Blog Entry #1 for Pendragon: The Merchant of Death

            Date: September 10th, 2012

            Author: D.J. MacHale

            Book: Pendragon: The Merchant of Death (Volume 1)

During the middle of the book, where Bobby, Loor, and Alder are in the Bedoowan castle, where they meet Queen Kagan, I thought she was so spoiled and lazy. All she did was sit there and eat, and eat, and eat. I swear, I think that’s all she does. She can also be a child at times too, for example, crying like a two-year old, clapping and laughing when someone is about to die, et cetera. Examples from the book include, when she says, “Mallos, it is time for my snack!” every time. Whenever Bobby meets Queen Kagan, the author describes that she is always eating something. With all this evidence, I claim that she is a pig and should do her duty as Queen, not act lazy, foolish, and snobby.

 

Blog Entry #2 for Pendragon: The Merchant of Death

            Date: September 16th, 2012

            Author: D.J MacHale

            Book: Pendragon: The Merchant of Death (Volume 1)

While in the tak mine, Bobby and Loor, made Saint Dane’s plan backfire, but unfortunately, he managed to escape through the flumes and send out a shark after them. Loor got knocked out, so Bobby stepped in to be the hero. Since the tak exploded, he had to hurry. He placed Loor into a mine cart and pushed with his legs. “It’s not about caution, it’s about speed”, he said, meaning he is determined to get out of the mine before he and Loor get exploded. I thought Bobby was brave and heroic in this part of the book. It made Bobby courageous! They eventually made out, but got out into the sea, where the mine exploded…including the castle!

 

Blog Entry #3 for Pendragon: The Merchant of Death

Date: September 25th, 2012

Author: D.J. MacHale

Book: Pendragon: The Merchant of Death (Volume 1)

Towards the end of the book, I found it sad that Bobby found out that his house was gone, including his parents, sister, and his dog. He had mixed emotions, anger, confusion, fury, and most of all, sadness. Uncle Press tried to explain to him that “this is the way it is meant to be”, but he ignored him. I think what Bobby felt was loneliness that his family was no longer there, and Press was not actually his uncle, but treated him like a son. But the good part was, even thought he may not have his family, at least he has Loor and Uncle Press to be there with him.

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Book Review for Pendragon: Merchant of Death

 

            The book, “Pendragon” is a fantasy, and action series. With a total of 10 volumes, D.J. MacHale became a New York number one best seller. This book got me very into it, I could never stop reading. “It starts off with a kiss, then leaves the girl behind and gets into nonstop mystery and hard-hitting action…A rousing good story” –Piers Anthony. I agree with him, starts with a romantic kiss, then goes off to a dangerous yet thrilling adventure.  Chapter by chapter, each one has more and more action than ever, there’s always adventurous conflict. I liked the fact that the book has action, adventure, and humor, I love to read books with that kind of genre. I believe in this adventure, a 14 year old boy is going to save the world based on the summary on the back. And it is true, this book has excellent plot and knows how to make suspense. A book with various genres should be transcendent! Pendragon: Merchant of Death, pretty much starts off the series, explains how the main character, Bobby learns about his own future and risks his life to save others. I also thought it was a good idea for MacHale to switch the stories with Bobby, to Earth, with his friends, Mark and Courtney. Tells what is going on in both worlds. Overall, I would rate this ten out of ten with all the action, suspense, humor, how could someone not give this a perfect score? 

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