels turned in my household, I can't tell if the expert improvisation – and then a whopping bit of tightrope-walking – in what almost counts as the pre-credit sequence is supposed to be played straight. It certainly feels like Horowitz imbued this with some attempt at verity, which I would have expected with my limited experience of his TV work and more mature reads, but the cheesy pseudonym the CIA give themselves in order to hide in plain sight may well be the last straw for some seeking a realistic drama. Alex Rider only seems capable of being too good to be true, and have incredible powers at thinking aloud to tell us what's going on. Talking about derring-do without a hair out of place, his power with the interior monologue is flawless. I had thought, with a corporate name and not a single person credited to the artwork, that the visuals would let the side down here. But no, it seems to be either the original source, or the adaptation. And when the shark gets well and truly jumped later on here, there's no need to apportion blame. This is an errant mess of glamour and risibly unrealistic action. Very much like the echt James Bond, then, and very much not what I thought I'd end up reading. One and a half stars.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Victoria

    Oh Yeah, I’m Back All Right. Ark Angel: An Alex Rider Graphic Novel is another exciting adventure with Alex Rider. Ark Angel is one of my favorite Alex Rider books, and I was pleasantly surprised how close, author Antony Johnston, set up the dialogue and important plot points from the novel. Amrit Birdi’s art is fantastic, and captures the serious sarcasm of Alex perfectly. It is great to see Alex in action, as he adapts to widely different settings. I especially loved the ending panels, as Birdi Oh Yeah, I’m Back All Right. Ark Angel: An Alex Rider Graphic Novel is another exciting adventure with Alex Rider. Ark Angel is one of my favorite Alex Rider books, and I was pleasantly surprised how close, author Antony Johnston, set up the dialogue and important plot points from the novel. Amrit Birdi’s art is fantastic, and captures the serious sarcasm of Alex perfectly. It is great to see Alex in action, as he adapts to widely different settings. I especially loved the ending panels, as Birdi uses light and movement lines to both represent falling action and Alex’s newfound resolve. Though, some of the ominous mood, humor, action tie ins, and Alex’s overall inner struggle written by Anthony Horowitz is lost. This is not a replacement for the novel, but a companion. Alex is back, and in any form, is a pleasure to read.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an electronic copy to read and review. I have read some of the adult novels that Anthony Horowitz has written but this is my first Alex Rider experience. Being a teacher of younger elementary I found the graphics and content to be too explicit for that age group. I think the level of detail will be engaging for more mature kids and teens. Since reading this I have picked up a few of the non-graphic novel Alex Rider books and I'm really looking forward Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an electronic copy to read and review. I have read some of the adult novels that Anthony Horowitz has written but this is my first Alex Rider experience. Being a teacher of younger elementary I found the graphics and content to be too explicit for that age group. I think the level of detail will be engaging for more mature kids and teens. Since reading this I have picked up a few of the non-graphic novel Alex Rider books and I'm really looking forward to reading them.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Rubi

    LOVED IT! Loved the novel, and the graphic novel brought it all back to me😍 I feel bad for Paul (the villain's son), but at least he realized Alex wasn't wrong. I hope they continue making ALL the Alex Rider novels into graphic novels! Cant wait for the next one. This one left off with him in Australia amd for us fans....we know what happens next but I'd still be amazing to see it in action packed artwork. I can praise this enough

  8. 4 out of 5

    Andréa

    Note: I accessed a digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Pam

    Action! Action! Action! sometimes at the expense of a hole - less timeline but still fun.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Mollie Coleman

  11. 5 out of 5

    Emmett Vanderveen

  12. 5 out of 5

    Dominika

  13. 4 out of 5

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  14. 5 out of 5

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    Jerry

  16. 4 out of 5

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  17. 5 out of 5

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  18. 4 out of 5

    Mc Gory

  19. 4 out of 5

    Antony

  20. 5 out of 5

    Justin

  21. 4 out of 5

    Craig Lyness

  22. 4 out of 5

    Pranay Nagar

  23. 5 out of 5

    KJ

  24. 5 out of 5

    John Connell

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  26. 4 out of 5

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  40. 5 out of 5

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  42. 4 out of 5

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  43. 5 out of 5

    Robbie

  44. 5 out of 5

    AJ

  45. 5 out of 5

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