Book Reviews of The Merchant of Death (Pendragon, Bk 1)

The Merchant of Death (Pendragon, Bk 1)
The Merchant of Death - Pendragon, Bk 1
Author: D. J. MacHale
ISBN-13: 9781416924951
ISBN-10: 1416924957
Publication Date: 6/6/2006
Pages: 400
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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4.5 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Aladdin
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Merchant of Death (Pendragon, Bk 1) on + 26 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Really good kids book about a boy who had to step up to a challenge. I really enjoyed this one. It isn't the best kids fantasy I've read, but it is definitely unique.
reviewed The Merchant of Death (Pendragon, Bk 1) on + 5 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Amazing and original.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone (Though it does have some swearing throughout.)
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Helpful Score: 2
Good for younger teens.
reviewed The Merchant of Death (Pendragon, Bk 1) on + 9 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I only started to read this book because I was bored and had nothing else at the time. But as soon as I started, I was hooked. It's definitely something different, keeps you wondering.. and definitely not predictable.

Definitely fun to read.
reviewed The Merchant of Death (Pendragon, Bk 1) on + 9 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I'm teen that is an avid reader. This is right up there with Harry Potter. That's WAY up there. I absolutely LOVED it! I'm on the last one now. Anyways, the first book is a great introduction to the series. Loor was very interesting in how she had flaws and wasn't perfect, unlike a lot of characters like her in other books. Courtney and Mark are a bit predictable, but they always do the unpredicted. They are great. Uncle Press is a great character in how he knows what to do and say most of the time. Everyone and everything is written in great detail, but it doesn't drone on. The action scenes are great. They're not confusing like many action books are. This is a great read. Great for everybody!
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a great adventure book for tweens, age 12-14 range. The language in the story is straight forward and the narrative voice is easily believable as that of a teenage boy. The adventure is interesting and much like an Indiana Jones adventure that takes place on some other planet. I would recomend this books to young boys as it may keep them interested. As an adult that enjoys young adult/teen books I have found better reads that require a higher reading level and are perhaps more...poetic? But hey - for a target audience of boys 12-14 I'd say the writing style fits.
reviewed The Merchant of Death (Pendragon, Bk 1) on + 18 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Most of the reviews have said "great for teens" "My kids loved it" or something similar but I would like to point out that they are great for ANY age. The whole series is great! They are exciting and suspensful in a very enjoyable way. So instead of saying great for kids or teens, I would say "Great for anyone of any age who wants to read good books that are not full of grown-up junk"
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It is a thrilling book to read you dont know what is going to happen page by page. And it is mint condition
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A book full of adventure and fun.
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This is my favorite book!!! It has you on the edge of your seat the whole book. There is nonstop action.
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I wasn't sure I was going to like this book, but I am so glad I did. Totally additive
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this is the best book i ever read.i am reading the 3rd 1 now tey r all great books u have 2 read this book
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My son loved this book.
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Great story for kids.
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A NY times Bestselling Series - Bobby Pendragon is a seemingly normal 14-year old boy. 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 swept off to an alternate dimension known as Denduron, a territory inhabited by strange beings, ruled by a magical tyrant, and plagued by a dangerous revolution. If Bobby wants to see his family again, he's going to have to accept his roles as savior, and accept it wholeheartedly. Because Denduron is only the beginning....

(I didn't read the book - it's almost word-for-word from the back cover.)
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a rousing good story-Piers Anthony
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Bobby Pendragon is a seemingly normal 14yr old boy.He has a family,a home,and even Marley,his beloved dog.But there is something very special about Bobby.He's going to save the world.And not just Earth
as we know it.Bobby is slowly starting to relize that life in the
cosmos isn't quite what he thought it was.And before he can object,he's 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.
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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 nto just the 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 dimesion 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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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 o realize that life in the cosmos isn't quite what he thought it was. And before he can object, he is swept off to aan alternate dimension called Denduron, a territory inhabited by strange beings, ruled by a magical tyrant, and plagued by dangerous revolutions.
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...