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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 nee

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Paperback, 576 pages
Published November 25th 2008 by Aladdin (first published May 1st 2007)
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Heather
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.
Mike Aragona
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.



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 desperate man... b
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Sabrina
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Victoria
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
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Cortlyn Matney
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
Tammy
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
Keaton Koning
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
Robyn Ellis
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
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Kristen
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
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Thomas A
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
Sandi
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Aparajitabasu
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 territ
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Janeen-san
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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Lexidreams
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Mike Aragona
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
Amy
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
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
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Jordan
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...

LATER:

OMGOODNESS. Awesomne
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Maythavee
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Mary
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Rohan
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
Reviewed by Jeremey for TeensReadToo.com

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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Catrina Wolf
The eighth Pendragon adventure brings Bobby Pendragon to the territory of Ibara. There, he ends up in the peaceful, primitive village of Rayne. Almost immediately Bobby is labeled as an outsider and brought before the ruling tribunal. There he runs into Siry, son of former Traveler Remudi. He soon finds out that Siry does not want to follow in his father’s footsteps as a Traveler. He also finds out that the tribunal is keeping secrets from the citizens, which the evil Saint Dane could use to tur ...more
Lauren
The Pendragon series is all about Bobby Pendragon and his quest to save Halla, a.k.a. everything in existence. Existence now consists of ten dimensions or "territories." Each Territory has its own turning point in history where things can either go very very wrong or very very right. It's Bobby's job as a Traveler to go between Territories and make sure all of the turning points go the right way. It's Saint Dane's job to make sure they don't. That has been the name of the game for awhile now, bu ...more
Trisha
From the back cover: 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 territory will soon face, all he can determine is that the people of Ibara are blissfully happy. It's not long before Bobby discovers, however, that they are blissfully...oblivious.
The leaders of Ibara are keeping a devastating secret from their people, one that gives Saint Dane all the opportunity he needs to launc
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Preston M.
This book is full of action and suspense. It wasn't as good as some of the other Pendragon books, but it is definitely worth reading. Pendragon is on an island, the island of Ibara in a village called Rayne. The government of Rayne are supposedly keeping secrets from the villagers. Pendragon must find out why, and see if it is a good or bad thing. He will discover something that will change his thinking about Saint Dane... And the rest of Ibara.
Brent Roberts
By this point you have probably read most of the pendragon series so you're probably gonna read this book no matter what however I will say that the pendragon series go down hill and the ending of this book will make you cringe and trust me the next books beginning will not better. however pendragon is an book not quite about the details more about the push through the excitement and yes that is what this book is. a decent read specifically for young readers
Elizabeth Spath
This book BLEW my mind. I've been reading this whole series off and on since it came out and I like the series.
Bobby doesn't always win (if this is a spoiler to you, then you need to not read book 8 reviews). And, with the book, it just-it blows your mind. I remember finishing it and just sitting down, looking at the world different.
And this is a children's/YA book. And I was 20.
Fantastic!
Robynne
I have to preface this by saying I took a break from the Pendragon books for a couple of months - I really enjoy them but was getting bogged down in the same ole', same ole'- they're quite long and I needed a changed of pace. I find I can read two or so and then need to go to something else to get a fresh perspective.

Having said that, this was a GREAT installment to the Bobby Pendragon saga - just when I think I've got things figured out, they change and change again. I hadn't waited too long, s
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Isabella
I am about ready to die of suspense! Just as I thought the battle would be over, it is just starting!! There is so much action in this book that I have to drag my self away from it often times because I am so caught up in the story. I love the way it is written in first person so you really feel like you are in the book. I also love all of the characters. They all have different personalities and strengths that make the book more interesting and fun to read. The characters were easier to connect ...more
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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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