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L'Avènement du corbeau (Pendragon #9)

4.24 of 5 stars 4.24  ·  rating details  ·  12,578 ratings  ·  302 reviews
Bobby Pendragon n'est pas un adolescent comme les autres : il est un Voyageur, doué de la faculté de passer d'un monde à l'autre pour rétablir l'équilibre entre les forces du Bien et celles du Mal, incarnées par le machiavélique Saint Dane, qui tente de faire sombrer l'univers entier dans le chaos.

Pour Bobby Pendragon et les Voyageurs, le moment de vérité approche. Sur Den
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Paperback, 517 pages
Published January 15th 2010 by Editions du Rocher Jeunesse (first published January 20th 2008)
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Skylar
Jul 03, 2008 Skylar rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Pendragon fans
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Shannon
I've liked this series in the past, but it's just dragging on and on and on and . . .
It was more of the same that's happened in the last eight books. At first it was exciting, but it's really gone on too long. I will read the last to find out what happens in the end, but I'm not excited about it anymore.
Amy
I'm sorry, but this book depressed me imensley. I still enjoy the series and will undoubtedly read the 10th and final book. But this one was really hard to get to. The world is coming to an end, everything was going wrong, and it never got any better. I don't know if the point was to give them more to fix in the last book, but it seemed so hopeless.
Aparajitabasu
The long Pendragon series is about to end. Its the penultimate book #9 Raven Rise and its getting ugly and its also getting dystopic. Which is my kind of good. Lets read,

Here is the summary of the book:

This is where it begins. The showdown for Halla. At stake is nothing less than all that ever was and all that will be. There's only one thing missing--Bobby Pendragon. While Bobby remains trapped on Ibara, the battle moves to his home territory: Second Earth. Mark Dimond and Courtney Chetwynde ar
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Lacy
In the ninth installment of Bobby Pendragon's quest to save Halla from the clutches of Saint Dane, things go from crummy to worse. Mark and Courtney don't know what to believe when Saint Dane tells them that Bobby has given up the fight, don't know what they've started when Mark loses his traveler ring, and don't know what to do when they return to a Second Earth where nothing is as it once was.

These books are really interesting to me on a craft level. On the one hand, the plotting is top notch;
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Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Shyanne for TeensReadToo.com

RAVEN RISE is a wonderful addition to the PENDRAGON series. It is just as exciting as the rest and keeps you wanting more. I had a hard time putting it down and there is no way that I will not be purchasing the next one so I can find out what happens next!

RAVEN RISE is about a Traveler named Bobby Pendragon. Now eighteen, his struggle to save Halla is harder than ever, and everything he's ever done has come down to this. He must save Halla from an extreme
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Sabrina
Yes, there is a tenth book, and no, Saint Dane is not dead. Yet. Hopefully. You get my point. In Raven Rise, the battle finally moves to Second Earth and Bobby partially has no idea because he lost his Traveler ring. Nevva Winter leads Bobby back to the other Flume on Ibara and gives him back his ring, however - not out of kindness, though, of course. Nonetheless, Bobby goes to Third Earth to find out everything he can about Saint Dane's 'Convergence' and ends up with the 'Bronx Massacre' after ...more
Jordan
OH IT WAS SO AWESOME!!! Ok, so maybe... well... I dunno. It didn't have the charm or the humour of the previous books. The concept was good, but it wasn't as good as it could've been... you know? It just felt like a continuation of the story, rather than pow pow pow OMGOSH I'M IN LOVE type of story. It was just... story. With some humour.

The pros: It was WAY more exciting. I was all like, "NO! BOBBY! DON'T DO IT! DON'T HURT THE BRITISH GUY!!" (read to understand) And then I cried at the end just
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Victoria
This is the "penultimate Pendragon," as D.J. MacHale himself calls it. And boy, is it full of everything needed to lead into the final chapter of this series that literally spans all of space and time.

