Aug 03, 09
Read in August, 2009
Okay, it's official. I am now fully hooked on the Pendragon series.
Bobby Pendragon, fourteen-year-old new and confused Traveler of space and time, is headed to his next territory. This time, it's Cloral, a water territory where dry land is unheard of and the people have discovered all kinds of cool ways to use and overcome their aquatic surroundings.
But Cloral is also at a tipping point, thanks to the evil Traveler Saint Dane, who seems to have a diabolical plan for destroying Cloral's peace and prosperity. Bobby will need the help of both his mysterious but dependable Uncle Press, and the energetic and charismatic Vo Spader, who is unaware that he is actually Cloral's own Traveler. And then there's the fact that the only way to stop Saint Dane may lie with a sunken city that is hardly more than a fairy-tale...
Cool gadgets, fun and engaging characters, and a image-rich world of water, this book is all the proof I needed that I'm going into a great series. Bobby has a fantastic first-person voice, and it's getting up there in my mind with Max and Percy Jackson from their titular series. Plus, more goes on back home on Second Earth with Mark and Courtney, and I'm looking forward to seeing them more in future novels. I am fluming full on into the next one!