Rise of the Evening Star (Fablehaven Series #2)

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At the end of the school year, Kendra and her brother Seth find themselves racing back to Fablehaven, a refuge for mythical and magical creatures. Grandpa Sorenson, the caretaker, invites three specialists — a potion master, a magical relics collector, and a mystical creature trapper — to help protect the property from the Society of the Evening Star, an ancient organization determined to infiltrate the preserve and steal a hidden artifact of great power. Time is running out. The Evening Star is storming the ...

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Fablehaven, volume 2: Rise of the Evening Star

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Overview

At the end of the school year, Kendra and her brother Seth find themselves racing back to Fablehaven, a refuge for mythical and magical creatures. Grandpa Sorenson, the caretaker, invites three specialists — a potion master, a magical relics collector, and a mystical creature trapper — to help protect the property from the Society of the Evening Star, an ancient organization determined to infiltrate the preserve and steal a hidden artifact of great power. Time is running out. The Evening Star is storming the gates. If the artifact falls into the wrong hands, it could mean the downfall of other preserves and possibly the world. Will Kendra learn to use her fairy gifts in time? Will Seth stay out of trouble?

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Editorial Reviews

Julie Just
Mull's awkward writing sometimes underscores the overfamiliar plot mechanics of the two-children-save-the-world fantasy, but his story offers unexpected twists and entertainingly scary creatures.
—The New York Times
Kirkus Reviews
Holding together better than its predecessor while continuing to feature plenty of heroism and hilarity, this follow-up to Fablehaven (2006) sends siblings Kendra and Seth back to the secret preserve for magical creatures guarded by their grandparents. This time, they are to find and protect a powerful Artifact being sought by the malign Society of the Evening Star. Not only are Kendra and Seth never sure who their real friends and foes are-the Society has a crafty way of inserting spies into the inner circle by helping to defeat manufactured threats-but searching for the Artifact requires facing any number of Fablehaven's genuinely dangerous residents. Seth in particular, though somewhat less reckless than before, still finds himself, for instance, passing through the bowels of a giant demon frog, then racing off to kill a zombie revenant so terrifying that it turns all who get too close into mindless albinos. Not stand-alone fare but rousing nonetheless, this second episode is rich in creatures, magic-working, hard-fought battles, plots within plots and chemistry among its main and supporting casts. More sequels are likely. (Fantasy. 12-15)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416957706
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Publication date: 4/22/2008
  • Series: Fablehaven Series , #2
  • Edition description: Repackage
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 91,705
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 730L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Brandon Mull

Brandon Mull is the author of the New York Times, USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling Beyonders and Fablehaven series. He resides in Utah, in a happy little valley near the mouth of a canyon with his wife and four children. Brandon’s greatest regret is that he has but one life to give for Gondor.

Brandon Dorman is the illustrator of Be Glad Your Nose is on Your Face and The Wizard, both by Jack Prelutsky; and The Christmas Sweater by Glenn Beck. He received a degree in fine arts from Brigham Young University—Idaho and lives in Puyallup, Washington, with his family.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2012

    hal

    Best book I have ever read

    13 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2012

    Anonymous

    Wow... just wow this series blows me away. Brandon Mull is indescribabley talented and his gift in writing is extraordinary. I am so thankful that his series is on the nook i cant find it anywhere else for less than like twenty five dollars per book. Ive started to read the Beyonders series. Amazing again. Youll find true talent in this authors writing.

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2012

    Hi g!

    I love this book. Brandon Mull has written other good books.

    10 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2012

    "Vanessa Santoro is not just pretty...

    She's walking dynamite!" Humor courtesy of the saytrs.

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 2, 2012

    very good reading

    This series is a new modern day "Alice in Wonderland"-like story...its fun, interesting and easy reading...Harry Potter was a great reading series too, but it was too difficult for some readers...Fablehaven is good for kids who can't or don't read at that level. These are filled with magic, magicial creatures, monsters, star a brother & sister, 12 & 14 yrs. old and deals with their sibling rivalry, too.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2012

    Great book.

    Stupid rating bar, wont let me rate the book 100/5. *Sigh* :(

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 13, 2011

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    Yes!

