World's End

World's End

eBook - 2010
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"In the fine tradition of Tolkien and George Lucas, the authors spin a hero tale in the midst of a mysterious land where characters make difficult decisions motivated by myriad causes. . .This second cliff-hanger tale of Dormia will delight fans of the first book and leave them chomping at the bit for the next installment." -- VOYA"The mystery of a sleep-walking hero and his missing father, World's End will keep you wide awake, turning pages late into the night. Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski have fashioned a globe-trotting adventure filled with the kind of masterful plot twists and nail-biting suspense that young fantasy readers dream of." -- Katherine Marsh, author of the Edgar-award winning The Night Tourist "Readers, teachers, and parents, get on board! Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski take their characters on another wild ride in the second installment of the Dormia series entitled World's End. If you loved the first book, the second book is going to blow your mind! The stakes are higher, the powers are more spectacular, and the journey brings you to breathtaking lands that are sure to delight the imagination. For readers of the Dormia series, this return visit with old friends is a welcome reunion to be cherished and celebrated with the addition of more eccentric characters that will make you laugh out loud! For new readers, this series will have you hooked as you are whisked away to far away places on an epic expedition that gets more thrilling with the turn of every page. For reluctant readers, the action-packed, intense plot twists and turns until you feel like you are living an extreme sport with the characters. For teachers who are searching for models of setting description, they are sure to find descriptive narratives that will inspire and thrill their students. Halpern and Kujawinski are masters of description! As you can see, there is something in this book for everyone. And as you draw nearer to the conclusion of this book, you will find yourself begging for more!" -- Rick Hribko, 6th Grade Language Arts Teacher at East Shore Middle School
Ever since returning from Dormia, Alfonso has enjoyed sleeping in a bed like a normal person. No more waking up at the top of a tree or the edge of a cliff. In fact, no sleepwalking at all. But then, while visiting France on a class trip, Alfonso feels that strange and familiar pull of sleep. Upon waking, he finds himself in the belly of a ship headed to Egypt. In his backpack are a few old books and a vial of medicine he stole while asleep. Something is calling Alfonso back to Dormia. Perhaps it's the Founding Tree? Or perhaps it's the man he sees in his dreams -- the one who looks just like his deceased father? Whatever it is, Alfonso is powerless to resist. Storytellers Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski take Alfonso on another fantastical quest to Dormia -- and beyond -- to a vast underground world that holds the answer to a terrifying message: Let me tell you of a dark shadow tree and the world's end.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010
ISBN: 9780547505060
054750506X
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource (496 pages)
Additional Contributors: Kujawinski, Peter
Call Number: eBook

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I found this book by chance, and I picked it up because I thought it might be a good read. This is the second of a trilogy, even though I skipped the first one and jumped right into this one. The author's do a good job of recapping events and main ideas from the first book, though, and so I got caught up pretty quickly. Though I didn't know what to expect at first from a series I'd never read before and a book I knew hardly anything about, I have to say that I really enjoyed reading this book and I'd recommend it to anyone that likes Fantasy books. Both author's do fantastically at describing Alfonso's colorful world, and I found most of the characters to be likable and/or interesting. The climatic ending definitely kept me in suspense!

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