1) Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.
2) Genre: YA Fantasy
3) Synopsis: Jason is home but he isn’t happy. He wants to be in Lyrian. Why? He has critical information about a horrible enemy and he left a friend there. Can he make it back in time before they die?
4) Feelings: I have liked both of the “Beyonders” books. The thought of another world out there that can be accessed from various points in this world is a fun idea. You can go from being a normal kid to a soldier or even a hero in no time. A world ruled by someone powerful and almost unstoppable. This book has creative creatures and ideas that make them different.
5) Final recommendation: I liked this book but it did do one thing I hate. It doesn’t really end. I realize there will be a 3rd book when I started but I want a major accomplishment to feel like there was a victory. It is a long book for a YA so an end was probably needed. I will certainly get the next book because this one left me wanting more.
Ryan James Burt
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