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Before Bobby Pendragon. Before Saint Dane. Before the war . . . Every territory of Halla has a Traveler. They lived for years—some even for decades—before learning of their true destiny. What was life like for Bobby Pendragon's fellow Travelers before they joined him in the fight to save every time and place that has ever existed? What led up to their becoming the guardian Before Bobby Pendragon. Before Saint Dane. Before the war . . . Every territory of Halla has a Traveler. They lived for years—some even for decades—before learning of their true destiny. What was life like for Bobby Pendragon's fellow Travelers before they joined him in the fight to save every time and place that has ever existed? What led up to their becoming the guardians of Halla? The answers are here! In this first of three thrilling Pendragon prequels, read about Vo Spader's death-defying adventures in the underwater world of Cloral, Gunny Van Dyke's race to find a murderer in 1930's Manhattan on First Earth, and the tough challenges Kasha faced on Eelong well before Bobby Pendragon arrived . . .


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Before Bobby Pendragon. Before Saint Dane. Before the war . . . Every territory of Halla has a Traveler. They lived for years—some even for decades—before learning of their true destiny. What was life like for Bobby Pendragon's fellow Travelers before they joined him in the fight to save every time and place that has ever existed? What led up to their becoming the guardian Before Bobby Pendragon. Before Saint Dane. Before the war . . . Every territory of Halla has a Traveler. They lived for years—some even for decades—before learning of their true destiny. What was life like for Bobby Pendragon's fellow Travelers before they joined him in the fight to save every time and place that has ever existed? What led up to their becoming the guardians of Halla? The answers are here! In this first of three thrilling Pendragon prequels, read about Vo Spader's death-defying adventures in the underwater world of Cloral, Gunny Van Dyke's race to find a murderer in 1930's Manhattan on First Earth, and the tough challenges Kasha faced on Eelong well before Bobby Pendragon arrived . . .

30 review for Pendragon Before the War: Book Three of the Travelers (Pendragon

  1. 4 out of 5

    Tian

    A really cute fun read that gives you insight into some of the travellers! I enjoyed Patrick’s story the most, mainly because I love pretty much anything have to do with books and libraries. I would definitely say these books are written a few grade-levels down from the actual Pendragon series; the writing in the actual series is much better. But for a quick read that supplements the main series, this book did a good job!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Brad Brushman

    great to read about characters Pendragon meets while Battling Saint Dane! this book gives a background into Loor, Siry, and Patrick! all are good characters but my favorite is Loor! Each story has interesting tidbits so to give a better understanding of each person. Very enjoyable book.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Max

    These Pendragon prequels have been a pretty mixed bag so far. The first one was definitely pretty weak, and the second one was somewhat better but still not quite as good as the main series. So coming into the final book I didn’t have particularly high expectations. However, things started off pretty well. The first story is about Loor, the Traveler from Zadaa. She’s been in and out of the series since the very first book, and since I read this right before Rivers of Zadaa, it was nice to get a These Pendragon prequels have been a pretty mixed bag so far. The first one was definitely pretty weak, and the second one was somewhat better but still not quite as good as the main series. So coming into the final book I didn’t have particularly high expectations. However, things started off pretty well. The first story is about Loor, the Traveler from Zadaa. She’s been in and out of the series since the very first book, and since I read this right before Rivers of Zadaa, it was nice to get a taste of her world and see her on her home turf. It definitely got me excited to read book six of the main series. The story is pretty good, as it shows Loor learning to be less impulsive as she faces her first major challenge as a warrior. She’s been assigned to travel into the desert to retrieve a sacred object of her people, but soon she discovers it was all a trap to find a queen for the leader of one of the desert tribes. Seeing her endure two long trips through the desert and deal with unexpected challenges, including swimming for the first time ever, really make me appreciate why she has such a low opinion of Bobby when she first meets him. It’s clear that Loor is a badass and while she still has things to learn, none of them are about physical feats. Also, unlike some of the other stories, I feel like the necessary worldbuilding stuff was explained well enough that if I had been somebody totally new to the series I could have enjoyed reading this story. The second story is about a boy named Siry Remudi who lives in an isolated village on an island. It was interesting reading this story because I haven’t reached the book Siry features in but I still remember the twist - (view spoiler)[ his territory is the post-collapse future of Veelox. (hide spoiler)] It definitely colored my reaction to a lot of the story, but it’s interesting because as a prequel this story doesn’t reveal the twist to the audience for fear of spoiling book eight. The plot was relatively basic, involving Siry showing pity for a raider and coming to regret it, but it made me excited to reread the eighth book and see more of his world. More than any of the other stories this feels like it acts not just as a story about one of the characters but an effective prologue to the installment he stars in. Unfortunately, things fell apart with the last story. This one stars Patrick Mac, the Traveler from Third Earth. I think the problem is that at least in the books I’ve read so far, Third Earth appeared as a utopian future that existed mostly to deliver plot exposition about the Hindenburg. It doesn’t really have a strong hook to it like most of the other territories, and Patrick lacks a hook to him too. He’s basically just a generic librarian and teacher. The actual plot is a mystery that starts okay but has a pretty disappointing ending. (view spoiler)[ Also, the fact that the previous Third Earth Traveler seems to be younger than Patrick is confusing. What happens to her when he takes up the mantel? (hide spoiler)] There are hints that Third Earth is less than perfect, with revelations about people living deep in the underground maintenance tunnels, but that proves to be a red herring and doesn’t actually stop me from feeling that the setting is boring. Also, it reminds me a little too much of Gunny’s story from the first book, which was by far the weakest of that installment. If the three stories had all been good, I might have been willing to rate this higher than 3 stars for being surprisingly enjoyable. As it is, Pendragon: Before the War fails to stick the landing and in fact ends at the same level of quality it began. I don’t exactly regret reading these three books, but I doubt I would have hurt anything by skipping them. In the end, I think even hardcore fans don’t need to track these down - and I certainly wouldn’t start here if you’ve been wondering about the series. Start with Bobby and stay there.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Benjamin Ledoux

