Fablehaven: Rise of the Evening Star
by Brandon Mull
Review by Sam Lubell
Shadow Mountain Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9781590387429
Date: 01 May 2007 List Price $17.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
An author's second book is frequently a bit of a disappointment. Not so with Fablehaven: Rise of the Evening Star, the second book in what evidently is becoming a continuing series. This book overcame a couple minor flaws of the previous book and has enough twists to make the book entertaining for adult readers as well. From official release/information:
From back of book: At the end of the school year, Kendra and her brother, Seth, find themselves racing back to Fablehaven, a refuge for mythical and magical creatures. Grandpa Sorenson, the caretaker, invites three specialists--a potion master, a magical relics collector, and a mystical creature trapper--to help protect the property from the Society of the Evening Star, an ancient organization determined to infiltrate the preserve and steal a hidden artifact of great power. Time is running out. The Evening Star is storming the gates. If the artifact falls into the wrong hands, it could mean the downfall of other preserves and possibly the world. Will Kendra learn to use her fairy gifts in time? Will Seth stay out of trouble? Can they overcome paralyzing fear?
(Source: Shadow Mountain)