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Raven Rise (Pendragon #9)

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Journal of an adventure through time and space.
Hardcover, 544 pages
Published December 22nd 2009 by Turtleback Books (first published January 20th 2008)
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Skylar
Jul 03, 2008 Skylar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Pendragon fans
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Shannon
I've liked this series in the past, but it's just dragging on and on and on and . . .
It was more of the same that's happened in the last eight books. At first it was exciting, but it's really gone on too long. I will read the last to find out what happens in the end, but I'm not excited about it anymore.
Aparajitabasu
The long Pendragon series is about to end. Its the penultimate book #9 Raven Rise and its getting ugly and its also getting dystopic. Which is my kind of good. Lets read,

Here is the summary of the book:

This is where it begins. The showdown for Halla. At stake is nothing less than all that ever was and all that will be. There's only one thing missing--Bobby Pendragon. While Bobby remains trapped on Ibara, the battle moves to his home territory: Second Earth. Mark Dimond and Courtney Chetwynde a
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Amy
Jul 16, 2008 Amy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm sorry, but this book depressed me imensley. I still enjoy the series and will undoubtedly read the 10th and final book. But this one was really hard to get to. The world is coming to an end, everything was going wrong, and it never got any better. I don't know if the point was to give them more to fix in the last book, but it seemed so hopeless.
Niloo
حتی نمیدونم چرا دو میدم بهش!
پندراگن مجموعه فوقالعادهای بوده. با وجود حجم زیاد٫ کتابی ـه که با بیشترین سرعت میخونم تا تموم شه. و هیجانش عااالی بوده همیشه.
اما انگار دیگه آخرای کتاب روند کار از دست نویسنده در رفته. :| نُه جلد طرف میگفت فلان ـه و اینا؛ تازه دو صفحه آخر کارکتر اصلی میگه هااا گرفتم چی میگی! :/
ولی خب... به هرحال مجموعهایـه که از دوم راهنمایی منتظر تموم شدنش هستم! و واقعا هم دلم کتاب فانتزی میخواست.
+ آقای حسین شهرابی کار سختی رو شروع کرده. اونم ترجمه همچین کتابی ـه که تا به حال دو تا مت
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Lacy
Jan 21, 2009 Lacy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
In the ninth installment of Bobby Pendragon's quest to save Halla from the clutches of Saint Dane, things go from crummy to worse. Mark and Courtney don't know what to believe when Saint Dane tells them that Bobby has given up the fight, don't know what they've started when Mark loses his traveler ring, and don't know what to do when they return to a Second Earth where nothing is as it once was.

These books are really interesting to me on a craft level. On the one hand, the plotting is top notch;
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Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Shyanne for TeensReadToo.com

RAVEN RISE is a wonderful addition to the PENDRAGON series. It is just as exciting as the rest and keeps you wanting more. I had a hard time putting it down and there is no way that I will not be purchasing the next one so I can find out what happens next!

RAVEN RISE is about a Traveler named Bobby Pendragon. Now eighteen, his struggle to save Halla is harder than ever, and everything he's ever done has come down to this. He must save Halla from an extreme
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Raven Rise (Pendragon, #9), D.J. MacHale
عنوان: پندراگن: کتاب نهم: آرمانشهر کلاغ؛ نویسنده: دی.جی. مک هیل؛ مترجم: حسین شهرابی؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، تندیس، 1393، در 592 ص، شابک: 9786001821288؛ موضوع: داستانهای ماجراجویانه از نویسندگان امریکایی قرن 21 م
Madie
May 18, 2016 Madie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
All right, so this Pendragon was quite the ride. With countless riveting twists and turns, it kept me on the edge of my seat for its entirety. Raven Rise is, I believe, one of my favorite installments in this series, because it pulls you in and doesn't let you go.

Some people say they were quite disappointed with Raven Rise; it was all over the place, too much was happening at once, and Bobby kept making the same arguments and excuses over and over. I just picked this book up after having started
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Sabrina
Jan 18, 2009 Sabrina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yes, there is a tenth book, and no, Saint Dane is not dead. Yet. Hopefully. You get my point. In Raven Rise, the battle finally moves to Second Earth and Bobby partially has no idea because he lost his Traveler ring. Nevva Winter leads Bobby back to the other Flume on Ibara and gives him back his ring, however - not out of kindness, though, of course. Nonetheless, Bobby goes to Third Earth to find out everything he can about Saint Dane's 'Convergence' and ends up with the 'Bronx Massacre' after ...more
Amy
Aug 11, 2013 Amy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WARNING!!! THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS!!!!!!

