Beyonders: Chasing the Prophecy

// April 28th, 2013 // Book Reviews

Title: Beyonders: Chasing the Prophecy

Author: Brandon Mull

Synopsis:

Jason and Rachel were not born in Lyrian. They did not grow up in Lyrian. But after all of the battles and losses, the triumphs and adventures, and most of all, the friendships forged in this fantastical world, Lyrian has become home to them in a way they never could have imagined.

And so, armed now with the prophecy of a dying oracle, they have gone on their separate quests—each surrounded by brave and powerful allies—knowing that the chance for success is slim. But Jason and Rachel are ready at last to become the heroes Lyrian needs, no matter the cost.

My Review:

I was excited when Beyonders: Chasing the Prophecy was released because I really wanted to read it. I read the earlier books in the series and I really liked them. This book is the last book in the series, and I wanted to finish the series.

The book takes place in a different world known as Lyrian. Two people from Earth travel to Lyrian. One of them is a boy named Jason and the other one is a girl named Rachel. Rachel travels to Lyrian by walking under an arch and Jason gets swallowed by a hippo and lands in Lyrian. They meet a lot of people like Galloran the Blind King, Tark the musician and Ferrin the displacer. A displacer is someone who can remove body parts and put them back on with no pain.

This book was amazing. I liked how the point of view changed from character to character in the book. Sometimes it was Jason’s point of view, sometimes it was Rachel’s, sometimes it was someone named Nedwin’s and sometimes it was Tark’s. I also liked how there was a prophecy that said to overthrow the evil emperor, Maldor, the rebels would have to send two groups of people on different quests. If one of the quests failed, then Maldor wouldn’t be overthrown. It also said how the groups had a very slim chance of overthrowing Maldor and that some people who were sent on the quest would die. The people who went on the quest were really scared. If one of them didn’t go, then the quest would’ve failed.

The book was really sad, also. A lot of people died. Some of my favorite characters died! SPOILER ALERT! Also, Jason never left Lyrian and never saw his parents ever again. Just imagine being swallowed by a hippo and never seeing Earth again! Or imagine being Jason’s parents. One day seeing your son, the next day never seeing him again! His parents must have felt very sad.

My favorite character was Jason. He was intelligent, brave and always willing to help others. He proves these skills and traits by thinking of ways to defeat a creature that has never been defeated, attacking a creature while all odds are against him, and risking his life to try to save lives other people. I liked him because he was a good person.

I recommend this book to people who like fantasy and adventure books. I think this book is the best book in the Beyonders series. The other books in the series are A World Without Heroes and Seeds of Rebellion. I rate this book 10 out of 10 stars. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did if you read it!

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