    The Fablehaven series just keeps getting better! Highly recommended! Just started Book 3!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2009

    Fable Haven #2

    The story just keeps getting better with each book

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 23, 2009

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    Fun Series

    This series is just fun to read. It's easy reading and fast paced. The trials the main characters go through are good lessons for young readers and remind us old folks of our own youthful foolishness. There is always something happening in the story, so you are never bored. I especially like the way each character grows and matures a little more with each book. Never a dull moment and pure entertainment for all. I would highly recommend this series for both young and old.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2013

    Fablehaven is great

    Its a really good book u really should read it i have almost finished the hole series if u r a book worm u r going to love thins book it is like a mystery with a twist to it but any ways u r going to love reading this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!this book is good for ur education too

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 24, 2010

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    Reviewed by Joan Stradling for TeensReadToo.com

    In FABLEHAVEN, Kendra and Seth helped save the magical preserve by thwarting Murial's attempt to release the demon, Bahumat. Though they won that battle, the Society of the Evening Star is waging war. If they hope to save Fablehaven again, Kendra must learn to use her fairy gifts and Seth must stay out of trouble.

    Unfortunately, trouble has a way of finding Seth.

    Seth, Kendra, and more of Mull's amazing characters (new and old) are back in RISE OF THE EVENING STAR as they fight to keep the Society of the Evening Star from obtaining a hidden artifact of great power. If they don't, it could be the downfall of the other magical preserves and possibly the world.

    Mull has created a realm of magic and mystery that pulls the reader in and won't let them go until the last page. Even then, he leaves us wanting more.

    With hidden preserves and all their magical inhabitants, a secret society threatening the world, and a group of unlikely heroes trying to save it all, the FABLEHAVEN series is a must-read for any fantasy lover.

    After reading RISE OF THE EVENING STAR, I couldn't wait to get my hands on the third book, GRIP OF THE SHADOW PLAGUE.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2009

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    The New Magical Series!

    I was a little worried I wasn't going to enjoy this as much as the first (my curse of not liking book 2 in a series). It starts out slow, but then I just wanted to the kids to get back to Fablehaven! Then things really start to pick up and your immersed in the magical world again. I was hoping for more creatures, explanations, and just more on the preserve itself with the first book. I got it this time around. I loved the story line with the demon and Seth. The entire chapters with them retrieving the artifact from the inverted tower were great! I kept picturing the scenes and how they would look in movie form. While I still think it's not as great as Harry Potter, I think the series is a great filler for those looking for something magical now that the Harry Potter series is finished!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2009

    A great book for people who like fantasy and adventure.

    This book contains a great story of two kids and their grandparents who own a secret reserve for magical creatures, called Fablehaven. In this magic reserve, the two kids, Kendra and her brother, Seth, have accidently helped an evil group called the Society of the Evening Star, which intends to collect magical artifacts from reserves across the globe, like Fablehaven. These artifacts, when joined together, can open an evil prison that keeps all of the most powerful creatures that, dare they get released, would bring terror upon the world. But Grandpa and Grandma Sorenson knew what the Society was up to and hired three of the world's top adventurers, Tanu, Coulter, and Vanessa. These three people were to mentor Kendra and Seth, but, in the middle of the story, a traitor appears among the three and takes control of Fablehaven, until Seth defeats a certain creature, and he and Kendra gathers a small group. I like this book because I have an interest in fantasy-like stories and because it leaves me wanting more, making me excited to continue reading it. Again, I recommend it, give it five stars, because it is thrilling and may leave its reader needing more to quench their reading minds.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 2, 2009

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    whoa

    to me i find the book very intresting this was the first of the fable haven books that i read i picked up a radom book at the book store and bought it it is very amazing youll never get bored and with the slight chance that yo do it pulls you back in right when you least acpect it the characters were very easy to amgaine and with seth and kendra you see what they see feel what they feel

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2008

    This Series is Great!

    This series is awesome. You get pulled into the story from the very first page. Anyone who loves fantasy and getting lost in a book should read these. No matter if you are 12 or 28 you will love it! I hope he continues to write books like fablehaven.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2012

    Claire

    I love this book!!!!!!!:D

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2012

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I loved the first book! Thisbook awesome 2 but its not as great as the first.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2012

    Cool

    One of is best books!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 2, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    I love Brandon Mull

    From book 1 until book 5, I could not put them down. When I first started reading them book 1 & 2 were already out and I couldn't wait for the next one to come out, then the next and then the next. You feel the characters. This is not a children's book but geared more to late teens and up. If you love dragons, fairy-tail animals, you will love these books. Their are a lot of deaths in these books but you will still love the book. My daughter got me started and we are both hooked. We had to get the hard back ones, because we couldn't wait for the paper backs to come out!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2009

    A good series.

    A good continuation of the story. The characters continue to be developed and it has a good plot although a little hard to follow in some places. But it is the kind of book that can be enjoyed by the entire family, especially when read together. It holds your attention and leaves you wanting for more. Seth continues to make poor choices and seems to not really be held accountable or learn much from his mistakes. But he is also brave and his heart is in the right place. There are some pretty intense experiences and Brandon Mull does a great job describing them. The reader almost becomes part of the story. So far, a good series.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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