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That to fail would mean unthinkable disaster It's a pity then that someone is determined to stop them From the icebound city of the dragons to the magical kitchen of The London House Joan Lennon has crafter a highly inventive story that is fast paced fantastical and fun In the universe in which Madlen Bryn and Cam live there are not one but three ver

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uestors author Joan Lennon

Three worlds held in perfect balance Nothing can change that Well nothing except a cataclysmic disruption in the Space Time Continuum Luckily the people in charge have a plan Create three perfect Heroes the best of each world and send them on a uest to find the Objects o 2020 EDIT Reread as an adult 'uestors' remains a three star but is no longer on m Grandmother Moon remains a three star but is no longer on m

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F Power that will restore the balance But things go wrong when the Heroes are needed ten years earlier than expected and three confused kids set off to save the worlds Madlen Bryn and Cam have no idea what they're looking for or where they'll find it What they do know is I love Mrs Macmahonney 😍 The overall story was solid although the characters w


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  1. says:

    While there were some nice ideas in this novel they were difficult to find beneath its rushed and undeveloped plot The uestors visit each of the three worlds in turn spending less than seventy pages in each Perhaps if each of these worlds had been fleshed out into a story in its own right the book would have held my interest but instead it felt as though the author was just rushing through them at a breakneck pace stopping by so briefly that she did not have time to expand on her rather basic ideasThe early chapters of the novel were similarly weak Lennon gave no impression of what the children and their respective worlds were like before they were rounded up and pushed off on their uest The Prelates did not even take the time to adeuately explain what was expected them leaving the reader as in the dark as the uestors as to what their mission entailedCharacters in the story were also very flat and undeveloped None of the uestors received any real character growth despite a major plot point being how they had all been corrupted by the villain Only Bryn noticeably showed any traits that set him apart from his ultra masculine race as he liked to draw which is apparently effeminate Neither Cam nor Madlen showed any uniue characteristics beyond the fact that Madlen was a bit uptight and obsessed with rules while Cam was well an itThis gender neutral pronoun irked me most of all It just sounds like an insult every time its uttered like Cam is just an object Surely the author could have come up with her own term or used one of the ones out there that are actually accepted by gender neutral individuals Surely no one would choose to be called an itFinally there was the villain referred to for most of the story as the Preceptor I’m not going to spoil anything for you here but let’s just say that their climatic moment was a bit of a let down There was not a single hint within the story as to what the Preceptor’s true identity was and their motivation for destroying the entire Universe was virtually non existent I love a strong villain but unfortunately uestors was unable to deliverAll in all this novel was a big disappointment I don't know how the rest of the author's work compares to this one but it didn't really make me keen to read any


  2. says:

    Not uite as good I remembered and I may have been influenced by the fact that the author is the sister of one of the nicest people I know and a dear friend but still a fine fantasySci Fi novel for middle grade readers I notice some people have commented that it isn't original and while that's true to a certain extent what fantasy and especially children's fantasy is particular original?Update having read it a third time I now think it's better again than I thought the second time


  3. says:

