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Pendragon: The Pilgrims of Rayne (Pendragon #8)

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When Bobby Pendragon first arrives on the tropical world of Ibara, he finds paradise. There is beauty all around and the people of Ibara are blissfully happy. It's not long before Bobby discovers, however, that they are also blissfully...oblivious. The leaders of Ibara are keeping a devastating secret from their people, one that gives Saint Dane all the opportunity he need ...more
ebook, 576 pages
Published September 30th 2009 by Simon & Schuster UK (first published May 1st 2007)
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Sep 24, 2009 Victoria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love how this series, like other really good YA literature, grows along with its protagonist and its readers, getting progressively darker and more intense with each installment. Because there's no doubt that this is a heavy adventure.

Feeling harried and desperate after his loss on Quillan, Bobby and Courtney are torn. On one hand, they desperately need to find their friend Mark, who may have changed the future and allied with Saint Dane. But on the other hand, Saint Dane is targeting the terr
I honestly don't know why I am still reading this series. I liked it at first and I do want to know what happens to Bobby Pendragon, but there is too much recapping in each book, and while the first person, journal style is fun at first, it is now irking.
Halley Hopson
May 19, 2016 Halley Hopson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I do not understand why more people haven't read this series. It is hands down one of the best and most action packed fantasy stories I've ever read. I know it's an older series and that's probably part of the reason, as well as the fact that like Harry Potter, the first couple of books start out as almost middle grade, but as the books progress it definitely dips into YA.

I love every single character introduced in the story. Saint Dane is one of my favorite villains ever written. The concept an
Jan 18, 2009 Sabrina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Cortlyn Matney
Aug 12, 2012 Cortlyn Matney rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Have you ever wanted to take a character and just shake them until they started to think clearly? THis is Bobby in this novel for me. This is when you feel things start to really heat up. Bobby's now on Ibara, with it's bees for quigs. Ibara is a tropical paradise, but there's so many secrets in the jungle paradise. There's clues hidden in plain site about the past of Ibara, but there's been so much time between the two points that it's easy to miss the clues. We're treated to the outcome of one ...more
May 09, 2010 Tammy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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These books are still fun, but I'm starting to struggle with them. I like it when I can't wait to get to the next book in a series. I am having to make myself get started with each book and then I feel like I'm wading through the beginning. I'm also starting to have serious doubts about the hero of the series and he's beginning to annoy me with his inability to remember important lessons. Maybe my irritation will be resolved and I'll change my mind as I read the last 2 books. Of course I have to ...more
Kate Johnson
May 29, 2015 Kate Johnson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Pilgrims of Rayne is the 8th book in D. J. MacHale’s Pendragon series. What I really like about this series is how the characters seem to grow with me as each book becomes darker and more intense. By the 8th book, things have really started to heat up for Bobby and Courtney as they find themselves torn. On the one hand, they have to find their friend Mark, who they fear has aligned with St. Dane. On the other, it appears that St. Dane is targeting Ibarra as his next conquest. So, near the be ...more
Amrit Arora
Mar 08, 2015 Amrit Arora rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In the eighth book which is the beginning of the Pendragon series finale, Bobby travels to the island city of Rayne in Ibara, a tropical paradise. The place is too good to be true. The people seem happy and blissful. However upon investigating Bobby realises this happiness is deceptive because there is a dark secret that the leaders of Rayne and Ibara are hiding from the people and this secret will enable Saint Dane to destroy Ibara and eventually the rest of Halla! After his defeats in Veelox a ...more
Ahmad Sharabiani
The pilgrims of Rayne (Pendragon, #8), D.J. MacHale
عنوان: پندراگن: کتاب هشتم: جنگجویان راینه؛ نویسنده: دی.جی. مک هیل؛ مترجم: حسین شهرابی؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، تندیس، 1393، در 622 ص، شابک: 9786001821158؛ موضوع: داستانهای ماجراجویانه از نویسندگان امریکایی قرن 21 م
Matthew Quezergue
Feb 28, 2015 Matthew Quezergue rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The eighth book in Pendragon series begins with Bobby and Courtney arriving on Third Earth. They are trying to contact Patrick, the Traveler from Third Earth, and see what he can tell about the events that lead to the changes on Second Earth. They are surprised discover that Third Earth has undergone changes as well. Through his research Patrick is able to tell the duo that Mark and him introducing his forge technology on First Earth has caused the devastating changes in both territories. So the ...more
Fantasy Literature
The Pilgrims of Rayne is the eighth book in D.J. MacHale’s PENDRAGON series for young adults. I’ll assume that if you’re reading a review for book eight, you realize that I’ll probably be spoiling some of the plots of the previous books here.

Bobby has now Traveled to Saint Dane’s next stop: a tropical island paradise called Ibara. At first Ibara seems like an ideal place to live, but soon, as you expected, Bobby realizes that Ibara is at a tipping point. Everyone is happy on Ibara, but they’re n
Oct 14, 2015 Lukas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If fighting the killer of your parents or getting swept away by a tornado the author D.J Machale who wrote the pendragon series beats them all.
The Pendragon series is the number one New York Times bestselling series and the series contains 10 of the most mind blowing and heart racing science fiction stories. The story starts that a normal boy named Bobby Pendragon gets a visit from his uncle that changed his life. He was told that he had the ability to travel between territories only got the t
Keaton Koning
Mar 13, 2014 Keaton Koning rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the eighth book of the Pendragon series. The main problem in this book is that Saint Dane is trying to tip all of the territories into chaos, so that they will be destroyed, and he can be their to build the pieces into what he wants. Bobby, the main character trying to stop Saint Dane from messing with the territories. There are 10 books in the series, so I would recommend that you started with the first book. This is a sci-fi/Fantasy book. It is definitely a five star book to me. This i ...more
Alyssa Marroquin
The pilgrims of Rayne is about Bobby Pendragon,Courtney Chewtyde,and Mark Dimond.Bobby is the lead Traveler who must stop Saint Dane from destroying Halla.Bobby's mission is to keep Saint Dane from toppling territories to save Halla.Bobby is stuck on Ibara on of the first territories that was supposed to fall but Bobby stopped him and his Dado army by using tak something that is explosive from another territory(your not supposed to mix territories it disrupts Halla) yet he does it anyway.Will Bo ...more
Robyn Ellis
Aug 05, 2014 Robyn Ellis rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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C.S. Lewis once wrote, "One day you will be old enough to read fairy tales again". I suppose I'm now old enough to read the YA fantasy/thriller series that I loved as a kid but just sort of... fell away from?

