Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary (Fablehaven Series #4)

Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary (Fablehaven Series #4)

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Overview

Danger lurks everywhere at Fablehaven, where someone has released a plague that transforms beings of light into creatures of darkness. In dire need of help, the Sorensons question where to turn, now that long trusted allies have been revealed as potential foes. Kendra embarks on a special mission that only she can attempt because of her new abilities as fairykind, while Seth stays behind and discovers an incredible new talent of his own. The siblings are put to the test as the threat grows both abroad and home at the Fablehaven preserve, and Brandon Mull spins his richest and most thrilling fantasy tale yet in this third title of the popular fantasy series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416990284
Publisher: Aladdin
Publication date: 02/23/2010
Series: Fablehaven Series , #4
Edition description: Repackage
Pages: 560
Sales rank: 42,901
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.64(h) x 1.42(d)
Lexile: 720L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Brandon Mull is the author of the New York Times, USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling Beyonders and Fablehaven series, as well as the bestselling Five Kingdoms, Candy Shop Wars, and Dragonwatch series. He resides in Utah, in a happy little valley near the mouth of a canyon with his wife and four children. Brandon’s greatest regret is that he has but one life to give for Gondor.

Brandon Dorman is the illustrator of Be Glad Your Nose is on Your Face and The Wizard, both by Jack Prelutsky; and The Christmas Sweater by Glenn Beck. He received a degree in fine arts from Brigham Young University—Idaho and lives in Puyallup, Washington, with his family.

What People are Saying About This

Christopher Paolini

"One of the most enjoyable fantasies I've read." Christopher Paolini

Obert Skye

"Imagination runs wild in Fablehaven. It is a lucky book that can hold this kind of story." Obert Skye

Orson Scott Card

"The dialogue snaps and sizzles . . . like Harry Potter, Fablehaven can be read aloud in a family with as much pleasure for grownups as for children. . . Do yourself a favor, and don't miss the first novel by a writer who is clearly going to be a major figure in popular fantasy." Orson Scott Card

Interviews

Brandon Mull Interviews Seth Sorenson

Brandon: Thanks for agreeing to this interview.
Seth: I thought it was mandatory.

Brandon: It is. Tell us a little about Fablehaven.
Seth: It's kind of a secret.

Brandon: Right, but in this interview you can speak freely.
Seth: If you say so. Fablehaven is a wildlife refuge for magical creatures. My Grandpa and Grandma Sorenson are the caretakers.

Brandon: How long have you known about Fablehaven?
Seth: A couple of years.

Brandon: You're thirteen now?
Seth: Correct. This is really riveting. I'm glad you made it mandatory.

Brandon: I'm just trying to get some of the basics out there for the uninitiated. So is Fablehaven unique?
Seth: There are secret wildlife preserves for magical creatures hidden around the world. Some are specialized, like the dragon sanctuaries.

Brandon: Have you been to a dragon sanctuary?
Seth: Just once. We all almost died, but it was pretty awesome. I got to see my first dragons. We don't have dragons at Fablehaven.

Brandon: Why not?
Seth: They'd kill everybody and destroy everything.

Brandon: What kind of creatures live at Fablehaven?
Seth: You want a list? Fairies, demons, satyrs, centaurs, fog giants, naiads, dryads, nipsies, witches, trolls, ogres, brownies, astrids, leprechauns, minotaurs, dwarves, undead creatures, a golem…and plenty I haven't named. Am I supposed to include the creatures in the dungeon?

Brandon: That was sufficient. At Fablehaven, what type of creature do you like the least?
Seth: The centaurs.

Brandon: Really. I thought you might have said the demons.
Seth: We know the demons are evil. And the wraiths and stuff. The centaurs should help out more, but they don't. Centaurs are jerks.

Brandon: Favorite creatures?
Seth: The satyrs.

Brandon: Aren't they kind of selfish?
Seth: Yes, but they're fun. Newel and Doren are my best friends at Fablehaven. They've helped me get better at tennis.

Brandon: I understand you guys are currently dealing with a serious threat.
Seth: You mean the Society? The Society of the Evening Star is dedicated to stealing artifacts from preserves like Fablehaven. Their main goal is to open Zzyzx, the demon prison, which holds a horde of the worst demons in history, including the Demon King. Preserves like Fablehaven are deadly enough without the Society making everything worse.

Brandon: You seem a little young to be involved in something so dangerous.
Seth: You and my grandparents should get together and go bowling. Seems like no matter how much I prove myself, my grandparents won't give me any credit.

Brandon: You have made occasional errors in judgment that have caused some problems at Fablehaven.
Seth: Okay, that's true. But my stupidest mistakes came partly because I didn't fully get what was going on at Fablehaven and I was insanely curious. I'm smarter than I used to be. Besides, everyone makes mistakes. Haven't you?

Brandon: I have. But I don't think I've ever put lives in danger.
Seth: Have you ever been to a secret wildlife park full of magical creatures?

Brandon: Not really.
Seth: There you go. If I spent all day typing in my basement, I probably wouldn't have put many lives at risk either. I'm just saying.

Brandon: You have a point. The preserves are inherently dangerous.
Seth: A wildlife preserve in Africa, like with lions and water buffalo and hippos and elephants, would be a dangerous place, right?

Brandon: Yes.
Seth: You wouldn't go there and roam around alone.

Brandon: Probably not. I'd at least stay in my car, or want a bunch of guides with guns.
Seth: Now imagine you're at a wildlife park with minotaurs and giants and dragons.

