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Finally, this is it The conclusion to the Pendragon saga As usual, we all rush to read each installment and are saddened when it is over You just can t please everyone.I was skeptical at the beginning because there were too many religious undertones guardian angels, heaven, fallen angels, spirits, ghosts This just isn t my cup of tea and wasn t where I expected this series to go However, after the first few chapters, the feeling changed and I really got into the story Bobby Pendragon a Finally, this is it The conclusion to the Pendragon saga As usual, we all rush to read each installment and are saddened when it is over You just can t please everyone.I was skeptical at the beginning because there were too many religious undertones guardian angels, heaven, fallen angels, spirits, ghosts This just isn t my cup of tea and wasn t where I expected this series to go However, after the first few chapters, the feeling changed and I really got into the story Bobby Pendragon and all the Travelers are together again and facing the final showdown with Saint Dane There is a definite feel of Hitler and his theory of building utopia with the elite people while squashing the dregs of society As usual, it is a long and involved telling of the events which, of course, is wonderful I really enjoyed Bobby, Mark and Courtney s growth during this series it really shows how given the chance and the need, people even young people can live up to that challenge and become someone great The Travelers did a wonderful job and this book was a fine telling of the tale This series became a growing disappointment It is a juvenile series that does not transcend its genre as the best children s and young adult fiction do With each book, I was increasingly told through the conversation of other characters that the main character Bobby Pendragon was the great hero that his fellow travelers looked to for inspiration and leadership, etc., but I rarely felt it through the narrative, possibly because it was first person I was told Bobby was growing, but I rarely fel This series became a growing disappointment It is a juvenile series that does not transcend its genre as the best children s and young adult fiction do With each book, I was increasingly told through the conversation of other characters that the main character Bobby Pendragon was the great hero that his fellow travelers looked to for inspiration and leadership, etc., but I rarely felt it through the narrative, possibly because it was first person I was told Bobby was growing, but I rarely felt it SPOILER WARNING And in this final novel of the series, the big reveal proved a contradictory mix of philosophies about the human spirit and good and evil that made my head hurt because of its lack of internal consistency We got to see all our favorite characters back, but rarely enough of any of them for relational depth to draw us in, and the final chapter proved anticlimactic rather than satisfying Unlike most readers I imagine, I kept expecting the Pendragon last name of the main character to have some tie and or explanation that related to Arthurian legend and the meaning of the name head dragon in Welsh whom many think of as the title given to war leaders, which fits Bobby as the Head Traveler It never did, unless Bobby s origin as an old and wise spirit was an oblique reference.The final battle between Saint Dane and Bobby in the end felt too easy It made me sad because the early novels were very creative and a great thrill ride, and as the series grew darker and the villain began to triumph, it had moments that rang true and were insightful about why people choose what they choose, and the half lies that deceive us when we refuse to think things through and lead us where we never intended to go Maybe the choice of first person narrative is too limiting a choice for an entire series because hearing the hero s confused and limited view forces the writer to keep telling you how you should really be perceiving the main character and the storyline rather than showing you and letting you experience it as the reader I guess that s what I feltandbullied by the constant repetition of other characters telling me how I should be feeling about Bobby Pendragon, about Solara and the human spirit, about good and evil, about this final battle and what happens In a book about free will and the importance of thinking for yourself, it seemed an odd choice #READ EPUB Þ Pendragon Book Ten: 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 This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I think this review is so long because I keep trying to talk about the series as a whole, and not just the final book Sorry As soon as I finished the book I had to drive somewhere for like half and hour and had all that time to think and steam and collect my thoughts about this book And so we go which I got really tired of seeing after awhile Big sigh A huge disappointment Well, okay, I guess if it really were that huge of a disappointment, my rating would be one star, but I guess I d put I think this review is so long because I keep trying to talk about the series as a whole, and not just the final book Sorry As soon as I finished the book I had to drive somewhere for like half and hour