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The riveting conclusion to a thrilling trilogy from New York Times bestselling master of suspense D. J. MacHale.

From Marshall’s mysterious experiences in The Light to Cooper’s haunting perspective in The Black, the questions have intensified along with the action. And now it is time for answers: A final showdown is in order between best friends Marshall and Cooper and the
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ebook, 384 pages
Published March 27th 2012 by Aladdin
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Annie
As always, D. J. MacHale was written a satisfying conclusion to a series. Okay, so maybe this book lacked the utter OH-MY-GOODNESS-WHAT-IN-HALLA-JUST-HAPPENED, Oh-that's-adorable!, I-DON'T-UNDERSTAND-THIS-AT-ALL-BUT-I-LOVE-IT-ANYWAY....NO-WAIT-IT'S-PERFECT!* awesomeness of the Pendragon series ending (can you tell I like it? Just a little?). But overall, I enjoyed this series as a whole.

I loved where the character development went with this book. Both Marsh and Cooper are fully fleshed-out, thr
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Tyler Barnes
Sep 10, 2012 Tyler Barnes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Marshall Seaver is just like any other teenager in his hometown of Stony Brook. Except for the fact that he has only 1 parent, the fact his best friend just died in a boating "accident", and the fact that Marshall Seaver is being haunted by a ghost from the time of Alexander the Great. So, you know, it's a pretty much normal life. Anyways, in the first two books of the trilogy, Marshall learns about what happens after you die- you go into a place called the Black which is essentially a waiting ...more
K.C.
Mar 29, 2013 K.C. rated it it was amazing
From the author of the Pendragon series, D.J. MacHale, comes this amazing trilogy that ends with The Blood. This book really wrapped up everything that you needed to know about this series. It left no questions unanswered. I really loved it because it really feels like you're apart of the experience of the difficulties they have to go through in the final installation of the Morpheus Road trilogy. Would recommend. Very good.
Haleigh
Nov 27, 2013 Haleigh rated it it was amazing
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Caroline
When I started this book, it had been roughly a year since I had read "The Black". And within those 365 days I've read tons of books. I became a seriously obsessive reader. My views on themes and novels and symbolism and writing style and voice had matured. So when I read the first hundred or so pages of this book, I was somewhat disappointed in the over usage of words like "Dude", etc. But I seriously believe if I had read this book last year, or even a few months ago, I wouldn't really have ...more
JeanBookNerd
Apr 17, 2012 JeanBookNerd rated it it was amazing
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In The Blood, the third and final book in the Morpheus Road series, the wall that separates our world and the dead is in jeopardy of being torn down. Author D.J. MacHale takes us to Marshall and Cooper’s final confrontation with the very scary villain Damon. There is so much that happens in this book that it is really hard to explain without spoiling anything.

The path for Marsh and Coop to Damon is not a lovely road. All of the questions that were set forth in The Light and The Dark boils down t
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Megan
Jan 30, 2016 Megan rated it it was amazing
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Michael Lee Medvin
Oct 03, 2013 Michael Lee Medvin rated it it was amazing
I have been reading books from Machale for quite a while now. It started with the pendragon series (Which I would seriously recommend), then I heard of a new series he was writing. Morpheus road. I loved this series. It had connections to the original Pendragon series, and it was always exciting. The main characters were being terrified and constnatly in the face of death. It was a pleasure to see the way they developed. This book was written in a way that as soon as I started reading, I HAD to ...more
Gavin Hammond
Oct 06, 2016 Gavin Hammond rated it it was amazing
This was a very good book series. Not in my top 5 most certainly. It was a little misleading for me because I expected a thriller/horror book, while the first one is, it isn't scary after the first one. But otherwise it was a very good book series. It had good character development, and they felt like real people. Over all a pretty good book. I would check out some of D.J.'s other books as well because most are pretty good.
M.C. Crocker
Apr 12, 2016 M.C. Crocker rated it it was amazing
**The Bellow review was written for a personal blog where ratings are given in pages rather than stars and is rated for all readers rather than just myself. I have given a rating of 5 stars here as my personal opinion rather than an overall opinion.**

