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Fablehaven, Book 2: Rise of the Evening Star | [Brandon Mull]

Fablehaven, Book 2: Rise of the Evening Star

At the end of the school year, Kendra and her brother, Seth, find themselves racing back to Fablehaven, a refuge for mythical and magical creatures. Grandpa Sorenson, the caretaker, invites three specialists - a potion master, a magical relics collector, and a mystical creature trapper - to help protect the property from the Society of the Evening Star, an ancient organization determined to infiltrate the preserve and steal a hidden artifact of great power.
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Publisher's Summary

At the end of the school year, Kendra and her brother, Seth, find themselves racing back to Fablehaven, a refuge for mythical and magical creatures. Grandpa Sorenson, the caretaker, invites three specialists - a potion master, a magical relics collector, and a mystical creature trapper - to help protect the property from the Society of the Evening Star, an ancient organization determined to infiltrate the preserve and steal a hidden artifact of great power.

Time is running out. The Evening Star is storming the gates. If the artifact falls into the wrong hands, it could mean the downfall of other preserves and possibly the world. Will Kendra learn to use her fairy gifts in time? Will Seth stay out of trouble? Can they overcome paralyzing fear? Find out in book 2 of this bestselling series.

©2007 Brandon Mull (P)2007 Shadow Mountain

What the Critics Say

"Fablehaven is a fantastical, wonderful book. Look out, J.K. Rowling; the fantasy genre has an outstanding new author to embrace!" (BookReview.com)

"This story is so compelling and so well written you'll find its magic working on you as well, completely taking over your ability to put the book down, even for a moment." (Columbia Daily Tribune)

"[Mull's] story offers unexpected twists and entertainingly scary creatures." (The New York Times)

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    Ruth United States 07-06-13
    Ruth United States 07-06-13 Member Since 2014

    I love clean books of all sorts. Love mysteries, fantasies epic to kids stories, fairy tales, romances, humor, and historical fiction

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    "Perfect Fantasy Adventure Story for All Ages"

    While these books are geared toward children, they are really a lot of fun for any age. I love the imagined world in these books. I like the fact that the kids make mistakes but learn from them. I really love seeing their thinking process and what their imaginations come up with for solutions to difficult problems. The added characters, magical potions, magical artifacts and creatures are really cool.

    My 9 year old son has just listened to this audiobook. You can't believe how much work and summer-time math practice I got out of that boy, because I wouldn't let him have my ipod to listen to this book until he was done with school practice and chores. At the end he said in a frantic voice, "Mom! Where is the third book?!"

    Hooray that Audible has them on their site now! I'm going to get them all. I have them on CD already, but the CD versions are a NIGHTMARE to put into itunes. They misname files, misname the book, change the name of the narrator and the whole numbering sequence of the files. You honestly have to rename all of the hundreds of files to get it to play correctly on an ipod. We don't have many CD players left. I'm one of the people who has begged Audible to get these books because the CD's are truly atrocious. Only one problem..... where are books 4 & 5? Hopefully, they get them soon.

    Warning: The narrator has a strange cadence, but you get used to it. It is the same narrator as for the first book, so if you liked that you're fine. Listen to the sample before you buy. He drives me nuts sometimes, but somehow you forget about it when the story picks up. He does old and young voices well and they use some cool special effects for monsters and other voices. I especially like his voices for the main characters. Seth and Kendra are spot on.

    I'm listening to them all again at the same time as my son. The third book is one of my favorites, and I can hardly wait to listen to it. If you love clean fantasy adventures in a truly magical world, great main characters and an interesting storyline. You'll not miss the mark with Fablehaven 02 Rise of the Evening Star. Just as good or better than Fablehaven. Great books for the 8 to 14 set that adults will also enjoy. Great for LONG car rides and family fun! Some scary moments. No bad language or compromising situations. All around good fun.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tonya Day-Stembridge Los Ranchos, NM, US 07-02-15
    Tonya Day-Stembridge Los Ranchos, NM, US 07-02-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Good Story!"

    This was a good story. I enjoyed it as a second installment. It sets you up quite nicely for the third story in the series.

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    MEECH RODRIGUEZ 06-28-15
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    "Meech13"

    The narrator is great. You are pulled into the story and become emotionally involved with the characters. I cannot wait for the movie!

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    D. Haase 06-01-15
    D. Haase 06-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good second chapter"

    Excellent second chapter, hard to stand alone, but definitely worth the time. Recommended for anyone the enjoyed the first one! Sets up future story well.

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    Sunshine L. Valinor 04-26-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Fun!"

    Love the story, wish this had been mr Mull's 2nd or 3rd series as his writing has gotten more complex & added depth the more he writes. This trio would have been phenomenal if he had the depth he found in beyonders and even more so in the 5 kingdoms!! I have heard he is going to do more books in this universe though and I am super excited to see this world through his more mature writing skills! Love your work mr Mull!!!

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    Adam Christensen 02-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story"

    This is my second time listening to this book! It's a great story.
    I recommend buying the full series. Thnx

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    J. Ellis Mi 01-19-15
    J. Ellis Mi 01-19-15
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    "5 stardom"

    Loved the book and the guy who read it I can tell by the voices he used who is talking. He's great and the books great to

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    Amazon Customer 01-11-15
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    "Fun for the whole family."

    Great story line. Can't wait to hear book 3.
    Just enough twists to keep you hooked.

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    Ciara 01-05-15
    Ciara 01-05-15
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    "Love Fablehaven!!!"

    It was so great!!! These are some of my favorite books--the series is so fun to read. My husband and I have been
    listening to these on tape, and we love them!

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    Kyle 06-15-14
    Kyle 06-15-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Book 2 it was better than book1."
    If you could sum up Fablehaven, Book 2 in three words, what would they be?

    Fast-paced, fun, suspenseful.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Seth will always be my favorite character of the series.


    Have you listened to any of E. B. Stevens’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    EV Stevens is one of my favorite narrators of all time he ranks right up there with Michael Kramer, and Kate Reading.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Fable Haven rise of the evening Star, fun for he while family.


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