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Keys to the Demon Prison (Fablehaven #5)

4.41  ·  Rating Details  ·  55,110 Ratings  ·  2,848 Reviews
Since ancient times, the great demon prison Zzyzx has protected the world from the most dangerous servants of darkness, including Gorgrog, the Demon King. But now, after centuries of plotting, the Sphinx is on the verge of recovering the five artifacts necessary to open the legendary prison, and all friends of light must unite in a final effort to thwart the Sphinx’s desig ...more
Paperback, 607 pages
Published February 22nd 2011 by Aladdin (first published January 1st 2010)
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Dec 03, 2009 Chris rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For the record, I'm the publisher. Yes, I've read it. Sorry, I won't be giving anything away. Well, maybe a little something. Chapter 5 in book 5 is the most intense, the most gripping chapter of all the Fablehaven books. Jaw-dropping. I was not prepared for what Brandon Mull pulled out of his sleeve. I doubt anyone will see this coming.

Brandon takes us all over the world, several continents. It's a breathless race to find the remaining artifacts. The artifact vault in Austrailia is a wicked ri
Lindsey Rey
Dec 08, 2015 Lindsey Rey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
[4.5 Stars]
Hollie Robb
I had to stay up until 4 A.M. it was way too exciting to put it down. I even loved the end of the book, end of the series. I didn't think "thank heaven's it's over," like I have with others. Their was a lot of comic relief.

At the every end of the book, Brandon mentions that he might do more with the characters, but it will be with a complete different series. I would like to see that happen. The Characters are fun and very likable. It would be smart to start a completely different series if he
Kimberley doruyter
a little long but a good ending to a good series.
i will absolutly pick this series up to reread again sometime.
Jun 05, 2010 Angie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone
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The conclusion to the five book series focusing on a brother and sister who discover a magical world run by their grandparents. I'm in the minority for loving it way more than Harry Schmotter, er, Potter. :)

Anyway, without giving spoilers there are a good number of twists and minor to moderate surprises. Mind you, that's for an adult reading the book. I suspect teen agers might be more amazed by things and such. Bracken was the most interesting secondary character and the verbal duels with the
Apr 09, 2009 Maryruth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very exciting. I liked meeting new people and traveling to another preserve. The dragons were amazing. And whether or not it was intentional, Raxtus made me laugh. It's interesting to see Kendra's relationship with the Fairy Queen develop. I'm glad Seth's character is growing up; he's a lot like Warren now. Unfortunately, Warren has the worst luck of anyone.
Ahmad Sharabiani
Keys to the Demon Prison (Fablehaven #5), Brandon Mull
عنوان: پنجگانه افسانه 5 کلیدهای زندان اهریمن؛ نویسنده: براندن (براندون) مال (مول)؛ مترجم: میلاد فشتمی؛ تهران، بهنام، 1393، در 591 ص؛ از مجموعه پنجگانه افسانه - کتاب پنجم؛ شابک: 9789645668837؛ موضوع: داستانهای کودکان از نویسندگان انگلیسی قرن 21 م
Jun 10, 2012 Turtle rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: I would not recommend this book
Recommended to Turtle by: My Uncle
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This last book in the Fablehaven series was Is Everything

I Laughed, Cried. Cheered and Fell in Love, whilst reading this Gem. I did not want this to end. I wanted more, so much more. The plot twist was believable and enjoyable, the characters ( new and old ) were Amazing and the action and suspense was most certainly, a Euphoric Experience.

I Love these Memorable Characters Immensely. Middle Grade book my Ass, this read is for any and all age groups.

10 ~ I'm sad that is over, but feel honored t
Kimberley doruyter
i'm like no, oh my god, what the hell.
but boy was it a good ending.
Emily Michelle
Apr 08, 2010 Emily Michelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I started this book a few evenings after it came out and told myself I would put it down and go to bed as soon as I reached a stopping point. I finished the book seven hours later, having read the entire thing straight through, because as it turned out, there are no stopping points. The book sucks you in from the first chapter and doesn't let you go until it's done.

The story follows Kendra, Seth and their friends all over the world, from the Middle East to the American deep south to Scotland to
Mairéad (is roaming the Undying Lands)
{December 19th, 2014} MINI-REVIEW

4 to 4.5 stars, I want MOAR.

“Try as we might to postpone them, days of reckoning inevitably arrive.”

Well this was certainly quite the ride. Everything really managed to be covered in almost 600 pages and in a smooth way to almost. I'm surprised how much work went into this final book. After the last book, I was wondering how it would hold up. Thankfully I was surprised again, especially since I finished this within less a day. Pretty insane, huh?

Now what to say
Apr 16, 2010 Tracy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brandon Mull is simply a wonderful writer. If I had kids, I'd MAKE them read this series.

All the other rave reviews are right on, and written by more talented reviewers than myself. I will add two points. First, I really like how Mr Mull weaves in little "life lessons," quite directly but without being preachy.

And, Mr. Mull, if you really are contemplating writing more Fabelhaven-related books, I would love to see more of Doren and Newel! I haven't laughed out loud at dialogue in a book in a v
Jul 17, 2016 Avery rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-and-read
Doing the math, the entire Fablehaven series holds a solid 4 out of 5 stars

Reading a lot of Middle Grade Fantasy, as of late, which is another favorite genre of mine, I could see the cliched layout of how the plot would go, but that never inhibited my reading experience. There were moments where I could pick out the Percy Jackson, the Harry Potter, even a little Narnia influences.

