Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Book Review: Fablehaven: Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary by Brandon Mull

Description of Fablehaven: Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuaryfrom Amazon:

"Brace yourself for a shocking secret. Two hidden artifacts have been found. Three more remain unrecovered. More preserves face destruction as the Society of the Evening Star relentlessly pursues new talismans. Reading in Patton s Journal of Secrets, Kendra learns the location of the key to a vault housing one of the artifacts. In order to retrieve it, the Knights of the Dawn must enter a death trap a dragon sanctuary called Wyrmroost. The mission cannot proceed without stealing a sacred object zealously guarded by the centaurs. Anybody seen Seth? The race is on to acquire all five of the artifact keys to the great demon prison. Will the Knights of the Dawn conquer Wyrmroost? Who can stop the Sphinx? Can Vanessa be trusted to help? What artifact will be found next?"

Wow. This series is amazing. I was hooked nearly the whole way through and devoured the rather long book very quickly. This is the fourth in the series. (No previous books reviewed here - I read them before the blog - but they are all fantastic with the same ratings. The first book is Fablehaven.) I totally didn't see the shocking revelation coming - it was very well done. I sometimes am annoyed by the details Mull includes that seem unnecessary and then make me think they will be important later on, but they aren't. But, really, I just couldn't put it down. And now I have to wait for the last one! As others have said, this is a series for some Harry Potter fans.

s-factor: none

mrg-factor: none

v-factor: ->->

It is pretty frightening and there is fighting, but not really graphic.

Overall rating: ****


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