Friday 4 May 2012

Christy's Review: Seeds of Rebellion by Brandon Mull

A World Without Heroes: Seeds of Rebellion
(Beyonders Book #2)
By Brandon Mull


The second epic installment of Brandon Mull’s #1 New York Times bestselling fantasy series! After the cliffhanger ending of A World Without Heroes, Jason is back in the world he’s always known—yet for all his efforts to get home, he finds himself itching to return to Lyrian. Jason knows that the shocking truth he learned from Maldor is precious information that all of his friends in Lyrian, including Rachel, need if they have any hope of surviving and defeating the evil emperor.
Meanwhile, Rachel and the others have discovered new enemies—as well as new abilities that could turn the tide of the entire quest. And as soon as Jason succeeds in crossing over to Lyrian, he’s in more danger than ever. Once the group reunites, they strive to convince their most-needed ally to join the war and form a rebellion strong enough to triumph over Maldor. At the center of it all, Jason and Rachel realize what roles they’re meant to play—and the answers are as surprising as they are gripping.

Christy’s Review:
I love Brandon Mull. I adore his first series, Fablehaven. Absolutely love it. I had high expectations for his new series, A World Without Heroes. I have to say that I was a bit disappointed with the first book in the series. It never really painted a clear, concise picture of Lyrian for me. I’d been expecting something as immediately perceptible and vibrant as the Fablehaven series and book number one didn’t deliver. Don’t get me wrong, I liked it, it was good, (good enough for me to buy book two) but I really expected more from Fablehaven’s author.

That all out of the way, book two, Seeds of Rebellion did a MUCH better job at making Lyrian come alive for me. This book was nonstop action and adventure. Great continuation of the characters and the storyline. I love Brandon Mull’s ability to create races of people, each so very interesting and unique! There is great counterpoint between Jason and Rachel and even a little bit of a love-interest triangle. I’m excited to see that subplot develop in the next stories. Overall, still no Fablehaven, but I’m really warming up to this series.

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