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Jason tumbles into a quest to save a magical in this #1 New York Times bestselling start to Brandon Mull’s Beyonders fantasy series.

Jason Walker has often wished his life could be a bit less predictable—until a routine day at the zoo ends with Jason suddenly transporting from the hippo tank to a place unlike anything he's ever seen. In the past, the people of Lyrian welcomed visitors from the Beyond, but attitudes have changed since the wizard emperor Maldor rose to power. The brave resistors who opposed the emperor have been bought off or broken, leaving a realm where fear and suspicion prevail.

In his search for a way home, Jason meets Rachel, who was also mysteriously drawn to Lyrian from our world. With the help of a few scattered rebels, Jason and Rachel become entangled in a quest to piece together the word of power that can destroy the emperor, and learn that their best hope to find a way home will be to save this world without heroes.
Hardcover, 464 pages
Published on March 15, 2011 by Aladdin
ISBN-10: 141699792X
ISBN-13: 9781416997924
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  • otter
    otterMonday, September 9, 2013 at 6:17 pm44 stars
    This book was really suspenseful, and it made me stay up too late! Jason and Rachel are both random kids, but together they recover a word that no one has ever recovered.
    • guitar16
      guitar16Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 4:30 pm
      great book reading now so much info