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Grip of the Shadow Plague (Fablehaven, Bk 3)
Grip of the Shadow Plague - Fablehaven, Bk 3
Author: Brandon Mull
Very strange things are afoot at Fablehaven. Someone or something has released a plague that transforms beings of light into creatures of darkness. Seth discovers the problem early, but as the infectious disease spreads, it becomes clear that the preserve cannot hold out for long. In dire need of help, the Sorensons question where to turn. The S...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781416986034
ISBN-10: 1416986030
Publication Date: 3/24/2009
Pages: 480
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
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  • Currently 4.6/5 Stars.
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4.6 stars, based on 51 ratings
Publisher: Aladdin
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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reviewed Grip of the Shadow Plague (Fablehaven, Bk 3) on + 4 more book reviews
My son loves this series! He'll read it cover to cover in a couple hours.
GeniusJen avatar reviewed Grip of the Shadow Plague (Fablehaven, Bk 3) on + 7145 more book reviews
Reviewed by Joan Stradling for TeensReadToo.com

A horrible plague is transforming light creatures into beings of darkness at Fablehaven.

Seth discovers the source of the problem, but the Sorenson's can't find a way to stop it. With nowhere to turn, the caretakers of Fablehaven must choose between the Sphinx who might be a traitor, and Vanessa, who they've put in the quiet box because she can't be trusted.

In spite of the trouble at Fablehaven, Kendra and other Knights of the Dawn must travel to Lost Mesa (another secret preserve) and try to recover one of the hidden artifacts before The Society of the Evening Star gets their hands on it.

The GRIP OF THE SHADOW PLAGUE shares more detail and insight to the goings on in this series, but doesn't reveal all. New and interesting characters are introduced while still moving forward with stories/subplots of characters introduced in previous novels.

I can't recommend this series highly enough. The world is amazing, the characters are intriguing, and the secrets keep the reader guessing! Mull reveals just enough to placate the reader's curiosity, but still leaves a dangling carrot or two.

I can't wait to learn the SECRETS OF THE DRAGON SANCTUARY!
ophelia99 avatar reviewed Grip of the Shadow Plague (Fablehaven, Bk 3) on + 2527 more book reviews
The third book in the Fablehaven series was just as wonderful as the second book. I really love this series, I cannot believe how action packed they are and how creative.

In this book Kendra is summoned to join the Knights of the Dawn; she ends up on an expedition to recover another artifact from a secret preserve. Seth is angry at being left behind, until he ends up embroiled in adventures of his own. Somehow creatures at Fablehaven are turning dark and evil, even creatures that have never had an evil form. The Shadow Plague is spreading at an alarming rate and Seth needs to figure out what is going on before Fablehaven is completely destroyed.

Things are more dire and desperate than ever in this book. The new characters introduced in this book are wonderful additions (don't worry all the wonderful characters from the last book are still there too!). The addition of Gavin as a dragon tamer and a possible love interest for Kendra was wonderful; he is a great character with really interesting abilities. The plot gets even more complicated as the levels of deceit within the Knights of the Dawn are realized. There is so much at stake in this book and things get so desperate; I had a really tough time putting this book down! There were points where this book almost had me in tears I was so concerned for everyone and points where I was grinning wildly in relief. As with the previous book, Mull lightens things up occasionally with a biting sense of humor.

It was nice that Seth started to develop some special abilities of his own. Although Kendra still takes center stage for much of the book with her abilities as Fairykind. Overall I was really impressed. Mull continues to develop wonderful plot lines, intriguing characters, and gives his world greater and greater depth. Younger kids might get scared at some parts of this book, as things get very dire in this book. Still, I think most children and adults will really enjoy this series. I can't wait to see what book four brings!
GeniusJen avatar reviewed Grip of the Shadow Plague (Fablehaven, Bk 3) on + 7145 more book reviews
Reviewed by Joan Stradling for TeensReadToo.com

A horrible plague is transforming light creatures into beings of darkness at Fablehaven.

Seth discovers the source of the problem, but the Sorenson's can't find a way to stop it. With nowhere to turn, the caretakers of Fablehaven must choose between the Sphinx who might be a traitor, and Vanessa, who they've put in the quiet box because she can't be trusted.

In spite of the trouble at Fablehaven, Kendra and other Knights of the Dawn must travel to Lost Mesa (another secret preserve) and try to recover one of the hidden artifacts before The Society of the Evening Star gets their hands on it.

The GRIP OF THE SHADOW PLAGUE shares more detail and insight to the goings on in this series, but doesn't reveal all. New and interesting characters are introduced while still moving forward with stories/subplots of characters introduced in previous novels.

I can't recommend this series highly enough. The world is amazing, the characters are intriguing, and the secrets keep the reader guessing! Mull reveals just enough to placate the reader's curiosity, but still leaves a dangling carrot or two.

I can't wait to learn the SECRETS OF THE DRAGON SANCTUARY!
reviewed Grip of the Shadow Plague (Fablehaven, Bk 3) on
I love all of these books. This is a wonderful book to read but only if you have already read the first two books before this one.

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