Keys to the Demon Prison by Brandon Mull

Since ancient times, the great demon prison Zzyzx has protected the world from the most dangerous servants of darkness, including Gorgrog, the Demon King. After centuries of plotting, the Sphinx is on the verge of recovering the five artifacts necessary to open the legendary prison. Facing the potential of a world-ending calamity, all friends of light must unite in a final effort to thwart the Sphinx s designs and find a safe home for the five artifacts. To this end, Kendra, Seth, and the Knights of the Dawn will venture far beyond the walls of Fablehaven to strange and exotic magical preserves across the globe, where the end of every quest becomes the beginning of another. In this explosive series finale, allegiances will be confirmed and secrets revealed as the forces of light and darkness collide in a desperate struggle to control the keys to the demon prison.

Keys to the Demon Prison is a fabulous end to the Fablehaven series. Lots of twists and turns. Starting the book I had a couple expectations. Expectations that were very similar to the expectations I had starting Harry Potter (Snape must be good, Ron & Hermione must end up together, Harry & Ginny must end up together). Thankfully all my expectations were met so I’m very happy with the book and its ending. My only complaint is that the series is over. I would love to have the chance to return to the world of Fablehaven.

And just a random thought: Love that the demon prison was named Zzyzx. Always makes me think of that oddly named exit off I-15 in Southern California. When we got to Zzyzx Road we knew we were almost home.

If you have not yet read the Fablehaven series you are missing out! Go read these books. I’m looking forward to more fantasy books by author Brandon Mull.

Content: A clean read. There is fantasy violence that may be a little much for younger kids. It didn’t phase my 8 year old but many people do get hurt and killed. I wouldn’t describe it as graphic violence but young readers beware.

Rating: 5 Stars to this fabulous end the the Fablehaven series.