Sunday, April 14, 2013

Kernel's Library: A Faraway World Without Heroes

Beyonders: A World Without Heroes by Brandon Mull Book 00085: Beyonders: A World Without Heroes
by Brandon Mull

- Beyonders: A World Without Heroes by Brandon Mull

First Publication:
- 2011 by Aladdin Books

- Brandon Mull has already written the first book in the Beyonders trilogy even before he started writing Fablehaven.
- The first book in the Beyonders trilogy has been around a decade in the making.

Brandon Mull has become an instant favorite circa Fablehaven. The author has already mesmerized me with his fantastic visions of fairies and dangerous creatures. He writes quite very well, no wonder why I finished reading all of his Fablehaven books in a breeze.

But alas when nothing was left from his books for me to read I was greatly affected. Thankfully he has something in store for us helpless prisoners of his creations, that when the first book in the Beyonders trilogy was released I planned to buy it right away.

But some circumstances lead to my failure to buy the book. A failure that turned out to be a blessing in disguise, because a few years after its initial release the book has been sold in a discounted price!


Jason Walker has often wished his life could be less predictable—until a routine day at the zoo ends with Jason suddenly transporting from the hippo tank into a strange, imperiled world. Lyrian holds dangers and challenges unlike anyplace Jason has ever known. The people all live in fear of their malicious wizard emperor, Maldor. The brave resistors who once opposed the emperor have been bought off or broken, leaving a realm where fear and suspicion prevail.

In his search for a way home, Jason meets Rachel, who was also mysteriously drawn to Lyrian from our world. With the help of a few scattered rebels, Jason and Rachel become entangled in a quest to piece together the word of power that can destroy the emperor and learn that their best hope to find a way home will be to save this world without heroes.

Grade: A-