I'm not really sure what made me put down the series. I loved it when I first picked it up as a kid. I don't remember how old I was, but I do remember finishing the first book in one day and then recapping the entire book scene-by-scene to my Dad over dinner (and I mean the entire book). I
First read: June, 2007
Re-read: July 27, 2014

Wow. After that re-read, I feel very differently about this book. I've always disliked the end of this series, but I did a complete 180 about this book. It's definitely become my favorite book in the series. It's so incredibly fast-paced, and there are a lot of twists and turns. The territory is so interesting and complex, and the plot is incredible. I can't say enough amazing things about this book. It's so great.

Also, this wouldn't be complete if I d
Thomas A
Sep 14, 2014 Thomas A rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Bobby travels to Ibara, where the people live simply but have technology not too far different from our own. Bobby joins a group of kids called the Jakills, who want to find out the truth about Ibara. So they set out on a ship to explore the rest of the world. Using the Jakills map, they find Rubity. They explore the city, then Bobby find out it is Veelox, 300 years after he visited it. Then a group of Flighters( people who attack Ibara)attack them, and they find themselves in the Lifelight pyra ...more
Jan 07, 2010 Sandi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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As we saw last in the previous book, it has started to become messier. And i'm finally nearing the end of the series. But I have to say after books 2, 3, and 4 of the Pendragon series #8 The Pilgrims of Rayne would be added in my list of books in the series that I actually liked. Lets find out why,

Here is the summary of the book:

When Bobby Pendragon first arrives on the tropical world of Ibara, he finds paradise. As he works to uncover clues about the turning point this seemingly idyllic terri
Bobby Pendragon is devstated when Saint Dane wins the territory of Quillian. Quickly moving onto another territory called Ibara, at first he finds what looks like paradise: the people are happy and live peacful lives; they don't have to worry about giant robots called dados that Mark accidently invented killing off thier civilation...yet.

After escaping a swarm of deadly quig-bees and being arrested for being an "Outsider", Bobby meets a young rascal thief named Siry, who is the son of the Travle
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Mike Aragona
Mar 23, 2011 Mike Aragona rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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As much as I enjoyed reading the adventures of Courtney and Dodger back on First Earth, there was just something a little "off" about the dimension of Ibara. I admit that the shocknig truth behind that territory really took me back, but the hopelessness of the situation Pendragon found himself in was very dark.[return][return]In the end, the big question still remains: did he do the right thing? This was the second time he started throwing out all the rules and the end result was the act of a de ...more
Jun 04, 2013 Amy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Wow.... That is a nice, simple way to sum up this head-spinner of a book. I started reading Pendragon when I was younger (in late middle school) and had diverged from it, ending with this book, until now (the 9th book wasn't out yet and you know the attention span of a middle schooler... I moved on and forgot to come back). So this is my second time reading through this book and am excited to say I loved it just as much as the first time. There were parts I couldn't remember that through me for ...more
Andrei Biswas
Jan 04, 2012 Andrei Biswas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Pendragon Book Eight: The Pilgrims of Rayne
Author: D.J. MacHale
The eighth book of the Pendragon series, The Pilgrims of Rayne, is another fantastic book written by D.J. MacHale. The book, for me, is just another starter that makes me want more of the main dish.
This book is another book talking about Bobby Pendragon, alias, the lead Traveler’s, problems on a different territory. This time, Bobby is in Ibara, which he describes as paradise. He finds nothing wrong on that territory, even though t
Oct 30, 2009 Jordan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ok, just started. I'm only on the first few pages and all... but I thought I'd write the review as I went.

My passion for the series has died out a bit, so it may be hard to get back into it. But, oh well, they're good enough to pull me back in eventually... even if I haven't read any for a few weeks. Or months >.>

Anyway, I have high expectations... so many promises already... ah... wonderfulness... I'm so liking it. :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

More later...


Jul 24, 2013 Maythavee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Sep 29, 2012 Rohan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was the eighth Pendragon book I have read, and I started reading these gripping books quite some time ago. This is probably a common statement, but I would certainly say it was the best in the series. The Pilgrims of Rayne Pendragon 8 was well thought out, and plotted ingeniously. Just when everything in this book was hunky-dory, things took a dramatic turn, making the book a completely different kettle of fish. This read had two stories that intertwined, going on at the same time. This mad ...more
Jennifer Wardrip
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Bobby Pendragon's next territory in Halla is called Ibara. Ibara is a tropical paradise. It's sunny, warm, colorful, and the perfect place to go on vacation.

Seeing as this is Saint Dane's next targeted territory, Bobby figures there's more to this utopia than meets the eye.

After conversing with the Ibara inhabitants, Bobby realizes that everyone is very happy with the way they live, but later finds out that if you do not go by what the government (aka th
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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 between playing football and running track. D.J. then attended N
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