‘Beyonders’ review: Brandon Mull delivers elevated fantasy novel

March 24, 2011 | 11:08 a.m.

Susan Carpenter recently reviewed “Beyonders: A World Without Heroes” for the Los Angeles Times and said it tapped into a long legacy of dimensional escapades on the printed page. “For decades, kids have been inadvertently stumbling into alternate realities through children’s literature. In ‘The Chronicles of Narnia,’ it was a wardrobe that served as the portal. With ‘Beyonders: A World Without Heroes,’ it’s the yawning jaws of a hippo. This intriguing beginning leads to an even more imaginative quest in the kickoff to a new fantasy trilogy from Brandon Mull, bestselling author of the young-adult series “Fablehaven.” Jason Walker is just an average American teenager — studying for tests, practicing baseball and prepping to be a future dentist in the suburban idyll of Vista, Colo.”  Read Carpenter’s full review.

— Geoff Boucher

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One Response to ‘Beyonders’ review: Brandon Mull delivers elevated fantasy novel

  1. Dum Dum Dugan says:

    I clicked on this expecting a graphic novel about The Beyonder from Marvel Comics. Not a formulaic pre-teen Lord of the Rings pretender.

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