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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 (Illustrator)

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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


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

Christopher Paolini

“Kept me turning the pages until 4:40 in the morning . . . deep, intriguing, magical . . . one of the m ost enjoyable fantasies I’ve read.”
Columbia Daily Tribune

“Every bit as much a ‘page turner’ as the Harry Potter books! This story is so compelling and so well written you’ll find its magic working on you as well, completely taking over your ability to put the book down, even for a moment.”
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

Shadow Mountain Publishing
Publication date:
Fablehaven Series , #2
Edition description:
First Edition
Sales rank:
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 7.45(h) x 1.50(d)
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

Meet the Author

Brandon Mull is the author of the New York Times, USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling Beyonders and Fablehaven series, as well as the bestselling Five Kingdoms, Candy Shop Wars, and Dragonwatch 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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Rise of the Evening Star 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 272 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book I have ever read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. Brandon Mull has written other good books.
KSP123 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She's walking dynamite!" Humor courtesy of the saytrs.
Annibebe More than 1 year ago
The Fablehaven series just keeps getting better! Highly recommended! Just started Book 3!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story just keeps getting better with each book
Katdancin More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stupid rating bar, wont let me rate the book 100/5. *Sigh* :(
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
joeytolduso More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book!!!!!!!:D
DeeLynne More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
pagese More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book. Its so good. I read this book in 5 hours. Its a page-turning book. I couldn't put it down. Brandon Mull is one of the best authors. His books are soooo good!! If your looking for a mythical magical book filled with tons of excitement and cliff hanging chapters this is defiantly the book for you!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is not good. ITS GREAT ITS WONDERFUL ITS MAGNIFICENT. take it from me i read it 29 times! read this book and you WONT want to stop.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first one was great, but it dragged on too much in the middle, but this one is phenomenal! The characters that are introduced are much more exciting than just the six characters from Book 1, and the story is quicker paced and feels just better than the first. Overall, a great read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Usually in a series the only good book is the first one but, Brandon Mull proved that WRONG! Seth gets in trouble with an eating demon and Kendra discovers new abilities!
ReadingOverTheShoulder 7 months ago
In summary, this is a very strong sequel. It’s not surprising that this series took off after reading this. Solid characters, captivating world, complex plot and all infinity entertaining. Full review at ReadingOverTheShoulder.com
Anonymous 11 months ago
You will want to turn the page of this book! Kendra and Seth just go the message that they need to find an artifact. They will have to travel to many places to get the statue. They will have to find many things to help them find the statue. They will have to fight many monsters to get the statue. They will have to defeat many foes to get the statue. I found this book to be really exciting and really makes you wonder what is going to happen. When I saw this book I thought it would be a really fun and exciting book, and it was!! I was one of those books where you would want to read. But if you don’t like mystery/fantasy books I don’t think this is the one for you, but otherwise it would be a great book! I also liked it because it was funny, the characters would joke around and do weird things. I also thought the statue that they were going for was funny. And if you want to get this book for somewhere around 9 year olds, go for it, but anything less don’t do it! I think you should get the book if you like mystery/fantasy books and if you like reading because it is a long book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first one was so asome!!!!! Hey if u here this make more im artist the best in my family kindov.Hey i loved the giant rock guy in the first storie i foget his name but make as many as posible i hope im goldboy666.MAKE MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!