Sky Raiders

· Five Kingdoms Book 1 · Sold by Simon and Schuster
254 reviews

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Adventure awaits in the Five Kingdoms—come and claim it in this start to a new series from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fablehaven and Beyonders series.

Cole Randolph was just trying to have a fun time with his friends on Halloween (and maybe get to know Jenna Hunt a little better). But when a spooky haunted house turns out to be a portal to something much creepier, Cole finds himself on an adventure on a whole different level.

After Cole sees his friends whisked away to some mysterious place underneath the haunted house, he dives in after them—and ends up in The Outskirts. The Outskirts are made up of five kingdoms that lie between wakefulness and dreaming, reality and imagination, life and death. It’s an in-between place. Some people are born there. Some find their way there from our world, or from other worlds.

And once you come to the Outskirts, it’s very hard to leave.

With the magic of the Outskirts starting to unravel, it’s up to Cole and an unusual girl named Mira to rescue his friends, set things right in the Outskirts, and hopefully find his way back home…before his existence is forgotten.

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254 reviews
Holly Parker
December 8, 2020
This series explains different magic systems and limitations well while also providing plot instead of just world worldbuilding. The characters had distinct personalities. I like Brandon Mull's books, and I like this series! But I do have a few complaints: 1. The characters were too young. I know I sound ridiculous but I don't trust adults who decide to throw pre-teens into battle, even if they are the chosen one . If the kids decide to throw themselves into battle on their own, fine. Additionally, the characters were too young to be acting the way they did, which also leads to... 2. the characters were way too nonchalant about people dying around them. Like, I get that it's a battle and sometimes you do what you have to to win, but also if people are being mind-controlled into fighting you, show a little remorse or horror like a normal person once the battles are over and you have time to process. And you have time to process because 3. the climaxes were too short.
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Jedi Esguerra
September 18, 2014
I have loved all the Brandon Mull books. Both fablehaven and beyonders which I have all read all 8 books. This new book sounds cool but problem is that it dosent export it to my country now. Fablehaven and Beyonders were exported, so I got the chance to read them but this was not:'(
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September 9, 2019
This book series is incredible, i highly recommend it. I like only a few serious out there, and this is one of them. At time it can seem like there is bo end in sight but, the end dose come and it is very well done indeed. Good job all around. ( hard to not give spoilers).
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About the author

Brandon Mull is the author of the New York Times, USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling Beyonders and Fablehaven series, as well as the bestselling Five Kingdoms, Candy Shop Wars, and Dragonwatch series. He resides in Utah, in a happy little valley near the mouth of a canyon. Brandon’s greatest regret is that he has but one life to give for Gondor.

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