The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Riddle of Ages

The brilliant and beloved gang from the New York Times bestselling series is back!

Since The Mysterious Benedict Society debuted twelve years ago, the series has become a modern classic, drawing comparisons to J.K. Rowling and Roald Dahl and selling over three million copies. Some time has passed since the inimitable quartet of Reynie, Sticky, Kate, and Constance have had a mission together. But with the arrival of a new Society member -- and a new threat -- they must reunite to face dilemmas more dangerous than ever before, including the villainous Mr. Curtain and a telepathic enemy tracking their every move, not to mention a dramatically preteen Constance.

In its triumphant return, the Society encounters all new challenges, but the series' trademark sly humor, sweet camaraderie, hairsbreadth escapes, and mind-bending puzzles are all as engaging as ever. Fans of the series will be thrilled to see the Society has grown up a little with them, while a new generation of readers will fall in love with these irresistible adventures.

Hardcover, 400 pages
Published on September 24, 2019 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0316452645
ISBN-13: 9780316452649
6 Book Reviews
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  • animalloverSunday, May 10, 2020 at 8:35 pm
    Mm, this book is pretty okay I guess... It is different than the first trio of books . I could not really keep up with it. My friend loves it, but I am not certain. Everyone is so different, Tai Li randomly shows up, and devastatingly, CONSTANCE CONTRAIRE PRACTICALLY GAVE UP RHYMING SPONTANEOUSLY!😤😱😮😪😥😭😭😭😭 Also, the plot is hard to follow and I was sad since Violet Hopefield didn't show up in the book. Some parts are good, like when Constance yelled at Reynie and everyone. That was good. I wish I could do that to my sort of friend, who loves this book. But overall, the plot is less clever, TLS has lost a bit of his usual sparkle, and why on earth does Constance not make any epic poems? I loved those! Overall, there are clever plot turns but I couldn't keep up with it. It's like a tidal wave of new characters knocked me over. I do like how the author included each character's personal thoughts, but Tai seems like a minor character. 3 1/2 stars.🙃
    • adventure0329
      adventure0329Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 7:19 pm22 stars
      It was different from the first three books. Reynie, Sticky, Kate, and Constance are all much older. With the appearance of a new member and the rise of more ten men, they are forced to travel to where it all started- the institute. They change over those years. Sticky wants to be called George, Kate abandoned her bucket, and Constance is different than before. It wasn't the amazing book I expected it to be and I think TLS lost his writing style a bit, It dosent pull you in as much anymore. But overall it was OK.
      • AmariyonMonday, October 21, 2019 at 10:34 am
        I read this all the time.
        • Hungry Friday, October 11, 2019 at 8:51 am
          It's okay. if I had to read this I would refuse in tragedy. But it is ok to me. people who love it for example bradyc15 said it looks like a good book. Plus ray ray said I think it looks cool. That is why I don't like it. Sorry if I wasted your time.
          • bradyc15
            bradyc15Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 12:26 pm
            Looks like a good book
            • ray rayWednesday, October 2, 2019 at 2:29 pm
              I think it looks cool