As of , all books have been released in both formats. A graphic novelization of The Merchant of Death was also released around the time of the ninth book. The tenth and final novel, The Soldiers of Halla, was released on May 12, A prequel trilogy created by MacHale but authored by other writers has also been published, collectively called Pendragon: Before the War. Plot overview[ edit ] Robert "Bobby" Pendragon is an everyday athletic junior high school student from fictional Stony Brook, Connecticut, located in the greater New York metropolitan area. Saint Dane is a shapeshifting demon whose favorite form is a tall human with icy blue eyes and long grey hair, but who can variously transform into a raven, a cloud of smoke, and a variety of other human forms.
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As of , all books have been released in both formats. A graphic novelization of The Merchant of Death was also released around the time of the ninth book. The tenth and final novel, The Soldiers of Halla, was released on May 12, A prequel trilogy created by MacHale but authored by other writers has also been published, collectively called Pendragon: Before the War. Plot overview[ edit ] Robert "Bobby" Pendragon is an everyday athletic junior high school student from fictional Stony Brook, Connecticut, located in the greater New York metropolitan area.
Saint Dane is a shapeshifting demon whose favorite form is a tall human with icy blue eyes and long grey hair, but who can variously transform into a raven, a cloud of smoke, and a variety of other human forms. He plans to destroy "what separates order from chaos"—the very fabric and structure of the universe, known as "Halla"  —so that he can rebuild it according to his own twisted design.
Uncle Press, the lead Traveler, introduces Bobby to the "flumes": enchanted tubes used by Travelers to journey among the ten "territories", which are especially eventful locations and time-periods in the universe. There is one Traveler from each territory, and Bobby cooperates with all ten along his journey.
Throughout the series, Saint Dane often confronts Bobby personally and asks him to join his side, but Bobby consistently refuses. Bobby soon realizes his central role in the battle for Halla: that he is to replace his uncle as the lead Traveler, pursuing Saint Dane and helping to guide the territories back toward stability with the assistance of the other Travelers, their acolytes, and further allies.
The turning points of the ten territories, in order, occur on: the medieval wilds of Denduron; the ocean-wide planet of Cloral; First Earth the approximate time and location of the Hindenburg disaster ; the virtual-reality wastelands of Veelox; the rainforests of Eelong; the deserts of Zadaa; the corporate monopoly-controlled arenas of Quillan; the semi-civilized island of Ibara located on the planet Veelox, though years after the "Veelox" territory ; Second Earth; and, lastly, Third Earth New York City in the year Bobby also comes to respect the diverse peoples of Halla, who wildly differ in their social structures, technologies, philosophies, traditions, and other cultural aspects.
Bobby gradually learns the nature of what it really means to be a Traveler, first hinted at when Saint Dane mysteriously begins referring to the Travelers as "illusions".
Meanwhile, the Convergence causes some territories to undergo a devastating and unanticipated second turning point. By the ninth book, Bobby and his friends have successfully prevented the destruction of five territories, but they have failed in their fight against Saint Dane on Second Earth, Veelox, Ibara, and Quillan. Even worse, by overrunning Second Earth, Saint Dane manages to reverse all previous Traveler victories, allowing him to establish an elitist and genocidal cult called Ravinia.
Ravinia openly marches its robot army of humanoid soldiers, "dados", throughout the territories, freely breaking down the boundaries between the territories. In the tenth and final book, Bobby finally learns about the true nature of Travelers: that he and the others are not actually humans at all, but rather, human-shaped guardian spirits created by something called Solara: the accumulated energy of all positive sentient knowledge and creativity.
Contrarily, Saint Dane is a spirit arisen from a dark antithesis of Solara. The Convergence: The chain-reaction event toward which Saint Dane manipulates Halla in which all the territories reach critical turning points simultaneously, spiraling them all toward total chaos. The name originates from the acronym D.
Flume: Any of the tunnels that link each one of the territories with the other nine. At the entrance to a flume, a Traveler must speak the name of a territory, causing the flume to writhe to life, turning its rock walls into transparent crystal, emanating a jumble of pleasant musical notes, and lifting and pulling the Traveler gently into the flume towards the spoken destination.
