Monday, October 5, 2009

The Wyrm King (Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles, Book 3) by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi

This is the third and final novel in the "Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles" series. This book was a pretty good one. I still think that the original Spiderwick Chronicles were much better, but if you liked the second novel in Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles than this book won't disappoint.

Nick and crew have realized that luring the giants out to sea was a bad idea. With sink holes popping up all around town and slimy black things writhing in those holes, they have realized they need the giants to take care of an even bigger problem. This time the crew from the original Spiderwick Chronicles is along for the ride (Simon, Jared, and Mallory).

Having the original Spiderwick characters in the story added a lot to this book. The main characters in this book are just a bit dull and non-engaging; adding in the Spidewick Chronicles siblings spiced things up a bit. The plot moves along really well and the story is an interesting one. I still did not find this book as exciting or engaging as the Spiderwick Chronicles; but it was on par with the second book in this series.

The series is wrapped up nicely. The closing poem does hint that there are possibly more Spiderwick Chronicles adventures in our future. Whether that was a hint of another series to come, or a little ditty telling us to go out and have adventures I am not sure.

The book can be enjoyed by all ages. Older teens and adults may find it a bit dull compared to the original adventures.

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