Bound To Stay Bound

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 Forever court (Knights of the Borrowed Dark)
 Author: Rudden, Dave

 Publisher:  Random House (2017)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 416 p.,  21 cm

 BTSB No: 770438 ISBN: 9780553523010
 Ages: 10-14 Grades: 5-9

 Knights and knighthood -- Fiction
 Magic -- Fiction
 Orphans -- Fiction

Price: $20.76

Book 2: The door between our world and the world of the dark has been blasted open. Now the Knights must face the court of the Endless King. Denizen finally feels like a true Knight, and the court has requested a meeting to thank him for saving the King's daughter. It's either an honor ... or a trap.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 5.70
   Points: 13.0   Quiz: 194618

   Kirkus Reviews (05/01/17)
   School Library Journal (07/01/17)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 07/01/2017 Gr 5–8—The second volume in the trilogy picks up with 13-year-old hero Denizen Hardwick visiting the court of the Endless King. The King would like to thank Denizen for his heroic endeavors, which saved his daughter in the previous book. It's especially monumental that Denizen accomplished this feat since he has only just learned of his special powers and knightly prowess. Growing stronger in his newfound ability, he has become part of a family in the motley crew of knights who are also in training. Denizen's mom gives the knights a strict education. He questions why his mother chose to avenge his father's death, abandon her son, and allow Denizen to believe he was an orphan (he recently realized that she is still alive). The narrative echoes the first title with its engaging mix of fantasy, suspense, strange creatures, and courtly drama. A violent battle ensues with members of the Forever Court, and an interesting wrinkle is introduced when the knights discover another order of warriors—the Croits. Unlike Denizen and his cohorts, the Croits support the dark and will stop at nothing to bring shadows back to power. VERDICT An absorbing continuation of an epic tale of knights, odd creatures, and battles between good and evil. Hand to fans of John Flanagan's "Ranger's Apprentice" series.—Julie Shatterly, W.A. Bess Elementary School, Gastonia, NC - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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