Jason Walker has often wished his life could be a bit less predictable—until a routine day at the zoo ends with the 13-year-old suddenly being transported from the hippo exhibit to a world unlike anything he's ever seen. The people of Lyrian once welcomed such visitors from the Beyond, but in the years since the evil wizard Maldor rose to power it has become a world of fear and suspicion, where the bravest are broken or bought off. In this first novel of Brandon Mull's action-packed fantasy series for readers 9 to 13, Jason will soon find that his best hope to find a way home will be to save this world without heroes.
"Mull elevates the genre, pairing humorous and imaginative scenarios with intelligence and well-written dialogue.... With Beyonders, Mull has taken the tried-and-true quest genre and reinvigorated it with a dense but extremely well-written follow-up to his bestselling Fablehaven series."—LATimes