Blog of the Blood

Here’s where you can discuss The Blood…and the overall story since it is has now all been published. But please…mark spoilers clearly. Don’t want to be giving away any surprises. In fact, if you haven’t read The Blood you should probably avoid this blog!


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105 Comments on “Blog of the Blood”

  1. Jackson Porter says:

    Does anyone else now strive to be a better person because of this trilogy? I know I do.

    Freaking incredible! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Royal says:

    I was totally amazed with this book. I read it in about 8 hours. I couldn’t put it down! Chapter 18 <3 <3

    I'm not going to say what happened, but I think most of the people who read it will understand ;]


  3. Chase says:

    Freaking best book of the trilogy. There are no loose ends and everything, all the mysteries and questions from the other two, are all answered. THAT is good writing. I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!

  4. Dodger says:

    Agreed! The Blood is definitely my favorite of the 3! Such an amazing book. It ends the trilogy perfectly.


    I know! Chapter 18 was just too exciting. Then I got to the end…and my mouth was just hanging open ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. D.J. MacHale says:

    I’m loving the reactions from Pendragon readers.

  6. bri says:

    grr!!!!!!!!!!!!! i have not read the book so this is the only time i’m posting on this site till i read it! but the reason WHY i haven’t yet is because my local library does not have it even on ORDER yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it’s driving me bonkers!!!!!!!!!

  7. Challenger Black says:

    Been a while since I’ve been on here, but I’ve just finished reading The Blood and…wow. What a ride! Definitely exceeded all my expectations!

    ***SPOILER here***

    Not only was it an exciting ride and a great ending to the trilogy…but getting to see my favorite character from Pendragon step in and become part of it was just plain awesome! At first, I was thinking the Watcher was Bobby, being so skilled with the basketball and all, really had me guessing that’s who it was, but as soon as I saw the word “uncle”…that’s when I was holding my breath. I was just squealing when the Watcher said, “Call me…Press.”

    Favorite moment of the book right there ๐Ÿ™‚

    Bravo on coming up with such a great trilogy, D.J.! Can’t wait to see what you come up with next.

    And so we go.

  8. Julia says:

    UGH! I have to wait for my library to get this book in, and then wait 4 or so weeks to get it. =(

  9. eelong rulz says:



  10. Jacob says:

    I like it ๐Ÿ˜€

  11. veelox0 says:

    I love the foreshadowing for uncle press ๐Ÿ™‚ and is anyone with me in thinking that the otter watcher was Osa (loor’s mom?)??

    I am so happy to see that pendragon lives on!!!

    Hobey ho!! And so we go!!

  12. Challenger Black says:


    Yeah, I’m guessing it was Osa. Especially when Press said the wooden stave was from a spirit who meant a lot to him…sounds like that would be Osa ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hobey ho! Pendragon indeed lives on!

  13. Alexis says:

    Is a Rift how Press comes back in book 9 of the Pendragon series?

  14. veelox0 says:


    No rifts are not involved in pendragon because we think morphues road happened after…press was just using the power of solara because spirits never really die…unless stabbed by a spirit killing sword

  15. Awesomebooks! says:

    Pendragon was an awesome series read it in a week and so were the other two book before the blood my library still doesn’t have it yet i am so gonna die

  16. eelong rulz says:

    maybe solara is AFTER you go to the black!! and the blood is where saint dane SHOULD OF GONE but he was nice back when he was in the black, and so went on to solara?

    you got to admit, that idea would be kinda cool!

    p.s. i MIGHT be going to your book signing in 3 days, DJ, if my mom wants to drive me for 5 hours (not including breaks) to CT… i am still begging her to take me there for my birthday! it’ll be the BEST PRESENT IN THE HISTORY OF FOREVER!!! no exageration!

  17. It's not a man purse it's a satchel says:

    The Blood is awesome so far. I’ve only read half of it but the end of every chapter just keeps getting better. But I was a little surprised that The Blood is shorter than The Black. And The Black didn’t take me as long to read so that was weird

  18. SPOILER says:

    finished the blood!!!!! awesome!!!!!!!!! SPOILER!!!!!! loved that you incorporated part of Pendragon into series!!!!

  19. Hallaman10 says:

    im simply counting the seconds till the blood comes to my library im so, SO exited to read it.