By the time the final battle comes, I could really see how the characters have grown since the first book. There's a
Jul 29, 2014 Francis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites-books
Desde "El Señor de los Anillos" y "Harry Potter" no había vivido la magia y la fantasía con tanta intensidad. Esta saga me ha hecho retroceder en el tiempo y disfrutar como u niño durante mucho tiempo. He atrasado la lectura del último libro porque no quería que esta historia se acabara nunca.

Cada libro ha sido mejor. La historia ha ido creciendo en fuerza, intensidad y originalidad. Los personajes han ido madurando a lo largo de toda la historia y así Seth, que era de los que menos me llamaban
Jan 12, 2011 Ithlilian rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
Keys to the Demon Prison is full of action, but that is about all there is to it. The book picks up right in the midst of things and never lets up. I personally didn't enjoy it. There are about 20 tasks that need to be completed and the characters systematically go through them. Traveling to each event takes 20 or so pages, the actual event takes a page, and then it is on to the next thing. There is no flow here, and no elegance. I loved the whimsical nature of the first Fablehaven book. It's a ...more
Samuel Loveland
Aug 30, 2011 Samuel Loveland rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There seems to be a generation of Harry Potter fans who are looking for the fun, adventure, and growth that we experienced in that series. When cop-outs like Percy Jackson came out, we snatched them up in order to quench our thirst for more. What we got from these wanna-be stories is a sense of fun and adventure, but a lack of something deeper.

Don’t get me wrong. I both read and enjoyed the Percy Jackson books. They were adventurous and a whole lot of fun. However, I think most people would agre
Jan 29, 2012 Anna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series was fantastic. I highly recommend it and the author!
Erica (daydreamer)
Can I give Fablehaven Keys to the Demon Prison ten stars? Shining with Kendra’s blinding countenance? Well, it certainly deserves it!

Ah, where do I begin? I. LOVE. THIS. BOOK!!! It is my new favorite book of all times. My favorite series. I just couldn’t get enough of it! I couldn’t read it fast enough. Brandon is an amazing storyteller, and was able to captivate me from the very beginning of the series. Each book got better, escalating in thrill and adventure. The last book executed the finale
colleen the fabulous fabulaphile
While this book had a lot of the same problems as the last two books in the series (i.e. overly convenient plot devices, lots of exposition, telling vs. showing, quests which are built up to be deadly and dangerous and 'you probably won't survive' and then end up being generally easy 'cause they just happen to have the best maguffin for the job (though, admittedly, a few red shirts might die here and there), lack of emotional attachment to characters who don't seem to really grow or change (and ...more
Mar 29, 2010 Blaine rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
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Apr 01, 2010 Amanda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
My issue with this book is the same issue I've had with all of Mull's other books. The execution of his ideas is just mediocre. From a technical/grammatical standpoint, it's written pretty poorly. He employs very little imagery, and sometimes sounds like he learned to write by reading too many fantasy novels. Most good writers will show me what is happening. Mull just tells me. Lengthy descriptions and big words don't necessarily make good writing.

He took a long time to get into the flow of thi
Jul 29, 2015 Lazybee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Epic conclusion for an outstanding series. There isn't much to dislike in this book. I loved it.
Mar 03, 2016 Sereleaf rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
NO TENGO NI LA MENOR IDEA DE SI DARLE 4 ESTRELLAS O 5 AYUDA a que le pongo 5 por los feels. Ya está. Le puse 5. No lloren.

Esto va a tener spoilers importante de este libro y de los anteriores. Aunque no sé qué hacen leyendo una review del último libro de una saga si no lo leyeron.

A ver, el libro empezó bien. Pero entre que salen del coso de obsidiana y que llega la batalla final la hacen muuuuuuuuyyyyy larga. En especial cuando Seth estaba encerrado y Kendra estaba en Fablehaven o no sé dónde y
Sam Whitehouse
This is how to do a final book. After getting progressively stronger with each installment, Brandon Mull delivers a superb, action-packed finale to a great series.
With time running out before the Sphinx gathers all the artifacts and uses them to open Zyxx, the Demon Prison, Kendra and Seth must hunt down the artifacts themselves.
Brandon Mull pulls out all the stops for the final book and delivers virtually non-stop action and globetrotting adventure. The book has a great, epic feel that the pr
Jun 28, 2010 Jared rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
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Jun 03, 2010 Thomas rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
I just completed reading Keys to the Demon Prison and must admit that I almost stopped long before I reached the half-way point. Brandon's story failed to engage me for the first third of the book. It drug, spent a lot of time and effort with uninteresting details that really didn't advance the story line. By the time I had reached the half-way point of this very long book, I was truly wondering if it would ever get interesting.

It is my feeling that with success behind him with the first three b

Mar 19, 2011 Fraffee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Harry Potter Fans, Percy Jackson Fans, Lovers of fantasy and mythology, Kids at heart
Shelves: favorites
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SInce this is the final book in the series I will briefly review the whole series here.
Enjoyable? definitely. Gripping? Frequently. Would I read it again? Surely.
Here's the thing. I am convinced that a lot of contemporary Male authors can't truly write a love story. I realize that this series is sort of a children's series, but it is also a YA series in my eyes. I don't know what it would really be classified as. I was as disappointed with the love story in the Pretties and Uglies series.
At time
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Brandon Mull resides in a happy little valley near the mouth of a canyon with his wife and three children. He spent two years living in the Atacama Desert of Northern Chile where he learned Spanish and juggling. He once won a pudding eating contest in the park behind his grandma’s house, earning a gold medal. Brandon is the author of the New York Times bestselling Fablehaven series and The Candy S ...more
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