and had all that time to think and steam and collect my thoughts about this book And so we go which I got really tired of seeing after awhile Big sigh A huge disappointment Well, okay, I guess if it really were that huge of a disappointment, my rating would be one star, but I guess I d put it at three because as a whole it was a fairly satisfying conclusion to the series, and as always I enjoyed the main story But that epilogue MY GOD Why, DJ Why The epilogue was just a great big reset button Whenever you involve time travel of any kind, it gets tricky I ve read a couple of other long series with a target age group similar to Pendragon that had that reset at the end I probably shouldn t mention which series they were by name in case of spoilers, so I ll try to be a little vague while still making sense In Series One the reset was kind of Well, whatever, I guess Still, it made sense and could work It didn t produce a whole bunch of contradictions like here in Pendragon For Series Two I was wayinvested in the story than Series One, and I was a little spoiled for the ending by knowing ahead of time that there would be a reset, and was wary But when I actually finished the series, I felt completely satisfied and that the ending actually worked It was done rather elegantly Coming full circle worked, many connections were made to book one, and it just felt right NOT SO MUCH HERE Unfortunately, for Pendragon, it s not even a case of I don t like it, but that s just my opinion It slike, This doesn t even make SENSE I think that by Uncle Press saying he had ninejournals to deliver, it was pretty clear that all the other Travelers were given back their original lives with no memories of what had transpired, just like Bobby But what about Aja Killian Does she just go right back to Veelox and her job at the Lifelight pyramid Because Aja had a really shitty life She did not live permanently inside Lifelight but instead saw all that was wrong with it and lived outside of it in the squalor that was Rubic City eating nothing but gloid Some reward for her service as a Traveler Right Isn t the idea of giving them back their lives that it was a reward of sorts Certainly for Bobby and Spader it was, who came from relatively good lives which Spader even states Even the others, like Alder, Loor, and Gunny But not Aja It could be that her purpose was to go back to her life there so that she could see what was wrong with her world and create the master plan for Ibara But again some reward What exactly does that mean Where did the big reset happen Saint Dane is gone, but was he just ereased from all existence, ever Does that mean Andy Mitchell never existed Did Andy Mitchell just exist up until a certain point and then disappear Does this mean that Saint Dane s influence was never felt on Veelox, so that Dr Zetlin could never have created Lifelight in the first place What about the totalitarian government that is Blok Who is going to fix that mess Elli By herself Um And if she just gets reset back to Quillan, does she still have a daughter Didn t Nevva s existence end Actually, now that I think about it, Elli might have an even shittier life than Aja It s possible that on Quillan, there could still be a revolution against Blok, especially with the preservation of Mr Pop but come onnnn That s so much work Pfft Rebel against a dictatorship So much work Haha And Elli, as a Traveler, already did so much work All right, now I m being a little ridiculous, but you know what I mean I hope What I mean is, not all of the worlds are going to end up perfect, or close to perfect, like Third Earth, but there should at least be some improvement or hope for a better future Or else, what was even the point They defeated Saint Dane, but having reset everything, aren t the Milago still at the mercy of the Bedoowan Plus, they talked so much in this book about how life on Eelong was getting better and better until Ravinia came along The presence of Spader and Gunny on Eelong made this possible by the fact that they helped bridge the gaps between the gars and klees Doesn t this all basically get erased if Spader and Gunny get sent back to their original lives In the case of Eelong it doesn t even matter whether or not Saint Dane was there, because there was no equality in the beginning What does that even mean for Eelong after The Soldiers of Halla The gars just continue to live like slaves and animals under the klees Who would even step up to give the gars rights alongside the klees No one Doesn t this mean that all the work the Travelers did was for nothing If they just continued the timeline after Soldiers of Halla instead of going backwards, they work to rebuild everywhere else and not just Third Earth Eelong could say that things got messed up, but they were good before the Ravinians came, and now that Ravinia has fallen they can rebuild once again Same with Denduron Same with Cloral Possibly Quillan, but that place is a disaster Who knows You see how complicated this all is I can t fathom why the author chose to write the epilogue this way This causesproblems than it solves It almost does away with all the good that was accomplished by the Travelers I can t even figure out how this got past the editing stage that s how much of a plothole I feel it creates I really just don t