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Fabelheim: Die Schattenplage (Fablehaven #3)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  68,194 Ratings  ·  2,881 Reviews
Fabelheim, das Schutzreservat für magische Kreaturen, wird noch immer bedroht. Die geheimnisvolle Gesellschaft des Abendsterns hat ihre Bemühungen, Kendra, ihren Bruder Seth und ihren Großvater Sorensen in die Knie zu zwingen, längst noch nicht aufgegeben. Jetzt breitet sich die geheimnisvolle Schattenplage aus, die Wesen des Lichts in Kreaturen der Finsternis verwandelt. ...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published (first published 2008)
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Lindsey Rey
Everyone needs to read this series! LOVED THIS ONE!
Kells Next Read
How is it even possible for this storyline to get better with each new book, ( but yet it does )

Simply Brilliant....Book 4, Here I Come!!!
Kimberley doruyter
grandma is kinda mean, anybody else notice that?
Nov 17, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
It took me two months to finish this book. The story is good, but the narrative is not intrigued.
เนือเรืองเลมนีดีนะ แตการเลาเรืองขาดความนาสนใจไปหนอย เราใชเวลาเกือบสองเดือนกวาจะอานหนังสือเลมนีจบ คืออานๆหยุดๆหลายรอบ อานทีไรกเริมงวงทุกที เลยแกปัญหาเอามาอานเปนหนังสือกอนนอนแทนซะเลย วันไหนนอนไมหลับ หนังสือเลมนีชวยไดจริงๆ อานไมถึงสิบหานาทีตากจะปิดแลว หลับฝันดีตลอดคืนเลยละ ...

เซธไมคอยนารำคาญเหมือนเลมแรก เคนดรากเริมเกงขึนเปนคนเคลียรปัญหาทุกอยางของเฟเบิลเฮเวน แตพอลองมองภาพรวมเนือเรืองมันไมกคอยจะเดินหนาไปไ
Kimberley doruyter
just what every fatasy book needs ,magical plague and dragons.
Ahmad Sharabiani
Grip of the Shadow Plague (Fablehaven, #3), Brandon Mull
عنوان: پنجگانه افسانه 3 شیوع طاعون سایه؛ نویسنده: براندن (براندون) مال (مول)؛ مترجم: میلاد فشتمی؛ تهران، بهنام، 1390، در 500 ص؛ از مجموعه پنجگانه افسانه - کتاب سوم؛ شابک: 9789645668714؛ موضوع: داستانهای کودکان از نویسندگان انگلیسی قرن 21 م
Aaron Vincent
Feb 02, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Originally Posted on Guy Gone Geek

The middle part of fantasy series are always the trickiest. The world is already established in the first book(s) and information about the series-long plot are held back for the finale. Middle part books are always the one that is the most forgettable and there are cases when these books are just fodders. Such is the case in Michael Scott’s Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel and even Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson. I love both of these series but if you ask
Sep 14, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoy the Fablehaven series, and this third one was very good. I like Mull's creativity and energy. I appreciate his ongoing discussion of the nature of good and evil, the power of our choices, and in this one, the consequences of choosing to believe or not. I liked the way this book expanded the characters and locations of the story. And Patton Burgess is awesome! :)

I read this book first alone, but then I reread it aloud with my husband. In reading aloud, we discovered an annoying flaw. Mul
John Conrad
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Jun 13, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Young adult and up
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
Seth is growing up and making better decisions. Brandon has fallen into a writer's trap of alternating story lines between two primary characters. And finally, the series became so-so.

All that said, Grip of the Shadow Plague was another good read from the Fablehaven series for young adult readers and should keep their interest. Both my wife and I agree that this will start to appeal more to boys with Seth's new-found "wisdom" (and I use quotes because he isn't there yet, but well on his way).

Rachel Lightwood 🌻
4.5 stars

When you have a state-wide blackout, there isn’t much more you can do than grab a book… and why not make it an old favourite that is in desperate need of a reread? Well, that’s what I decide to do last night anyway and I’m so glad I did. This series just gives me life. God, it’s honestly the most well-written middle grade series I have ever laid my hands on! If you were iffy about the first book in the series, I can promise that it gets better and better with each book. The characters a
May 13, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think I like this book the best so far out of the series. It felt more complete and whole somehow. I assume it is at least partly because Brandon is becoming a better writer. But I think it also has to do with an improved plot structure and more intense, realistic conflict.

Setting: Still mostly at Fablehaven, but with explorations of even more of the area. Also, Kendra does get to go to a meeting of a secret society (held in a house like a castle) and then to another preserve in Arizona. So, f
This is a book I will like more in the future as I think back on it than I do right now having just finished it. The storyline was fine, but the execution of it fell flat for me. I was never completely drawn into the story until about the last hundred pages. Most of this was due to the splitting of the storyline with Kendra on a mission at Lost Mesa in Arizona while Seth stayed at Fablehaven and had adventures there. It felt very choppy as we jumped back and forth between the two storylines. May ...more
Apr 25, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
Wow! This series is on a roll. I was on the waiting list for about 4 months for this one. This is one of my favorite 3 or 4 young adult series. It's right up there with Harry Potter, The Bartimaeus Trilogy, and...not much else up this high. Maybe Gregor the Overlander...

