BOOK 1: Fablehaven by Brandon Mull
BOOK 2: Rise of the Evening Star
Grip of the Shadow Plague description:
Strange things are afoot at Fablehaven. Someone or something has released a plague that transforms beings of light into creatures of darkness. Seth discovers the problem in its infancy, but as the infectious disease spreads, it becomes clear that the preserve cannot hold out for long.
In dire need of help, the Sorensons question where to turn. The Sphinx has always given sound advice–but is he a traitor? Inside the Quiet Box, Vanessa might have information that could lead to a cure–but can she be trust?
Meanwhile, Kendra and members of the Knights of the Dawn must journey to a distant preserve and retrieve another hidden artifact. Will the Society of the Evening Star recover it first? Will the plague eclipse all light at Fablehaven? Find out in Fablehaven: Grip of the Shadow Plague.
It’s an exciting new plot as they get to see more of what makes these magical creatures who they are… as we have the choice of good and evil… they are born one way or the other and as the shadow plague spreads it turns them evil against their will… also there’s a splash of time travel thrown in… as one of the famous caretakers of Fablehaven, Patton, is brought back from the past… and the hunt for the next artifact all makes this a non-stop adventure where any misstep will mean the fall of Fablehaven… and where no one is sure who they can trust and not just because of the plague… as the Sphinx is being called under suspicion it begins to make everyone question those around them… it’s up to Seth and Kendra to figure out the new powers they’re discovering and to use the knowledge Patton has brought with him to figure out how to save the day… the one thing I’m loving about this series is that Mull really is using a variety of angles to keep the books different while tying them all together… this world is incredible and magical where anything can happen and it seems like just about anything will happen…