March 31, 2011

Beyonders: A World Without Heroes

From Brandon Mull, author of the best-selling Fablehaven series comes Beyonders: A World Without Heroes. Jason Walker has often wished his life could be less predictable—until a routine day at the zoo ends with Jason suddenly transporting from the hippo tank into a strange, imperiled world. Lyrian holds dangers and challenges unlike anyplace Jason has ever known. The people all live in fear of their malicious wizard emperor, Maldor. The brave resistors who once opposed the emperor have been bought off or broken, leaving a realm where fear and suspicion prevail.In his search for a way home, Jason meets Rachel, who was also mysteriously drawn to Lyrian from our world. With the help of a few scattered rebels, Jason and Rachel become entangled in a quest to piece together the word of power that can destroy the emperor and learn that their best hope to find a way home will be to save this world without Heroes.
I really liked this book; for a number of reasons. One of the biggest [reasons why] is the way Brandon Mull does lots of twists and turns in the plot. Just when you think you have the story all figured out; everything changes. Some people say they don't like that kind of book, with lots of cliff hangers and unpredictable endings. I disagree; I don't like to much unpredictable events because then you come to expect the unexpected. Brandon Mull's writing style has gotten a whole lot better since the Fablehaven books. In this one he really paints the picture and helps you get the a image of the story. This book does suffer a bit from a lack of editing, I thought he could of cut thirty pages or maybe more. But all in all a great adventure with fun twists, good word choice and colorful characters.

1 comment:

  1. Your review fits my expectations entirely. What parts would you say should of been cut?


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