The number-one New York Times best-selling Beyonders fantasy trilogy comes to a stunning and epic conclusion.
Jason and Rachel were not born in Lyrian. They did not grow up in Lyrian. But after all of the battles and losses, the triumphs and adventures, and most of all, the friendships forged in this fantastical world, Lyrian has become home to them in a way they never could have imagined.
And so, armed now with the prophecy of a dying oracle, they have gone on their separate quests - each surrounded by brave and powerful allies - knowing that the chance for success is slim. But Jason and Rachel are ready at last to become the heroes Lyrian needs, no matter the cost.
©2013 Brandon Mull (P)2013 Simon & Schuster, Inc.
This book was one of the best closings I have ever read. It was fast-paced and intense nearly the entire time.
I love the fantasy genre. One critique I generally have is the author never knows how to handle its characters' super powers. For example, a character may know how to control people's minds, but doing so would end the conflict - so instead the author has the character cause a tree branch to rustle so the character can make an escape. Not so in this book. The characters are very resourceful and creative.
Also, in Brandon Mull's other books, his adolescent characters did not fit their age. In all aspects his characters should have been in their 20s, (size, strength, comprehension, etc). However, in this book his characters were perfect. The story was very creative and believable. I loved it.
Tangential, eclectic, avid listener... favorite book is the one currently in ear.
This is one book broken into three parts... so don't start with this. Book 3 is my least favorite, although I wouldn't have stopped at 2. It is written for YA and because of the extensive violence during wars and battles it would not be a good read for younger children. The last book is darker than the end of Harry Potter series. Many of the main characters die in some pretty icky ways in the overcoming of evil. Although the plot had a predictable ending, getting there had some interesting turns. There is violence but it comes with positive messages of sacrificing for a cause, working as a team, being faithful to friends, not ignoring evil, taking a stand for right...
The best thing about this series is the long list of imaginative creatures and characters. Just when you expect him to run out of ideas, Brandon Mull comes up with another unique idea. Lots of fun, this book, and the ending doesn't disappoint.
A dreamer who loves the adventures hidden in every story!!
This was a fitting end to the story. All loose ends were adequately tied up and and story laid to rest in just the right way. The writing and narration were superb. Jeremy Bobb is an excellent narrator. He did a wonderful job throughout the series.
I loved the character development. Jason was a little lost in his earth life, and he becomes a hero. Rachel is an Alpha woman and leaves her prosperous future....
I liked how the book doesn't leave a lot to the imagination. Most books are, "what happened next?" But Brandon Mull does a great job of summing up.
Jeremy Bobb was perfect for this book. His voices for the characters remained the same throughout.
The next Lord of the Rings trilogy.
loved this series. And all of Mull's other books as well. He weaves stories that are great for an adult and a child.
This is an excellent conclusion to a great series. As a middle school reading teacher, I am always looking for a new YA series and this has quickly become one of my favorites. This final book answers a lot of questions but also left me wanting MUCH more! I hope I get to travel back to Lyrian with another series one day.
In the Fantasy category, the Beyonders series was one of the best audio book series I have listen to. The narrator, Jeremy Bobb was brilliant. Unlike other fantasy books, where you know pretty much the direction the book is going, with the Beyonders series in general and Chasing the Prophecy in particular, I didn't know which way the book was heading. Because of that, I couldn't stop listening to it, which made for some sleepless nights.
Warning: I would advise everyone not to listen to it, if you have not listen or read the first two books. This book like book two continues where the last book ends. But as a whole, a fantastic series of books, better than Fablehaven.
Best part of all of Brandon Mull books is that they leave you guessing what is going to happen next. And written in a style that is suspenseful but also with some humor. All the characters seem to come alive and you actually start caring about them.
I love Jeremy Bobb's reading style. He bring Brandon Mull's word to life. I have listen to other narraters, that it is a chore to listen to the book to the end. I think Jeremy Bobb was the perfect choice for this series.
The last third of he book as a whole. I'm not going to tell you what, because I don't want to ruin the ending for anyone. But it was one of the best or maybe THE best ending to a series that I listen to.
It is not often when the book is done, or in this case the whole three book series, I went and listen the the whole series a second time and enjoyed just as much as the first time.If you have not listen or read any Brandon Mull's books, you are really missing something special. I feel that this author does not get the credit that he deserves.
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