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Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary (Fablehaven #4)

4.35 of 5 stars 4.35  ·  rating details  ·  46,374 ratings  ·  2,308 reviews
Brace yourself for a shocking secret.

Two hidden artifacts have been found. Three more remain unrecovered. More preserves face destruction as the Society of the Evening Star relentlessly pursues new talismans. Reading in Patton’s Journal of Secrets, Kendra learns the location of the key to a vault housing one of the artifacts. In order to retrieve it, the Knights of the Daw
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Hardcover, 535 pages
Published March 24th 2009 by Shadow Mountain (first published 2009)
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Garrett
I had a hard time putting this book down. I read all 527 pages in about 8 hours. I forced myself to go to bed even though I was not done with the book, but I was getting really tired and couldn't keep my eyes open.

OK, so let's break it down:

Characters: There were a couple new characters and surprises on existing ones. I am totally liking Seth now that he is not quite so annoying and "stupid" (in that little brother way). And I loved it when Seth was taunting the poison dragon. Too funny! Brandon
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Eris
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Trent
Oh, my. Oh, my. I think I am too into the story. I pride myself in being able to outguess authors. Somehow, I forgot to even try as I read this book. How in the world can an author stay so original for so many pages in a row? This series certainly has the capacity to overtake Harry Potter on the "Freak, that was awesome!" scale. We'll see if Mull pulls it off in the last book.
Heather
I just finished reading my PERSONALLY SIGNED COPY of the book last night. Being that it was personally signed by the author means my book was more exciting than just a regular book. Okay, maybe not. But it was plenty exciting on its own. Holy keep me up until 4 in the morning, Batman.

There are some hilarious parts, some tense parts, some sweet parts, some action parts and then some 'he totally snookered me' parts. I knew, I just knew someone was going to betray them but I picked the wrong person
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Maxy
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Mairéad (is exploring a floating city)
{December 17th, 2014} MINI-REVIEW

3.5 stars, would have been 4 to 4.5 originally--reason why in spoilers.

“What you call idiot points, I call awesome dollars."

DRAGONS. This has certainly been one of my fave books but something happened with dinged some starpower for me. Idk. It just made me go NOPE. Honestly it wasn't Seth--Seth, oh he's definitely grown and I've gotten used to his unique brand of stupidity. And everyone else is just perfect as well. The story itself just continues to build and e
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Seth
if i weren't such a sucker for juvenile fantasy this book would get maybe 1 star. it's so much fun though. the writing is more similar to a college research paper (awkward, technical, and far from poetic). The story is really interesting if you like magic and fantasy. Don't expect ANY insights into human nature. Don't expect any of the characters to be remotely human or familiar. Don't expect any substance whatsoever and you might have a great time. Fablehaven is like playing video games...its f ...more
Rebecca
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Barbara
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colleen the contrarian  ± (... never stop fighting) ±
2.5

I really liked the first book of this series, and had high hopes for it. I even recommended it to people - people who have gone on to enjoy the series, as a whole, more than I seem to be doing.

But, for me, every book has gotten progressively less interesting, and I'm glad that it's only a 5 book series because I don't think I'd stick around if there were more than just the one book left.

Not that it's all bad. Seth is maturing and his developing powers are interesting, especially the way that
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Luann
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Janey
These books have been so fun to read. I don't know why people insist on comparing Fablehaven to Harry Potter. They are both different enough.

