Monday, May 10, 2010

Review - Keys to the Demon Prison (Fablehaven, Book 5) by Brandon Mull (5/5 stars)

This is the fifth (and final) novel in the Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull.  A ton happens in this book and it is a wonderful conclusion to the series tying everything up nicely.

The book starts with Seth, Kendra and the other Knights of Dawn leaving on a quest to obtain the Translocator.  Things, of course, go horribly wrong and our heroes end up on a desparate quest to prevent the opening of great demon prison Zzyzx.  Some heroes perish, while new heroes join the story.  Many of the events still focus on Seth, Kendra and the Sphynx.

This book is very fast paced and a lot happens in it.  Seth and Kendra are separated for much of the book, each going on their own separate quests.   All of our old favorite characters are in this book.  Some of those favorites are sacrificed as quests are undertaken.  New characters are added, my favorite of which was Bracken...he was an awesome main character who played a major part in this story.  I wished that he had become part of the story sooner.

Mull's writing style is very readable and well paced.  He does a fabulous job summing up this series and we learn answers to all of the questions that we have been longing to have answered.  There really wasn't anything that I would change about this book.  The only thing that made me sad is that this series is over now.  In his afterword Mull makes it very clear that there will be no direct additions to this series. 

I will definitely be checking out Mull's "Candy Shop War" as well as keeping an eye on the new series he is starting in 2011.   This is one of the best series of books I have ever read and this book is a wonderful conclusion to it.

This book goes towards the following reading challenges:
- The Young Adult Reading Challenge
- The 100+ Book Reading Challenge
Fablehaven, Book 5:Keys to the Demon Prison 

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