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Raven Rise

(Pendragon #9)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  21,516 ratings  ·  379 reviews
This is where it begins. The showdown for Halla. At stake is nothing less than all that ever was and all that will be. While Bobby remains trapped on Ibara, the battle moves to his home territory: Second Earth. Mark Dimond and Courtney Chetwynde are left on their own to defend Second Earth against the forces of Saint Dane. The Convergence has broken down the walls. The ter ...more
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Raven Rise (Pendragon, #9), D.J. MacHale
Raven Rise is the ninth book in The Pendragon Adventure by D.J. MacHale. It was published on May 20, 2008. The book begins with separate narratives focusing on Patrick Mac and Alder, the Travelers of Third Earth and Denduron respectively. It follows the changes in their home territories and their realization that they are without Bobby Pendragon. On Denduron, the Bedoowan and Milago tribe are using the explosive tak that Bobby unearthed with a dygo from Za
Tina ➹ the girl who lives in Fandoms
Complete 5 Golden Stars

"the Penultimate Pendragon"
(as MacHale said, I like the ring to it, don't you?)
was Epic!

"The war wasn’t over. The story didn’t end there. Not for Bobby. Not for Saint Dane.
And not for us."

(from Preface of the book, MacHale)

the battle of the Second Earth, home territory of the lead Traveler,

& Pendragon is nowhere to be found...

oh! another thing! Bobby is 18 now.

this book was a constant blending of actions, thrills, riddles & unraveling them, feelz attack & tensions, & thing
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well. When I started this particular Pendragon installment, I definitely wasn’t expecting to have an entire ending chapter that rivaled the amount I cried during Clockwork Princess’s epilogue, but here we are. (it wasn’t quite as much as CP2 but that’s just because that epilogue was the best ending ever)

Wow, this was such a crazy ride from beginning to end. My boyfriend only told me one thing when it came to this book and that was that it didn’t really take place in one single territory and now
Jul 03, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Pendragon fans
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My biggest flaw with these books is the promise of answers. The promise of all the answers will be revealed but as the books progressed, we had none. We were still in. The dark about everything and everyone, so let’s see if it can be made up for in the last book. Alder and Spader are my faves
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.
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
Jun 02, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Jun 29, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5/5 it was good, but not anything super special. I really liked the ending though.
Oct 08, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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;
Aug 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

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
Jennifer Wardrip
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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
Apr 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My reaction throughout reading the book and some of Bobby's decision making in this book.

OH WOW !!! If this saga was a made into a TV show or Movie(s) like Harry Potter it would have a definite cult following, I swear because this series is mind blowing, so sad it was way ahead of its time!!! I desperately want to see a TV show made for this book!! EPIC EPIC EPIC !!!

Do you know why the movies/tv show (if it was ever made) would appeal to a lot of people ?
Because unlike HP, this series comes wi
Brigid ✩
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
Sep 18, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Feb 04, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
All right, so this Pendragon was quite the ride. With countless riveting twists and turns, it kept me on the edge of my seat for its entirety. Raven Rise is, I believe, one of my favorite installments in this series, because it pulls you in and doesn't let you go.

Some people say they were quite disappointed with Raven Rise; it was all over the place, too much was happening at once, and Bobby kept making the same arguments and excuses over and over. I just picked this book up after having started
Ashley Brooke
Apr 06, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  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
Jul 04, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 30, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  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
Jan 18, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Halley Hopson
Apr 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-rereads
Reread 2016


I literally don't have coherent words at the moment for how epic that ending was and how incredibly intense this entire book was.
Josh Miller
I had to change my initial rating since I didnt actually finish it but now that I have I cant wait for the last book in this series.
Maberan Potato
I am SO conflicted. On one hand I love it because the Saint Dane/Bobby stuff is really getting funny (they sound like old friends it's amazing) and Bobby's going insane, but on the other I'm just baffled at how stupidly easy it was for Nazis to take over the world.

NAZIS. True, honest-to-god NAZIS, master race, concentration camps and all. AND THEY TOOK OVER THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.



I know this book is old. I know that. But the author never says the Second Eart
Oct 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
McHale knows exactly when the whole go-to-territories-find-the-turning-point-meet-Saint-Dane-and-then-save/fail-the-territory thing gets tedious. And after 9 books, I'd say it was getting there. To be fair, each book has set itself apart from its' predecessor by increasing the stakes. Some books were hit-and-miss for me, as I found some more tedious than interesting because it was formulaic, and either I had little interest in the territory Bobby was on (I'm looking at you, Eelong -- and world-b ...more
“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
Oct 05, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
It's been a while since I read the eighth book, so it took me a little while to get back into this one. I wanted more of Bobby throughout, and some of the banter/inner struggles are starting to feel a little stale (knowing they should follow the rules but breaking them anyway, Bobby feeling like a failure, Saint Dane and Bobby's philosophical arguments, etc.), but the last hundred pages or so got pretty good, even with that. I wish the characters felt a little older in some ways (they're 18 now, ...more
Kailey (BooksforMKs)
This book tore me into tiny pieces, stomped on my heart, and threw me into this imaginative and wild fantasy world. I can never figure out if the genre is sci-fi or fantasy or time travel. This series is its own thing!

Bobby Pendragon and his friends are desperately fighting a losing war against the evil Saint Dane, and when Saint Dane's plans are revealed, there is nothing they can do to stop the violence that is unleashed throughout the universe of Halla. The 10 territories are on a collision c
Sean Cozart
Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great addition to this series and the prelude to the final chapter of this journey. We left off with our protagonist, Bobby Pendragon, seemingly trapped on the territory Ibara with Saint Dane and ending the war. However, despite all of his sacrifices, the Convergence is already beginning on other territories, just like Saint Dane predicted. Are the Travelers able to stop the universe from falling into chaos?

For those who've loved this series and their characters are going to traumatized over t
Started this series when I was 12 years old... Read all but the last 2 books, because at that time, they had not yet been published. By the time they became available, my interest had waned and I was distracted by other authors and other pursuits. I tried finishing the series at some point in college, I think, but that still wasn't the right time. The writing felt painfully "Young Adult" and I had a lot of other things going on. Oh, and actually, I think I started to read it not long after the 2 ...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 between playing football and running track. D.J. then attended N

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  • The Reality Bug (Pendragon, #4)
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