Published by Katherine Tegen Books on September 20th 2016
Genres: Action & Adventure, Middle Grade
The explosive conclusion to Lindsay Cummings’s epic fantasy adventure series about a magical world at the center of the earth. This action-packed, humorous story ends the series with a bang!
Albert and his Balance Keepers teammates have been called back to the Core for immediate action! There’s a serious Imbalance in the fantastical underground Realm of Belltroll, and without intervention everything from New York to Yellowstone above could be swallowed by earthquakes. It’s clear the mysterious traitor who caused last term’s chaos is at it again, and with a vengeance.
Albert’s super-magical Master Tile helped fix the Ponderay and Calderon Realms in previous terms, but now it seems the Tile may be more trouble than it’s worth. Because if it’s Albert’s Tile the traitor is after, there will have to be a battle sooner or later, and only one of them can win…
This review may contain spoilers.
Really wanted to cry when I realized this was the last book in the series. I love this series and I love these kids. Balance Keepers keep the world above, well, balanced. We three realms to protect, Alberts team is on the top of the list. They have saved the world twice so far but things get a little out of head when someone is trying to destroy the last realm…the realm that pretty much hold the other two realms together. If this realm falls the earth will fall with it.
Albert, Birdie and Leroy are back to help save the world but time is seriously running out. I can’t even explain how much I loved this book, how much I am going to miss these characters and this world. I think after 3 books these 3 really did a lot of growing, even Hoyt the bully did a lot of growing and you he might not be such a bad guy. I would have loved to see more of Hoyts team members only because in the last book it seemed Birdie was starting to “like” one of them and I was hoping it might have expanded on that just a little. I really enjoyed how this book ended and I do feel like it had a pretty complete ending. I was very happy with it. I would love for this to become a movie because just the story makes it something I would love to watch after seeing how much I loved reading it. This book is full of action and it starts right off at the beginning, I really loved the twist as to whom the Traitor was. I didn’t see that coming. At times I panicked for the characters because Lindsay really can keep you on your toes when things start taking an unexpected turn.
I can’t recommend this series or book enough. I love everything about it and highly recommend this to all ages. This is such a fantastic read and it has that great world build and friendship that Harry Potter has.
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