Children and Young People

Anthony horowitz copyright adam scourfield stairs Anthony Horowitz
Nicolette jones with pb Nicolette Jones

Anthony Horowitz talks to Nicolette Jones

The Power of Five: Oblivion

10:00am | Sunday 24 March 2013
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£6 - £151 HourSheldonian Theatre
About this Event:

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.