Jake Halpern & Peter Kujawinski
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date: November 15th, 2010
Source: Harcover from Publisher
Ever since returning from Dormia, Alfonso has enjoyed sleeping in a bed like a normal person. No more waking up at the top of a tree or the edge of a cliff. In fact, no sleepwalking at all. But then, while visiting France on a class trip, Alfonso feels that strange and familiar pull of sleep. Upon waking, he finds himself in the belly of a ship headed to Egypt. In his backpack are a few old books and a vial of medicine he stole while asleep. Something is calling Alfonso back to Dormia. Perhaps it’s the Founding Tree? Or perhaps it’s the man he sees in his dreams – the one who looks just like his deceased father? Whatever it is, Alfonso is powerless to resist.
Storytellers Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski take Alfonso on another fantastical quest to Dormia and beyond, to a vast underground world that holds the answer to a terrifying message: Let me tell you of a dark shadow tree and the world’s end.
It has been 3 years since Alfonso left Dormia and, now The Founding Tree, which Alfonso has a strong connection to, is beckoning him back. But in the mean time, Alfonso is in France, and Dormia is all the way in the Ural Mountains. Plus Alfonso hasn’t been sleep walking lately, which is the only way to enter Dormia.
But that all changes when Alfonso wakes up and finds himself on a ship headed to Egypt. But isn’t Dormia calling him? So why go to Egypt? Strange things have been happening, Alfonso now sees his supposed-to-be-dead father, Leif Perplexon, in the Blue Sphere, one of the weapons every Great Sleeper has. So is there still hope that Leif Perplexon is alive? Find out in this magical, breath-taking book.
I loved this book as much as the first one. I never wanted it to end and at the same time I couldn’t wait to finish it. My favorite character is Bilblox, because he is a very loyal friend, and I don’t want him to turn into a bad guy. I can’t wait for authors, Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski, to finish the 3rd book for Dormia: The Shadow Tree. Thumbs up on blind Bilblox, because I feel like I’m also blind in the story, so Alfonso does a really good job on describing. The ending is a cliff-hanger, and happens way too fast, and left me wondering what will happen to Hill, Resuza, Bilblox, and Alfonso.
All in all, if you loved Dormia, World’s End is a must read sequel. If you haven’t started the Dormia series, now is the time to begin your adventure.