- Gebundene Ausgabe: 418 Seiten
- Verlag: Shadow Mountain (12. September 2012)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1609080556
- ISBN-13: 978-1609080556
- Vom Hersteller empfohlenes Alter: Ab 13 Jahren
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 3,8 x 14,6 x 21,6 cm
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The Void of Mist and Thunder (13th Reality (Hardcover)) (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 12. September 2012
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A Quick Synopsis: The Void of Mist and Thunder picks up where The Blade of Shattered Hope's epic cliffhanger left off. Atticus Higginbottom is trapped in the Nonex, a place where no one has ever escaped from, with his two mortal enemies, the misguided Mistress Jane and the diabolical Reginald Chu. The catch is, the only way to escape from the Nonex is for all three to work together--but what if the price of escaping means that Tick must help one of his rivals? Meanwhile, outside the Nonex, the Realitants face a startling new enemy: the Void of Mist and Thunder, which threatens to tear apart Reality itself.
The Review: Wow. That was the only word I could say to myself after finishing The Void of Mist and Thunder. Wow. I started The Journal of Curious Letters, knowing that I was in for a treat. What I didn't know was that the treat would be so tasty. And I didn't know that the treat would taste so good, or end so brilliantly. Mr. Dashner certainly doesn't disappoint here. In fact, if I may say so myself, he totally redeems himself from his rather lacklustre Maze Runner finale and prequel.
All of your favourite characters are back from the first three volumes--Master George, Paul, Sofia, Sato, Mothball, Rutger, and last but certainly not least, how could I forget, Tick! Every one of them is crafted with the same precise care and detail. And you know what, let's also hear it for Mistress Jane and Reginald Chu, because even though they're the villains of the tale, you can't help but feel...something for them. Some of the book's greatest action comes from its great characters.
Oh, action! The plot and premise of The Void of Mist and Thunder is full of that. Previous installments of the series have contained plenty of action, but it's nothing compared to this. Prepare yourself for stunning new inventions, deadly monsters, and of course, thunder and destruction! The action begins from the first page and never lets go. This is a lightning-paced page-turner with plenty of heart. And readers looking for a hint of the riddles found in The Journal of Curious Letters will also find it here.
The ending...I'm thinking about how amazing it was even as I type these words. I promise you it is something that you did not expect. If you are reading this and are thinking "Oh I expected that!" you are either lying or should become a best-selling author. Some readers will need a box of tissues to finish reading even as you grip the book with your sweaty hands, adrenaline pumping through you. The author wraps things up perfectly, and there's just the right amount of closure.
I usually don't write such short reviews, but there's nothing more I can say about the book except that it is a wondrous work of art. If you are in elementary or middle school, read these books. They deserve so much more credit than they get. I hope someday this series becomes a cult classic, and then I'll have been so proud to have followed it from the start. Actually, I'm proud right now to have followed The 13th Reality from the start. Atticus Higginbottom, thank you for coming into my life.
Memorable Quote: Reality spoke to you in interesting ways--not in the formulas and equations of mathematicians and scientists, nor in the dry, lengthy descriptions found in dusty old textbooks. Reality was another level altogether, at one with our minds. It spoke to you in the best way your own self can speak back.
This book in particular is written well and keeps you engaged. It does seem to jump from one characters view to another a lot though out the book. That does bother me a bit. You just get into a scene, if you will, when it changes on you.
As we begin this story we find Tick, Mr. Chu and Mistress Jane lost in the Nonex, a no-man's land of no escape. Of course our hero Tick has other plans. In his attempt at escape, he finds himself captured by the fourth dimension, a void of mist and thunder. It has invaded reality and is attempting to destroy all the known worlds.
Tick is able to rejoin his friends, The Realiants, but only for a brief time before he is captured by the evil Mr. Chu. Now, at Mr. Chu's mercy, Tick is told he will be sacrificied to allow Mr. Chu absolute power over the realities and the void.
Desperate, The Realiants gather their forces, but the battle is huge, with Mr. Chu's forces on one side, and the destructive void on the other. Will Tick be able to save the day?
My Thoughts- this is a great book with cross-over appeal. I've enjoyed the mysterious stories of Tick and his friends as they grow and try to expand upon their powers. Tick is a lovable hero, with values and the normal flaws found with a youth. He puts his family and friends first, which often causes problems, but hey, that's what sub plots are for.