get it All of the cultures, social structures, worlds, so on and so forth they were so imaginative and well thought out Not to mention the multitude of names of people, places, races, etc that he made up, most of which were pretty cool I liked Veego and LaBerge, hehe Alder, Grallion, Seegen, Leeandra, Saangi, Batu and Rokador, Milago and Bedoowan, all of the names on Ibara that were derived from Veelox like Flighters, Jakills all very cool DJ MacHale put so much wonderful creative effort into this series and yet just failed to see what a loophole and disappointment that epilogue was Not only is it a reset button, it s also a massive UNDO The other major thing that got the undo treatment was Mark and Courtney This one kind of upset me Now, I felt like it just cheapened the Pendragon series as a whole to basically erase everyone s memories and actions, particularly this relationship Regardless of whether or not the Travelers got to live out their lives, return to Solara, and then regain their memories as implied by Uncle Press , I still feel this way Then again why bring them their journals anyway, if they re just going to remember what happened upon returning to Solara I guess opening that epilogue with Bobby s Yo and living his full life with Courtney was a good way to bring things full circle Jake of the Animorphs suffered from tremendous PTSD at the conclusion of the series But then again, the purpose of Animorphs was to show that war is hell He changed dramatically That particular theme was, I guess, not so important here Bobby catches a break and doesn t have to deal with anything like that in his reset life But as a Traveler, he learned so many important lessons and grew as a person He obviously is not the same boy who left Stony Brook at fourteen To give him a happy, stressless life at the end is something I m sure the author wanted to do for this character that he loved so much, but still So much is lost by doing so You might even say he is that same person who never got to be challenged and struggle to make the right decisions in hard situations How sad But don t get me wrong, that scene with him in the hospital with Courtney was very bittersweet and touching It was heartbreaking, almost It would have been If I weren t so busy being annoyed at the epilogue Then, going back to Mark and Courtney I hate to sound like some kind of shipper or whatnot, but basically, in addition to what I said about Bobby, Courtney ending up with Bobby and not Mark feels like it almost invalidates this story The adventurous, traveling around, stopping Saint Dane aspect of the story It erases it In the context of the reset , it makes sense for Bobby to end up married to Courtney and have him go play basketball and happily ever after But why That s not what really happened We just read ten whole books about the quest to save Halla, prove that the people of Halla should choose their own destinies and stop Saint Dane In the context of that story, Courtney does not have the chance to grow close to and have adventures with Bobby She s only his acolyte She is given the chance to grow close to and become friends with someone she never would have been friends with had it not been for Bobby disappearing disappearing from her life only to sporadically show up every once in awhile Sure, she says she still loves him, and absence makes the heart grow fonder, and all that I know that she and Mark felt connected to Bobby through his journals, but come on I thought that part of his being a Traveler is that he had to leave his life behind and learn to accept that And, the good thing was, by the end it felt like he was ready to accept that His doing so might have been the final challenge for him to overcome in this whole journey At several points near the end he even addresses the fact that he s going to have to come to terms with that soon But then suddenly he doesn t have to Major cop out One of the most touching moments of all in this whole entire Pendragon series for me at least was when Courtney was almost about to shoot Mark with tears in her eyes and told him she loved him, and he said it back The fact that it was meant as true friendship love rather than romantic love made it a lotsignificant for me I really loved that moment Mark and Courtney were not friends at all with only Bobby in common at the beginning and we got to see them become closer and closer to each other until they had formed such a strong bond, in completely realistic storytelling DJ MacHale does a wonderful show, not tell style of storytelling well, sometimes But in the case of Mark and Courtney it was done beautifully It took many books in the series to get them to that point, so that it really felt like a growing, evolving friendship, and we become invested in these characters well, okay, I did , and then in the end it just gets tossed out Just like how much Bobby changed because of his adventures.If Bobby were to accept his fate as a spirit from Solara, unable to return to Earth, and Mark and Courtney had ended up together, I feel like the series could have been imbued with some richer themes Sometimes we aren t always aware from the start what the way things were meant to be Sometimes, we can change our own fates, just as the exiles did by speaking out against Ravinia Just because Courtney