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The fifth book in Chris Colfer's #1 New York Times bestselling series The Land of Stories!

The Masked Man has captured all the royal families from the Land of Stories with the help of his army of literature's greatest villains, including the Wicked Witch of the West, the Queen of Hearts, and Captain Hook. With his sinister plan finally in motion, he is eager to destroy the families and take his place as emperor.

Alex and Conner know they are no match against the Masked Man's legion of villains, but they realize that they may be in possession of the greatest weapon of all: their own imaginations! So begins the twins' journey into Conner's very own stories to gather an army of pirates, cyborgs, superheroes, and mummies as they band together for the ultimate fight against the Masked Man.
Meanwhile, an even more dangerous plan is brewing--one that could change the fates of both the fairy-tale world and the Otherworld forever.
Conner's tales come alive in the thrilling fifth adventure in the #1 New York Times bestselling Land of Stories series.
Paperback, 464 pages
Published on June 13, 2017 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 031638321X
ISBN-13: 9780316383219
57 Book Reviews
  • chubasi
    chubasiabout 2 months55 stars
    A terrible misfortune has washed upon the fairy-tale world, and only Conner's short stories can save them. Alex and Conner go on a thrilling adventure while travelling through Conner's stories using the portal potion, and recruiting characters for the army. They even go into an unexpectedly creepy tale, written by one of their classmates. A fantastic story filled with pirates, robots, mummies, and even zombies, there are enough twists and turns to make your heart pound. Grade A.
    • chubasi
      chubasiabout 2 months55 stars
      I think this book was my favorite from the whole series. I really loved the way the author explained Conner's short stories and how it was related to his life and his friends. When they realized how much it was related to his life it was really nice. The Ziblings short story he wrote felt as if it was his story not just a story he wrote about someone else. It was an amazing book that made me feel really happy! I recommend it!
      • waterdroplet
        waterdropletabout 2 months55 stars
        This is probably my favorite book in the whole series! I especially loved the beginning. You know when they met the pirates. There is so much suspense in the book that I just want to keep reading!
        • live1357
          live13578 months55 stars
          This is my favorite book of the whole series, so much action in the book!!
          • vkgisawesome
            vkgisawesome9 months55 stars
            I think this book was my favorite from the whole series. I really loved the way the author explained Conner's short stories and how it was related to his life and his friends. When they realized how much it was related to his life it was really nice. The Ziblings short story he wrote felt as if it was his story not just a story he wrote about someone else. It was an amazing book that made me feel really happy! I recommend it!
            • hamstergirl11
              hamstergirl119 months55 stars
              This book is an amazing fifth book! Instead of going to the original "Land of Stories", We travel into Connor's, the unsung hero, writing. we see how alike some of the characters in his writing are to people in The Land of Stories. I ask you to read this!!!!
              • anney
                anneyover 1 year
                It is cool how in this book it goes back and fourth from when Conner is older and younger. This is the last book, and I was so sad when it ended.
                • madisonann
                  madisonannover 1 year55 stars
                  I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and i've read the whole seires
                  • little_angel727
                    little_angel727over 1 year55 stars
                    After the Masked Man recruited a whole bunch of villans for the literary army, he went on destroying the fairytale world. Conner and his friends are no match for their enemy, but they have the best weapon imagenable; imagination. In this thrilling book, you will get to view the villians sometimes different, but get reminded that they still have their own personality and weaknesses. Conner and Alex travels to Conner's short story by using their grandmother's potion. First, they went to a pirate/romantic adventure, "Starbordia". They learn that the characters do NOT know their authors. They went to "The Galaxy Queen", which involved bug guts, and "The Ziblings", which has super heros who struggles to open a locked window. The last book is not so fun, but it has mummies. Major twists and good laughs (thanks to our annoying characters). Highly recommended.
                    • ASTRIDDRAGONalmost 2 years
                      LOVE THIS BOOK! CURRENTLY READING IT! BY FAR MY FAV BOOK IN THE SERIES!!!!!!