Thursday, May 22, 2008
Fablehaven: The Grip of the Shadow Plague
In the third book of the Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull, an unexplained darkness begins to infect the creatures of Fablehaven, spreading alarmingly fast. Kendra and Seth face even more frightening and dangerous situations than before as they try to discover the cause of the plague and the key to ending it. New characters are introduced, both good and bad; some characters mentioned in the first two books are also further developed.
The Grip of the Shadow Plague was a quick and fun read. I was interested to find out how some of the loose ends from the second book would be resolved. It was interesting to follow the plot twists in the third book and to see that Mull still has plenty of great ideas up his literary sleeve. All in all, this was a fast-paced, magical adventure that will delight fans of his previous books and will satisfy those who have been anxious about the fate of main characters. Readers will also find that a fourth book in this series, Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary, will be released March 2009.