But what I mean is that reading book of this size would normally take me several weeks and yet, the past ew eeks, I have been reading books of this size at a pace and I ’ m so sure how my reading is going to cope when I com back to work…But we ’ re ot here to talk about work, we re here to talk about Nightshade, the twelfth Alex Rider ovel.
I have read Alex on and off since my college days ( starting with Eagle Strike) and, earlier this month, I audiobooked/reread Ark Angel, a bit of a “ jump the shark ” in series and, after hat, I went “ I ’ m looking to read Nightshade.
But his time, he ’ s on his own…I ’ m sorry I ’ m making myself go back into a world of Alex Rider because it ’ s mix of un, comforting and pure escapism.
It ’ s nteresting that the Alex Rider books where Alex is fourteen ( starting withStormbreaker and ending with Scorpia Rising- though we do have Russian Roulette that focus on fan fave, Yassen Gregorovich), the missions have a slight sci-fi twist to them ( at time.
Look now to technology such as space travel and cloning, we re very close), whereas the newer Alex Rider novels, tarting with Never Say Die ( Alex Rider 2.0, if you shoul), he essay are far more grounded, more darker in tone and seems to get a little further.
Though I am a little worried over Alex, as much as I enjoy th series and I think fans all over he world, I don ’ t ant his series to outstay its welcome.