This is probably my favorite one of the series!! I laughed, cried, and made people slightly scared for my sanity as I yelled "Oh that did NOT just happen!" This the second to last book in the series and holy mamba is it a doozy! As MacHale told me at the BEA Conference, the last 3 books are a series of their own because things really start to go down. I finally see what he means. The fabric of Halla is disintegrating and at the start of the book, Bob
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Jordan
Dec 10, 2009 Jordan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OH IT WAS SO AWESOME!!! Ok, so maybe... well... I dunno. It didn't have the charm or the humour of the previous books. The concept was good, but it wasn't as good as it could've been... you know? It just felt like a continuation of the story, rather than pow pow pow OMGOSH I'M IN LOVE type of story. It was just... story. With some humour.

The pros: It was WAY more exciting. I was all like, "NO! BOBBY! DON'T DO IT! DON'T HURT THE BRITISH GUY!!" (read to understand) And then I cried at the end just
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Victoria
Oct 03, 2009 Victoria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the "penultimate Pendragon," as D.J. MacHale himself calls it. And boy, is it full of everything needed to lead into the final chapter of this series that literally spans all of space and time.

It has come back to Second Earth. Bobby, trapped on Ibara by his own hand, has a painful revelation to make. He hasn't stopped Saint Dane. Instead, the demon has freed himself and is now launching his final plan to bring about the Convergence and his ultimate goal. And he has, at last, chosen Bobby
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Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!*
Okay ... I had to process this for, like, a day before I could come up with a review. My first reaction was like, O_o !!!!!! WTH??? But now that I've thought it over ... It wasn't so bad. It was definitely not my favorite of the series, but it wasn't horrendous. I just have a few issues with it.

First of all, it started off kinda slow. I mean, Pendragon didn't even show up for the first a hundred pages. What was with that? It was just a hundred pages of people running around going "WHERE'S PENDRA
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Allie
Sep 03, 2008 Allie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone. Unless your into chick-lit and won't read sci-fi/ fantasy/ "boy"ish books
Recommended to Allie by: Zack
OMG!!!! OMG OMG OMG!!! **Spoilers**
kay tho this book is amazing, I was really sad. Nothing good is happening for the Travelers. It's one bad choice after another for Bobby. And the deaths! Goodness it's depressing! When you're sure about one thing, this person is good, it's actually Saint Dane/ Nevva!!! Some I saw coming but some I was like Oh God not again. Saint Dane is always about ten steps ahead of the Travelers, it's depressing.
And Mark amd Courtney!!! They are NOT Dead!!! No way!!! Call i
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Ashley Brooke
Jun 28, 2008 Ashley Brooke rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Pendragon Fans (a given), Fans of action/fantasy in general
The Pendragon series has been a favorite of mine ever since my mom sent me the ARC of Merchant of Death my freshman year of college. I remember picking it up to kill the morning and getting sucked in from page one. Needless to say, I stayed in most of the day reading it. Expectations were high for Raven Rise, for I think the two books before this were very well done. I'm happy to say that Raven Rise went beyond my expectations.

We all knew that Bobby's actions at the end of the last book were goi
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Toni
Mar 30, 2016 Toni rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
For a significant portion of my teenage years, I was obsessed with this series. Obsessed. Put that in bold, italic, and underline the crap out of it. I had always been a voracious reader, but the imaginative worlds Mr. MacHale created captured my attention like no other. Even more compelling than the fantastic worlds, cultures, and characters he created was the narrative. Along with being frequently hilarious, the voice of Bobby Pendragon was intensely relatable to my angst ridden teenage self. ...more
Matthew Quezergue
The ninth book in the Pendragon series begins with the after effects of Bobby’s decision to destroy the flume on Ibara and trap himself and Saint Dane on the territory. Bobby did this to prevent Saint Dane’s “convergence”, a plot to combine all the territories as one and destroy Halla, but it didn’t work. Patrick Mac and Alder return to their home territories, Third Earth and Denduron, to find that they are on brink of destruction. Bobby is enjoying his time on Ibara until he has an unpleasant c ...more
Amrit Arora
Mar 08, 2015 Amrit Arora rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The ninth book of the Pendragon series begins with Bobby still on the island of Ibara, helping to rebuild it and recovering from all the non-stop action that he has been part of since he discovered that he is a traveler. Saint Dane who Bobby has trapped on Ibara manages to escape and Bobby has to leave too to first solve a problem in Denduron and then in pursuit of Saint Dane to second earth. In the end a number of people die or seem to die in an epic battle called the Bronx massacre and one is ...more
Kluxorious Kluxces
This book is definitely more engaging than the previous one.

