Advanced Search Title. Series name. Language English Spanish Bilingual. Menu Find a Book. Home Sign In Contact Us. Main Menu Search. World Without Heroes. Summary Note: summary text provided by external source. Lexile Measure L. Lexile Measure HLL. I heavily recommend this book! Teen, 14 years old Written by Avery fourroux April 2, Helped me decide. Had useful details. Read my mind. Teen, 15 years old Written by kadensayani December 29, My favourite series and I've read a lot of books It seems to be inspired by Lord of the Rings but it is way better in my opinion.
Read this book for the first time when I was about 10 or 11 and I reread the series once and loved it. Great ending to the series. Teen, 14 years old Written by dominickramos April 18, Grate book This book was a great book it never seemed to lack action the main characters awesome.
Teen, 15 years old Written by Misbah Rahman March 16, Jason and Rachel Jason and Rachel are from Earth. That's not weird, right? It kinda is in Lyrian Kid, 11 years old March 20, Very good book, likable characters The whole Beyonders series is an amazing series.
I would definitely recommend this book. I think it has a great message heroism is defined as "doing the right thing regardless of the consequences". The characters are very likable, and it is very creative.
The one thing I'm still confused about is the climax. There are a variety of scenes that could qualify, but none are written as dramatic as it should be. Many people say that it is unrealistic that the main character overcame so much conflict, but I disagree. Even though he did, and it would be very rare for a case like that to happen in real life, Jason overcomes lots of situations through creativity, not pure skill or strength. This book shows that you don't have to be perfect or a great fighter to be a hero.
Beyonders #1: A World Without Heroes by Brandon Mull | Scholastic
I would still recommend this book, as it is very fun and suspenseful. There are some things I'm unsure about, but overall, a great book. Kid, 11 years old September 21, Purely Amazing. Its Phenomenal. You will be sucked into a world you never imagined existed-Lyrian. Overall, This is my favorite book of all time. Another Great book by Brandon Mull is Fablehaven.
Beyonders #1: A World Without Heroes
Be sure to check that out, and be inspired. Teen, 15 years old Written by Dafox December 18, I was 13 when I read the book and i found it exciting and encouraging to those who are scared to speak out in life and show their uniqueness. Teen, 13 years old Written by AbyssalRuin June 7, I really enjoyed it and am excited to see where this story goes. Jason is just trying to live out his normal life when he falls into a hippopotamus and ends up in a different world. There he meets up with another Beyonder like himself named Rachel and they are both drawn into a quest to find a mysterious word that is capable of defeating the evil overlord of the realm.
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Jason and Rachel are pretty good characters; although I didn't think characterization was the strong point of this novel. The strong points were the interesting world, the intriguing quest for syllables in a word, and the absolutely bizarre characters that Mull has thought up. I think Jason and Rachel were the weakest characters in the book, but some of the characters surrounding them are very engaging.
For example the Seed person, Jasher, is really awesome and really added alot of action to the story. There is humor throughout the book which keeps things light and funny. I love adventure-quest type of books and that is very much what this book is. The characters are given clues, have to find parts of the Word, and then get more clues to the next part. I thought the plot was well woven and there were a number of twists and turns to keep the book surprising.
The characters grow throughout the story and you can see that they are developing into forces to be reckoned with. Another thing about this book I absolutely loved were some of the bizarre character races and crazy obstacles. For example a lake you can run across but if you stop moving you sink can we say non-newtonian fluid?? I also loved the displacers which could remove parts of their body and send them places. Another wonderful race were the Seed people who can live many lives as long as the seed in the back of their head is replanted. These things were creative, super interesting, and a lot of fun to read about.
The way these interesting characteristics integrated into the story were wonderful.
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The book touches on interesting issues versus what is right and wrong. Questions such as should you endure hardship for the greater good are asked and issues around personal responsibility for the whole of a race are dealt with. Overall I really, really enjoyed this book.
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There is humor and adventure here, an interesting world, very creative races, and a lot of questing going on. I am super curious to see where this story goes and eager to read the next book in the series. This book is not another Fablehaven, it is more of a classic fantasy adventure quest. For some reason all the bizarre creatures and the crazy questing put me a bit in the mind of the Labyrinth movie. Those of you who like fantasy adventures with quirky characters will really love this book. Fabulously entertaining!
A World Without Heroes
As I did with my daughter when she was a teenager, I am trying to read books with my son. This goal is challenging and growing me as a reader. My son read through it so quickly that he finished the entire trilogy before I even began the first book. That's how much he loved it. He's a sixteen-year- old obsessive gamer who took time away from his games to read this series. The main character, Jason Walker, is an average teenage kid who falls into a hippo tank at his volunteer job and is magically transported to the world of Lyrian.
The jaws of a hippo serve as the magic portal. Quite funny, right off the bat. Then there are riddles to be solved, dangerous characters to avoid, the appearance of another Beyonder people from Earth in the form of a teenage home-schooled girl named Rachel and a heroic quest. One of the first people that he meets is the Loremaster a librarian.
Then there is the displacer, one of a breed of characters that can attach and unattach his head, hands, and other parts at will. Disgusting but also handy. Edomic is the language of creation spoken only by the wizards of which there is apparently only one left and he is evil. Vocabulary words:TraversingAuditoryApertureFriezeFunny quote: Jason was "relieved to have found an actual, non-furious person" p.
Interesting image: "It looked ready to topple at a cough from a butterfly" p. Philosophy: "People find meaning where they can" p. For discussion: What makes a hero? Why does the world need heroes? You could flee and hide. You could bargain with Maldor. You have chosen a heroic path. Walk it without apology" p. This is the essence of heroism" p. This is one of those books that may have been written for children and teens but will appeal to adults as well. Perfect for reading together as a family. By Brandon MullI'm listening to the end of this book on audio as I begin to write this review.
The first book of the Beyonders series is a good story. Brandon Mull certainly has a very creative mind, and that shows through brilliantly in this novel. From a pacing perspective, this book starts slow. I remember trying to listen to the audiobook version before, months ago in fact, and after falling in love with the prologue and getting excited for the rest of the story, I ran into chapter 1.
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