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The Power of Five: Oblivion
SHELDONIAN THEATRE 10:00am | Sunday 24 March 2013
Anthony Horowitz travelled to Antarctica’s frozen wilderness to research the setting for Oblivion, the epic conclusion to his bestselling teen fantasy series the Power of Five. It finds the Five – teenagers Matt, Pedro, Scott, Jamie and Scarlett – scattered in a hostile and dangerous world and struggling to re-group. 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 these five extraordinary teenagers – the Gatekeepers. The Five must find each other and make a final stand against Chaos the King of the Old Ones . . . but Chaos is everywhere. He calls to them from Antarctica, where he is gathering his forces, preparing for a final battle in the frozen wasteland of Oblivion . . .
Horowitz is one of the most prolific and successful writers working in the UK – and is unique for working across so many media. He is a born polymath; juggling writing books, TV series, films, plays and journalism. He has written more than 35 books including the bestselling teenage spy series Alex Rider. He also writes for adults and was commissioned by the Conan Doyle estate to write a new Sherlock Holmes novel, The House of Silk. Horowitz is currently working with Stephen Spielberg and Peter Jackson writing the sequel to the Tintin film; and he has been involved in creating and writing leading television shows including award-winning drama series Foyle’s War, which has a new series airing on ITV this spring.
One of our most celebrated writers for both children and adults talks about the inspirations, passions and experiences behind writing some of his most loved books, including Oblivion, the final book in The Power of Five series.
Anthony Horowitz has written for television, film and theatre and is the creator of the hugely popular detective drama Foyle’s War as well as the Diamond Brothers series, the Alex Rider Books and the supernatural fantasy sequence, The Power of Five.
Followed by a book signing; World Book Tokens accepted. Recommended for 10+years. Running time approx 45-60 minutes plus Q and A and book signing.
This event will take place at: Mercury Theatre, Colchester, CO1 1PT
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