The characters are believable, there's always action but it is fresh each time, the plot twists and suspense are awesome, it's incredibly creative--I just love this series! The story slowly expands each book in a neat way. It sta
Dec 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book 3 is seriously an adventure from the first page to the last. Seth really became a major player in this book. Hate him first and adore him now.

And why is this Fablehaven series so perfect for me especially?

I love how Brandon Mull adds more mysteries then expand answers to previously vague issues that mentioned in the previous two books then introduce interesting new characters and continuing to develop previous ones. Just Perfect!
Mehrshad Zarei
Nov 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
بالاخره تمومش کردم!
با اینکه بعضی جاهاش خسته کننده بود ولی در کل راضی بودم و به این سبک خیلی علاقه دارم.
Mar 27, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is complete fantasy!!! I love itto death! If you like faeries, centaurs, or satyrs, you should definetly read!!!
Aug 06, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Oct 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In Grip of the Shadow Plague a mysterious Plague of darkness. The Plague spreads to most of the magical creatures of light. Most of the humans in the facility also got the mysterious Plague. This takes place in the magical part of the world witch is Fable Heaven.
There are many cool characters in Grip of the Shadow Plague. In this novel you continue to learn about Seth and his evolving courage and also his risks that can be a good decisions. Also in the novel is Kendra the older sister of Seth,
This book is amazing.The series is getting better and better with each book.I was already in love with the series before even starting this one.This one exceeds my expectations.
This time there were more mysteries,more magic,more complexity and of course it was more satisfactory.
Kendra was discovering her abilities as a fairykind and Seth was becoming more matured with each book.Actually I liked Seth better than Kendra.Kendra depended a lot on her special powers but without significant powers lik
Avery (ThePagemaster)
And here, we have the apex of the Fablehaven Series. With books that are the middle of the series, there is that change of tone and plot. It's no longer the "magical land of faeries and other mythical creatures, full of wonder and beauty."

There is foreshadowing. There is dark tones. Subplots are done and the main arc is just around the corner.

You can tell by the (new) covers, how much the story has and will change: darker colors, weapons that allude to war, but very simplistic. Which is why I am
What did I think? I think that this book is AMAZING!

Brandon Mull is a genius, I am so glad my friend recommended me this series!


I LOVE this book! This book is extraordinary! It is my new favorite series! Fablehaven rules!
Mairéad (is roaming the Undying Lands)
“Don't let the brownies bite.”

4.5 (almost 5 gaaaaah!) stars.

This happens to be my favourite out of the 3 I've read thus far. There's so much life and love that went into these pages and story here (this is really noticeable since I'm reading another series by Mull that just recently finished). The characters and story really accumulate here. I'm impatiently awaiting for the 4th book, hopefully I'll have it by Thursday.

Sorry for the mini reviews lately, I'm just not really up for long winded one
Feb 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my book review on Grip of the Shadow Plague by Brandon Mull. I thought this was one of the best books of the Fablehaven series. I really enjoyed the part where Patton Burgess came and helped Seth from the past. I felt that the story was very action filled and had a lot of energy. The people in the story and the way the story was told made me feel like I was part of the story. The wording and details made it easy to be able to kind of see what was happening in your mind. It was so good th ...more
May 12, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kid-books
We've just really liked this series. The books are a lot of fun, exciting, creative, visual, and I feel like they bring up really great discussion topics with the kids. We get to talk about tricky things like Do bad creatures need to be destroyed, or do they play a necessary part in an environment. That can go from the reintroduction of predator species to free speech discussions. We talk about rules and when you might have to break them and consequences. We talk about strengths and weaknesses o ...more
Jun 26, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Rating Two Stars
1st Star: Good Mood, Atmosphere, Aesthetic, All That Good Stuff
2nd Star: Satisfying Lore, Good Balance Between Lore And Plot
3rd Star: Easy To Read, Style, Mature Syntax
4th Star: Learned Something, Made Me Think
5th Star: Character Development, Pacing, Plot?

Trigger Warnings
Here we have character death which wasn't explicit at all the fourth time, moreso the first and third time in which it would be classified as murder (someone gets thrown off a cliff) and manslaughter respectivel
Alexa Ayana
Mar 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cobaan terus menyerang Fablehaven, kali ini wabah bayangan mengancam akan menghancurkan para penghuni suaka perlahan-lahan. Apakah Kendra yang punya kekuatan peri dan Seth yang berani mengambil resiko akan berhasil menyelamatkan suaka dan semua penghuninya?

Well kalau kamu menganggap buku ke-2 seru, buku ke-3 ini jauh lebih seru lagi. Dengan tambahan dual petualangan (Kendra dan Seth menjalankan misi masing-masing) ala Indiana Jones, kamu pasti tidak bisa lepas dari buku ini sebelum halamannya b
Apr 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars.
Weaker than the second book (which I have enjoyed the most so far). Perhaps I set the bar too high but I do have more complaints than usually - mostly about the female characters and story pacing.
Muhammad Ozair
Jun 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
For some reason i always like minor thinga in books like the nipsies
Way too much mushy-ness.
Jason McCoy
Jun 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Still a really good series. This one felt a little more like a set up for what's to come and that makes me excited to keep reading.
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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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Fablehaven (5 books)
  • Fablehaven (Fablehaven, #1)
  • Rise of the Evening Star (Fablehaven, #2)
  • Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary (Fablehaven, #4)
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