Rise of the Evening Star

Rise of the Evening Star

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The most dangerous evil has infinite subtlety and patience. Beware: It is rising.

At the end of the school year, Kendra and her brother, Seth, find themselves racing back to Fablehaven, a refuge for mythical and magical creatures. Grandpa Sorenson, the caretaker, invites three specialists--a potion master, a magical relics collector, and a mystical creature trapper--to help protect the property from the Society of the Evening Star, an ancient organization determined to infiltrate the preserve and steal a hidden artifact of great power. Time is running out. The Evening Star is storming the gates. If the artifact falls into the wrong hands, it could mean the downfall of other preserves and possibly the world. Will Kendra learn to use her fairy gifts in time? Will Seth stay out of trouble? Can they overcome paralyzing fear? Find out in book two of this bestselling children's fantasy series.
Publisher: Salt Lake City : Deseret Book Company, 2008.
ISBN: 9781606415931
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Jan 26, 2020

Not as good as the first book
Kendra and Seth start to receive their training in protecting the Preserve from three experts.
The three experts and their specializations are pretty cool, all with slightly different skills and personalities. And the finale seems like a solid "Indiana Jones" challenge.
The book is a lot slower than the first, and while Seth isn't quite as annoying, the ending reads almost like a copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (series of chambers, different puzzles) and the main protagonist, Kendra, is relatively an observer for most of it while others do the heavy lifting.
I received no compensation, not even a free copy, in exchange for this review. I am not personal friends with the author, nor do I follow him on social media.

Sep 26, 2018

There is A LOT going on in this book. For certain authors and series, this works. For this middle-grade series, I don't think it does. Mull jumps his focus around on so many plot points that you wind up dizzy. Are we supposed to be focused on the eating statue? Or the artifact? Or the traitor? Also, the huge influx of new characters in here is overwhelming. I didn't have trouble keeping everyone straight, but I feel there were more characters than were needed to tell the story. Seth, again, makes poor decisions and we roll our collective eyes. Kendra is ridiculously powerful and can do any and all sorts of magical things. The grandparents are once again useless (makes you wonder how they actually survived running the preserve for so many years by themselves.) I suppose if you take away all these issues and just "enjoy the ride" it's OK. The story never stalls, simply because there's always something crazy going on. Even though I just finished it, I would have trouble relaying to anyone everything that the main characters did- and not all of it relates to the main plot thread.
Enough bashing. The good things? Kendra's powers were pretty interesting, if a little OP. I liked the return of Mendigo, and Tanu's potions were helpful and introduced intriguing possibilities. Seth was actually helpful towards the end, and I really liked Warren. I hope he continues to make appearances in the upcoming books- he's the best character here by far.
All in all? Very, very busy, but not bad.

Aug 14, 2018

The Rise of the Evening Star is the second book in the Fablehaven series. Frankly, it is one of my favourite books in the Fablehaven series. In the last book, we left off with Kendra and Seth, two ordinary kids who go on an extraordinary adventure. They’ve been through a lot during their summer with their grandparents, and they can’t wait to go back. This book is full of plot twists, betrayal, and fantasy. The tests the truth of who you can and cannot trust. Furthermore, it stretches your imagination to the depths that you did not think were possible. As the reader will soon come to know, the title of the book has its own meaning. Kendra and Seth, while at Fablehaven for the second time, learn of a mysterious organization called The Society of the Evening Star. They are set out to corrupt magical preserves and use them for their own intentions, which are nonetheless evil. As the reader has come to know, Fablehaven is a magical preserve. In the second book of the series, the two kids must learn that not everyone is trustworthy, and those who are at the moment, may not be in a few pages. Rating: 5/5
- @thesoundofcolours of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Apr 19, 2018

i read this book to fulfil the goal read a book with the time of day in the title. i am so hooked on this series. in the first book at the beginning i was a little annoyed with the characters kendra and seth but they really grow on you. it is full of suprising twists and turns. i can't wait to read the next book but how to fit it into my reading list. it's so good. i'll figure out a way.

Apr 18, 2018

one book skipped a lot- prob just a glitch, but a amazing book

Aug 03, 2017

Fablehaven, the rise of the evening star was a noteworthy book. You got to go on a great adventure with the characters. Additionally, the new characters are quite interesting and have their own personalities. The book was really good.

Mar 17, 2017

New Fableheaven Book coming out. Gotta re-read the series!

Sep 27, 2015

Re-reading a series I LOVED when I was 8 and 9 years old. Now at 14 I'm still entertained by it and just started Book 3 last night.

hats off to you, Brandon Mull!

-One critique, though its more to the illustrator than Brandon.

Kendra's supposed to be 14 in this book, but the illustration from her meeting with the sphinx makes her look like she's 8

Jun 29, 2015


Jun 13, 2014

great book

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