kissed Bobby when they were kids and before any of this adventure ever started, doesn t mean that this one act will determine that they ll be together in the end Or maybe you could argue true love and meant to be, for them, but I thought that Pendragon was supposed to also have this theme of choice, free will, and paving your own destiny, as demonstrated by the actions of the Ravinians at the end of this book I sincerely feel like Bobby and Courtney ending up together was done just for the sake of the this is the way things were meant to be theme constantly being thrown at us the whole entire time What other reason is there Maybe DJ MacHale really just could not decide between this is the way things were meant to be and the people of Halla should be free to make their own choices Which is it, DJ Ahhhhhhhhh, whatever How about, Sometimes things are meant to be a certain way, and sometimes people can choose which way they want things to go I think the author may have been slightly undecided on how he should present these two themes in conjunction with each other I think it can be done, but he didn t quite nail it I don t even know I m really upset by that epilogue, hahah I feel like I ve invested a lot of time in this huge ten book series and got rather attached to most of the characters Especially Spader, the new badass Mark and the dorky carrot eating Mark, Courtney, Siry who probably ends up having a pretty shitty life, too, if he just resets back to Ibara , and all the rest Really, DJ Plus one for the Yankees references, though Not a Yankees fan, but the MLB references are always welcome Three stars instead of one or two though because most of the book other than that epilogue was still great The feel of the book is still the same as before, though the mood is grim throughout to match the last couple of books as the Travelers felt like Saint Dane would have victory I liked that progression, since the first few books were just kind of a fun adventure where the good guys triumph, until things getconvoluted I was a little let down that Spader, Siry, Patrick, Alder, and Loor had such sub par roles in this one I guess they had mostly served their purposes earlier on, though Oh, and that moment where I really was tricked into thinking Mark died, and Bobby s reaction oh man Especially and including how Bobby nearly begged for Mark s life before Bobby had always played himself as a cocky, confident adversary in front of Saint Dane, even if he was only faking it, and so that part felt very emotional That was well done That one really got to me.Also, I d like to note this review, because it says a lot that I agree with, but says it better than I could I really did love the series as a whole, which is the reason why I m so full of blahblahblahblah at this point, and as much as I complained about this book, it s because I got so into this series Haha, I mean, I think just HOW MUCH I got angered by this ending showed how much I liked the rest of the series I wanted asatisfying end I m still going to recommend Pendragon to others, but just with caution I jumped into the flumes one last time with high expectations for the Soldiers of Halla and slammed right into a brick wall of dissapointment After reading the nine previous installments of Pendragon I had high hopes for The Soldiers of Halla maybe a little too high I was expecting fast paced, mind boggling adventure, but instead I got slow, repetitive explanations about the origins of the travelers and a ever frustrating search for the Exiles It was boring Pendragon is not supposed to be I jumped into the flumes one last time with high expectations for the Soldiers of Halla and slammed right into a brick wall of dissapointment After reading the nine previous installments of Pendragon I had high hopes for The Soldiers of Halla maybe a little too high I was expecting fast paced, mind boggling adventure, but instead I got slow, repetitive explanations about the origins of the travelers and a ever frustrating search for the Exiles It was boring Pendragon is not supposed to be boring The story lacked that quality of adventure that so defined the series until almost 3 4 of the way through The final battle was fast, exciting, and nail biting It was fun to read and the only time I didn t want to put the book down.The actual ending was, how should I put this, hollow To me it made it feel like Bobby s wild adventures to save Halla had been almost pointless The ending was disappointing The whole book, save the final battle, was dissapointing A writer can either nail a series ending or they can blow it MacHale blew it Ok I don t really like writing reviews most teenage boys don t so I would always come up with one excuse or another to skip doing the review But, this book was so great and well written, that I actually remember thinking, Boy I thought Brandon Mull did a great job on Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary PALES in comparison Excluding religious texts, The Soldiers of Halla was the most well written and GLORIOUS book I have ever read and it will likely be my favorite book for many many ye Ok I don t really like writing reviews most teenage boys don t so I would always come up with one excuse or another to skip doing the review But, this book was so great and well written, that I