Alliance (The Paladin Prophecy #2)

Alliance (The Paladin Prophecy #2)
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Age Range
12+
Release Date
January 07, 2014
ISBN
9780375970467
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Readers of I Am Number Four, The Maze Runner, and Legend will love this sophisticated adventure series by the cocreator of the groundbreaking television show Twin Peaks, with its unique combination of mystery, heart-pounding action, and the supernatural. After exposing the sinister underground society of students known as the Knights of Charlemagne, Will West stays at the Center over the summer to explore his newly developing physical and mental abilities. Meanwhile, his roommates investigate the Knights' shadowy purpose and discover unsettling information about their own backgrounds. Will and his friends must quickly figure out what's going on and separate friend from foe as they prepare for the coming fight.

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Adventure, humor, superpowers, and a mythological quest to save the world.
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
I was very pleased with the second installment in the Paladin Prophecy series. Adventure, humor, superpowers, and a mythological quest to save the world make this a very entertaining series.

First of all, the characters are really fun. They're normal in so many ways, but they have these really cool powers and special abilities. They have pretty normal names, but say the strangest and funniest things. They develop and change and make mistakes and generally are quite well-written characters.

Second, there are so many things going on in this book that you simply have to keep reading. There is mystery: What happened to Will's parents? What about his ghostly mentor? Where exactly is the Other Side, and where did it come from? There is action: training their special abilities, running from bad guys, chasing bad guys, fighting bad guys. There is romance: Will crushes on one of his roommates, and it is pretty adorable. There is comedy: Nick is hilarious. That is all. Everything culminates in an all-out battle against The Other Side, which won't end up like you expect it to at all!

The only thing that would have made it better was the possibility of adding a little more exposition in the beginning, reminding readers where the Academy is, who Will's friends are, and who his enemies are. There is an entertaining Will-narrated recap of what happened at the end of the first book, but some readers might be confused through the first 5 chapters without that character-focused exposition.

Overall I really enjoyed Alliance, and I look forward to the next book in the series! Fans of The Maze Runner, I Am Number Four, the X-Men, and Lydia Kang's Control will definitely enjoy The Paladin Prophecy as well!
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