Sunday, July 17, 2011

Now there are artifacts to protect, eh?

book #3: Fablehaven: Rise of the Evening Star by: Brandon Mull

So in this book, the craziness really begins. A man poses as a friend and happens to get Seth and Kendra to steal a demon from a safehouse. This demon has to be fed to be moved and if he bites you, he will kill you. He just keeps growing and growing, and eventually, he's going to kill you. He's an interesting demon, and I forget his name. So anyways, the kids realize he's with the Society of the Evening Star (which, I don't think I've mentioned yet, they are trying to destroy all the preserves-like Fablehaven- so that all magical creatures/demons/general magical hobos can run free, not good) so they flee back to Fablehaven ASAP. To get there, a woman named Vanessa shows up, who they've never met before, and races them to the preserve. Once there, they meet Coulter and Tanu. A little introduction? Vanessa is a mystical creature trapper and has a billion and a half animals of all sorts. Coulter is a magical relics collector and expert, he has amulets and such out the kazoo and has this nifty glove that makes you invisible, if you don't move, that is. And Tanu, he's a potion master, which is slightly self-explanatory, but something cool, he has a potion that can turn you into like... a mist? if that's even a good way to explain it...anyways, he's a pretty chill dude. So yeah, those are the specialists that were sent to help the Sorenson's find one of the hidden artifacts or rather protect it... I wouldn't want to give away too much, so I'll just say that Seth saves the day eventually, and they get the artifact and it falls into the hands of someone who they think is a friend, but may end up actually being the foe. You'll have to read the whole series to find out if The Spinx is the good cop or the bad cop. 

Just as the first book, I for sure think you should read this book. It's filled with even more magical creatures that just drive me crazy, and I really wish they were real! But unfortunately, they probably aren't. Only in my dreams I guess. The adventures really begin in this book and the writing isn't noticeably juvenile in this installment. In the first book, I could definitely tell it was written for kids; but in the second, I was able to just read, and not be distracted by the writing style. Definitely an upgrade. :)

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