Brandon: I get the point.
Seth: Even experienced adults get eaten at these magical preserves. So far, I'm doing pretty well.

Brandon: Any parting words?
Seth: Everyone likes to criticize me, but one day I'll be the caretaker of Fablehaven. Just you wait.

Brandon: Not Kendra?
Seth: If everything goes wrong, maybe. But I more picture her as president and founding member of the Save the Fairies Foundation.

Brandon: She has bailed you out before. Rescued you.
Seth: What are you trying to do, stir things up? Kendra is great. Someday she might make a fine, hesitant, nervous caretaker.

Brandon: Mind if I tell her what you said?
Seth: Put it in a book, she'll get the news quicker.

Brandon: She's a big reader?
Seth: You guessed it.

Brandon: You're not?
Seth: Depends on the book. Is this over? You mentioned parting words...

Brandon: Sure. Thanks for your time.
Seth: I had no choice, but you're welcome.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brandon Mull continues to use his talent in the fourth book of his best-selling Fablehaven series. It includes all sorts of twists, turns, and reveals a new traitor at a point of high suspence.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is full of suprizes. Read it yourself and find out!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fablehaven is a wonderfully thought out great seriees i cant get enough and if u finiash and bored read the demon king aazing series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn' t believe what Gavin turned out to be! Incredible. Brandon Mull has done it again
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great series brandon mull is sooooooo talented!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just by the cover you want to read this book! Fablehaven secrets of the dragon sanctuary is amazing. Not only does it have dragons in it. It leads to the last book: keys to the demon prison. I cant wait!!! NEXT IS BEYONDERS! AWESOME!!!!! PEACE OUT BRANDON MULL FRIENDS
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is very well written. I like the surprises and twists Brandon Mull has included and we can't wait for the next one.
brightmyer More than 1 year ago
The long awaited 4th book in the Fablehaven series has finally arrived and I practically gobbled it up in one sitting. While at home for winter break, Kendra finds herself in mortal danger from the evil Spinx - the leader of the Society of the Evening Star. Kendra and Seth soon find themselves back with their grandparents at Fablehaven - an animal perserve for magical creatures. Because Kendra is "fairykind" - kissed by the fairies - she is the only one who is able to decipher the clues from Patton's secret jounal that will lead them to a hidden artifact the Spinx is determined to steal. Will the Knights of the Dawn be able to safely enter the dragon sanctuary to recover the artifact before the Spinx? Does Seth continue to disobey the rules? Has Vanessa really changed her ways? Is there really a spy at Fablehaven? This book is full of non-stop action and children of all ages will enjoy this fantasy adventure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has so many twists and turns...you can't put it down.
Annibebe More than 1 year ago
Love all Fablehaven. Love the characters.
BluHawk More than 1 year ago
This is the best series I have come across since Harry Potter. The characters are wonderful, but the thing I love most about Fablehaven is that I can't quite figure out what is going to happen next. The plot is so well-developed and complex that it keeps me constantly at the edge of my seat! This is a fantastic series for any age, and I definitely think it belongs in my permanent library! If you enjoyed Fablehaven as much as I have, you might also like the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love these books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series!!!!!!:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the whole series. Kept me up till two a.m. most nights. Just counldnt put them down. You will not be disapionted with this purchase
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have always loved these kind of books can't wait to read it!! :D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read it fifteen times
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best i have read in a long time.
RaysReview More than 1 year ago
This was the most hilarious, entertaining, and magical of the Fablehaven series so far. It left us craving more so we are eagerly awaiting the next book.
larissavail More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It kept me entertained all the way thru this riviting story.
Lana_Mitzel More than 1 year ago
I have a 13 year old boy and 15 year old girl and they both EQUALLY love this series! It appeals to a very broad range of readers. We have gone to the book signings of each new release, and every time Brandon Mull has been so gracious.
Jussy More than 1 year ago
this book was a great addition to the series and its left me waiting for the next book. i didnt buy these books for a while because i thought that they might be for a younger audience, well i finally bought the first one. then i wentback to the store the next day and bought the rest of the series. im 21 years old and i enjoyed the series very very much and reccomend all 4 books!
BoundBookworm More than 1 year ago
I have been very impressed with Brandon Mull. Each book in this series has gotten better and better. His ability to visualize through words makes it amazing visable for me as the reader to be right there as the story unfolds. I could not wait until book 4 came out and again I am on my seat waiting for book 5.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brandon Mull is such a great author. It is so refreshing to be able to read a book without having to worry about inappropriate language or content. I am very excited for the last book, but sad at the same time. I have really enjoyed reading this series.
Bookworm717 More than 1 year ago
This book was absolutely phenomenal. I love this whole series but this is by far the best. The ending was a big surprise, mostly because I didn't want to believe it, but soon found that everything pointed towards it inevitably. This book kept you turning pages and rooting for Kendra and Seth the whole way. I would recommend this to anyone that loves fantasy.
AZTorey More than 1 year ago
This book is fast paced, engaging and keeps you hooked until the last page. I can't wait for the fifth and final book in the series to come out. Action, adventure, life lessons, danger and betrayal await you in this book. Plot twists that I never saw coming and moments of humor and levity balance this book nicely. Teachers, share this with you class. Booksellers, reccomment this title to children and adults alike. If you're not a lover of books, this series can turn you into one. On a side note, the author is a personable, professional and engaging man who truly deserves all the accolades this series is providing to him and his family. Well done Brandon Mull.....but can you write the next one faster?