Pendragon: The Merchant of Death by D.J. MacHale
reviewed by Ben
Bobby Pendragon is no ordinary teenager. He is a traveler. On the night before his big basketball game, Bobby is pulled into an adventure by his Uncle Press that will change his life forever. On the snowy peaks of Denduron, Bobby and Uncle Press must combat the evil St. Dane and destroy his plot to topple every world in the galaxy.
The Merchant of Death flows very well. It is full of nonstop action and you are immediately hooked after the first chapter or so (at least I was). There are also some very humorous parts throughout it (after all it is a journal that Bobby keeps).
The characters seem very realistic, after all, they are from earth. The fact that the characters are familiar makes it all the cooler that they travel to a different world. The settings (Earth, Denduron) might be the most interesting aspects of the book. There are snow covered peeks and abandoned subway stations. Bobby does a great job of using descriptive words to give those places life.
After I read The Merchant of Death, I couldn't find anything bad about it. Although some parts may be a little hard to understand, Bobby is very descriptive and picks out every detail. This is the type of book that all ages/gender would enjoy. All you have to have in order to enjoy this book is a good imagination and a little reading time. So sit back, relax, and enjoy The Merchant of Death by D.J. MacHale!
Posted by Arlo at November 1, 2010 01:08 PM