Underrated Gems: The Pendragon Adventure - Page 2
The books are a mix of first-person and third-person omniscient that works surprisingly well, a majority of the work in the form of journal entries from Bobby detailing his epic journey to his two best friends back on Earth, Mark and Courtney. The reader becomes truly invested in the characters. In The Merchant of Death, Bobby and his friends are fourteen and blissfully ignorant of the challenges they face. By the tenth and final novel, The Soldiers of Halla, Bobby is approaching twenty with the weight of the universe on his shoulders. Emotionally, it’s a rollercoaster. I can only imagine growing up with the series as each book came out from 2002 to 2009.
All the twists and lose ends are explained in The Soldiers of Halla in a way that I never saw coming. Without giving anything away, I will just say that, looking back on it now, I can see a touch of similarity in the idea of Carl Jung’s collect unconscious, in a massive science-fiction epic kind of way. Overall, I cannot recommend this series enough, no such thing as too young or old, and it is a shame that they did not get the mass media recognition they deserve.
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