    Des 3 tomes d’après la guerre, c’est sans nul doute le meilleur ! Sans arriver à la cheville des tomes de Pendragon, l’histoire de Siry et de Patrick sont très intéressante et contiennent des revirements de situation plutôt bien pensés. Par contre, l’histoire de Loor me semble plutôt futile alors qu’il s’agit, selon moi, du personnage le plus intéressant de la séries après Bobby. Un « must-read » non, mais un test bel addition pour tout fan de la série.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Auryn Maxwell

    I did not enjoy this one more than the second one, but I think I enjoyed it more than the first one. I liked the worlds that are the settings for these stories, but not really the characters. the plot was fine, but I didn't like how the second story left off at a horrible place. It doesn't even explain what it means. I did not enjoy this one more than the second one, but I think I enjoyed it more than the first one. I liked the worlds that are the settings for these stories, but not really the characters. the plot was fine, but I didn't like how the second story left off at a horrible place. It doesn't even explain what it means.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Amy Donkers

    (reread in 2019) The last of the prequel side stories. This one was better then the first but the second book was the best out of the three. Onto the final book of the series

  7. 5 out of 5

    Debra Cook

    These are the adventures of Loor, Siry, and Patrick.

  8. 5 out of 5

    soph (taylor’s version)

    OH GOD LOOR IS BEAUTIFUL

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jamie Pace

    Some of the details contradicted the original pendragon series which is disappointing. Overall, it was a cool look into the other worlds but I think it could have been better

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jade

    Solid stories, again! Definitely my favorite of the three books, and a lovely tie-in to the main series.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Deviki

    I bought this book a a big book sale near my office, as usually when buying in a big sale you tend to not find all the series of a book. I was a bit hesitant to take this book because this was book 3 and I have never followed this book series before. But I can't resist because the cover had a very beautiful black girl and two white guys lol ......yes yes I know ....I swear I'm not that cheeky lol So I thought if I liked Loor then I might actually start following this series, turns out I really l I bought this book a a big book sale near my office, as usually when buying in a big sale you tend to not find all the series of a book. I was a bit hesitant to take this book because this was book 3 and I have never followed this book series before. But I can't resist because the cover had a very beautiful black girl and two white guys lol ......yes yes I know ....I swear I'm not that cheeky lol So I thought if I liked Loor then I might actually start following this series, turns out I really liked Look. She is super awesome .....I love how she reminds me of Michonne from walking dead because she is such a strong and independent character. I enjoyed reading her story. Siry Remuai was also a very interesting character. I like how he is so curious but he is also careful. A curious guy with good intention and a board thinking. He is someone that would introduce your mind to the concept of thinking outside the box. Patrick Mac is reminds me of our current time historian and teachers. Literally because he is smart and very knowledgeable about lot of things. Because the world he lives in where many information is just a finger tips away make him feel like he don't really fill the job he is required to do. He is intelligent but also still in the process of finding courage. I'm suprised as how fast paced the story flow and how diverse these characters are. I can't put the book down until I've completed reading about one character first lol. Each character comes in their own unique world which is different to one another !! I like this book alot and I can see myself reading this series. I'm going to be on the look out for this series!!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Mike Aragona