It has come back to Second Earth. Bobby, trapped on Ibara by his own hand, has a painful revelation to make. He hasn't stopped Saint Dane. Instead, the demon has freed himself and is now launching his final plan to bring about the Convergence and his ultimate goal. And he has, at last, chosen Bobby
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Ashley Brooke
Jun 28, 2008 Ashley Brooke rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Pendragon Fans (a given), Fans of action/fantasy in general
The Pendragon series has been a favorite of mine ever since my mom sent me the ARC of Merchant of Death my freshman year of college. I remember picking it up to kill the morning and getting sucked in from page one. Needless to say, I stayed in most of the day reading it. Expectations were high for Raven Rise, for I think the two books before this were very well done. I'm happy to say that Raven Rise went beyond my expectations.

We all knew that Bobby's actions at the end of the last book were goi
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Mike Aragona
For the penultimate book... this was very disappointing. Regardless of the great set up in the last chapter for the final book... there were problems with this one.[return][return]Number one, they found out about the evil new traveller on Second Earth and how he came to be. So... why did they try to stop him on Second Earth instead of going back to First Earth and preventing him from becoming what he does? Why did no one even mention that path?![return][return]With that big issue (for me)... it ...more
Piratemonkery
Wow.
Wow.
I...
Okay. I just finished it, and...wow.
This book was not easy to read. There were plenty of times where it was just hard to watch the characters make these decisions. The book went on for a hundred pages before there was any sort of hope available.
This book was incredibly intense. It's definately a lot more serious than the rest of the books.
Throughout reading it, my emotions varied from dread, excitement, hope, crushed hope, doom, and a slight bit of happiness, along with some devast
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Thao Pham
Gấp sách lại và tôi vẫn cảm thấy những gì đọc trong cuốn sách này ám ảnh mình 1 cách kỳ lạ. Không chỉ có những màn đánh đấm nghẹt thở hay những kỹ xảo và tưởng tượng hoành tráng, quyển sách còn còn có những lý luận sắc bén khiến người đọc phải suy gẫm. Đứng trước một sự việc không hoàn hảo, bạn sẽ cố gắng sửa chữa nó, hay bạn sẽ đập bỏ nó để tạo dựng 1 cái gì đó mới hơn, tốt hơn? Con người có nên được tự do, khi họ thật sự ích kỷ và thiển cận? Saint Dane có thể tàn nhẫn, nhưng ông ta cũng có lý ...more
Zarakoda
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Heaven
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Amy
WARNING!!! THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS!!!!!!

This is probably my favorite one of the series!! I laughed, cried, and made people slightly scared for my sanity as I yelled "Oh that did NOT just happen!" This the second to last book in the series and holy mamba is it a doozy! As MacHale told me at the BEA Conference, the last 3 books are a series of their own because things really start to go down. I finally see what he means. The fabric of Halla is disintegrating and at the start of the book, Bob
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Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!*
Okay ... I had to process this for, like, a day before I could come up with a review. My first reaction was like, O_o !!!!!! WTH??? But now that I've thought it over ... It wasn't so bad. It was definitely not my favorite of the series, but it wasn't horrendous. I just have a few issues with it.

First of all, it started off kinda slow. I mean, Pendragon didn't even show up for the first a hundred pages. What was with that? It was just a hundred pages of people running around going "WHERE'S PENDRA
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Allie
Sep 03, 2008 Allie rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone. Unless your into chick-lit and won't read sci-fi/ fantasy/ "boy"ish books
Recommended to Allie by: Zack
OMG!!!! OMG OMG OMG!!! **Spoilers**
kay tho this book is amazing, I was really sad. Nothing good is happening for the Travelers. It's one bad choice after another for Bobby. And the deaths! Goodness it's depressing! When you're sure about one thing, this person is good, it's actually Saint Dane/ Nevva!!! Some I saw coming but some I was like Oh God not again. Saint Dane is always about ten steps ahead of the Travelers, it's depressing.
And Mark amd Courtney!!! They are NOT Dead!!! No way!!! Call i
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Maythavee
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Jacob
“Raven Rise” by D. J. MacHale is a great book. It is about three teenagers named Bobby Pendragon, Mark Dimond and Courtney Chetwynde fighting to save the universe from two evil people named Saint Dane and Nevva Winter. To aid them in their quest for destruction, Saint Dane and Nevva created an evil organization called Ravinia. Ravinia was an organization where nothing less than perfection was accepted. Only people that were exceptional in some way were allowed to be part of Ravinia. All of the o ...more
Keaton Henderson


“The penultimate Pendragon,” DJ MacHale called it.

