Reading/Interest Level: Young Adult
Author: D.J. MacHale
When Bobby, a normal kid of fourteen, suddenly disappears, his friends have absolutely no idea what had happened. That is, until Bobby magically sends them a journal telling them about his adventures. Bobby had left with his Uncle Press to go save a people that was suffering from oppression on a world in a different time and space. He must learn to adapt quickly to the challenges that lay ahead of him and combat the evil Saint Dane, a man with no other objective than to cause chaos. Bobby soon learns that his job is to not only save a people, but everything that ever has or ever will exist. The only question is: is Bobby willing to accept such a calling?
MacHale is descriptive, bringing to life the worlds he pulls us into. He tells the story such that the reader wants to stop Saint Dane as badly as Bobby does. The Merchant of Death is a beautifully written book that will captivate anyone who loves an adventure, and will certainly keep you turning pages.
*Contains occasional language.