The Merchant of Death

Pendragon #1 Pendragon (1)

375 pages

English language

Published Nov. 15, 2002 by Aladdin Paperbacks.

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4 stars (3 reviews)

Bobby Pendragon is a seemingly normal fourteen-year-old boy. He has a family, a home, and even Marley, his beloved dog. But there is something very special about Bobby.

He is going to save the world.

And not just Earth as we know it. Bobby is slowly starting to realize that life in the cosmos isn't quite what he thought it was. And before he can object, he is swept off to an alternate dimension known as Denduron, a territory inhabited by strange beings, ruled by a magical tyrant, and plagued by dangerous revolution.

If Bobby wants to see his family again, he's going to have to accept his role as savior, and accept it wholeheartedly. Because, as he is about to discover, Denduron is only the beginning.

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Review of 'The Merchant of Death' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

I find it only fitting that my return to book reviewing begins with the series that started it all. About ten years ago, in the midst of my early teendom, I stumbled upon this little gem of a novel by D.J. MacHale. The Merchant of Death became the catalyst for my interest in YA fiction and kindled a passion for sharing my thoughts on the many novels I voraciously read. You could even say that the Pendragon series as a whole marked the embarkation of my journey through website building, blogging, and written commentary.

The inspiration was so thorough that I begin a fan club for the series, appropriately called Dark Matter. (For those familiar with Pendragon lore, you will know what I’m talking about!) The site evolved into an all-encompassing book club and eventually became my stepping-stone into the wider world of book reviewing and spiritual pondering. I don’t …

Review of 'The Merchant of Death (Pendragon, #1)' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

Chouette plongée dans la littérature YA avec un nouveau cycle qui promet. J'ai dévoré cette première aventure, j'ai des questions et des paysages plein la tête et j'ai trouvé les personnages extrêmement intéressants. L'histoire était pleine de rebondissements et je ne pouvais que craquer pour une histoire qui incluait des univers parallèles :D A suivre !

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