    Probably the strongest of the 3 books to date! Learning about Loor was great and the story exciting. Reading about Remudi (both Siry and his dad) was interesting and helped to add much to the 8th book in the Pendragon series. Finding out about Patrick Mac was a little strange (felt like something out of a Boy's Scout adventure) and I didn't understand how it all fit in to what had come before... until I started reading the 9th book in the series :)[return][return]An interesting and fun tome! Probably the strongest of the 3 books to date! Learning about Loor was great and the story exciting. Reading about Remudi (both Siry and his dad) was interesting and helped to add much to the 8th book in the Pendragon series. Finding out about Patrick Mac was a little strange (felt like something out of a Boy's Scout adventure) and I didn't understand how it all fit in to what had come before... until I started reading the 9th book in the series :)[return][return]An interesting and fun tome!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Steven

    This book followed the same great direction as the last two and I do have to say each one of these titles has good message's for kids in them. Along with all the action and adventure kids can learn a lot with these...heck even a few adults could learn something from them as well. The only thing I was sad about with this title was that it was the last one. This book followed the same great direction as the last two and I do have to say each one of these titles has good message's for kids in them. Along with all the action and adventure kids can learn a lot with these...heck even a few adults could learn something from them as well. The only thing I was sad about with this title was that it was the last one.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Heather

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Holy crap! When Patrick and Em saw Saint Dane at the end burning the book, that was incredibly crazy! Also the author partly screwed up the ending of Siry's part. In the original Pendragon Series it talks about how Siry lied to the others about where he found the map. He really found it in the mountain. Loor's was awesome and insane. With the whole fake reason to send her was completely crazy. Holy crap! When Patrick and Em saw Saint Dane at the end burning the book, that was incredibly crazy! Also the author partly screwed up the ending of Siry's part. In the original Pendragon Series it talks about how Siry lied to the others about where he found the map. He really found it in the mountain. Loor's was awesome and insane. With the whole fake reason to send her was completely crazy.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Marla

    3rd book in the prequel trilogy to give background stories about the Travelers in the Bobby Pendragon series by D.J. MacHale. Travelers: Book Three is about Loor and the Batu, Siry Remudi and the Jakills and Patrick Mac from 3rd Earth.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Alex

    I think that this was a good book, because it was about three characters from the Pendragon series. This book captivated my interests because the plot line jumped out at me and held my interest.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Mallory

    Patrick's was the best. Siry's made me hate his dad. Which is sad. And Loor's was WAAAAAY out of place. Loor never loses. This isn't how I want my favorite character portrayed! Overall book two is the best. Patrick's was the best. Siry's made me hate his dad. Which is sad. And Loor's was WAAAAAY out of place. Loor never loses. This isn't how I want my favorite character portrayed! Overall book two is the best.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Benjamin Wong

    Rather interesting add on to the series. After all, Pendragon is all about, well, Pendragon. So this give more insight on the series. I just regret that I cant find the first book.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Wade

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I have yet to read the book and I don't know if anyone already noticed but Siry is black in the books by MacHale I have yet to read the book and I don't know if anyone already noticed but Siry is black in the books by MacHale

  20. 5 out of 5

    Kelsey

    I love this prequel series... it really gets you to want to read the actual books again. Very good stuff.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Junessa

    A great prequel to fill in the stories of three more travelers: Loor, Siry Remudi, and Patrick Mac. Full of action.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Valerie

    I really getting to read about the characters' pasts before the Pendragon series. I especially liked learning more about Loor. I really getting to read about the characters' pasts before the Pendragon series. I especially liked learning more about Loor.

  23. 5 out of 5

    John

    Patrick, running around a forest isn't really considered dangerous... unless you're like 10 years old. Patrick, running around a forest isn't really considered dangerous... unless you're like 10 years old.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Tim Comstock

    all about Patrick macs adventure on third earth to find a book thief, the betrayal that led siry remudi to become a jakill, and the young warrior loors adventure in the desert.

  25. 5 out of 5

    PottWab Regional Library

    SM

  26. 4 out of 5

    Janelle

    It was a good conclusion to the Halla short stories. This is my second favorite in this three book anthology of when each Traveler discovered their destinies in protecting Halla.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Karen

    This book was well-written and fast-paced. The only problem is, I'm not sure what I read or how everything fits together. Confused, but intrigued. This book was well-written and fast-paced. The only problem is, I'm not sure what I read or how everything fits together. Confused, but intrigued.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Sara

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I'll add on to my review later, but did anyone notice how in all three stories there was someone with a scarred face/missing eye? I'll add on to my review later, but did anyone notice how in all three stories there was someone with a scarred face/missing eye?

  29. 5 out of 5

    Eric VanDyke

  30. 4 out of 5

    Tucker dimasi

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