Saturday, October 01, 2016

Chasing the Prophecy (Beyonders Book 3)

Chasing the Prophecy is the conclusion of the Beyonders series. It is non-stop action, with the heroes finally completing their quest. There are plenty of twists and turns. However, some parts stretch credulity (Would somebody thousands of years ago really be able to see the name and baseball affinity of a boy from another world?) Other key points seem to occur suddenly without much buildup. (They seem to instantly realize how to destroy a "substance changing" monster.)

Perhaps my biggest issue was with the "badness" of the bad guy. They really did not like the world that he created. However, the world did not seem to be all that bad. Travel restrictions seemed to be the biggest negative for the common people. (And how many people really would care to travel?) I would be mortified that maps were restricted, but many people would probably be perfectly fine in the world. The chaos after the defeat of the "evil one" could even make matters worse. (Now instead of one wizard, there could be many people competing with wizardly powers.)

The end does nicely wrap up the story. However, it also keeps things open for possible additional adventures in this world.

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