Tuesday, October 14, 2014
I was introduced to Brandon Mull with his Fablehaven Series and loved them. So I was excited when I found this book and series. It has taken me awhile to read it. I have owned it for awhile. Truth be told I actually found it at the library in audio form and since I cant read a lot besides textbooks right now. Listening to the audio really appealed to me. I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars in Goodreads. I really enjoyed this book but I wasn't completely sucked into the story. Which is good since I don't really have time to start a book that I cant put down. I enjoyed listening to this though while I cleaned the house or yard and while I drove/walked to and from work. Here is the synopsis from Amazon:
Jason Walker has often wished his life could be a bit less predictable—until a routine day at the zoo ends with Jason suddenly transporting from the hippo tank to a place unlike anything he’s ever seen. In the past, the people of Lyrian welcomed visitors from the Beyond, but attitudes have changed since the wizard emperor Maldor rose to power. The brave resistors who 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.