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.
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.
I love reading a book and listening to a book.
This book brings together all the elements that make adventure stories so wonderful. I love the interesting characters and the landscape which itself is a character.
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 author did a great job in bringing the series to a very satisfactory conclusion. There were plenty of surprises and yet they felt natural and not forced.
The way all the characters remained true to who they were, they felt very real and three dimensional.
The reader was phenomenal, he really added something that made the story come alive.
Not to give anything away but I loved the choices that the Rachel, Jason and especially Ferrin are faced with as the series closes. Their decisions and the subsequent consequences really draw the reader in and make you care about them.
Lots of books lots of time. I love all things Star Wars and fantasy. The Bartimaeus trilogy (or quad) maybe the perfect series. Jonathan Stroud and Douglas Adams are my heroes.
I'm compulsive about story arch's, if I start a series I have to finish it at all costs. The problem is that I'm not entirely sure I like this series or if I'm just being silly. With that said any book that has a magical portal in the old Hippo enclosure of Hoogle Zoo... So the most enjoyable part of this book and the series is the olfactory memories of a putrid Hippo inclosure in Salt Lake.
The strong modern take on fantasy.
Not a huge fan of Bobb, I prefer more Mid-Atlantic if not British readers. My first pick would have been Stefan Rudnicki, if we were staying with an American.
Give it a chance, not the best book around but a strong showing.
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