    2020 EDIT Reread as an adult 'uestors' remains a three star but is no longer on my shelf Nowadays I am very uncomfortable with the handling of gender in the book Cam a child who supposedly won't have a gender until puberty could be read as non binary but the characters and the narrative keep referring to Cam as it instead of using theythem or other pronouns It's disgusting and dehumanising like Cam can't be seen as fully human until they are either a boy or a girl I know 'uestors' was published in 2007 but that's no excuse; this strict binary codedivide you must be male or female so as to be treated as such according to socially constructed guidelines actual wording that's said in the book based on your genitalia and there are no other options and spectrums in sex and gender it is a reprehensible and dangerous message in a children's book It's transphobic to the extreme to boot And 'uestors' thinks it's subverting gender rolesIt's a shame because otherwise 'uestors' is uite funny and witty with memorable and colourful characters But it is also largely underdeveloped Like there are hardly any scenes with the three uestor children Madlen Bryn and Cam and their Agent mother Kate Kate only had them as part of a grand master plan to bring the three worlds of this book's universe back into balance it was her duty nothing How does she feel about all of this? I don't have a clue She doesn't seem to care one way or the other There is nary a family bonding moment or an emotional touch between her and her children who might get killed on their uests; it's a shafted blip on the radar We never even find out who the children's fathers areThe hero children who had remained ignorant of their destiny and of each other's existence at the beginning are forced on their uest far too uickly with no training no preparation no weapons and no briefing on any basic survival skills whatsoever They don't even have time to change their clothes A couple of chapters of exposition is all that's given Any rush in a story involving time travel is rendered moot to begin with; it completely negates the saying There's no time Hurry Yes there are a lot of time travel confusions and plot holes Plus incredibly stupid adult characters but maybe that was the point? These are the least of the book's problems however The mental illness and autism rep in 'uestors' is deeply troubling and problematic As in it's perceived in villainous or blameworthy characters Perhaps unintentionally it's viewed as dangerous and a threat to all civilisation Again 2007 no excuse %££% thatThere are some typos as well Cam is referred to as a her once Oops Better than it thoughIt's a little sad that some books from my childhood are turning out to be not as good as I remembered But at least I have space on my bookshelf now Tee heeFinal Score 35PS Why does every adult female in 'uestors' have to have a male love interest or have a man be smitten with them sexually? Ugh And young Bryn had found Kate alluring and sexy before finding out she's his mother; AND at one point he hits on a nurse Serena while he's injured and bedridden and she blushes and almost encourages him ARRRRRGHOriginal Review'If you can't find a hero then you have to make one When things are desperate you'll try anything' back blurb of 2007 hardcoverAfter reading Neil Gaiman's latest book for children 'Fortunately the Milk' I've looked back on other random creative and fantastical books ones from my childhoodFact I still own my old hardback copy of 'uestors' bought on a whim one fine school day Despite being a confusing mess in some places I remember it so fondly that I can't bring myself to give it away'uestors' is a story about three Worlds out of balance The space time continuum is about to shift and go kablooey So a council of people with a total disregard for the ethical and moral issues of genetic engineering decide that the best solution is to create three Heroes born from one mother and send each of them to live in one of the three Worlds Because logic and cosmic fun don't mix A time shifting danger lurks and arrives too early for the titular uestors to be ready to save everything and everyone They must find the three Objects of Power from the Worlds in order to restore balance Upon learning their true identities and the mission which is the reason for their existing young Madlen and Bryn and Cam must put aside their differences and grievances so they can work together They travel and fight to retrieve what will save their home Worlds from destructionThe Heroes discover within themselves their respective skills and magical gifts and they have to use them fast for a villain called the Preceptor is determined to stop them on their uestAlmost nothing in 'uestors' makes sense when put into uestioning However I think that the interesting characters and funny fantasy elements save it from being just another forgettable kid's book published amidst the 'Harry Potter' craze It is rather similar to 'Harry Potter' in fact but not distractingly so Madlen is the big sister and no nonsense leader of the uestors; the Hermione Granger of the team Bryn is the stubborn roughly dressed and sometimes cheeky younger brother from the war World; he possesses a heart of gold and an artist's soul Cam is a sensitive nature loving kid of no gender heshe will develop into a boy or a girl once heshe reaches puberty An original coming of age tale is at play here along with a nature versus nurture subtext Other characters the adults of the council to be precise are also funny and are even heartwarming to read about individually The trauma the three child heroes go through is put into consideration and their interactions with each other are splendidly written There is even an unexpected plot twist revealed at the end and it suits the silliness of the rest of the bookTime travel a boarding school zombies a hatchet sexist dragons ice mountains apples planes and dreams that tell your destiny; such is the content of the action sci fi fantasy 'uestors' I enjoyed it a lot than I did 'A Wrinkle in Time' another similar book There is a mysticism and winsome aspect to 'uestors' that makes it endearing While I wouldn't really call it a good book in terms of a well written and well structured story it succeeds in having a spark that shines through the characters and creative settings At least it's never boring which saves it from the fade of mediocrityHardly anyone has ever heard of 'uestors' I'd say check it out if you have the time You might be surprisedFinal Score 35


