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Chasing the Prophecy (Beyonders #3)

4.33 of 5 stars 4.33  ·  rating details  ·  9,684 ratings  ·  834 reviews
Jason and Rachel were not born in Lyrian. They did not grow up in Lyrian. But after all of the battles and losses, the triumphs and adventures, and most of all, the friendships forged in this fantastical world, Lyrian has become home to them in a way they never could have imagined.

And so, armed now with the prophecy of a dying oracle, they have gone on their separate quest
Published March 12th 2013 by Aladdin (first published January 1st 2013)
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Mar 12, 2013 Blythe rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone and everyone
Recommended to Blythe by: myself
Words fail me. With The Candy Shop War, I smiled and laughed and loved the originality of it all. With Fablehaven, all I could do was rave about it and love it and read...and read and read. I thought Keys to the Demon Prison, my new favorite book, was impossible to outdo. I was amazed to doubt this conclusion when I read A World Without Heroes.
With Seeds of Rebellion, each page upped my heartbeat to a new level and kept me awake long after I should have been in deep slumber. Now, Brandon Mull ha
A nice ending to the trilogy - although I'd rank Book 2 (Seeds of Rebellion) best of the three. It may just be me, but the balance of straight exposition to the usual witty dialogue and action seemed off, making parts of the book seem stilted. However, still a good read that kept me reading late into the night to see how the impossible quests resolved.

I find it interesting to read a book written by someone with the same spiritual background - I often find reflections or discussions of spiritual
I'm still kind of on a high after the end of the book and so my emotions are a bit out of whack. I'll start by saying I love Brandon Mull. I have loved everything of his that I have read. Fablehaven definitely is in my top 3 favorite series.

Initially my response to this book probably wouldn't be to give it a full 5 stars because it is full of disappointments. Although I expected there to be some it is still often hard to take. I definitely got emotional at the end. But as a whole I think the se
This was a good book. Nothing more, nothing less. If you're one of those people (like me) who needs at least a bit of action in their books, you will not enjoy this book fully. The beginning of this book starts slow, and it doesn't get much better until you're about halfway through it. That is a long period of time. If you read the Fablehaven series, and did not appreciate Kendra being more important then Seth, you will feel a tad bit disappointed with Rachel and Jason. She does a lot of importa ...more
That was it? *sigh* It went a little something like this:

Jason: *watches baboons fight*

Rachel: He's sooo weird. I like him.

Everyone: Hey, let's split up.

Jason/Rachel: *awkward hug*

Book: *informs me over and over that what they're attempting is impossible*

Characters: *inform me that it's not impossible but incredibly improbable and that most of them will die by the end*

Characters: *run around*

Plot: *drags on*

Me: *bored*

And then the end....

Characters: Most of us are dead.


Jason: C
Wannabe Hobbit
A friend recommended these books to me sometime after the second book came out. I was reluctant to read them at first because I had never read an unfinished series before. I thought the first book was great. The second book made me more excited than anything I had ever read. My younger brothers took turns borrowing the books when I finished them. We had many many animated discussions about the characters, what an amazing movie the second book would make, the increadible species Brandon Mull crea ...more
Mairéad (is exploring a floating city)
{December 15th, 2014} MINI-REVIEW

2.5 stars.

“Wow! I can hardly believe I finished Beyonders."

This was my exact thoughts upon finishing yikes.

I'm not exactly too impressed with this overall series. I thought the ending would help cement something better and positive but it didn't unfortunately. It feels like it got to a point, then climax--erm, my apologises anti-climax before it just halted and said 'welp that's the end of this story, see you in the next one!' kind of feeling.

Besides the large
I had mixed feelings about this book. First off, it was a decent ending to a good fantasy series. Mull doesn't truly disappoint with his books (with the possible exception of Candy Shop War book 1). On the other hand, I didn't feel like this series lived up to its potential. My biggest disappointment was actually Maldor's story. What a character with potential! And yet in this book, he took almost a two dimensional role, being exceptionally cocky throughout without the brilliance he showed in th ...more
Mar 20, 2013 Charlotte rated it 5 of 5 stars
Really? That is how you are going to leave it? There is going to be another book or another series... right?

Those were pretty much my exact thoughts upon finishing this book (well, I may have cleaned them up a little bit).

When I picked up the first Beyonders book in Barnes & Noble shortly after it came out I ended up staying at Barnes & Noble until I had finished it. A completely unintentional read. I liked it. A lot.

I have been waiting for this third book for what seems like ages. And I
Mike (the Paladin)
Not too long ago I read several epic fantasies which I found excellent back to back. This is a great thing...except that then you end up comparing everything you read to those books.

This is the third in what I find to be a very...mediocre series of books. The first time I tried to read the first book I pretty much decided not to follow it up. Still I kept running across those who liked them so I thought I'd give them another chance.

This is third and climatic volume of the trilogy. It like the ot
I was waiting only a month or so for this book to come out. I'm a new fan of Brandon Mull's works, and I've already read all of them over a course of about three months. I actually just happened upon the Beyonders one day in my school library and a friend online told me about Fablehaven, and now I have finished both series plus both Candy Shop War books.