actually remember thinking, Boy I thought Brandon Mull did a great job on Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary PALES in comparison Excluding religious texts, The Soldiers of Halla was the most well written and GLORIOUS book I have ever read and it will likely be my favorite book for many many years to come I kid you not The Soldiers of Halla was such a great book that it makes books like Eragon look like something that you re suppose to use to blow your nose in or to be used to start a campfire After reading this book I m going to have a much harder rating system on my book shelves, because other books I currently have at five stars SUCK compared to this awe inspiring book If this book series were to become a movie series, like it was originally written for, I am confident that it will compete with classics like Star Wars and Lord of the Rings and maybe even become the best movie series of all time.Kudos to D J Machale Good ending but it was pretty predictable Lots of inspirational talk by Bobby at the end which is the same old speech he says I kind of wanted a huge ending with tons of fighting and such but it never really happened Still a great series in the beginning but it looked like the writing dropped off by book four or five It got to be too detailed and drawn out which made it boring The first few books are still the best. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Getting the bad stuff out of the way first so I can compliment DJ Machale properly1 As with every other Pendragon book, he once again can t get enough of cliches It s not just a mere sprinkleit s a shower Nearly every paragraph that isn t dialog has at least one Dude, find your own words.2 Bobby Pendragon whines throughout, but if it s any consolation, he does it less here than the ninth book.3 If it s supposed to be a journal, write like it s a journal I ve read journals There s a Getting the bad stuff out of the way first so I can compliment DJ Machale properly1 As with every other Pendragon book, he once again can t get enough of cliches It s not just a mere sprinkleit s a shower Nearly every paragraph that isn t dialog has at least one Dude, find your own words.2 Bobby Pendragon whines throughout, but if it s any consolation, he does it less here than the ninth book.3 If it s supposed to be a journal, write like it s a journal I ve read journals There s a certain style But I suppose, in creativity fever DJ Machale just goes to heck with style and charges through Isn t that what editors are for To weed out any deviation from the format 4 The plural of journey is journeys , not journies And this is only one of several spelling mistakes I m puuuurty sure there was an editor involved in the making of this book DJ keeps thanking her for what a wonderful job she did.And now the not so fun, but much cheerier parts If there s anything to say about the author of Pendragon, it s that DJ packs a pretty interesting story Full of suspense and everything There were four or five times I found myself speed reading just to get to the good bits actually knowing good bits were ahead which they were And that s a good thing Spoiler mode on I wonder if he planned it all to be about Solara from the very beginning, or if he just made it up as he went along Both ways seem probable If he did have it in mind from the start, I d say everything was still very rushed, considering If he hadn t, well KUDOS, it fits In this book, the travelers discover that they are actually spirits of Solara created by other spirits just to combat this ultra evil Saint Dane Why is he named that Solara is basically a realm of spirits that s fed by the positive spirit of mankind In DJ Machale s words, a positive energy gas tank AND, apparently the good travelers had all the same powers as the bad guy, but they just weren t allowed to use them because it would sap energy from Solara They were also supposed to believe they weren t spirits that s why they were sent to different territories to grow up on, with parents who are in spirit form and not their actual parents , so that THEIR spirits could fuel Solara, too Lost you yet Rightand Saint Dane had depleted the Solara so much, that the other spirits now have to ration Translated into English means, travelers can fly, morph, and travel without using flumes and everything, but every time they do it, it uses up a bit of Solara s life force Like cheats, but every time you cheat you lose health points.Oh..and apparently the negative energy has built up so much that it formed a new Solara, which Saint Dane is the master of, and that s where he and Nevva get their power from Though if you ask me, it would ve been wiser to just use the positive Solara s energy to the max before switching gear Saint Dane bailed out too soon, that s the problem.Question thoughif the spirits of Solara are everywhere, and they re watching everything, why the heck would anyone need to report back to Uncle Press Shouldn t he already know what s happened Another question, if you morph into something, the longer you remain morphed, theenergy you sap Or is it like, sapping one short burst when you morph into some other physical being, then sapping another short burst when you morph back into your original form Or is it one short burst for the whole process of changing