The author has some good ideas but the execution is terrible.
Fablehaven [ edit ] The story begins with Kendra and Seth visiting their grandparents in Connecticut while their parents take a day cruise. At first the siblings entertain themselves with an attic full of interesting books and toys, and a pond-like swimming pool surrounded by hummingbirds, brightly colored-butterflies and exotic dragonflies that seem too beautiful to be real.
When Kendra discovers a book entitled Journal of Secrets and follows the directions to "Drink the milk" that is supposedly very poisonous, a whole new hidden and amazing world is revealed to the siblings at Fablehaven. Kendra and Seth find out quickly how dangerous this new magical environment is when rules are broken, thrusting them into the middle of a fight for their lives.
Rise of the Evening Star[ edit ] The second book returns us to the Sorenson siblings the following year, where a strange new student has infiltrated the school in disguise, causing mischief and Kendra is the only one who can see the charade. The Society of the Evening Star, an ancient organization determined to overthrow magical preserves and use them for their own intents and purposes, is on the move and is determined to infiltrate Fablehaven.
New characters are introduced who mentor Kendra and Seth with their knowledge of magical potions, animals, and magical items. In addition, these three specialists have a more perilous assignment—find an artifact of great power hidden on the grounds.
When the Evening Star pervades the gates of Fablehaven, it is assumed that someone inside the preserve is a traitor. If the artifact falls into the wrong hands, it could mean the downfall of other preserves and possibly the world. Grip of the Shadow Plague[ edit ] The third book starts where the second book ended, during the same summer of their second year at Fablehaven.
Seth discovers that someone, or something, has released a plague that transforms beings of light into creatures of darkness. For the first time, some of the main characters visit another magical preserve, as another hidden artifact must be recovered from Lost Mesa in Arizona.
|Fablehaven||The sanctuary survives today as one of the last strongholds of true magic in a cynical world. Well, actually, quite the opposite.|
New friends are introduced and new magical creatures of light and darkness are confronted, and hard sacrifices made. Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary[ edit ] Things are heating up between the Knights of the Dawn and the Society of the Evening Star, who turn to kidnapping Kendra in an attempt to discover secrets.
The race to obtain the 5 magical artifacts continues, and leads the Knights, and the Sorensons, to a deadly dragon Sanctuary called Wyrmroost. Keys to the Demon Prison[ edit ] The final book in the series has the Sorenson siblings traveling to different preserves around the earth in the attempt to secure the remaining magical artifacts before the Society gets them.
A powerful new ally joins the fight, but deadly new enemies also add to the escalation. The conflict separates Kendra and Seth who take on different missions, each extremely dangerous and exciting.
They finally reunite just before the confrontation at Zzyzx, and the opening of the demon prison. An unexpected event orchestrated by the Fairy Queen was their only hope to save the world.
She traps the demons in her realm while claiming Zzyzx as her new kingdom, and decides to build it to be 3 times larger than her old world. Agad the wizard had to cut a deal with Celebrant the Just, King of Dragons to gain their assistance, and he was made a co-caretaker of the sanctuary.
Now Celebrant is restless to gain more control and to ultimately release the dragons from their confinement. Draconic unrest is happening at all the dragon sanctuaries, and Agad was called away to assist at Soaring Cliffs, leaving an opening at Wyrmroost. The caretaker must be a Dragon Tamer, and Kendra and Seth when in contact with each other, qualified.
As the new caretakers of Wyrmroost, the siblings struggle not only for acceptance among the current Blackwell Keep inhabitants, but attempt to complete a desperate mission to strengthen the defenses of the castle, securing the safety of the inhabitants within, and the world beyond.
Dragonwatch Series[ edit ] InBrandon Mull announced there would be a five book sequel series that would pick up right where Keys to the Demon Prison left off.
It features the same world and characters, but with several new characters, and is titled Dragonwatch. The series is based on the rivalry between Demon and Dragon, with Kendra and Seth caught in the middle.Mar 02, · Exciting but flawed fantasy series launch.
Read Common Sense Media's Fablehaven: Fablehaven Series, Book 1 review, age rating, and parents guide.3/5.
Fablehaven is about Kendra and Seth, a brother and sister who go to stay part of the summer with their rather reclusive grandfather (they're grandmother is mysteriously absent). While there they discover that not all is what it seems and that they're grandparents run a place called Fablehaven- a haven for the magical creatures/5(K).
Fablehaven is a great opening book of the Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull. It is about Kendra and Seth's adventures in Fablehaven, that is a sanctuary of mystical creatures.
It is about Kendra and Seth's adventures in Fablehaven, that is a /5. “Fablehaven is a solid piece of work that could stand in the same company as the early Harry Potter books.” — Scott Iwasaki, Deseret Morning News “Witty repartee between the central characters, as well as the occasional well-done set piece.”.
Also see sequel series Fablehaven Adventure Fablehaven (Fablehaven, #1), Rise of the Evening Star (Fablehaven, #2), Grip of the Shadow Plague (Fablehaven. Fablehaven is about Kendra and Seth, a brother and sister who go to stay part of the summer with their rather reclusive grandfather (they're grandmother is mysteriously absent).
While there they discover that not all is what it seems and that they're grandparents run a place called Fablehaven- a haven for the magical creatures/5.