The Light (Morpheus Road Series #1)

The Light (Morpheus Road Series #1)

by D. J. MacHale
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The Light (Morpheus Road Series #1) by D. J. MacHale

Marshall Seaver is being haunted.

It begins with mysterious sounds, a fleeting face outside a window, a rogue breeze—all things that can be explained away. That is, until he comes face-to-face with a character who only exists on
the pages of a sketchbook—a character Marshall himself created.

Marshall has no idea why he is being tormented by this forbidding creature, but he is quickly convinced it has something to do with his best friend, Cooper, who has gone missing. Together with Cooper’s beautiful but aloof sister, Sydney, Marshall searches for the truth about his friend while ultimately uncovering a nightmare that is bigger and more frightening than he could ever have imagined.

Number one New York Times bestselling author D. J. MacHale launches his eerie new trilogy with a story so packed with chilling suspense, readers will want to sleep with the light on.

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The voices grew louder, more urgent, as if they were running out of time. It sounded like gibberish. It was gibberish. I knew that. It was a dream, right? That’s what I told myself and it calmed me down. That is, until I heard a single word break through the haze as plain and clear as if someone had leaned over and spoke directly into my ear.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416965190
Publisher: Aladdin
Publication date: 12/21/2010
Series: Morpheus Road Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 383,445
Product dimensions: 8.52(w) x 11.34(h) x 0.93(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

