Read in January, 2008 and Re-read in 2016
This third installment of the Pendragon series is another one of my favorites. I mean, it’s based off of 1930’s New York City! We got gangsters and flappers, one of my favorite times in American history. Of course, there are still out-worldly elements to the story because Bobby is a traveler.
I think in The Never War, Bobby really matures as a character. This is the territory, obviously, that strikes home with him, and because of that he realizes why it’s so important to protect Halla. I also think that Courtney and Mark’s characters (his two best friends who read his journals on Earth) are growing, which is refreshing.
About the series: I love that every single book adds more detail to the big list of rules for being a traveler. It makes the reader feel like they’re becoming a traveler themselves as they learn the ropes and the stakes of the game.
Although this could possibly be a stand-alone if you really wanted it to be, it’s even more enjoyable to read the series as a whole since there’s a bigger plot to uncover.
My rating system stands: 5/5 is a knock out of the park; this book deserves to be read by everyone. 4/5 is, “I really liked it,” but it did have a couple of kinks. 3/5 is, “I believe there are a lot of people who would enjoy this book, but for one reason or another, it didn’t sit well with me.” 2/5 is, “I really didn’t enjoy it and I’m not going to recommend it.” 1/5 is, “no one read this – throw it in a lake.”
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