Black Water (Pendragon #5)
Just when fifteen-year-old Bobby Pendragon thinks he understands his purpose as a Traveler -- to protect the territories of Halla from the evil Saint Dane -- he is faced with an impossible choice. The inhabitants of Eelong are in danger of being wiped out by a mysterious plague. The only way Bobby can stop it is to bring the antidote from another territor...more
I did feel like MacHale did a good job weaving Saint Dane's "trap" without it being overly obvious. I mean, we knew something weird was happening with the flumes cracking every time Coutney and Mark used them, but I definitely didn't predict the ending happening...more
Obviously, the conflict involves the human slaves rising up against their cat masters, but it is not that simple. The humans are not tr...more
I felt this book was yet another great installment in the series, adding in extra t...more
The drama unfolds as we realize Bobby is fighting for the future of TWO races on Eelong - and Halla hangs in the balance.
This book fits the 'sci-fi/fantasy book' category on my bingo board. It was among one of the best fantasy series I've read so far.
My favourite quote from this book is:'He took one last look at the sky to see the thick clouds were still covering the sunbelt. But he also saw something new... the trailing edge of the large,dark cloud. Behind it was clear blue...more
Here is the summary:
Just when fifteen-year-old Bobby Pendragon thinks he understands his purpose as a Traveler -- to protect the territories of Halla from the evil Saint Dane -- he is faced with an impossible choice. The inhabitants of Eelong are in danger of being wiped out by a mysterious plague. The only way Bobby can stop it is to bring the antidote from another territory....more
I just got off the phone with my fiance who introduced me to the series in the first place and he told me Black Water was his favorite out of the whole series because it was initially the first time Bobby Pendragon really becomes a Traveler. I would have to agree with that sentiment.
However, with that in mind I will say that this book (aside from the ending) just fell...more
I have always been a fan of the books and this one in particular is a fave solely because of a few twists that you will have to rea...more
I loved the idea of seeing Pendragon struggle with this, he's such a powerful character with strong opionins and strong self-respect. He isn't one to just be shoved around, so seeing him struggle with the idea, and stand up to this was just awesome.
Book 5 was one that had me literally clawing at my desk while listening to. My nerves were completely throttled. Once again, I won't...more
Saint Dane is changing the rules. After toppling Veelox, the dark demon heads to Eelong, a world unlike anything Bobby could have prepared for. In this massive, jungle-like territory, the dominant species are intelligent predator cats that walk and talk and call themselves the klees. And on Eelong, they keep humans as pets.
But the food source on Eelong is...more
However, I am getting bored with the powerful female characters. They each have similar personality traits, and it's starting to bore the day...more
Meanwhile, on 2nd Earth, Bobby’s friends Mark and Courtney find a contaminated klee at the entrance to the flume. Sampling the poison, they take it to th...more
Background: A story about booby and his friends traveling to different places to fight and evil man.
On a planet called Eelong, Bobby discovers a society wherein humans do only menial work, dominated and even enslaved by biped felines called Klee.
The enslaved humans, called Gar by their oppressors, have begun a revolution called the Advent and are led by the almighty guardian who is mostly covered by a dark shadow, you can only see his distinct yellow eyes and f...more
1/31/12 Book Review
Pendragon Book 5: Black Water
Pendragon, or rather the Pendragon series, is a series of science fiction books about a group of people who possess the ability to travel through time and space through the use of portals called, “Flumes”. This, In my opinion, was one of the stronger entries in the series, solely because of the unique setting. For me, a books setting and characters really sell a book. If it has characters that I can relate to, or a setting that...more
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...more
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"How many territories are there?" she asked.
"Ten in all," I said. "At least that's what I've been told. They're all part of Halla."
"Explain to me what halla is," she said. It was an order more than a question. I didn't know why she suddenly had this interest, but if she was willing to listen, I was ready to talk.
"The way it was told to me, Halla is everything. Every time, every place, every person and creature that ever existed. It all still exists."
"And you understand that?" she asked.
"Well, not entirely," I answered honestly.
"But you're willing to risk your life and the lives of those around you to protect Halla from Saint Dane?"
Good question. I'd asked myself the same question more than once.
"I wasn't at first," I began. "Far from it. I didn't want any part of Travelers or flumes and especially of Saint Dane. But since then I've been to a bunch of territories and seen the evil he's capable of."
Kasha scoffed and said,"Evil? You're a fool, Pendragon. A tang is evil. What possible evil could a gar cause that's worse than that?"
"I'll tell you," I said. "He's killed more people than I want to count, all in the name of creating chaos. He fueled a war on Denduron and tried to poison all of Cloral. Then he nearly crushed three territories at once, my home territories of Earth. But each time the Travelers stopped him. Until Veelox. We failed on Veelox. An entire civilization is going to collapse, millions will die, all because we failed. And Saint Dane wil be there to pick up the pieces. Or step on them."
"It's all mildly interesting," she said calmly. "But like I said before, it has nothing to do with me. I don't care."
That's when I snapped. Okay, I admit, maybe I should have been cool, but Kasha's total lack of concern had finally gotten to me. I jumped to my feet and said, "Well, you'd better start!"
"It's all right, Pendragon," Yorn said calmly. "Relax."
"Relax?" I shouted, getting more amped up by the second. "Why? So I won't upset Kasha? She should be upset. People have died fighting Saint Dane. People I've loved, people she's loved." I looked right at Kasha and said, "You don't care? I'll tell you what I don't care about. I don't care that your life is a mess. Sorry, it's true. You've got way bigger problems coming, kitty cat. You want to pretend like none of this affects you? Fine. You're wrong. If we fail, Eelong will crumble and everything you care about will crash along with it. And whether you like it or not, you're a Traveler. So why don't you just grow up and accept it!”