Forge : A shapeshifitng, voice-activated technology patented by D. Apparently, it is the main technology inside the robotic bodies of dados. Gar: The human race on Eelong, though the gar of Eelong tend to be of smaller stature than the humans of Earth and most are not educated or civilized, largely kept as slaves in klee society. Press Tilton describes it also as "what separates order from chaos. Klee: the dominant, sapient species of Eelong, who have bipedal feline bodies and live in treetop village societies.
Pentagram : The symbol of a five-pointed star made by interlocking lines, used by the spirits of Solara to designate the entrance to every flume and later adopted by the Ravinia cult. Quig: Any yellow-eyed, supernatural animal created by Saint Dane to guard the flume s of any territory where he is present and attack the Travelers and their allies.
Local people of the territories do not recognize quigs as being anything more than indigenous animals. The territories each have their own type of quig: Cloral has foot-long 6.
Ravinia: A militaristic political movement and religious cult, originating on Second Earth and led by Alexander Naymeer under the manipulation of Saint Dane, embracing the view that the elite and talented members of all territories should create a ruling class that subjugates and ultimately destroys everyone else. Saint Dane uses the cult as the main driving force in his plan to bring Halla into chaos. Solara: "The spiritual reflection of the state of Halla. When every person dies, their spiritual weight is added to the accumulation called Solara.
As Saint Dane manipulates the people of the territories into making self-destructive decisions, Solara begins to split into a weakening "light" Solara and a strengthening "dark" Solara. Traveler: Any person indigenous to one of the ten territories , given certain supernatural abilities and tasked with guarding that territory against Saint Dane, who calls Travelers "illusions". There are arguably two generations of Travelers, the first of which mentor the second.
All Travelers, except the klee Traveler from Eelong, take the form of humans. Travelers have occasionally demonstrated the following superpowers: heightened persuasiveness; hearing all speech and reading all writing as their own native language also known as omnilinguality ; remarkable and rapid powers to heal both oneself and others; the apparent ability to read the minds of those around them; the exceptionally rare ability to transform into other livings beings.
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Click on a plot link to find similar books! Pendragon: The Merchant of Death by D. MacHale One of the most exciting fantasy-adventures ever. Is it OK for kids to read books outside their reading levels? See all 7 questions about The Merchant of Death…. Together the set boobby to rescue Press and free the miner slaves. Not for 11 year olds The mention of the playboy magazine really bothered me.
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Mokora It has kissing, bad words, suicides, monsters, smoking ect. So many things are revealed where it was just mindblowing and the cliffhangar at the end Apr 25, Halley Hopson rated it it was amazing Shelves: One long, open-mouthed kiss. If the Milago do not meet the required supply of glaze which changes for each day, then one of them is killed by being pushed into an abandoned mine shaft. The Merchant of Death Pendragon, 1 by D. MacHale Then again, I had this same worry with Eragonand it proved needless. Views Read Edit View history. With his Uncle Press, his partner Loor, and his friend Alder, they embark through many dangers in Denduron.
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Start your review of The Merchant of Death Pendragon, 1 Write a review Shelves: fantasy , ebooks , audiobook , knight-jobs , ya , , retellings-reimaginings-and-mashes Not even something as terrifyingly cuddly as a trio of skydiving "ninja" cats could have won me over to this story. My angries were not provoked. The writing is fine, the main character is fairly engaging, theres a decent back-story and nicely drawn diabolical villain. My less than lofty rating is more a recognition that this sub-genre of light, YA, Not even something as terrifyingly cuddly as a trio of skydiving "ninja" cats could have won me over to this story. So, after finishing The Price of Spring and Faust , this one seemed like a nice diversion My mistake. Everything about it was dandy.
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Contents [ show ] Personality Bobby describes himself as a jock and a gym rat. He was popular at his school, so he can assumed to be charismatic and friendly. In the beginning of the story, he is very reluctant to accept his responsibilities as a Traveler. As time goes on, he is shown to be thoughtful and introspective, though at times, he can be irrational and immature.
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