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Monster-Monster Dunia Lain (Erec Rex #2)

4.09  ·  Rating Details ·  2,987 Ratings  ·  109 Reviews
Situasi di Alypium kacau-balau. Bayi-bayi naga hilang. Raja Piter tak lagi dipercayai rakyatnya. Balor dan Damon Stain akan menjadi penguasa-penguasa yang baru, kalau Erec Rex tidak kembali dan melawan mereka. Erec tak dapat membiarkan si kembar yang jahat itu mengambil alih Alypium, tapi ia tahu jika ia sendiri menjadi raja, kekuatan scepter raja akan merusaknya habis-hab ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published February 2011 by Gramedia Pustaka Utama, PT (first published September 18th 2007)
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Sep 26, 2007 Kaza rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
It's the second in my series and I'm really happy with it. Erec has to save his siblings and missing dragon babies while risking his life in a terrifying quest to be king. He's getting chased by a secret admirer who is not who she seems. And he has to fight in a battle against monsters who want to destroy everything ... but they are not who Erec thinks they are!!!!
Mar 20, 2012 Thomas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
In The Monsters of Otherness, Kaza reaches her writing maturity in this novel, with no flaws of any kind. Erec now must start on his quests and faces some interesting challenges. Unlike the first novel Erec Rex: The Dragon's Eye, there was no predictable element. You know at the very beginning that young Erec is destined to become a King in this wonderful world of magic. I won't provide any spoilers and will only say that the book left me wanting the next one to be published and available - Kaza ...more
Book Elf
Dec 03, 2011 Book Elf rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This book is simply amazing. I really enjoyed this book to the fullest. All the elements I need in a good read is in this series. I am an MMORPG player and I can relate to the quests. No boring moments. Every detail and events are up to my expectations. No, it is not predictable. That's what so great about this book... I can't foretell the turn of events. However in the end you'll know that Erec Rex will win eventually but you just don't know how.

The secrets are still secrets althou
Feb 13, 2011 e.c.h.a rated it really liked it
Entah kenapa gue bisa suka kisah Erec Rex ini...

Kali ini Rex mendapati tugas 1 & 2 untuk diselesaikan, tugas yang dipandang sebelah mata oleh saingan Erec, yang kenyataannya tidak semudah yang dikira.

Tugas yang hanya bukan mengandalkan kekuatan tetapi pikiran dan hati. Gue suka Jam Crinclecut, pelayan Istana untuk sayap barat. Keren nih orang, kesetiannya pada erec rex serta pemikiran-pemikiran Jam yang luar biasa. Gue suka saat Jam menjelaskan mengenai Politik kepada Erec, penjelasan yang s
Nov 02, 2015 Oridisi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was good
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Samantha Clanton, aka Harlequin Twilight for

When I started the second book in the EREC REX series, I wasn't really sure what to expect. There were all kinds of things I already knew should happen, things I wanted to see happen, but there were some things I really didn't see coming.

It's been a month since the contests ended and Erec has spent that month in "Upper Earth" recuperating with his family, at least until he receives a letter from his friend, Bethany, that sa
Dec 02, 2009 Samantha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I started the second book in the Erec Rex series, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. There were all kinds of things I already knew should happen, things I wanted to see happen, but there were some things I really didn’t see coming.

It’s been a month since the contests ended and Erec has spent that month in “Upper Earth” recuperating with his family, at least until he receives a letter from his friend, Bethany, that says he must return to Alyphium and begin the quests - or he will forfeit h
Dec 18, 2014 Aelvana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Erec Rex is finding home life a little more flat than he remembered. After facing down a man trying to take over the world, besting King Pluto's dungeons to rescue his mother, and somehow impossibly winning a contest to become king, life with his mom and his family doesn't seem quite as interesting. Then he finds out certain people are campaigning to call his settling down a forfeit---so it's back to the Kingdom of Keepers, back to magic, and back to an increasingly complicated and messy life.

I have finished reading this second installment of Erek Rex, The Monster of Otherness.

During the course of reading this book, there are mysteries provided that left us guessing. I guessed right for most if not all, around 5 chapters before it was confirmed. This is in no way a testament to how well my deduction was or how obvious Mrs. Kingsley's writing was. I think I just have read some more fantasy story than I should have. Again, this book maybe meant to be read and enjoyed by someone younger
Yudhistira Perdana
Feb 21, 2011 Yudhistira Perdana rated it liked it
Shelves: magis
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Sep 11, 2011 Doris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I picked up this book because it was a) about dragons and b) was an audio book to entertain me on some of my long cross country trips.