Having just finished this book, I sit here reeling over a fabulous story, convinced that D.J MacHale is a master of his craft and am envious of his skills. I hoping to be able to manage even a small fraction of his ability to craft a compelling stor
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Laurie
Feb 20, 2013 Laurie rated it it was amazing
This is the conclusion of the Morpheus Road trilogy, and I’ve been waiting for it eagerly. The author built up an incredible sense of suspense with the first two books. The first book, ‘The Light’, was told from the POV of teenaged Marshall Seaver. The next book, ‘The Black’, the same events were narrated by his lately deceased best friend, Cooper Foley, and we got to see what was happening on the other side of death. In ‘The Blood’, we get a third person viewpoint that brings them together in a ...more
Breanna
Aug 17, 2016 Breanna rated it it was amazing
DJ MacHale has done it again. This author is so amazing I can't even believe it. This was such a good finale to the Morpheus Road trilogy! Everything comes full circle - literally - because a character or two from his Pendragon series makes more than an appearance in this book!!

I gave both "The Light" and "The Black" 5 stars each, and it only makes sense that "The Blood" deserves it too. The only complaint I had with this book was that there was A LOT going on. Not action-wise, because it's grea
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Jun 12, 2013 Bg rated it it was amazing
I swear, if I ever get to meet D.J. MacHale, I am going to give him the biggest hug and tell him that he entertains me! This has to be the best book of the summer, hands freaking down.

So The Blood picks up right where The Black (The second Morpheus Road) started. Its really hard to write a review for this because there is so much that I don't want to give away to the possible reader trying to decide if they should read this series or not, and you should! Admittedly the first book was no cake wal
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Amy Bethke
May 10, 2012 Amy Bethke rated it really liked it
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I love D.J. MacHale's books. Though they are for ages ten and up I think they are more suited towards twelve and up. Morpheus Road the Blood is the final book in this trilogy and I was so excited to read this one. Marsh Seaver and Cooper Foley had caused so many problems in the previous two books and they were all finally coming to a head, along with additional problems. My little brother is the biggest reluctant reader and I was able to hook him on this series because the writing fits that of ...more
Alexis Masters
2.5 stars. If this book had ended about halfway through, I would have given it 3 or possibly even 4 stars. But things just started springing up from nowhere. The entire series has been talking about the Morpheus Road and its three parts: the Light, the Black, and the Blood. And suddenly, this fourth piece shows up and is really where things are supposed to end? And why was the Black so… lacking? This was supposed to be the uber-scary, hellish place where the eternally evil literally lived and ...more
Rachel Witt
Jul 23, 2013 Rachel Witt rated it it was amazing
this one was probably the best out of the three, even though it lacked much of the horror aspect, which was what drew me in in the first place. it was very much a fantasy novel, and a good one at that, i just really missed the freaky stuff. beyond that, it was great. one of my favorite parts was how the morpheus rod trilogy connected with pendragon, uncle press, solara and all. usually when authors do a crossover like that, it ends up being total crap and make no sense at all.this one was ...more
StorySnoops
May 07, 2012 StorySnoops rated it really liked it
The Blood is a suspenseful and satisfying conclusion to the Morpheus Road trilogy, written by the author of the popular Pendragon series. These books are definitely best read in order as they are each building blocks for the author's intriguing premise about the afterlife. Those who have read the previous two installments will enjoy the story's surprising plot twists (especially Pendragon fans) and all remaining questions will be answered. Marsh and Cooper are authentic and relatable characters, ...more
Casi K.
Jun 01, 2012 Casi K. rated it it was amazing
I love the way DJ MacHale writes. He sucks you in, grabs hold of your emotions and doesn't let go until you finally see the words "The End." As a huge fan of his Pendragon series (I even read the three prequels which were not written by MacHale) I picked up Morpheus Road: The Light when it was first released, but kept pushing it back on my TBR list. Now I'm glad I did because I didn't have to wait for the sequels to be released to continue the story. I read all three books back to back. Great ...more
Sherrie
Once again Nick Podehl has given an excellent performance voicing the characters in the Morpheus Road Series. I've listened to the entire series on audio CD and the narration didn't disappoint, however this last book in the series was somewhat less stellar than the other titles. D.J. MacHale's writing is decadent and well done but I felt like this last book went on far too long about halfway through the book I just kept anxiously awaiting the resolution and wrap up to series. I think a large bit ...more
Isabella M.
Jan 11, 2015 Isabella M. rated it it was amazing
Such an exciting book! Every page made me want to read more. I finished this series in less than five days which is kind of fast for my style, but that's because I refused to put it down! I was anxious to find out what would happen sometimes, and the decisions confused me occasionally. Im happy Damon decided to be a good spirit thing at the end. At least for that time being. I recommend The Blood to everyone unless you get scared easily. Also, you would have to read the other two books first, or ...more
Avardsin
May 23, 2013 Avardsin rated it really liked it
What to say... The first book was like a teen horror/suspense book, the second was a behind the scenes of the first book and this book... Well it all comes together in this book with surprises a long the road...

