Bobby Pendragon's next territory in Halla is called Ibara. Ibara is a tropical paradise. It's sunny, warm, colorful, and the perfect place to go on vacation.
Seeing as this is Saint Dane's next targeted territory, Bobby figures there's more to this utopia than meets the eye.
After conversing with the Ibara inhabitants, Bobby realizes that everyone is very happy with the way they live, but later finds out that if you do not go by what the government (aka the tribunal) rules, you and your family will disappear.
There is a secret in Ibara that the leaders are not telling everyone. A secret that involves Ibara's past, other territories, and an opportunity for Saint Dane to conquer another territory.
While Bobby faces troubles his acolytes, Courtney and Mark, read his journals intently. When Mark's parents die in a plane accident, he disappears, leaving Courtney to wonder where he went. Uncovering clues to Mark's whereabouts, Courtney is faced with two realities. One- Mark is being manipulated by Saint Dane. And two- Mark has created a new technology that could compromise all of Halla.
Being the eighth book in a series of ten, I knew this installment would turn everything up a notch. It does not disappoint! This book has twists that will make you hold your eyes open in the dead of night and say, "One more chapter!"
Reviewed by: Jeremey