Black Water (Pendragon Book 5)

by D. J. MacHale

Ebook, 2009

Status

Available

Local notes

PB Mac

Barcode

1420

Publication

Aladdin (2009), 452 pages

Description

Just when 15-year-old Bobby Pendragon thinks he understands his purpose as a Traveler he is faced with an impossible choice.

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User reviews

LibraryThing member hoosgracie
Bobby travels to the territory of Eelong, which is populated by cat people and humans are slaves in order to save Gunny. I like that roles are reversed and humans are slaves. This one also has Mark and Courtney travelling.
LibraryThing member OpheliasNightmare
I love this one,especially the plot twists and the understanding of Halla it presents.
LibraryThing member savageknight
Wow. Things really kick into high gear as we visit the territory of Eelong... with Mark's acolytes actually in tow! Saint Dane ups the ante and starts causing even more trouble for Halla by starting to mix things from different territories. There is just SO much happening in this tome that writing
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it all out would take more than a couple of paragraphs :)

Lots of shocks, from the cat-like beings, to the humanoid quigs, to the attempted genocide of the "gars", to the involvement of various acolytes! Does it all blow up in the end? Well, yes and no. But just when you think you're there, twists and turns abound!

I'm really impressed that this series has held my attention for so long!
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LibraryThing member TZacek
I'm all about a good fantasy/adventure series, and I have worked my way through the first five and the beginning of the sixth book of this series. I want to like MacHale's Pendragon books because they revolve around an interesting idea: the ability to travel through space/time/whatever to fight the
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good fight against an evil man hell-bent on destroying Pendragon's world and all others within Halla. But I just can't get down with it. Does Bobby ever do anything right? Do all of MacHale's female heroines have to come across as shrewish and beastly? Gunny, Spader, Patrick Mac, and Bobby are all fairly laid back, friendly people. Loor, Aja, Kasha: shrews. After a while, the characterization gets frustrating and the fact that Bobby always seems to be doing the absolute WORST thing he possible could gets redundant. I feel like Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians series is far superior to Pendragon. And with the Percy Jackson movie coming out in a month, kids and teens would do well to choose this more thrilling adventure series.
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LibraryThing member sunghwankorea7
This book is about a boy named Bobby Pendragon who saves odd planets with his team/friends. This fifth book out of ten called Black Water is about Bobby with his friends trying to save Eelong a planet of talking cats who are friendly or not so friendly. But some cats are good friends to Bobby who
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could help fight off a cruel demon, Saint Daine which can transform into anything. Saint Daine is trying to take over Eelong to gain his power to rule other planets as well killing many cats and people. So Bobby is trying to stop Saint Dane. Will he succeed or fail or probably save Eelong but has to save the next planet Saint Daine is after? Those of you who like adventure and action-packed books, this book is a great one for you.
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LibraryThing member JoQu05
A really good book with all the twist and irony. I didn't expect that the humans would be treated as "pets" and the animals are the owners.
LibraryThing member jerenda
I thought it was incredibly annoying. (Warning: Rant following.)

It summarized way too much. I can understand stopping in book five to summarize books 1-4, but stopping every chapter to review what happened in the previous one?!? That's waaaaay too much. At points, it was as if the author had
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written the chapters decades apart and expected us to forget everything that had happened last chapter, so he could repeat it for us. At points, it even repeated information revealed a few sentances ago!! I believe the book would have been half as long if all that summarizing had been taken out. Occassionally it would repeat stuff from previous books, which was okay because I hadn't read the previous four and didn't mind the information. My aggravation may have been due, in part, to the fact that I had to listen to this book instead of reading it, and that always irritates me.

But!! It wasn't all annoying. As others before me have stated, the plot was convulted enough to keep me interested. And the characters were convincing enough. They spent too much time being worried, and Pendragon is /far/ too much of an idiot to have the fate of the world(s) depend on him, but I suppose I enjoyed it. It was okay, at least. I was interested enough to spend time bantering with my siblings about what the black water was, so I suppose that's a good sign. ^_^
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LibraryThing member abby11
Very exciting.
LibraryThing member savageknight
Wow. Things really kick into high gear as we visit the territory of Eelong... with Mark's acolytes actually in tow! Saint Dane ups the ante and starts causing even more trouble for Halla by starting to mix things from different territories. There is just SO much happening in this tome that writing
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it all out would take more than a couple of paragraphs :)



Lots of shocks, from the cat-like beings, to the humanoid quigs, to the attempted genocide of the "gars", to the involvement of various acolytes! Does it all blow up in the end? Well, yes and no. But just when you think you're there, twists and turns abound!



I'm really impressed that this series has held my attention for so long!
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