A World Without Heroes by Brandon Mull
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Jason tumbles into a quest to save a magical in this #1 New York Times bestselling start to Brandon Mull’s Beyonders fantasy series.

Jason Walker has often wished his life could be a bit less predictable—until a routine day at the zoo ends with Jason suddenly transporting from the hippo tank to a place unlike anything he’s ever seen. In the past, the people of Lyrian welcomed visitors from the Beyond, but attitudes have changed since the wizard emperor Maldor rose to power. The brave resistors who opposed the emperor have been bought off or broken, leaving a realm where fear and suspicion prevail.

In his search for a way home, Jason meets Rachel, who was also mysteriously drawn to Lyrian from our world. With the help of a few scattered rebels, Jason and Rachel become entangled in a quest to piece together the word of power that can destroy the emperor and learn that their best hope to find a way home will be to save this world without heroes.
 

About Brandon Mull

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Brandon Mull is the author of the New York Times, USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling Beyonders and Fablehaven series. He resides in Utah, in a happy little valley near the mouth of a canyon with his wife and four children. Brandon’s greatest regret is that he has but one life to give for Gondor.
 
Published March 15, 2011 by Aladdin. 469 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Inventive trials and supporting characters boost this otherwise standard-issue quest fantasy.

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Common Sense Media

It was not my most favorite book, but Brandon Mull always writes books that want to be glued to your eyes-- it was so hard to put down.

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Common Sense Media

It was not my most favorite book, but Brandon Mull always writes books that want to be glued to your eyes-- it was so hard to put down.

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Common Sense Media

And all readers will have a hard time believing that Jason is only 13 -- especially when Lord Jason of Caberton wins a duel, gambles away a fortune while hobnobbing with lords, and speaks eloquently in a battle of wits.

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KidsReads

Initially, Jason's only desire is to return home, but when he stumbles upon a special book that reveals the one and only way to defeat Maldor --- utter a special word in his presence --- he embarks on a quest to find all the parts of the word and end Maldor's tyranny.

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Shelf Awareness

In this edition of Kids' Maximum Shelf--the monthly Shelf Awareness feature that focuses on an upcoming title that we love and believe will be a great handselling opportunity for booksellers everywhere--we present A World Without Heroes, the first in a planned trilogy called Beyonders by Brandon ...

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Arlington Library

With the help of a few scattered rebels, Jason and Rachel become entangled in a quest to piece together the word of power that can supposedly destroy the emperor, and learn that their best hope of finding a way home will be to save this world without heroes.

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The Trades

a young lady who lives alone in a tree surrounded by gigantic ravenous frogs (not too unlike a certain hunger demon who made its way to Fablehaven).

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