In this second book of the Beyonders series, Jason returns to Lyrian to rescue his friend Rachel and tell her the terrible secret he learned in the first book. They team up with a motley crew of revolutionaries and continue their quest to dethrone the evil emperor. Mull uses his ingenuity to create a truly unique parallel world with creative "fantastical" peoples and creatures. His characters are very human in that they all have weaknesses, but they show amazing strength as well. The story keeps up fascinating descriptions of the peoples and places while keeping the suspense levels high throughout the story. This book was even better than the first in the series, and I look forward to the third (and final) book next year.
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After the cliffhanger ending of A World Without Heroes, Jason is back in the world he’s always known—yet for all his efforts to get home, he finds himself itching to return to Lyrian. Jason knows that the shocking truth he learned from Maldor is precious information that all of his friends in Lyrian, including Rachel, need if they have any hope of surviving and defeating the evil emperor.
Meanwhile, Rachel and the others have discovered new enemies—as well as new abilities that could turn the tide of the entire quest. And as soon as Jason succeeds in crossing over to Lyrian, he’s in more danger than ever. Once the group reunites, they strive to convince their most-needed ally to join the war and form a rebellion strong enough to triumph over Maldor. At the center of it all, Jason and Rachel realize what roles they’re meant to play—and the answers are as surprising as they are gripping.
8 - 12 Years
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Seeds of Rebellion
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8.25 x 5.50 x 1.60 Inches
In this second book of...
The second in The Beyo...
The second in The Beyonders series. Jason, a boy from The Beyond (earth) returns to Lyrian to help rebel agains the evil emperor Maldor. Good characters, lots of surprises, and an ending that makes you want to read the next book - kind of a cliffhanger.
This is the second boo...
This is the second book in this trillogy. As in the other book this story begins in Vista, Colarodo. This time though Jason is reffing small leauge baseball. Through the hand that he had taken from a displacer in the misterious land of Lyrian he can comunicate by tracing on the palm and reciving signs of sign language. Then he gets swallowed by the hippo again and returns to Lyrian. Once there he goes through a forest inhabited by giants and figures out he is followed by a shadowy figure called a Lurker. This creature kills anyone who threatens it. Then he and his freind Galloran recrute allies, fight the worm infested corpses of Eborath and see and Oracle. All in the name of rebellion agenst the evil emporer. This book was rich with ideas. The creatures and the magic is purely origonal. The writing though left room for improvement. I am not saying that I have done better, no not by a longshot, but I acpected more from a aclamed author such as Brandon Mull. With his recent Fablehaven serries gaining fame I expected more. This created some letdown. The writing was sloppy all in all.
I liked this book bett...
I liked this book better than I liked the first one. It is full of adventure with a small group trying to find a way to defeat a wizard who is close dominating the whole land. Jason and Rachel are teenagers from our world but were called to Lyrian because they have a part to play in helping to defeat the wizard Maldoor. They meet many strange and interesting people along the way and Rachel discovers she has a talent for Edomic, the wizarding language. Good book. I really had a fun time reading it.
This is the second boo...
This is the second book in the Beyonders trilogy. The third book will be titled Chasing the Prophecy and is scheduled for a March 2013 release. I had a lot of trouble reading this book. It is a decent story, but nowhere near the quality of Mull's Fablehaven series. I just couldn't stay engaged with the story or the characters and this book was a struggle to get through. Jason is itching to get back to Lyrian after being sent home at the end of the first book. When he gets there he runs around telling people that the Word did not work to destroy the evil wizard Maldor. Rachel meanwhile has meet up with a charm woman and is leaning more about how to use Words. Seriously Jason runs around telling people the Word didn't destroy Maldor for the first half of the book. Jason also gathers people together and journeys back to the Blind King. At this point we are over halfway through the book. Eventually we track through the jungle, meet more Seed people, and go through a zombie infested wasteland. So there is a lot of adventuring and some fighting. I just felt like the pacing was way off and Jason didn't know his purpose or accomplish much for large portions of the book. I almost stopped reading halfway through because nothing was happening. We do get to meet some excellent new characters. Jason is accompanied by a smuggler named Aram, who is half-giant, and we see a lot more of Ferrick and Ned (who is incredibly adept at poisons). Rachel also learns to speak magic words and becomes a force to be reckoned with. I enjoyed Rachel's character growth and wish we had spend a lot more time hearing from her. Instead most of the book is told from Jason's POV and he just doesn't grow much or do anything all that interesting in this book. While the book is decently written, I thought the pacing left a lot to be desired. I just found my mind wandering a lot and had a really tough time staying engaged in the story. There are so many characters in this book that we don't get to know any of them really well, so that also makes it difficult to care about what's happening. Overall an okay addition to this series, but not great. I didn't like the first book in this series a ton either. So, I guess if you were a huge fan of the first book in this series you will probably enjoy this one. I would definitely recommend reading Mull's Fablehaven series over this one, in my opinion that is just a much more well written series. At this point I don't think I will be reading the third book in this series.
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