In 'Secrets of the Dragan Sanctuary' I thoroughly enjoyed Seth's personality. In the first book he bothered me because he messed everything up, but this one he's actually growing into quite the hero. He truly provides the comic relief; sometimes I catch myself chuckling out loud.
Chantele Sedgwick
This book was awesome! It was so suspenseful from the very beginning! I loved all of the twists and turns the author put in, even though a few of them made me SO MAD!!! Seriously? How the heck am I supposed to wait a whole year to find out what happens next? I am so excited to read the 5th one! I am sad it will be the last one though. Such a great series! I don't want it to end!
Leigh Dethman
Brandon makes every character come to life, from mischievous satyrs, ambitious kids and imposing dragons. I breezed through all four books in this series in two weeks. I couldn't put them down. Book 4 releases on March 24. If you live anywhere near, make sure to come to the launch party that night. For details, check fablehaven.com for more information.
Angie
Wow! I loved this book! Brandon Mull's writing was, as always, superb. The plot was well done and completely surprising; great for discussions or book groups. This may be a children's book, but it is written so that it is enjoyable for any age. I am already looking forward to the next book in the series!
Amy
Wow - what an unexpected ending! This was by far my favorite one so far of the series. I can't wait for the next one to come out.
Sivonne
i am truly enjoying this series, and think this is the best yet.
Bookworm123
the ending is amazing
Lydia Perversius
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Jamie
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Shawna
Ok....so my husband and I have been reading these books to each other as a way for us to spend some time together. I cannot begin tell you how much fun it has been. We have laughed together,Held our breath,Been in the most wonderful of places together all along through this Fablehaven series!!! We are both Yes...Older but I think we have enjoyed them more then our kids have. :o) I was VERY sad to hear that there is only one more book in this series and then it will be all be over HOW SAD IS THA ...more
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Joan Stradling for TeensReadToo.com

Two hidden artifacts have been recovered and the Society of the Evening Star isn't about to stop until they get their hands on all five. In order to recover one of the remaining three artifacts, the Knights of the Dawn must obtain a sacred object guarded by the uncooperative centaurs.

If the centaurs weren't bad enough, they have to take the sacred object and face certain death when they travel to Wyrmroost, the dragon sanctuary.

With his new abilitie
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Sreeparna
What can I say?I already said that the previous one was amazing.For this one I could only say beyond amazing.I started the series for casual reading.Never did I think it would be this good.But the series is becoming better with every book.

The plot of the story was excellent.We saw so many different kind of magical creatures in these books but the dragons were the scarce of them all.Well have no fear because the dragons are here!A whole preserve full of dragons.They are deadly,they are cunning,th
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Jenifer
Wow. This series has some fans! You have to search pretty far down the Goodreads reviews to find less than a four star review for this book. That's okay. It's fine. There's nothing wrong with books that are just "to read". Any series that can keep people interested and reading gets five stars from me.

I myself gave the first two books in this series four stars. I think my main problem with series' is that it usually becomes pretty much the same thing over and over again. That's how I felt about t
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skokiesam
Every time I think I like the current Fablehaven book I'm reading the most, I get to the next one and LOVE it even more than the last. When I was reading number 3, I thought that there's no way that Mull could outdo himself. Then I get to book 4 and almost wept because it was so much fun. I'm actually kind of upset that I've finished this book, because it means that I'm on the last one, and it's the kind of adventure I wish wouldn't end. I never really paid attention to this series before, mainl ...more
Nabila Yousuf
WOW. This series is literally getting better and better. This book is just unputdownable. Everything is there. Firm storyline, pure adventure, thrill, magic, intrigue, proper characters, mind-blowing surprises- everything that is needed to make a perfect fantasy book. And of course it ended in a cliffhanger. Started reading the next book immediately. Strongly recommended for any fantasy lover.
Rebecca
I need to check and see what I said about the other books but it seems to me that with each of Brandon Mull's books, I say that the book I just finished reading is my favorite one yet and thats exactly how I felt after finishing this book too! I thought about what might happen in the next chapter when I set it down, laughed out loud when Seth yet again said something hilarious ("one million AWESOME points" will be a new phrase in my family) and when the big surprises came at the end- I was happy ...more
Deanna
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Tiffany
My kids and I are great Fablehaven fans. This book was released the day before we left on a 10 day trip back East. My good husband drove to several bookstores at almost 10 p.m., trying to locate a copy for us. No luck. We spent the entire trip checking every bookstore we encountered for the book. We finally found a copy in the Houston airport on a layover stop on our way home! We should have bought two copies, because my kids monopolized the book for days.

The only flaw we could find in this book
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Seth
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