It was interesting, even if some of the time I wanted to shake a few people to get their attention and ask them if they were paying attention, but overall it was well written with a plot that flowed and twisted, wrapped around on itself and came to a fairly satisfactory conclusion.

Erec knows he is adopted, and that his siblings are not blood relatives, but he lo
May 26, 2009 Megan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hmm. Well, I agree with some of the other reviews, there were definitely some very awkward explanations given. Er, that doesn't quite say it. There were some points were it really felt like the author just couldn't get it down in words- not so reassuring since that's an authors job. There were a couple of time where I found myself frowning because the plot was getting see-through or unoriginal as well.
One good thing though, and it actually made me really like this books, was the characters. They
Steve Smith
Apr 24, 2012 Steve Smith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this second installment of the Erec Rex series. In this novel Erec faces many new challenges in the city of Alypium. Kingsley has written a fast-paced exciting story that is particularly poignant for our day.
It is always easier to judge people than to accept them, especially at first glance. Thousands of people all over the world have been persecuted and even killed because they were perceived as different. Erec has to learn who the real monsters are; the people he as grown to love or t
The second Erec Rex book is as fun to read as the first. The original characters are back with a few notable additions. I listened to the audiobook version of this book and it has an intro by Kaza Kingsley. It's interesting to the hear the author talk about how she thought of the series and the way she has planned the story arch. While a few sections of the book felt a little contrived I liked that Erec is not an almighty hero but just a kid bumbling through the story and needing help from his f ...more
Aug 26, 2013 Christina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Things aren't always what they seem... In the fun sequel to The Dragon's Eye, Erec Rex goes back to Alympium to compete in more quests in his journey to become king. This time, however, the competition gets ugly as Erec faces off against Balor Stain and his brothers. In a crazy adventure you just can't put down, full of dragons, giant toilets, fan girls, quests, and harpies, how will Erec survive? I really liked this book because it is full of descriptive, interesting writing and language, and h ...more
Mar 03, 2008 Sandi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2008, fantasy, young-adult
Okay, I admit that I'm hooked. Will Erec ever figure out who he is?

If one were to judge books by their covers, one would suspect that Erec Rex is a Harry Potter wanna-be. However, the series is quite different. It's lighter and more fun. Erec is more like most 12 year old boys I know than Harry Potter is. He kind of stumbles from one event to another without really giving much thought to what is going on. He wants to know about his past, but he never puts two and two together. His friend Bethany
Jul 25, 2008 Michele rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Writers, example of what not to do.
Recommended to Michele by: Saw it in the bookstore
One star here for imagination. I finally decided to finish this book, but am not sure why. I guess I did want to find out what happened, which says something about the plot, but the process was painful. The source of my frustration is the writing. The author breaks the sacred law “Show Don’t Tell,” boring the reader by interpreting action and thoughts. The reader feels dizzy trying to follow the emotions of the characters as they pivot like poorly choreographed dancers on the page. Maybe the act ...more
Anne Beardsley
So much that was good...but the way misinformation among the public ran wild and NOBODY tried to correct it (lest they run out of problems to solve?) was painful.

And believe me, if two of my children disappeared for several days and then came back with utterly different personalities, I would be declaring a state of national emergency.
Here, no one notices...or cares very much.

This is still good fun, but the many things blown off as 'not important' that clearly were vital dragged me down. I fin
Maria Elmvang
Jun 08, 2010 Maria Elmvang rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who enjoy Harry Potter and Artemis Fowl
The second book about Erec Rex, and I think I might even like this a tad more than the first book. The first book tired to introduce too much of a new universe too quickly, which made the start rather cluttered. This sequel didn't suffer from that issue, meaning that the plot was a lot cleaner and got started much faster.