There were several times throughout the book that I want to shake Bobby and tell him to hurry and figure things out but D J Machale is a master at what he does. He made me nervous to turn the pages but at the same time I want to know what will happen next. The pace and the suspens were very well balance in my opinion.

Reading this made me realized that the fiction and the reality are not that different. Humans are predictable and have a
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Thao Pham
Sep 21, 2014 Thao Pham rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gấp sách lại và tôi vẫn cảm thấy những gì đọc trong cuốn sách này ám ảnh mình 1 cách kỳ lạ. Không chỉ có những màn đánh đấm nghẹt thở hay những kỹ xảo và tưởng tượng hoành tráng, quyển sách còn còn có những lý luận sắc bén khiến người đọc phải suy gẫm. Đứng trước một sự việc không hoàn hảo, bạn sẽ cố gắng sửa chữa nó, hay bạn sẽ đập bỏ nó để tạo dựng 1 cái gì đó mới hơn, tốt hơn? Con người có nên được tự do, khi họ thật sự ích kỷ và thiển cận? Saint Dane có thể tàn nhẫn, nhưng ông ta cũng có lý ...more
Tamara the Librarian
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Gail
Sep 16, 2015 Gail rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow - this one was the best so far - really kept me on the edge of my seat and very interested. Very creative and quite scary as to where D.J. MacHale was taking the next and last book of the series. Where you felt there was no possible way to end the series or save Halla, makes me very excited for the next book. It was clearly defined in this book that the "fight" is over agency - the freedom to have agency to make your own choices, be they right or wrong. Saint Dane (and I would equate him to ...more
Piratemonkery
Nov 20, 2015 Piratemonkery rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wee-lads
Wow.
Wow.
I...
Okay. I just finished it, and...wow.
This book was not easy to read. There were plenty of times where it was just hard to watch the characters make these decisions. The book went on for a hundred pages before there was any sort of hope available.
This book was incredibly intense. It's definately a lot more serious than the rest of the books.
Throughout reading it, my emotions varied from dread, excitement, hope, crushed hope, doom, and a slight bit of happiness, along with some devast
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King Haddock
Aug 15, 2009 King Haddock rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
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Heaven
Nov 12, 2010 Heaven rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Maythavee
Jul 27, 2013 Maythavee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jacob
“Raven Rise” by D. J. MacHale is a great book. It is about three teenagers named Bobby Pendragon, Mark Dimond and Courtney Chetwynde fighting to save the universe from two evil people named Saint Dane and Nevva Winter. To aid them in their quest for destruction, Saint Dane and Nevva created an evil organization called Ravinia. Ravinia was an organization where nothing less than perfection was accepted. Only people that were exceptional in some way were allowed to be part of Ravinia. All of the o ...more
Cortlyn Matney
Aug 12, 2012 Cortlyn Matney rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was a breath of fresh air after I finished the Eighth and had to wait for it. It opened with knowledge that made me cringe and growl. There was something about how it was partly an intellectual battle and partly Bobby needing to get himself into gear that was absolutely breath taking. It was a novel that went from a man that has given up, and amped up into madness that you think will work, they think will work, and then the unthinkable happens.

This book had so many twists and turns. I
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Grace S.
I feel that this book didn't live up to the crucial turning point (ha!) it represents for the series. As the penultimate book in the series, Raven Rise had a big job to do--setting up the final act, getting all the readers pumped to read about the final battle for Halla.

But for the superficial action crammed into it, Raven Rise fails to rise (ha!) above the role of a simple placeholder. We spend far too much time examining, re-examining, re-re-examining the tenets of Ravinia, and having the sam
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D.J. MacHale is a writer, director, executive producer and creator of several popular television series and movies.

He was raised in Greenwich, CT and graduated from Greenwich High School. While in school, he had several jobs including collecting eggs at a poultry farm, engraving sports trophies and washing dishes in a steakhouse...in between playing football and running track. D.J. then attended N
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“The two circled around the back of the house, making sure that nobody saw them. Once inside, they found Patrick right where they had left him, sitting in front of Mark's computer. The only difference was that he was surrounded by bags of Doritos and cans of Mountain Dew. He looked up at them with wild eyes.
You okay?" Courtney asked.
I'm fantastic!" Patrick exclaimed. "This sugary drink is incredible!"
Swell," Courtney remarked sarcastically. "He's wired on Dew.”
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