Since this is the concluding book in the series I want to mention how well I think Dashner wraps things up. Friends and enemies are forced to work together to keep the realities from being destroyed, there is even redemption for Mistress Jane, who I've always thought had a good spot deep down. The ultimate ending is all about love and sacrifice, and rings true of the whole story.
I think that in this series Dashner really stretched the bounds and came through with some unique ideas and storylines. And that's what makes a good book to me. It has to be something fresh, exciting, and not the same themes as other books out there. You can tell his talents stretches beyond the norm by looking at his YA series, The Maze Runner. Wow, now that's imagination opened on a platter.
Here are the books in the 13th Reality Series:
The Journal of Curious Letters
The Hunt for Dark Infinity
The Blade of Shattered Hop
The Void of Mist and Thunder
So what's it about? Well, the series is about Atticus "Tick" Higgenbottom (14), who is recruited to become a "realitant," which sort of means, person who knows that there are multiple realities, that there are sometimes issues with and among the realities, and who is tasked with the job of protecting those realities when and how he can, along with the other realitants.
Tick is in Reality Prime, the strongest and most stable of realities, but there are thirteen other known realities that the realitants can travel through and protect. The thirteenth reality is Mistress Jane's domain, and has some weird properties that seem to heighten the "chi'kaarda" levels. So, what are Chi'kaarda levels? Well, it's sort of the juice that allows the realitants to travel between realities, but also much more, allowing people to harness its strength to accomplish great feats. And Tick and Mistress Jane are two such individuals who, for differing reasons, have the ability to harness great amounts of chi'kaarda.
And at the end of book 3, they have done so to such a degree (in a fight against each other) that they have found themselves in the Nonex, along with Reginalt Chu from the 4th Reality, who found himself there by coming into interaction with his "alterant" -- i.e., another version of himself from another reality (in this case, Reality Prime). So, the Nonex is a place where .... well there's just a whole lot of unknown about the Nonex, but what is known is that people don't escape from there. At least, not ever before. So, can Tick, Mistress Jane, and Chu work together to escape the Nonex?
On top of that, resulting from the climactic fight at the end of book 3, there appears to be a rift in the realities, through which the Fourth <i>Dimension</i> seems to be trying to leak in. The Fourth Dimension may or may not have consciousness, may or may not be evil, but is definitely wreaking havoc in the realities and the realitants must work together to try and salvage the worlds.
So the book has a lot going on. And even though it'd been a while since I'd read the 3rd book and had forgotten most of what had happened, this 4th and final book in the series is written in such a way so as to remind me of everything without simply repeating it (which would be rather dull for those who did remember what happened in the prior 3 books). In other words, it all came back to me rather quickly and seamlessly. The book is quickly paced and suspenseful, leaving you constantly wondering how Tick will react and how Jane will react.
And although you suspect that it will somehow work itself out in the end, you don't know how it can do so, and you definitely don't know who will make it to the end (not everyone does).
I thought Dashner was creative in his approach, and I didn't mind the introduction of new major elements in this final installment. I did think it was a little convenient at times, but then I think Dashner took a rather inconvenient sharp turn--to his credit. Keeping the reader guessing and keeping everything up in the air made the final installment read just like a final installment should -- like a final, grand climax, where everything comes to a head.
And it's wrapped up well enough. I like neat little packages and it was good enough for me; for those who like it a little less neat, I think it's also good enough for them. There's still a future on the horizon, but you're okay that you're not going to read about it.
Overall, definitely recommended. Certainly for those who've started the series, but also for those who haven't, it's a younger and sweeter series than HP, but it hits the right notes and is satisfying in the end.
2) Genre: Young Adult/Fantasy
3) Synopsis: Atticus Higginbottom has faced many threats and stopped them all. All that he has faced doesn't compare to the Void. The void is coming to tear all the realities apart. Tick must work with his worst enemies to save the world.
4) Feelings: The fourth and final (I think) book in the 13th Reality series. I think my problem with all these series is that you have to get bigger and badder each book. If the enemy gets bigger then the hero needs to get stronger. Tick is certainly stronger in this book.
5) Final recommendation: It is certainly necessary read if you are a fan of the series. I enjoyed it but a little part of me is happy it is the last one so the next villain doesn't have to be even badder.
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