10 May 2009
Book Review: The Merchant of Death
Title: Pendragon: The Merchant of Death
Author: D.J. MacHale
Published: 2002 Pages: 374
Genre: Young Adult Literature
Buy | Borrow | Accept | Avoid
When Bobby Pendragon grabbed his bag to head off for the county semifinal basketball game, he was a normal boy. Then two things happened: a kiss and a trip to another world, Denduron. He quickly finds out that the universe is not what he has known. There are multiple territories coexisting in separate space-time, connected by mysterious portals called flumes. And Bobby is one of the select few capable of traveling between these worlds. All Bobby really wants is to go home. But first, he has to save the world.
When I first picked up the book, almost a year ago, I only got as far as the second page. Today though I finished the book in an afternoon. And enjoyed it. Perhaps I was just in the right mood for an easy read, but I think it was more than that. The story is relatively familiar, but the details kept my interest, and I'm already planning on reading the rest of the books in the series. I might even start the second book tonight.