*WARNING: THIS CONTAINS SPOILERS*
Goodreads: Two hidden artifacts have been found. Three more remain unrecovered. More preserves face destruction as the Society of the Evening Star relentlessly pursues new talismans. Reading in Patton’s Journal of Secrets, Kendra learns the location of the key to a vault housing one of the artifacts. In order to retrieve it, the Knights of the Dawn must enter a death trap — a dragon sanctuary called Wyrmroost. The mission cannot proceed without stealing a sacred object zealously guarded by the centaurs. Anybody seen Seth?
The race is on to acquire all five of the artifact keys to the great demon prison. Will the Knights of the Dawn conquer Wyrmroost? Who can stop the Sphinx? Can Vanessa be trusted to help? What artifact will be found next?
This was a bit slow at first. Kendra was abducted and her family thinks she’s dead (I’m sorry but the stingbulb thing was weird to me), Seth finds out he’s a Shadow Charmer, and the Sphinx has one of the artifacts called the Oculus. The user of the Oculus can see literally everything.
I was worried during that part with Graulas because Seth is a moron and almost always leaves destruction in his wake. He has really been a huge annoyance since the start. The kid never listens or learns from his past mistakes, but he really saved the day in this book by not following orders.
Some more new characters were introduced. Raxtus was my favourite of all the newbies, I hope to see him in the next book! He is the true hero of the book. I hope the fairy shrine at Fablehaven can be restored somehow, for his sake.
I knew one of the characters was going to betray Kendra, Seth, and the gang since all the others books had one betrayer. I really didn’t know who it would be since everyone seemed trustworthy in the previous books, then I got a feeling about someone and decided not to trust them… AND I PREDICTED THE WRONG PERSON. That was totally unexpected! I am in shock. HOW DID I MISS THAT?! I can’t trust anyone now!
Brandon Mull is a great storyteller! There’s never a dull moment, and his books are well written. For middle grade fantasy, these sure do make you get emotional at times.