into and changing back I loved, loved, loved new Mark The bad ass Mark My new favorite character Just loved his spirit and the non geek he had become I wish there wasMark in the book I don t know why, but the filmstrip in my head cast Matthew Bomer as Mark Google him to find out just how uber cute he is Oh, and he totally fits because in this book, Mark is now 23 Something to do with time don t matter to spirits It was kinda awesome how DJ Machale made exile into a cool word It s suddenly so fashionable to be an exile Everybody wants you Some want you dead, others want you alive, but hey, everybody wants you Yay Side note Mark s an exile gushes AND, DJ made Nevva Winter the good girl gone bad gone good because she inadvertently saved the exiles Three times, but the second and third time was on purpose I always knew she had it in her And I mean that Plus, she had a few talks with mom, Elli traveler who couldn t make up her mind as to whether she wanted to be old, frail and weak, or really brave and full of CHUTZPAH I love that word, sounds Klingon , so it s all good now Nevva is forgiven, and Elli is at peace.Courtney was played down A lot I used to like Courtney , but I prefer Mark now She s too she s just she s trying too hard That s what I felt anyway, but who knows, maybe it s just because she hasn t seen her old flame in a while, and because being a diplomat takes a toll on you, saps the life out a little And you d never guess where she was exiled to See Isn t it just the new trend Before we get to that, short comment on territories Ravinia is everywhere, Cloral is basically in flames with Spader s habitat destroyed and a lot of people killed over 3 exiles they are THAT important No mention of Ibara, Veelox, Denduron or Quillan I m glad of it DJ did the right thing in getting straight to the point and not indulging himself by sending Bobby on a pointless inter territory hunt for exiles It would ve been if a much, MUCH thicker book if this had been in the hands of a certain female author who insists on recounting the most trivial things in detail Rightwhere was ICOURTNEY Yes, Courtney She s on Eelong That territory we never thought would amount to anything is the home of all the exiles now a few thousand of em They live with gars Gars, humanoid Gars don t work with Klees any because Ravinia mucked up Klees, cats Big cats Jungle cats Klees eat gar now Gar and yanks a.k.a exiles work in harmony Yanks create radio weapons Radio weapons make copters malfunction, and as a bonus, deactivate DADOs DADO robots created by Mark, mass produced by Saint Dane Gars and Yanks also have nice whistles to tame Tangs Tangs, big dinosaurs Tangs eat Klees Tangs eat klees, klees eat gars and or yanks, gars and yanks eat home grown mountain fruit And the only reason why these Yanks are here, and not dead, is because Saint Dane let Nevva have a little experiment Apparently, Nevva wanted to preserve the beauty of Eelong and keep it untainted, but Saint Dane had other plans So there was this huge penultimate battle for Black Water, and there was a lot of valley busting and a few surprises It was a fantastic battle sequence even though it never came close to any actual hand to hand combat All the dying was done off words and it wasn t detailed enough to let you imagine how gory it was.The final battle was a bit of a let down, but it wasn t as bad as it could ve been, and DJ did a pretty good job of piecing things together given the scale of things The gars and yanks came all the way from Eelong to team up with Mark and his rebels and the travelers Oh yes, the travelers created another flume that nearly killed them all The ultimate fight between Saint Dane and Pendragon was well, not quite as expected, but it ll do It mostly consisted of Pendragon getting his butt handed to him on a platter until he eventually manned up and whacked Saint Dane MMA style Or is it just plain boxing The Ravinians on third earth came to their senses and realized what douches Saint Dane made of them They hated him so much that there was a positive energy infusion in good Solara How does that work exactly Anyways, that ended Saint Dane because all the negative energy in his Solara became positive, and his spirit just winked out Mhmm, yesand now the poor Yanks are stuck on Third Earth, when they belong on Second Earth, but what the heck 3000 years in a nuclear wasteland future isn t much different On the other hand, sending them back to the past with knowledge of the future would be mucho bad, so I guess it s tough luck, exiles All in all, the 10 book series is finally over and right now, all I can think of is Oh my good strawberries, I hope my mom thinks it was worth the few hundred bucks we spent or it s the end of collecting book series for me And that can t ever happen because Artemis Fowl isn t complete yet I m sure Eoin Colfer will write I have to say that this book was a disappointment compared to the others It promised me all the answers and I got themall at once It waslike they just dumped all the answers into my lap and went Here you go in the first few chapters Then the rest of the book was just leading up to The end There weren t any twists or turns just a straight line to the end of the book Which I admit is pretty boring What had led me to love the series was the creativity