Bobby thinks the battle of Halla is over. No more chasing Saint Dane from territory to territory, turning point to turning point. He has built a new life on Ibara. All is well until Loque, who had previously been thought dead, tells him about the Flighters. Saint Dane had forced Loque and other prisoners in the Lifelight pyramid, to dig to find something. “He said we were digging for something called... flume.” This sends Bobby to Rubik City w
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Cortlyn Matney
This book was a breath of fresh air after I finished the Eighth and had to wait for it. It opened with knowledge that made me cringe and growl. There was something about how it was partly an intellectual battle and partly Bobby needing to get himself into gear that was absolutely breath taking. It was a novel that went from a man that has given up, and amped up into madness that you think will work, they think will work, and then the unthinkable happens.

This book had so many twists and turns. I
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Grace S.
I feel that this book didn't live up to the crucial turning point (ha!) it represents for the series. As the penultimate book in the series, Raven Rise had a big job to do--setting up the final act, getting all the readers pumped to read about the final battle for Halla.

But for the superficial action crammed into it, Raven Rise fails to rise (ha!) above the role of a simple placeholder. We spend far too much time examining, re-examining, re-re-examining the tenets of Ravinia, and having the sam
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Joel
Originally, I think I was planning to wait until I read the whole series to review, but the time has come to voice my opinions on one of these books, outside of the whole. The series started out strong, with a very fun concept, and despite the fact that Bobby was a star basketball player, he was not exactly an unrealistically adept "conquering hero" type either.

Unfortunately, my acceptance of Bobby has decreased dramatically. He constantly thinks that he can unnerve and rattle Saint Dane - who'
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Smaileh
For the last few Pendragon books, I've been more invested in Mark and Courtney's activities than in Bobby's--which is a little strange, since Bobby is the main character. I started off in this book feeling the same way--at least in the beginning.

Raven Rise starts pretty much where The Pilgrims of Rayne left off, which was a bit of a problem for me as it had been so long since I read the last book that I had forgotten some of the details. Fortunately, enough information was woven into the story t
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Mike Aragona
For the penultimate book... this was very disappointing. Regardless of the great set up in the last chapter for the final book... there were problems with this one.



Number one, they found out about the evil new traveller on Second Earth and how he came to be. So... why did they try to stop him on Second Earth instead of going back to First Earth and preventing him from becoming what he does? Why did no one even mention that path?!



With that big issue (for me)... it became more an exercise of readi
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Alex
Jesus Christ, where do I begin.

Pendragon is, hands-down, my favorite book series I've ever read. The author, D.J. MacHale, I've recognized before — he directed (or something) Are You Afraid of the Dark? on Nick, which I used to watch avidly. There's something about the way he writes these books and the totally intense plot twists and turns that makes me anticipate the last book more than any other book. I don't think enough people have really recognized this series for as great as it is, and I h
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Kristen
First read: May, 2008
Re-read: July 29, 2014

The first time that I read this series, I was extremely unsatisfied with the direction that the last two books took. Upon a re-read, I became very torn about my feelings on this book. I think that it comes down to appreciation vs. liking. The direction that the series took was complex, well-constructed, and made sense, but I'm not sure how much I personally liked it. I still think that this is a good book in a great series, but it definitely was not my
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Nico R
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Medina
This is the first Pendragon book that I have finished in quite a while that made me want to go and get the next. I have forced myself through the last several books feeling that nothing much was happening and there was not any progression being made on the overall story. In this one though at the end it all started coming together. I am looking forward to book 10 and figuring out how it all comes together in the end. And of course the public library does not have the last book in the series. I h ...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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