D.J. MacHale is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Pendragon series and the Morpheus Road series. He has written, directed and produced many television series and movies for young people that have been seen on Nickelodeon, The Disney Channel, HBO, Showtime, PBS, Discovery Kids, and the broadcast networks. D.J. lives with his family in Southern California.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a fan of D. J. MacHale; I've read all 10 of his Pendragon books and basically grew up on him. However, I found Morpheus Road: The Light to be highly disappointing. First of all, Marshall Seaver is basically Mark Dimond's twin brother. I loved the Pendragon references, they were clever, but come on, D. J. Invent a new character, please! I could relate all of the characters in this book to ones from Pendragon. Marshall was Mark, Sydney was Loor, Gravedigger was Saint Dane...the comparisons were way too obvious. Secondly, the plot went NOWHERE. N-O-W-H-E-R-E. I was waiting for something interesting to happen the whole time. I understand the idea of "plot twists" or "new directions," but that does not mean throw in random things just for the sake of being creative. Many of the sub-scenes made no sense in Marshall's character development (which, incidentally, there was none of). My personal favorite line went something like this: "Everything that had happened didn't matter anymore." Mind you, this was on page 300-something, near the book's end. Basically, it was D. J.'s way of saying that the whole first book doesn't really matter; he just felt like taking you for a ride. Fun stuff, D. J. Next time, please focus on plot and character development like you did in Pendragon. Thanks!
LalyShaney More than 1 year ago
The Light by DJ McHale Is The First Book In The Morpheus Road Trilogy. This Book Is An Awesome Read! I Was Hooked By Chapter 2. The Main Charater Is Marsh. The Book Begins With Marsh Speaking About The Prior Week And What's Happening Now. His Father Goes On A Business Trip And His Best Friend Goes Missing. The Story Begins Rather Slow But Picks Up Really Quickly In a Mind-Boggling Race. I'm Still Trying To Find Out What Morpheus Road Is, Although That Information Will Probably Be Revealed When The Other Two Books Are Released. Spooky things Begin Happening in His Home That He Can't Seem To Understand Or Explain. Marshall Invents An Imaginary Character, Gravedigger, Who Comes To Life Before His Eyes. Thrilling Horror Hides In Every Page As Marsh Trys To Find Out Where His Best Friend Coop Has Gone And Why Gravedigger Seems To Be After Him. This Book Is Like Encyclopedia Brown Meets The TV Show Supernatural. The Ending Took Quite A Turn And Was Told From Another Character's Narration, Which Is Awesome! This Book Locked Me In And Kept Me On Edge! I Believe It Will Keep You On Edge Too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It was one of my favorite books ever! I would stay up late at night reading and my mom would yell at me to go to sleep. This book is a page turning thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat. Once you start reading you cant stop. When you get to the end, you just wamt more and wish that it didnt stop there.........
Emily Uehling More than 1 year ago
This book was very interesting and suspenseful. I really loved it. I wish they could've gave a little more details about some of the characters in the book, but other than that, it was a fantastic book.
Tiger_Holland More than 1 year ago
Marshall Seaver (anyone but me hearing the Growing Pains theme song in their heads when the name Seaver is mentioned?) is an ordinary good guy type of sixteen-year-old; he's the Luke Skywalker to his best friend Cooper Foley's Han Solo. Cooper's a troublemaker who's mostly interested in chasing girls, while Marsh is a kid at heart, and still interested in building rocket ships and reading graphic novels. The only girl who captures Marsh's attention is Cooper's older sister Sydney, a beautiful high-achieving ice princess who won't give him the time of day. Marshall is an everyman character, but two things about him stand out: 1. his mother was killed in a earthquake overseas while she was photographing an ancient temple, and 2. He's an amateur artist who draws only one character: Gravedigger, a grim reaper character who resembles a skeleton and carries around a double-edged pick. When Marsh breaks an artifact his mother sent him, and Cooper suddenly disappears, a whole world of trouble opens up and Marsh will never be a normal kid again. DJ MacHale's credits include a lot of television writing, and it shows in his story, which has snappy dialogue and interesting visual images. Unfortunately, this first book in the series feels more like a pilot episode in a new TV show--I just don't think enough actually happens to sustain an entire book. It gets a slow start, with Marshall getting about a dozen hints that something's not quite right in his world before anything significant occurs. He hears strange noises, sees gusts of wind in his kitchen, gets mysterious phone calls, and sees a manifestation of his character Gravedigger, all as part of the setup before the true action begins. I think all the warning signs could have been condensed without losing much of the impact. I won't be continuing this series, but the author's writing style in engrossing enough that I'm definitely going to check out his Pendragon books.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So book 10 never happened it was all a fantasy so bobby woul feel better buuuuuuut one thing whered nevva go her soul would be in solara Unlesssssssssss theres 3 solaras yes i said 3 3 solaras but wheres te 3rd one huh i think its a slit in dark slara that leads to half dark half normal since she was a traitor to saint dane in the end so shes trapped with no escape until dark solara opens again so have any ?s jst reply to derpy squirtle give me answers And any other theroies reply to derpy squirtle im better than you
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it. It made me a bit jumpy at times but i flet like the stoy flowed really well and made me flow wih it. Cant wait to read the secind book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As yiure guarenteed to love marsh for his integrity to figure everything out for friendship, cooper is an equally as loveablr narrator. He makes more mistakes and can be sort of stupid. As a reader this is often times more relateable than having a perfect main character who is more intelligent than their reader. As much as mchale doesnt do a fantastic job in creating main characters different from those in his other sieries (SYLOs tucker peirce and Morpheus roads marshall seaver) his characters are very entertaining in their endeavors.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
cool and suspencefull
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The overall mystery of this book will keep you reading so as to get answers. The macabre touch is tantalizing with it raising so many questions and possibilities, but doesnt scare you that much. Most of the questions asked will be answered in the next book. Be sure to read the rest of the series! You wont regret it!!! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is SUCH a freaking amazing book!!!!!
ChaoticAvian More than 1 year ago
This series is definitely one of my favorite series of all time.  The writing was very tasteful for a children's novel and was very fast paced and thrilling.  Each chapter kept me wanting more.  I don't care if this is in the kid's section of the book store.  So is Harry Potter, so therefore, I'm telling all of my adult friends about how great this series is!
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Really good and scary
GraveDiggerJC More than 1 year ago
This amazing, page turning book, will have you on the edge of your seat. I basically fell out of mine, yes, it was that good! This book is full of twist and turns that will leave you wanting more. The ending is magnificent, and is told from another characters point of view. The main character is Marshall Seaver, a regular 16 year old good boy. And he has a potential love interest in his best friends sister, Sydney. The two go on a ride full of surprises as a creature from Marshall's journal comes alive right in front of his eyes. Its name? Gravedigger. Marshall tries to find out what is going on, and find Cooper. All while this "creature" is chasing him.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great amazing exlent book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a great book coudent put it down:)
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Im notva fan of sary books and i liked it