Well, the intention was to listen to this book for an hour or so today, while I got caught up on some DIY and webby based things, however so caught up in the plot was I (and lets be honest, it’s a Sunday, and the sofa was so very comfortable!) that I ended up listening to the end.
Fresh from his their escapades on Denduron, Bobby Pendragon and his uncle Press, find themselves it the territory of Cloral, a vast world that is entirely covered by water! The people here live in massive floating cities that contain everything they need, farms, housing etc, but space for the farms is short, and there is never really enough food to go around. The local scientists think they have a solution, but of course something goes wrong and that something is Saint Dane, the evil traveller determined to reek havoc all over Halla (the entire universe) who manipulates the situation to aid his plans.
Once again, Bobby and his uncle must race against time to thwart these plans, this time with the aid of Cloral’s traveller, Spader.
Spader, a fun loving, but highly talented aquaneer, unfortunately has no idea (much like Bobby in the previous book) that he is a traveller, and when his father is killed by Saint Dane’s machinations, it appears that he might be more of a hindrance than a help.
Meanwhile back on Second-Earth, Bobby’s friends, Mark and Courtney not only have to contend with the wait in between each journal, and the worry they have for their friend, but Mark’s nemesis and all round bully from the last books, Andy Mitchell, who manages to get a hold of a page from one of the journals. Feeling that it is his fault, Mark tries to deal with this alone, until one day when Andy disappears with the entire set from Bobby’s first adventure…
What is the Lost City of Faar, and where does it come in to all this, you may ask, well to explain that fully would be a rather large spoiler, so I’m not going to do so here. However, as Bobby says to Mark and Courtney, if you think of Atlantis, you’d be heading in the right direction.
This being the audiobook version, I should probably comment on the narration by, William Dufris, it really is very good, with most audiobooks I have listened to, there has been a certain amount of ‘drift’ away from the story, but with this one I found myself more-or-less listening to the entire thing. It is an engaging and lively performance, with a nice variety of voices and pace. It helps that much of the story (Bobby’s journals) are told in first person, and this is perfectly suited to the format. Very enjoyable!
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