Of course the story is rather predictable, but it's well-written and fun! I like the main characters, and loved hearing about the tasks Erec had to fulfill in order to become a
Jun 18, 2009 Julie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This second book in the Erec Rex series suffers a bit, I think, because the excitement of learning about the parameters of a magic kingdom has worn off somewhat, so the comparisons to Harry Potter become more pronounced. That, and some clunky exposition – there are a number of awkward explanations about events and what Erec learned in the first book – make this installment less compelling than the first book. However, the action remains fast-paced and there are still unexpected twists, fun new i ...more
Feb 17, 2016 Cameron rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I choose this book because it was about magic, the book tells a story about different realms with in they're own world. In these they're is magic and magical creatures. I would recommend this book to other people this book requires imagination to know what the characters look like. This book does have sequels. This book is about a boy named Eric, who lives in the us but was born in one of the magical realms. In this book he finds out that he has to go back to the realm and complete quests to fig ...more
May 10, 2012 Brenda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
The second is the Erec Rex series finds Erec back at home with his family when a letter arrives beckoning him to return to begin his quests for the throne. If he does not return then the quests will be given to the evil boys from the first book. To complicate things Erec's older siblings are missing and he is being asked to figure out what has happened to all of the baby dragons. While at the same time, he is getting mysterious love letters. Kaza Kingsley does not disappoint in the second of her ...more
This had all the same problems as the first book, but much less of the "engaging element" I enjoyed in The Dragon's Eye.
I feel like Kingsley has a good imagination, a great writing ability, and a really crappy editor. It has the feel of a novel written by a ten year old, who will be a great author some day.
Maybe she will be like Suzanne Collins. I couldn't get through the Underland Chronicles, but she blew me away with the later Hunger Games series.
Please Kaza, surprise me! I want to like you!
Aug 08, 2011 Trine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Erec Rex returns to start on the quests to prove himself worthy of becoming the next king. Meanwhile he tries to learn how to do magic, find out more about his own past and discover who to trust and who not to.
Erec Rex is clearly inspired by Harry Potter but as Kaza Kingsley's imagination is just as lively and vivid as J.K. Rowlings she has written an exciting story. Unfortunately she is not as good a storyteller as J.K. which makes Erec Rex more of a children's book. But then I read the Danish
Feb 17, 2012 Danielle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
I have really enjoyed this series. It has (gasp dare I say it) just as entertaining story line as Harry Potter. I enjoy the story line of a 13 year that has quests to become the king, impossible quests that only he can do, amidst trying not to be killed by the evil shadow prince, and run over by mobs who hate him. I really like that the over all value is knowing who you are and keeping true to it no matter what the crowd says. It is a youth series but one that I can't wait to continue reading. I ...more
Jul 06, 2015 Shawn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The second book about Erec Rex did a great job of following up where the first book left off. On the surface, it deals with the 12 quests Erec and his foes must undertake in order to determine who will be King but it also continues to delve into the subplots with regard to Erec's true parents, a mysterious admirer and his relationship with his friends. It all comes together nicely and Kingsley has done a great job developing each of the characters in this series. I'm looking forward to Book 3.
Oct 12, 2010 Kelle rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a children's fantasy book that tries too hard to be similar to Harry Potter, but also have it's own story line. There are so many similarities (boy who didn't realize there was magic in the world, girl sidekick, nasty boys trying to hurt him, made up sporting event) that it is funny to try to find them. I got annoyed by the book b/c of this. However, she does have some unique ideas and I'll probably finish the series just to do it.
Angelic Zaizai

Kalo soal petualangan sih lebih seru yang pertama
karena yang ini meski juga ada petualangannya tapi belum tuntas
tugas yang dilakukan Rex kalau mo jadi raja ada 12, tapi di buku ini
baru sedikit yang dikerjakan
trus heran pula kenapa orang-orang alypium pada mendadak benci sama
dia, termasuk panitia tes.. aneh deeey...
makin sebel sama gerombolan Balor, astaga... kejam sekali sih sama naga T___T

Feb 24, 2011 Frinda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
haduuuhhh... terlalu harry potter banget sih...

kalo disini
Erec Rex = harry potter
Bethany = hermione
jack = ron
oscar = neville
raja piter = dumbledor

and di buku nie.. langsung inget harry potter and the goblet of fire, coz tugas pertama berhubungan dengan telur naga..

tapi diakhir2 sempet pengen nangis gara2 naga Aoquesth (bener ga tulisannya ya..) mati huhuhuhu and ngasih satu matanya yang lain ke Erec..
Dayna Smith
The second book in the Erec Rex series. Erec returns to Alypium to complete his second quest. First he must find and save missing dragon hatchlings, then he must save Alypium from the "monsters" of Otherness. When Erec travels to Otherness he discovers that the "monsters" may not by what he has been led to believe. He must also locate his missing bother and sister who have been kidnapped and are being held somewhere in Alypium.
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