Monday, June 1, 2009

Pendragon-The Soldiers of Halla

It has all been leading to this. Every victory. Every loss. All the thrills and sadness; the hope and despair. Bobby Pendragon's heart-pounding journey through time and space has brought him to this epic moment. He and his fellow Travelers must join forces for one last desperate battle against Saint Dane. At stake is not only the tenth and final territory, but all that ever was or will be. Everywhere.This is the war for Halla.Every question is answered. Every truth is revealed.The final battle has begun.
Nathan says 5 stars...
Once I read the preface of this book, I knew that D.J. MacHale had kicked it into overdrive. The Pendragon series has built its success on the ability to keep readers guessing and completely unsatisfied with the answers provided. MacHale lets you know from the preface onward that this book is all about answers. If you have made it this far in the Pendragon series, you probably know the merits (and downfalls) of the books. The characters are interesting, the plot is blazingly fast, and the writing is very nice. Occasionally, subplots are left untouched for entirely too long to seem relevant once they are continued, but as a reader, I always forgave these slips easily because I still loved the books. MacHale always employed the ominous "all will be revealed" approach, which lead to what seemed like frayed endings to a larger story. In this finale, the reader is able to step back to see exactly how each of this seemingly frayed pieces fits into the larger tapestry of Halla and the Pendragon series. This is absolutely on of the most satisfying conclusions I've ever read. The denouement is one amazing-I won't reveal why though, it really does need to be experienced. Soldiers of Halla is truly on a completely different level than its predecessors. This book is an epic and satisfying conclusion to a wonderful series.


Kate said...

5 stars? Wow. I will have to read this series sometime! Great review.

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