A World Without HeroesBook - 2011 | 1st Aladdin hardcover ed. --
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From Library Staff
debwalker Mar 08, 2011
The first entry in the new Beyonders series, in which a teenager is transported to a perilous fantasy world.
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Jasher grinned. "Trust me. To venture into the swamp without means of repelling the insects is not merely inconvenient. It borders on suicide. Some of the pests are poisonus; some carry diseases. The stink should suffice to keep the insects away."
"And the bears," Jason said. "And the skunks. And the girls."
"You better be. It's pretty sore. Do you have any idea how many times I've been drugged or knocked unconscious lately? I've probably lost a million brain cells."-Jason
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Jason Walker has often wished his life could be a bit less predictable--until a routine day at the zoo ends with Jason suddenly transporting from the hippo tank to a place unlike anything he's ever seen. In the past, the people of Lyrian welcmoed visitors from the Beyond, but attitudes have changed since the wizard emperor Maldor rose to power. The brave resistors who opposed the emperor have been bought off or broken, leaving a realm where fear and suspicion prevail. In his search for a way home, Jason meets Rachel, who was also mysteriously drawn to Lyrian from our world. With the help of a few scattered rebels, Jason and Rachel become entangled in a quest to piece together the word of power that can destroy the emperor, and learn that their best hope to find a way home will be to save this world without heroes.