Oct 5, 2015

The Caretaker's Guide to Fablehaven w/ $25 Giveaway

A review copy was provided

by Brandon Mull
illustrated by Brandon Dorman

This guidebook to the Fablehaven magical preserve is filled with everything a new Caretaker might need to know in order to survive.

There are entries detailing important information about artifacts large and small, a complete bestiary of creatures (from fairies to trolls to satyrs), a guide to identifying demons, dragons, and wizards as well as valuable insights into the other magical preserves.

Immerse yourself into the secret knowledge that has been handed down through the generations by reading the updates and notes written in the margins by the former Caretakers of Fablehaven, including Grandpa Sorenson, Kendra, and Seth.

Fully-illustrated, this unique encyclopedia has gathered the world of Fablehaven into one volume and will give you the inside scoop about other magical preserves around the world, including the most magical and powerful creatures known to ever exist--dragons.

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Excerpt from Introduction
If you are in possession of this book you are assumed to be the caretaker or an apprentice caretaker of Fablehaven. 

By now you’ve been introduced to the world of mythical and magical creatures. However, there is still much to learn. 

Previous caretakers of Fablehaven thought it would be helpful to create a Caretaker’s Guide specifically for those tasked with the job of nurturing, protecting, and surviving this preserve and its inhabitants. 

Do not be fooled. Fablehaven is an unpredictable and dangerous place. However, the collective knowledge gathered within the pages of this bestiary will give you the knowledge and wisdom needed to not only survive but to thrive. 

The creatures of Fablehaven are either light or dark, not necessarily good or evil. In order to be good, one must recognize the difference between right and wrong and strive to choose the right. To be truly evil one must do the contrary. Being good or evil is a choice. This is not so with the creatures of Fablehaven. 

What they are largely governs how they act. Some are inherently builders, some are nurturers, some are playful. Some are inherently destroyers, some are deceivers, some crave power. Some love light, some love darkness. But change their nature, and without much resistance, their identities follow. Like a fairy becoming an imp, or an imp regaining her fairyhood. 

Much counsel and advice has been passed down through generations and given to the new caretakers of this preserve. Perhaps the most invaluable piece of advice that has ever been given is this: Those who are careful to cause no mischief, work no magic, and inflict no harm are protected by the foundational treaty of Fablehaven. 

This truth alone may be your strongest ally and your only defense. 

One final note. The signs leading up to the front gate were not always there. In the late eighteenth century, before the guest register that controls access to Fablehaven was created, two poachers entered the property in search of big game. Needless to say, they found it. Or it found them. Many days later, the resident caretaker found them as well. Or at least he found their bodies of petrified stone. And thus the first signs outside the gates of Fablehaven were posted. 

As caretaker you have accepted a most noble assignment. Keep your eyes open. Obey with exactness. Take risks only as the last resort and you will have a better chance at seeing another sunrise. 

Welcome to Fablehaven.

My Review
What an absolutely fascinating book!
Illustrations are FANTASTIC!
Information is SPELLBINDING!

You will read about:
* Artifact and Items
* Creatures
* Demons
* Dragons
* Locations
* and Wizards

Hand-written notes in the margins (often humorous) give you added insights from those who have been the caretakers before you-

Do not read this book right before bed--
Or better yet--maybe you should-- to be prepared for those that walk the night!

Also includes clues to the sequel that will come in 2016-- DRAGONWATCH--

Blog Tour Giveaway
$25 Amazon eGift Card or Paypal Cash 
 Ends 10/28/15 

Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. a Rafflecopter giveaway

About the Author
Brandon Mull, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fablehaven and Beyonders series, travels the country visiting schools, promoting literacy, and sharing his message that Imagination Can Take You Places.

About the Illustrator
Brandon Dorman is the illustrator of the New York Times bestseller The Wizard. His work has appeared in childrens books and on numerous covers, including the Fablehaven series and The Candy Shop War series.


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