A guest review from Teen Room Staff Jeremy!
In the eighth installment of the Pendragon series, Bobby finds himself on an island paradise territory called Ibara. He quickly finds himself arrested by the locals and accused of being an outsider, which means certain death. After convincing the ruling council of Ibara that he has amnesia, he quickly goes about trying to find the turning point of Ibara, with the unwilling help of Ibara’s new traveler, Siry. Bobby’s involvement with Siry eventually leads to him joining Siry’s gang of outlaws, the Jakills, whose main purpose is to prove the council of Ibara has been lying to the people and there are more things in the world than their little island.
While Bobby is adventuring in Ibara, Courtney, who Bobby dumped on First Earth in the previous novel, is intent on her hunt for Mark, along with her new “partner”, Dodger, who is later revealed to be Gunny’s acolyte. The unlikely duo eventually locate Mark, who, unfortunately, is already on the ship where, according to Patrick on Third Earth, he will be murdered.
In this eighth book, the fact that Bobby and Courtney share the same amount of pages throughout the book is a little confusing at first, but hardly takes away from the epic ness of this novel. The incredible imagery that is becoming very typical of D.J Machale will keep readers captivated, and the surprise ending will leave readers demanding more.