Fablehaven: Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary by Brandon Mull

fbhvnFablehaven: Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary by Brandon Mull
535 Pages
2009
4.5/5

Anyone who’s read this blog for long will know that I’m a big fan of Brandon Mull’s Fablehaven series. They’ve gotten better and better with time and each book tends to step it up just one more notch. With Mull’s latest in the series, Fablehaven: Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary, he manages to move it up quite a few notches! The adventure in this one is heart pounding and the revelations made towards the end make the past reveals seem like nothing. Brandon Mull is headed to the top with this series.

The book opens with Kendra Sorensen being pricked by a stingbulb, a piece of fruit that has the ability to change into the person it stings. When the new Kendra, a copy of the original, dies we know that there is a dangerous adventure lurking in front of us and that the person behind it means war. Kendra and Seth are quickly whisked away to Fablehaven, one of the few magical preserves in the world for magical creatures. There they meet up with their grandparents and devise a plan to recover one more of the five secret artifacts scattered about that when combined would open the demon prison. The Society of the Evening Star wants to beat them to the latest artifact though, so they must make haste. To get to the artifact, they have to face Wyrmroost, a dragon sanctuary in which intruders have a very slim rate of survival.

As I said before, Brandon Mull takes it up a level with this one. The action is intense, the plot is thick, the characters well written, and the creatures and dragons are just amazing. Those who continually get aggravated with Seth will not be disappointed, though I have to say that Seth seems to be more responsible in his bad choices :p Kendra remains a strong, likeable character and the secondary characters all play large roles. The plot continuously thickens and climaxes into a scene that will have your mind spinning. Now I have to wait a whole year before I get the ending!!!

Fablehaven: Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary is available today, March 24th everywhere books are sold! Stay tuned for another interview with Brandon Mull in the next few days!

Other Fablehaven links at Stuff as Dreams are Made on:

Interview with Brandon Mull
Review of Fablehaven: Grip of the Shadow Plague
Review of Fablehaven: Rise of the Evening Star

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9 Responses

  1. yeah its on sale alright, but amazon has 1 -2 weeks before delivery.. i waited one of those out once and it took way longer..
    I wanted to order it when I got graceling but then it was saying 2-4 weeks delivery!.. now I can’t afford more books for a while .. eventually I’ll get it! Glad it’s another good one!!

  2. Why, why, WHY have I not started these yet?!! *sigh*

  3. Soon, soon. I’ll get to it soon. I got distracted by library books. I just finished Maus I and II last night. And they were really something πŸ™‚

  4. Your blog is looking awesomely cool now!

  5. Deslily, That’s crazy! Why so long??? You think they would’ve stocked up in advance for this one since it’s getting to be such a big series…I hope you can get it soon! You definitely won’t be disappointed…there’s dragons! Lots and lots of dragons!

    Debi, I’m asking myself the same question…J/k..there are so many great books out there, it’s hard to get to every one of them! I do hope you read this one sometime though.

    Becky, I can’t wait to see what you think of this one! I had Maus checked out from the library and sadly I had to return it unread 😦 One of these days…one of these days..

    Chartroose, Why thank you ma’am!

  6. Even though the last thing I need is to get hooked on yet another series, this doesn’t sound like something I want to miss. Another way of looking at it would be “ah well…what’s one more series?” Thank you for the lovely review!

  7. Nymeth, Exactly…what’s one more series πŸ˜‰ It’s definitely worth reading…and they just get better and better as it goes on!

  8. I am eagerly awaiting my copy! It’s nice to hear that it’s worth the wait. I’ve loved Kendra from the start and I got a kick out of your comment about Seth being more responsible with his bad choices, LOL.

  9. I have read so many good reviews of the Fablehaven series. I’d better get on the bandwagon soon!

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