This book has plenty of adventure and is told from multiple character perspectives. We see the blood realm, hear about Solara and battles that threaten the light or even reality itself.

I enjoyed book 1 and thought book 2 was a bit slow with neat idea, but the third book is back to enjoyme
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Jonathan Cohn
Dec 14, 2015 Jonathan Cohn rated it really liked it
It was a good book, and a great way to end the triloligy. Although, the Riagan part didn't exactly make a whole lot of sense. Riagan used to be this nice guy but he ate Brenuss's sins. I never really got to even know Riagan, and it was just weird. It's not like he was leading the army, it was like he was just waiting for them. Also, I understand that Marsh wanted to meet his mother badly, but why did he release the poleax and break another crucible? It just makes no sense. It was a good book, ...more
Danielle Browning
May 10, 2012 Danielle Browning rated it really liked it
D.J. Machale, as always, delivers in this finale of the Morpheus Road Trilogy. While it wasn't my favorite in the series, it still provided a very entertaining read. As a fan of the Pendragon series, I had very high expectations of the new series and each book did fulfill those expectations. There were a few surprises that I wasn't expecting that had me raising my eyebrows. Unfortunately, I can't say too much more about it without giving some spoilers, but I will say if you are a fan of ...more
Peter Heinrich
Jul 20, 2012 Peter Heinrich rated it liked it
Enjoyable and satisfying (if slightly predictable) conclusion to this sometimes-horror-but-mostly-just-fantasy series for young adults. Unlike the first two books, this one doesn't tell the same story from a different perspective (I guess if we're still comparing MacHale to Durrell, this is the Clea of MacHale's series). It ties up all the loose ends nicely and everyone lives happily ever after (or hereafter, as appropriate).
Arlene Szalay
Oct 10, 2012 Arlene Szalay rated it it was ok
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Jen
Aug 29, 2012 Jen rated it liked it
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I enjoyed this book. It was a great conclusion to the trilogy. I really liked how the author turned the villain into a hero but still kept him in character. I also liked how he brought Press back from the Pendragon Series. Out of all the travelors he could have chosen to be a watcher, why Press? And who was the other watcher? Was she Press’s friend Osa from the other series, or a new character? The ending was pretty satisfying, although I would have liked to know if Marsh and Sidney ended up ...more
Sebastian Hensley
Mchale is a genius. After reading Pendragon i decieed to read these. Amazing. Though a tad controversial about what life is like after death, the ideas this author comes up with are so unique and amazing, i have dreams of being in the worlds the author creates. in morpheus road, Mchale shows what happens to a kid when he dies, and the after life purgatory is over run by hellish fiends and villains that must be defeated to move on down the road. Read it. just perfect

5/5 stars
Shakir
Apr 22, 2012 Shakir rated it it was amazing
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Rose
Jun 10, 2013 Rose rated it really liked it
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Elaine Marolakos Edelson
May 21, 2012 Elaine Marolakos Edelson rated it really liked it
If you read the first two in this series, great. Here's more...if you haven't..STOP READING THIS SO I DON'T SPOIL ANYTHING FOR YOU.

D.J. loves to give the YA world the idea of what's possible after death and he does a great job. He also has a way of weaving his books together that pleasantly surprised me and caused my 13 yr old to holler, "OH MY GAAAAAD, Mom!" That's quite a testimonial for me.

The Blood was fun, active, engaging and not too heady or morose for the subject matter.
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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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