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Seeds of Rebellion: Beyonders, Book 2

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Fun for fans of the first, but still overlong, violent.

Book Brandon Mull Fantasy 2012
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age 8+

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age 8+

foolishness of this argument

This is a book, the fact alone that your child takes interest in reading makes him mature enough. Stop arguing about it because kids at age 8 are already playing gta 5 and watching horror movies.

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Author Brandon Mull's very fertile imagination is at it again in SEEDS OF REBELLION. The world he creates is a fascinating one, and a whole lot of crazy characters are in play. There are man-eating giants and worm-infested zombies, swamp tentacle creatures, nightmare-inducing shadow beings (lurkers or torivors), giant swamp-dwelling former magicians and manglers (you can guess what they do), and, of course, an evil wizard mastermind with a penchant for torture at the center of it all. You'd think the good guys moving against them were up for a heck of a fight -- and you'd be right.

Things do get exciting and tense -- and occasionally weird and icky with the whole worm-zombie thing. But the biggest problem with Seeds of Rebellion is, in a word, wordiness. Lengthy discussions continually slow down the action. They'd be great for a fan website, but they shouldn't weigh down the story like they do. Every once in a while Mull strikes gold, like when Jason and Ferrin talk about the latter's trustworthiness; it really gets you thinking. But usually it's just too much development. No need to relay the happenings of a conclave start to finish -- just get to the duel, already.

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