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Pendragon, Book 3: The Never War


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The andlt;Iandgt;thirdandlt;/Iandgt; installment in an epic series of adventures andlt;BRandgt; First Earth andlt;BRandgt; Fourteen-year-old Bobby Pendragon is a loyal friend, sports star, devoted pet owner — and Traveler. Along with his uncle Press, Bobby has visited the alternate dimension of Denduron and participated in a civil war. He's also waded through the endangered underwater territory of Cloral. Now Bobby once again finds himself thrust beyond the boundaries of time and space into a place that seems somewhat familiar: First Earth. andlt;BRandgt; Bobby and the Traveler from Cloral — Spader — have flumed to New York City, 1937. Against a backdrop of gangsters, swing music, and the distant sound of a brewing war, the two must uncover the evil Saint Dane's newest plot. But is Bobby ready for the difficult choices ahead?


"Believable, likable heroes...and scary, incredible adventures that never go quite where you expect....What more can you want?" Dave Duncan, author of the King's Blades series

About the Author

D. J. MacHale is a writer, director, and producer of several

popular television series and movies that include Flight 29 Down;

Are You Afraid of the Dark?; Encyclopedia Brown, Boy

Detective; Tower of Terror; and Ghostwriter. Pendragon,

his first book series, is a #1 New York Times bestselling series.

He lives in southern California with his wife, Evangeline; his daughter,

Keaton; a golden retriever, Maggie; and a kitten, Kaboodle.

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Shoshana, December 21, 2007 (view all comments by Shoshana)
This third installment of the Bobby Pendragon series has the usual glitches--for example, as the whole second book made clear, Courtney and Mark are not the only people who know where Bobby is, since Mitchell does, too; Bobby worries briefly that Jinx might be Saint Dane but decides that "nothing about her set my radar off" (119) though his "radar" was highly inadequate in book two, etc.. However, there are far fewer of these errors than in the first two books, and higher internal consistency.

In the present volume, Mark and Courtney are almost absent, relegated to just a narrative bracket around Bobby's story. Fortunately, Mark is dissatisfied, too, and at the end of the book begins to explore ways to support Bobby more directly. The conflict this time takes place on First Earth in the 1930's and involves an enjoyable alternate history of the World War II era. Star Trek fans may hearken back to the original series episode "The City on the Edge of Forever" at times.

Unlike the first two books, Bobby's internal emotional battles seem realistic and genuine. This inspires the reader identification and empathy that have been lacking to this point. The present volume is a bildungsroman. That couldn't be said for the previous two.This makes me cautiously optimistic about the direction of the series, and hopeful about reading further.
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zhdchwdhry, May 28, 2007 (view all comments by zhdchwdhry)
this book is really good and its very realistic.
when i was reading the bok it was like i was in the characters place and can see what really is happening. the character bobby is a good character and he ask a lot of question. but after his uncle death he is now the lead traveler. he goes from place to place with his uncle but not any more. in nyc 1937 he meets gangsters and somehow delivered a messege to his two best friend back in the present. i'm now reading book 5 the black water.
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Product Details

MacHale, D. J.
Aladdin Paperbacks
Lee, Victor
New York
Action & Adventure
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Science Fiction
Adventure and adventurers
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Time travel
New York
Children s All Ages - Fiction - General
Action & Adventure - General
Fantasy & Magic
New york (n.y.)
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
fantasy; Mull; Brandon Mull; Beyonders; Fablehaven; Rick Riordan; Christopher Paolini; adventure; books for boys; books for middle schoolers; books for middle school; books for ten year old; books for eleven year old; books for twelve year old; Eragon; Or
Edition Description:
Pendragon Quartet
Series Volume:
Publication Date:
May 2003
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
f/c cvr
7.62 x 5.12 in 8.575 oz
Age Level:

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