Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Raven Rise

Title: Raven Rise
Author: D.J. MacHale
Series: Pendragon (Book 9)
Genre: Young Adult

The battle has come to Second Earth. When we last left Bobby he had destroyed the flume on Ibara, so that both he and Saint Dane would be stuck there. Unfortunately, soon after Bobby learns that Saint Dane has opened the flume back on Rubic City and that his beloved Telleo is really Nevva Winters. Yikes. It's time for Bobby to jump back into the game.

While Bobby is on his "holiday," Courtney. Mark and Patrick are trying to deal with the happenings on Second Earth. There is a new Traveler in town - Alexander Naymeer who has, with the help of Saint Dane, decided to educate the world about Halla. He is choosing those who are special in some way and working to "marginalize" those that are not. There is a bit of a Holocaust feeling to it in my opinion and this is a very dark book.

I didn't enjoy this one as much as some of the other books in the series. Is it because it takes place on Second Earth, and there is little to nothing new to learn about it? I don't know. Maybe because this book doesn't have much if any carefree moments of the other books. None the less, the book was a good addition to the series and the ending sets up the next book beautifully,

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