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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 2 of this bestselling series.
The Fablehaven series has been awarded the Mormon Letters Award, the Nevada Young Readers’ Award and Tennessee’s Volunteer State Book Award, was a finalist for Lambda Literary Award, and has been nominated for the Rebecca Caudill Young Reader’s Book Award, Hawaii’s Nene Award, New Mexico’s Land of Enchantment Book Award, the Indian Paintbrush Book Award, Colorado’s Children's Book Award, Wyoming’s Soaring Eagle Book, and the Pacific Northwest Young Reader's Choice Award.
"Imagination runs wild in Fablehaven. It is a lucky book that can hold this kind of story." — Obert Skye
"The dialogue snaps and sizzles . . . like Harry Potter, Fablehaven can be read aloud in a family with as much pleasure for grownups as for children . . . Do yourself a favor, and don't miss the first novel by a writer who is clearly going to be a major figure in popular fantasy." —Orson Scott Card
"One of the most enjoyable fantasies I've read." — Christopher Paolini
- Run Time: Approx. 12 hrs.
About the Author
Brandon Mull, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fablehaven and Beyonders series, travels the country visiting schools, promoting literacy, and sharing his message that “Imagination Can Take You Places.” Brandon has enjoyed arcade games since his childhood, when he fed quarters to Gauntlet at the local mall. Around that same time he won a gold medal at a pudding-eating contest in the park behind his grandma’s house. His long-standing love affair with sweets continues to this day.
Suspenseful, gripping, masterful!
by Barbara - reviewed on May 09, 2007
Brandon Mull has proven himself a master of the fantasy genre. Rise of the Evening Star was almost impossible to put down! This installment of Fablehaven was even more gripping and suspenseful than the first. I would highly recommend the Fablehaven books to anyone who enjoys fantasy!
Wonderful, magical, easy to become lost in the story.
by Terri - reviewed on May 09, 2007
Absolutely amazing imagination. I wondered if the second book would stand up to the first. I have re-read the first several times. Book 2 not only stood up but it's even better. Excellent examples of good and evil. Perfect ending to keep you wanting more. Well done Mr. Mull, very well done.
Great Read for Everyone
by Customer - reviewed on September 10, 2008
This is a great series--well written and enjoyed by all ages.
Rise of the Evening Star- Even Better
by Chelsie - reviewed on June 22, 2007
Fablehaven Rise of the Evening Star was everything that the first book was and more! Mull has outdone himself in this fantastic sequel. His vivid imagery and imaginative plot has me impatiently waiting for the continuation of the Fablehaven series. Definitely a must-buy!
Couldn't put it down!
by Julie - reviewed on May 16, 2007
I originally bought the Fablehaven series for my daughter who is an avid reader. Somehow I got to reading them first and couldn't put them down! Wow! what can I say? Brandon Mull has a wonderfully gifted imagination. The first book was spellbounding as is book two, Rise of the Evening Star. In my opinion, it is more exciting than the first! If he continues to write at this caliber, there will be no stopping Brandon Mull from making Fablehaven as recognizable and as well loved as Hogswarts! When is book three coming out? I can't wait to get my hands on it! BTW - My daughter has finished the both books and loved them too!
Move over Harry Potter-Fablehaven is here!
by Laura - reviewed on July 17, 2007
I LOVED this book. It was fabulous. I have read all the Harry Potters, Leven Thumps, Mice and Magic, etc. I thought Fablehaven blew them all away. Not only is the story well written and extremely imaginative, but it is clean. I love that I can read it to my kids without worrying about nightmares! Well done Mr. Mull.
by Cassandra - reviewed on November 21, 2008
Kids love these books, as a parent you can't go wrong buying them. They'll read them again and again.
