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An essential collection of seven explosive Alex Rider stories by number one bestselling author, Anthony Horowitz.

Ever since MI6 recognized his potential, Alex Rider has constantly been thrust into the line of danger. From a routine visit to the dentist that turns into a chase through the streets of London, to a school trip with a deadly twist, no day has ever been ordinary for the teenage super-spy. This collection of thrilling adventures features familiar and new assailants from the best-loved world of Alex Rider and also includes three never-before-seen stories.

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This is Book 12 in the Alex Rider Series. See all Alex Rider books here.

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8th April '19
I read it myself (an adult)
Alex Rider: Secret Weapon 9781406340174
5 stars
What I liked about the collection is that they are set early on in Alex’s adventures, you don’t need to have read ALL the adventures to be able to read these. There are a couple of spoilers for the events of Stormbreaker, Point Blanc, Skeleton Key and hints of Eagle Strike as the short stories are supposed to occur in between these adventures. 

They range from events resembling a short mission, with action sequences like an extended opening to a Bond film, remembering a time before Alex’s uncle died to minor quirks such as visiting Smithers for tea and more. 
However, it’s worth pointing out for superfans that some have been previously published as bonus or special material but there are brand new short stories too.
23rd April '19
Happypanda read it themselves aged 13 aged 13
Alex Rider: Secret Weapon 9781406340174
5 stars
This action-packed adventure book has seven short stories about Alex Rider.  The stories are set inbetween the earlier Alex Rider novels.  I liked these stories because they reached the action very quickly; they differed in length so there was a variety between them.  The stories aren’t linked so you can read them in any order.  Although the stories are less detailed than the Alex Rider novels, they are fast-paced with the same sort of themes and style.  Overall, I’d recommend these to fans of the Alex Rider series as well as to anyone who enjoys action stories.  
20th April '19
I read it myself (an adult)
Alex Rider: Secret Weapon 9781406340174
4 stars
I've not read any of the Alex Rider's series but I will definitely be looking out for them now. This book is a great introduction to the character, including details of how he was recruited by MI6. There are a few references to other stories and probably spoilers to the outcome but I thoroughly enjoyed the short snippets of Alex's life. Some of the plots are fanciful and imaginative especially for a 14 year old boy but they are fun to read and easy to follow.
18th March '19
Westy10 read it themselves aged 13 aged 13
Alex Rider: Secret Weapon 9781406340174
4 stars
I really enjoyed these pocket fizzlers of short stories . They have all the right ingredients :A dash of humour , a flicker of thrill , a smidgen of crazy , and ,of course , a potent punch of action . I find it astounding that you can fit so much into one story , a credit to the authors unrivalled skill in the genre . I haven't read very many Alex Rider books , but I followed these easily enough . Although this is a stereotypically boy's book , as a tomboy I still enjoyed this and although I wouldn't recommend it to younger readers , I still loved it . It certainly made school days more interesting!!
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About Anthony Horowitz

Anthony Horowitz Biography
Anthony Horowitz is one of the most successful UK writers working across many media - books, TV series, plays, films and journalism. Anthony has written over 40 books including the bestselling teen spy series Alex Rider, which he adapted into a movie that was rel...

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