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Publisher's Summary

Just when 15-year-old Bobby Pendragon thinks he understands his purpose as a Traveler - to protect the territories of Halla from the evil Saint Dane - he is faced with an impossible choice. The inhabitants of Eelong are in danger of being wiped out by a mysterious plague. Only Bobby knows how to stop it, but it means bringing the antidote from another territory - Cloral. Since moving items between territories is forbidden by the Traveler rules, if Bobby chooses to save Eelong he could endanger himself, his friends, and the future of every other being in Halla.
©2005 D. J. MacHale (P)2005 Brilliance Audio

What the critics say

"Dufris is undaunted in his interpretation of the inhabitants of Eelong, giant cats whose disdain for humans is barely contained." ( AudioFile)

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  • Dawn
  • 2012-08-18

Pendragon Trial by Fire, Pivot Point for Friends

Bobby's adventures continue with his first visit to a non-human society, where humans are called Gars and are considered a lower life form. While he is dealing with the ultimate culture shock and trying to stay alive, Mark and Courtney find that in order to do what they feel is the right thing they have to break some rules. They find out the hard way that you don't get to choose the consequences when you break rules, and sometimes others pay for your choices.

This series is amazing, and fun. I especially love this book because I am a parent, and my kids love this series. When they get to this book there are so many life lessons that can be learned from these words. How often do we set out to do something good, for all the best reasons, and along the way make choices the end up haveing unexpected and unintended consequences? I love how real the characters are, and how true to themselves they stay. Mr. MacHale has created each of them with unique motivations and drives, and even thought the series covers a significant age range for all of them, they are believable and embracable.

Mr. Dufris' performance in these books is magical. He brings the story to life. It is not just someone reading words from a page. It is a tallented voice actor making each individual unique, identifiable, and exciting. Some reviewers have complained about his performance. I thoroughly disagree. His reading is part of what makes it so fun to listen to these stories over and over again.

Thank you both for hours and hours of uplifting family entertainment.

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  • Danny
  • 2019-09-29

Gripping

DJ MacHale is amung my favorite authors beside Orson Scott Card. Fantastic read, and look forward to the next adventure with Lore.

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  • tracy s.
  • 2019-05-02

A++

Another amazing adventure in the Pendragon series. There are so many twists and turns you never see the ending coming. On to Zada.!.....Hobeho!!

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  • Eric O'Keefe
  • 2019-03-15

great book and great performance

the performance this guy puts on is just amazing. the if you have made it to this book you know it's a good one

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  • RSG
  • 2019-02-21

Excellent!

The next book in the Pendragon series is as captivating and wonderful as those that come before. William Dufris does a really excellent job creating character voices and putting feeling into the words of Bobby Pendragon’s fantastic story. This is an audiobook that can be listened to many times and not gotten bored of. I love the whole series, and the performances that go with it.

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  • Jessie
  • 2018-11-26

Couldn't stop listening!

I used to read these as a kid but never got around to finishing the series. It's been years since I read Reality Bug but Black Water makes it easy to jump back in again. The writer does a great job portraying every territory in the series and I must say, I agree with Bobby, I hate Eelong! You know you've found a great piece when you can feel the same way the character feels. I will admit that William Dufris can be a little be much at times, but I think I got used to him. He does tone it down to acceptable levels after the 1st chapters.

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  • Dylan
  • 2016-10-19

loved it!

yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
pendragon is the bond diggity yo, Mark is to upbeat for this two step

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  • Donovan
  • 2018-05-16

Can't turn it off!

I can't believe how much this series has sucked me in. From the beginning I HAD to know what happens and figure out what Saint Dane is up to. Things are getting serious after what happened on Veelox. Oh, and my heart broke during Journal #19. I gotta go start Rivers of Zadaa right now!

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  • AudioBookHoe
  • 2017-10-30

I kid you not...

These books just keep getting better and better. I wasn't sure The Reality Bug could be topped but I was proven wrong. This one was EPIC!

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  • Chance Rogers
  • 2017-03-07

Overacting

Another stunning overacting performance by William dufris. It still ruins the story for me. This book is probably my second least favorite anyway. When I fist started listening to this series, I was hoping the performance would get better, but it hasn'tyet... here's hoping...