Excellent, Brandon Mull, Intermediate, Young Adult, Adventure, Fantasy, Alternate Worlds, Portals, Wizards

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In this second installment of the Beyonders trilogy, Jason is trying to find a way back to Lyrian in order to relay key information that the Word to defeat Maldor is a hoax. When Jason finally finds a way to return, he finds himself to be the most wanted fugitive on the continent. Meanwhile, during her time stranded in Lyrian, Rachel has discovered that she possesses a natural talent for Edomic magic—an ability that may prove vital in the struggle against the evil wizard Maldor. When the pair finally reunites, they and several other friends reassemble for a new mission to form a final rebellion. As this rag-tag team strives to convince their most-needed allies to wage a war strong enough to overthrow Maldor, they are threatened by endless creatures, kingdoms, and dangerous elements. At the center of this effort to launch a rebellion, the heroes consult with an oracle that prophesies about their odds of success. With this cliff hanger, readers are once again left in suspense as to how the quest will continue.