of it How you never knew h I have to say that this book was a disappointment compared to the others It promised me all the answers and I got themall at once It waslike they just dumped all the answers into my lap and went Here you go in the first few chapters Then the rest of the book was just leading up to The end There weren t any twists or turns just a straight line to the end of the book Which I admit is pretty boring What had led me to love the series was the creativity of it How you never knew how Bobby would win or what Saint Dane would do next I had to sit down and force myself to read this book Throughout the story D.J justified everything Bobby did as right because he was The chosen one I am so sick of people being The Chosen One and that being the reason why everyone listens to them and why they get to be the hero The hero heroine should prove WHY they are the hero and have to show HOW they are brave, intelligent, or wise not just say Well he must be right because he is The Chosen One When I first began reading the last book in Pendragon series I was skeptical For some reason all I could think about as I was reading at was the somewhat lame excuse for a plot twist the 8th book had been However I had loved the nineth and pretty much the rest of them too so why should this one be bad I don t know But like I said I was skeptical.In the very begining all the answers are revealed My first reaction was why is he doing it all at oncein the beginning of the book But then I r When I first began reading the last book in Pendragon series I was skeptical For some reason all I could think about as I was reading at was the somewhat lame excuse for a plot twist the 8th book had been However I had loved the nineth and pretty much the rest of them too so why should this one be bad I don t know But like I said I was skeptical.In the very begining all the answers are revealed My first reaction was why is he doing it all at oncein the beginning of the book But then I realized why It s kind of, um, I ll say radical It s kind of radical It all links up and makes since but it s justweird and takes some getting used to.I am always weary about portails of heaven and liberties authors take in creating their own view of heaven and what life is all about even if it s just a story I don t know I just don t like doing that For instance one of the things I was deprately hoping with book 7 of Harry Potter was the J K Rowling would not venture into eternal relms and would stick to this life I was afraid what she would do honestly but I was satisfied.I don t want to reveal any plot details abou this book but I want to say at first I was turned off My skepticism for the book shot through the roof when the answers were revealed because they naturally dealt with life, the universe, and everything I just didn t expect them to be so.spiritual I expected to have some grand council or something that had governing power over the universe but I ll just say that was not the case.But then it hit me D J MacHale got some things right in a figurative since Whether he knew he was doing it or not, I m not sure and I didn t see it until I stopped for a moment and thought about it I saw some eternal truths from the Gospel of Jesus Christ in his idea Truths that the mainstream christian world does not belive or even really think about That s why I think it was on accident It was just an extreem reminder to me of The Light of Christ and how we are all guided by the Light of Christ toward the truth.I wanted to pull some quotes to demonstrate this but I didn t want to give anything away All I can say is if you like fantasy and you are not afraid to get into a ten book series then do it.Another thing Aparently this is a children s book I don t know where they got that but it s a bit violentI never thought of it as a children s book I think that maybe it was written so that it could fit children Meaning everyonce in a while there were moments that I could tell were suppoesed to be dramatic but they weren t becuase I had already figured it out I think it was becuase they books are geared to a younger audiance But maybe I should give myself some credit, maybe I m just smart No..that s not it Anyway There were a couple of moments like that, not too many though.The last think I want to say is that I cried I criedreading this book than I did with any of the Harry Potter books There is just something about good byes that have always been a huge weakness for me When I was a little kid I cried when Pocahontas and John Smith said good bye I cried watching the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe when Aslan left I cried when the fox and the hound had to split up I m not sure why I m revealing this to everyonebut you get the point I think So anyway At the end of this book there was a big moment, you knew it was all about to end and everyone had to go Where You ll have to find out but I couldn t take it It got worse and worse as each person left and there were 10 people Then..the last chapterI don t want to give anything away but it was perfect It is something I dream of for myselfandI don t know it was just perfect One of the characters in the book at one point made an off comment that there was no such thing as perfect and I think that s ironic with a such a perfect ending