  4. says:

    Lennon Joan uestors 359 p McELderry Simon and Schuster 2007 Three children are taken from the lives they know thrown together in a strange place and then told that not only are they siblings but that their destiny is to save all three of their worlds Thus begins the journey of Madlen Bryn and Cam three teens sent across the dimensions to find something not even their mentors know what Tight and action packed this novel is a perfect piece of fantasy fiction except for four swear words Instead of spreading the story out through a trilogy all three worlds and all three problems are very neatly wrapped up within one fascinating book The good is just good enough and the bad is just bad and just crazy enough to satisfy the readers EL MS ESSENTIALhttpkissthebookblogspotcom2007


  5. says:

    I love Mrs Macmahonney 😍 The overall story was solid although the characters were a bit flat and the world building could have used a bit background but for a middle grade novel this was uite good


  6. says:

    This book is dystopian fantasy which a rather odd combination


  7. says:

    In the universe in which Madlen Bryn and Cam live there are not one but three very different worlds—and they each live in a different one Madlen lives in Trentor Bryn lives in Kir and Cam lives in Dalrodia One day progresses normally for all three of them until each kid is pulled out of school and taken to what is called The London House they’ve never heard of it before and are told that they are related What? And barely before they have had a chance to digest this information they are told that there has been a disruption in the Space Time Continuum and that they must restore the balance What?It comes down to this The Council Members the people in charge had a plan to create one hero from each world and when the three of them became old enough send them on a uest to find the Objects of Power from each world in order to restore the balance With little than a “good luck” from everyone else the newly acuainted siblings are off on their uest to the three worldsOf the three worlds they visit Madlen’s Trentor is probably the most similar to Earth although there are some very different aspects Bryn has dragons in his Kir; in fact the dragons have their own civilization and view humans as inferior And in Cam’s Dalrodia the people in charge base every decision on what they dream at nightuestors is a good book full of cool ideas about different worlds and time travelnot to mention adventure as the kids try to survive while finding the uest items The world of Kir was my favorite because of the dragon civilization Readers will find themselves rooting for Madlen Bryn and Cam as they fight their way past enemies over worlds and through time while they try to find the three items that will restore the balance and save the universe


  8. says:

    An inexplicable energy leak heralds the end of space and time as we know it The five Prelates in charge of the three Worlds and generally just about everything else except the kitchen have to come up with a plan fast and what better than the Traditional Option? Only they ran out of time and now Madlen Bryn and Cam have been called to fulfill their destiny as Heros before they've had a chance to grow up Three Worlds three uests three Magical Objects how hard could it be?If that sounds like the story isn't taking itself seriously that's exactly the case Although the uest certainly is a good chunk of the story the book isn't above making fun of itself and the way things are Traditionally Done And it is a wild ride From a world where math is so advanced it's practically magic to a world of dragons it's always a surprise where the kids find themselves nextAlthough the story wraps up well it leaves plenty of room for a seuel Although where Madlen Bryn and Cam might end up next is anyone's guess I rate this book Recommended


  9. says:

    I recommend this book to someone who really likes fantasy a lot In this book there are three worlds and each world is really different from another It is really fantasy because there are dragons and magical powers Fantasy is one of my favorite genres so I really did enjoy reading this book It keeps my mind off reality and I was able to connect to the three main characters because they are both children just like me This book is really different from other books because it shows that kids can also do great things and that they can be as powerful as adult Three kids were chosen from their planet to save the universe They were told that the universe was no longer in balance so it's their job to safe the universe At first I thought they were just kids they couldn't do anything but after reading it I learn that children are just the same as adults


  10. says:

    This book intrigued me three kids from the same planet but different worlds They know nothing about each other and yet they have the same mother the three of them go on a huge mission to save there worlds from colliding There are three worlds Dalrodia Kir and Trentor the three worlds are parallel universes that are actually on the same planet and the three worlds are in danger of becoming one I got really into this book I felt like I couldn't put it down something could happen on the next page The book did leave me on a cliff hanger though cliff hangers might be interesting but I really want to know


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