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The Never War (Pendragon) by D.J. MacHale

The Never War (Pendragon) (original 2003; edition 2007)

by D.J. MacHale

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Title:The Never War (Pendragon)
Authors:D.J. MacHale
Info:Aladdin (2007), Hardcover, 352 pages
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The Never War (Pendragon) by D. J. MacHale (2003)



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I think what I love most about this series is the different worlds. Every book, there's a completely new setting to lose yourself in, complete with a new cast of characters. But of course, sometimes the best ones from previous novels come along for the ride. ( )
  Shadow494 | Jun 20, 2016 |
I'm really enjoying this series. I liked how the author decided that one even would change three territories. I will most likely continue this series. Well worth the time. ( )
  tianicolle | Jan 26, 2016 |
stuck....stuck putting this one aside for a while to get unstuck
  nraichlin | Jan 26, 2016 |
I really enjoy this series, and this one offers a different perspective on the duties of the 'travellers.' Great continuation of the series. ( )
  biggs1399 | Jan 19, 2016 |
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. ( )
  OshoOsho | Mar 30, 2013 |
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The third installment in an epic series of adventures

First Earth

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.

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?

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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.

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