Even out does the first, which is no small feat
by David - reviewed on September 09, 2007
Props to you, Brandon! As seems to be the theme here in the reviews, you've even out done your first book (which was great) in all aspects. Imaginitive story line, great characters, plot twists, and a pacing that keeps momentum from start to finish (unlike another popular, LDS-authored, fictional series. I won't mention any names---except Bella, Edward and Sloooooooooow). The Fablehaven Series is just a fantastically, fun read for any age. Bring on Book 3!!
by Jaden - reviewed on February 17, 2008
This book is awesome!!! I read it in 2 days! It's great.
by Customer - reviewed on September 16, 2008
again I liked it better than Harry Potter.
by Brennen - reviewed on September 21, 2008
This book kept me reading until almost two o'clock in the morning. It's brilliant plots and characters flow smoothly. Much like a movie i can tell these are going to be a classic.
Even better than the first!
by Morgan - reviewed on September 22, 2008
I loved the first Fablehaven. It was a book written for kids (and stays true to that start), while allowing teens and grown-ups to enjoy it. This book surpasses the first. You already know the characters and they waste no time getting into the adventure! Mystery, adventure, action, enjoyment ... it is all in here. What a fun pair of kids and their adventure into the immaginative preserve Fablehaven! I definitely enjoyed this book! 5 Stars!
by Kristy - reviewed on October 23, 2008
This book is an amazing sequel to Fablehaven.I was not able to put it down!
by Anthony - reviewed on September 17, 2010
In Rise of the Evening Star Brandon Mull continues with his great ability to weave fantasy and interesting characters into a plot that is exciting and full of thrills! This follow up to the best selling Fablehaven doesn't disappoint and leaves you wanting more. Fablehaven fans will be excited to continue the journey with Kendra and Seth through every page.
Pure adventure and excitement!
by Monica - reviewed on November 21, 2010
The Fablehaven is a series about two main characters named Kendra and Seth who are two children that have no idea that their Grandpa Sorensen is the caretaker of a magnificent preserve where magical creatures are kept safe from a world that has denied the manifestation of their existence. In the first book, Kendra and Seth live with their Grandfather over the summer where they learn all about the mysterious things that go on around the house and grounds. Through investigative means they learn about the mysteries, laws and treaties that govern this magical refuge. By the end of the first book, the children assist their grandparents on saving the preserve from evils lurking within the boundaries of Fablehaven. In the second book, “Rise of the Evening Star”, the action starts immediately when we learn about a secret society, called the Rise of the Evening Star, that seeks to overthrow all the mythical sanctuaries around the world and is currently targeting Fablehaven. Kendra and Seth return to their Grandpa Sorensen’s house after realizing that they are now in immediate danger as well. We also meet three new characters, a potion master, creature expert, and mythical artifact extraordinaire who are enlisted to help save the preserve with their expertise. Their mission is to find a specific artifact possessing extreme power that has been hidden and guarded somewhere on the preserve, and retrieve it so the Rise of the Evening Star could not possibly obtain it for themselves or the consequences would prove disastrous. “…the artifact that grants power over space does so in a way superior to any known spell or relic or creature… which is why they must remain apart and out of the hands of our enemies at all costs,” Grandpa Sorensen confirms to Kendra and Seth. With the combined effort of everyone involved, Fablehaven is saved and peace is restored temporarily to the preserve. The Fablehaven series has so far been my ultimate favorite for its creatively planned plot, thrilling and suspenseful story line, and good character development. I love how perfect it is for the entire family as that is the main focus and audience of Brandon Mull’s fiction writing. He is particularly skilled in writing especially exciting stories with surprise twist endings and that edge-of-your-seat anticipation as his story lines consists of complex plots that ingeniously all tie together in the end. I can only think of positive things about his writing and most especially the Fablehaven series. I would strongly recommend this series to anyone with an interest in pure adventure and excitement with a unique spin of mythical mysteries.
Great for kids
by Rachel - reviewed on December 29, 2011
Brandon Mull has written a series of books where children are the heroes, doing heroic things, while still remaining within the bounds of believable behavior for children. He manages to make the fantastic sound almost realistic - nothing is too easy or too good to be true, but it is magical and fantastic and wonderful. Still, everything has a price, and sometime the right thing to do is very hard to do, which is a great lesson for children to learn.