Beyonders: Chasing the Prophecy by Brandon Mull

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Really? That is how you are going to leave it? There is going to be another book or another series… right?

Those were pretty much my exact thoughts upon finishing this book (well, I may have cleaned them up a little bit).

When I picked up the first Beyonders book in Barnes & Noble shortly after it came out I ended up staying at Barnes & Noble until I had finished it. A completely unintentional read. I liked it. A lot.

I have been waiting for this third book for what seems like ages. And I was not disappointed. Jason and Rachel are leading the rebels to overthrow Maldor. Everyone’s favorite displacer is back along with the snarkiest seed person and all the other characters I became attached to in the previous 2 books.

Did you get that Brandon? I am attached to them. All of them.

As with the other 2 books this one is well written and thought out. Jason in particular is incredibly believable as a regular kid who somehow manages to make a place for himself in this new world.In as much as there can be believabilty in a a fantasy series Brandon Mull achieves it.

And quite cleverly the book wraps up the story line that was started in A World without Heroes but keeps open the opportunity for more stories.

If you haven’t read this series you should.

That is the non-spoiler review. If you don’t want to read any spoilers stop now.

I’m quite serious. I am going to throw in some blank lines and then some spoilers are going to fly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So – This can’t be the end. Jason still in Lyrian. Rachel back in our world. Something about a daughter. There have to be more books. I need to know more.

Now let us talk about Ferrin and Drake. That was just kinda rough. After everything Ferrin had gone through and done. The relationships he built. I understand it was honorable and noble – but it killed me. And this was after I had already had to deal with Drake. Again noble and everything but a blow to the heart just the same.

I guess that proves that you had done a good job. I was attached. The characters were more than just words on a page to me. So good job. But I still don’t like it. 😉

2 comments

  • Nice review. I pretty much agree with what you said. So much death. Drake, Nedwin, and then Ferrin, I mean, holy trifecta. 12 hours later I’m just browsing around senselessly trying to cope with them deaths. Brandon Mull better write a new book entirely about people of Lyrian just gossiping and spreading words regarding the heroics and awesomeness of Ferrin, the displacer who gave his word and stay true to his friends.

  • Arimfexendrapuse

    This is wonderful but sad book, many of our loved characters die…including Ferrin. Many didn’t trust him, but I did, he stayed true to his friends and fought till the end

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