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It was an excellent conclusion to the trilogy.(view spoiler) ...more
Andrew Marr
After being mildly disappointed with the first two volumes of the series, the finale more than makes up for it. Finally, the world of Lyiria really feels thick and real and alive. Maybe it has to do with the two Beyonders feeling more and home there. With the oracle as a guide the plot is totally focused. At the same time, the oracle is scant on details and is declared to be only a remote hope, but the only hope for a good outcome, so there is room for much suspense and several powerful surprise ...more
The book was amazing. The parts were Rachel features was annoying. Other than that book was great.
What? That's it? Sigh. I hope the next series would still include Jason and Rachel. Although I have a feeling that the main character's gonna ba (view spoiler).
Anyway, this book is sloooooooow. So many inner thoughts especially in Rachel's chapters.

Before reading:
This must be good. I hope Jason could fight with swords better
Wow. Just wow. Brandon Mull is a god of fantasy – one of my top three favorite authors – and this book does not disappoint. It is a great conclusion to a phenomenal series.

As usual, Mull’s imagination knows no bounds. He fills his world with such creations, I simply don’t know how he comes up with them. Among the more impressive things in this book was the Maumet and the way it was destroyed.

But as well as a fantastically developed world, this book also had fantastic characters, and especially t
This was a great ending to an excellent series. I have been blown away by the fantastic world Brandon mull has created. It has thoroughly sucked me in further with each book. The only thing I didn't like as much with this book was that Rachel and Jason had to split up for separate quests which left the reader skipping back and forth. I usually like the flow of one continuous story but it still read well. I highly recommend this series to anyone who loves Harry potter type fantasies. It was so we ...more
This was a good book but it was slower than the last two. I think its because of Rachel's side of the story which dealt with a lot of her inner turmoil, which wasn't exactly page turning.
I don't think the series is completely over. I think he'll write another trilogy in the future but from Jason's daughter's point of view. I think the hint is there in the text and I think there are some loose ends he needs to tie up with Ebera.
The part when Nedwin eats the worms at the end was awesome. It to
Cody Westberry
Two heroes not born of the world they inhabit have been trying to stop the evil Maldor for a long time now. Jason, who used to work in a zoo, is now a fighter and swordsman in opposition to the evil wizard, and a prophecy states that he will be the one to save everyone. Rachel, the other hero, is a wizard-in-training who used to be a photographer, she is perhaps the most talented wizard to have ever lived, but does not have the experience Maldor does. They must both pursue different tasks if the ...more
I already miss these characters and places! This is hands down just great story telling. A not to be missed series. Can Brandon Mull just move onto my house and tell me stories all night long?
The only reason this didn't get 5 stars is because I felt the ending was too quick. The first 400+ pages build the suspense, then it ended too quickly! A great ending to an amazing series!
Brandon Mull really threw quite a few AWESOME twists in the story which only made it better
Sydney Gorelick
Beware! This review assumes you have read the other two books in the Beyonders series. You have been forewarned.

Chasing the Prophecy, by Brandon Mull, is the third and final book in the Beyonders series. Rachel, Jason, and the gang are splitting up to perform the tasks the Oracle of Mianamon gave them. The oracle also delivered the worrying news that only one path will lead to the vanquishing of Maldor and their success.
Brandon Mull has astounded and fascinated me through his richness of lang
Still having a hard time placing this one. The worst chapter in this book had to be "The Narrow Way." Thankfully the chapter after it redeemed the book, cuz it was past my bedtime and I couldn't read further. "The Last Wizard" was a brilliant chapter, probably my favorite! Rachel was way too whiny for me for two chapters, those chapters probably could have just disappeared for all I cared. I found the Nedwin chapters pretty interesting. Can't wait for my husband to get to those, they were the mo ...more
Once again, Brandon Mulls impressed me with his ability to weave original characters and places and situations. Before you read this book, do yourself a favor and read (or re-read) the first two books in this series. You'll be happy you did. There are numerous characters, and some who seem minor and are forgotten if it has been a while since you last read the book, end up being rather important. This series is about a large group of people who are on a quest to overcome evil. Much like "The Hobb ...more
Kristen Jorgensen
More review to come but for starters-

Brandon Mullis a master at creating new worlds and races. His ability to create distinctive characters and unique places are unlike anything in fantasy books that I have seen since Lord of the Rings -the best compliment to his writing that I can give. It is also a major compliment that Mull can write a series with each book being just as good, if not better, than its predecessor. Families can enjoy these books and share them for generations. Fablehaven and A
This is Volume 3 in the Beyonders series and is the conclusion of the continuing adventures of Jason and Rachel in the remarkable world of Lyrian. I started reading the series when I purchased the first book for one of my grandsons and I have been looking for this conclusion novel for the past two years, making frequent trips to Barnes & Noble after I heard it had been published — not only so that I could finally give my grandson the final volume but also so that I could read it myself. This ...more
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Okay... I'm a little bit torn between 3 stars and 4. But I ended up giving it 4 stars because overall, I really did like this book. And that's what 4 stars means "really liked it". BUT...

There were parts of this book that just seemed to go on and on. I actually had two pages stuck together at one point. Thought my brain had misinterpreted a word or two, but I kept reading. It still made sense. A little odd, but not much had changed. After a page of reading I turned back to see what I had messed
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