Rise of the Evening Star (Fablehaven Series #2)
  • Rise of the Evening Star (Fablehaven Series #2)
  • Rise of the Evening Star (Fablehaven Series #2)

Rise of the Evening Star (Fablehaven Series #2)

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by Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman
     
 

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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

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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?

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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416957706
Publisher:
Aladdin
Publication date:
04/22/2008
Series:
Fablehaven Series, #2
Edition description:
Repackage
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
106,011
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.40(d)
Lexile:
730L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

What People are saying about this

Christopher Paolini
"One of the most enjoyable fantasies I've read." Christopher Paolini
Obert Skye
"Imagination runs wild in Fablehaven. It is a lucky book that can hold this kind of story." Obert Skye
Orson Scott Card
"The dialogue snaps and sizzles . . . like Harry Potter, Fablehaven can be read aloud in a family with as much pleasure for grownups as for children. . . Do yourself a favor, and don't miss the first novel by a writer who is clearly going to be a major figure in popular fantasy." Orson Scott Card

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