Author(s): D.J. MacHaleDownload
It has all been leading to this.Every victory. Every loss. All the thrills and sadness; the hope and despair. Bobby Pendragon’s heart-pounding journey through time and space has brought him to this epic moment. He and his fellow Travelers must join forces for one last desperate battle against Saint Dane. At stake is not only the tenth and final territory, but all that ever was or will be. Everywhere.This is the war for Halla.Every question is answered. Every truth is revealed.The final battle has begun.
Some Reviews: 564 in Goodreads.com
I recently finished the tenth and final book of the Pendragon series, The Soldiers of Halla, by .D.J. MacHale. It’s about armies. Armies from fourteen to seventy thousand to three hundred thousand people. And basically, those armies fight. In a battle to the death. The fight in question is about, well, everything that ever existed or ever will exist, called Halla. I was thinking that was a little overboard, don’t you? I can kind of make
This was a masterful story, probably the best in the ten book series. The theme is that the good of people will defeat their dark sides. We should hope so.
Essentially, the book tells the story of the victory of Bobby Pendragon over his arch enemy, the misguided spirit, Saint Dane. Pendragon represents free will, Dane represents the idea that people need a protector to protect them from themselves.
This is one of the basic arguments of the early disciples of the natural rights dogma, a kind of quasi-religion that heavily influences much of how we think today. Natural rights serves as the foundation, for example, of most economic theory, and is an ingrained feature (or a pollutant depending on your thinking) of much modern Christian thinking.
In the developmental days of natural rights, Thomas Hobbes argued people were inherently bad and needed a powerful government to keep them in line, while John Locke, David Hume and Adam Smith insisted the opposite was true.
I literally remembered absolutely nothing from this book. Not one thing. So this was definitely more of a first read for me even though I know I devoured it the second it came out way back in 2009.
I don’t even have coherent words. I loved it. So much was explained, finally. Epic battles, the return of all of our old friends, a battle of epic proportions between good and evil. Couldn’t have asked for more.
I will shout from the rooftops about this series until the end of time or when everyone reads it. Whichever comes first.
P.S. I would just like to state that the last chapter of this absolutely destroyed me, but in the best way possible.
the reason i rated the last book so high is that in many practically all series the last book is a little bit of a let down
are my examples But the Pendragon series was not like them it didnt try to tie everything up, it didnt ignore the ending and pretend their wasnt one
what The Soldiers Of Halla did was to me a game changer
it was good, and sad it made you feel that….(sorry i forgot the main guys name,it has been years since i read them) HE truly grew and evolved and not just got older
that why the WHOLE series not just the last book is one of the best Adolesent series around, yes that means the Harry Potter series among others
Gets super cosmic super fast but, despite a potential barrier to understanding, this is the perfect way to wrap up a story like this. The action is heart-pounding, the climax is tense, the suspense is perfect, the final battle is cathartic. Everything was perfectly crafted.
This was the culmination of ten books worth of characters and emotions and my only complaint is that Mark, the uber-nerd, should have had a much better understanding of what was going on as soon as he was told.
I was recommending the series before I finished it but now I can recommend it even harder now that I know MacHale didn’t drop the ball. Now for Morpheus Road…