The Fablehaven Series is a fantasy series written by Brandon Mull. It includes Fablehaven, Fablehaven: Rise of the Evening Star, Fablehaven: Grip of the Shadow Plague, Fablehaven: Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary, and Fablehaven: Keys to the Demon Prison.
When Kendra and Seth Sorenson are sent to visit their grandparents for the first time ever, they expect it to be long and boring. What they soon discover, though, is quite the opposite. Their grandparents are actually the caretakers of Fablehaven, one of a handful of secret preserves around the world where fairies, golems, satyrs, and other magical creatures live.
Kendra and Seth's visit also coincides with a time when preserves are under attack by the Society Of The Evening Star, who are after the 5 artifacts that will open Zzyxz, a prison for demons that, unleashed after millennia, will destroy the world. It becomes the task of Kendra, Seth, their grandparents, and the Knights Of The Dawn to recover the artifacts hidden at Fablehaven and other preserves to prevent them from falling into the hands of the Society Of The Evening Star. Each artifact is well-guarded, so rescuing them is not easy.
While written for early teens, the five books in the Fablehaven series have an all-ages appeal. I found myself wanting to pick up the next book immediately after finishing the previous one. The descriptions provide a clear, imaginative picture. The battle scenes don't get too graphic for the younger readers, but will still hold the interest of older readers. The characters, especially Kendra and Seth, show believable growth throughout the adventures, and the conclusion should be satisfying to every reader.
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