Stormbreaker 2

Anthony Horowitz


Penguin Group (North America)
Walker Books (UK)


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Publication order
Preceded by
Russian Roulette
Followed by
Point Blanc

His first assignment may well be his last...

—Stormbreaker tagline

Stormbreaker is the first book in the Alex Rider series, written by British author Anthony Horowitz.


They told him his uncle died in an accident. He wasn't wearing his seatbelt, they said. But when fourteen-year-old Alex finds his uncle's windshield riddled with bullet holes, he knows it was no accident. What he doesn't know yet is that his uncle was killed while on a top-secret mission. But he is about to, and once he does, there is no turning back. Finding himself in the middle of terrorists, Alex must outsmart the people who want him dead. The government has given him the technology, but only he can provide the courage. Should he fail, every child in England will be murdered in cold blood.


  • Stockport Schools' Book Award
  • Red House Children's Book Award


  • Stormbreaker was the only book so far in the series that didn't end with a pitched, climatic battle at the climax of the story.
  • It is also one of the two books where Alex is debriefed even when the antagonist is still alive, the second being Point Blanc.
  • A missing chapter was released on the internet for the Stormbreaker book. It features Alex and K-Unit during RTI (Resistance to Interrogation) training exercise while at Brecon Beacons. It can be found here. A similar idea was used in the "Stormbreaker" movie too but Alex had to exit the gaol through a chimneyplace.

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Stormbreaker Characters
Main Characters
Alex RiderAlan BluntTulip JonesJack StarbrightHerod SayleYassen Gregorovich
Other Key Characters
Ian RiderSmithersNadia VoleMr. GrinWolfJohn Crawley

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