  20. Chase says:

    SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!!!! I love how Press is like exactly how he was in Pendragon. His sence of humor is still the same and how mysterious he is. I wonder if DJ will put a little bit of pendragon in every one of his books since that’s the series that got him started and made him famous

  21. DADOSLAYER says:


  22. Jay Foren says:

    Wow. I can’t stop thinking about all the Pendragon parts in this book. I finished reading it, and just had to go back and mark every page were there was a Pendragon refererance. Gotta love how Press just brushes the war with SaintDane off . . .
    Thank whatever higher spiritual power that it was Osa and Press instead of Loor and Pendragon, or I would have lost my mind.

  23. bri says:

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! i just finished the Blood yesterday! finally got it! LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!! So happy that Marsh could live again. i also thought that the Watcher was Bobby. then my favorite part came in Chapter 18 last sentence. “Call me…Press.” I almost screamed when i read that. but i was in school *Darn* PRESS IS MY FAVORITE CHARACTER EVER. TO be honest, in the 2ond PEndragon i almost stooped reading them cause Press died. SOoooooooooooooooooo glad i didn’t!!!!!!! LOOOOOVEEEEEEEE your series D. J!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. bri says:

    btw. i too think that the other Watcher was Osa. but i still have one question:
    Did Bobby go straight to Solara in Soldiers of Halla because he was a Traveler and that’s where all the good Traveler’s good (aka not Saint Dane)?

  25. bri says:

    meant go btw (x2)

  26. bri says:

    another thing…….. DJ COME TO IDAHO!!!!!!!!!!

  27. Challenger Black says:


    He’s my favorite Pendragon character too ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. bri says:

    he’s SOOO AWESOME!!!! i love his attitude and humor and everything!

  29. Matt says:

    I just finished the book and was very pleased. I had read the Pendragon series too and it made me sooooo happy when Uncle Press appeared in the Blood. I really like that MacHale took characters from Pendragon and included them here, because it gives you insight into what happened to them after their last book. All in all, this was another great series!

  30. Matt says:

    @ bri.

    I was also wondering about what happened with Bobby. Seeing as he stayed after they defeated Saint Dane and didn’t go to Solara with the others, I was wondering if he was still considered one of the higher spirits like the other travelers, or if he was a normal person now because he had a normal life afterwards.

  31. Alexis says:

    D.J. MacHale, do you ever come to Canada to sign books?

  32. Tribbun and Ribbon says:

    @ Alexis

    I was wondering that too.

    COME TO CANADA!!!!!!!
    (preferably Manitoba)

  33. Alexis says:

    YES Us Canadians love your work too!

    and for me, preferably Ontario ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. Luke says:

    Can’t … stop … reading…

  35. Alexis says:

    I know right! It was amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. It's not a man purse it's a satchel says:

    I’ve read more than half of it now… Aw man Damon is a real bastard in this one. He’s a-cookin’ a-somethin’ up!

  37. It's not a man purse it's a satchel says:

    That last part was supposed to be in an italian accent.

  38. Spader says:

    The Blood is the Best book! better than Pendragon!

  39. Spader says:

    Hobey Ho!

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  41. Tribbun and Ribbon says:

    why isn’t my picture there!?!?!?! ๐Ÿ™

  42. Tribbun and Ribbon says:

    did I fix it?

  43. Tribbun and Ribbon says:

    yay! fixed it!

  44. Walking the Road says:

    This series was just amazing. It was definitely on level with pendragon in many ways. And the tie in was great it just made the series even more satisfying to read. What would be even more epic is if coop and gotten to meet Bobby i always thought they were sorta similar. And who do you think would win in a fight Damon or saint Dane>?

  45. Matt says:

    @ Walking the Road

    Saint Dane would definitely win because he could change form, which Damon couldn’t, and he was large, while the books said that Damon was tiny. We also know that Saint Dane could fight from when he fought Bobby in Rivers of Zadaa.

  46. It's not a man purse it's a satchel says:

    I don’t actually have anything to say, I just wanted people to freak out and look away. Thumbs up if you love trolling too! I also had a great idea to jump off the top of a building, and yell “TRUST FALL!” Anyone else want to try that too?

  47. Fizzy says:

    Holy Solara.

    The Blood was frickin’ AWESOME! I’ve been a Pendragon fan since the beginning, so when Press and Osa appeared and Solara was mentioned, I was bouncing off the walls (not literally). I can’t believe how well DJ wrote this book. Every question was answered and it was just awesome. I can’t wait till his next book comes out! Whatever it is, I’ll be in line at Barnes & Noble the day it comes out getting it.


  48. IWannaMarryMarsh888 says:

    @DJ I feel bad for the people who read this and DIDN’T read Pendragon. They didn’t get any of the referrences!

    Yes, I am the same girl who who the really long email and is in love with Marsh.

  49. IWannaMarryMarsh888 says:

    @walking the road

    I think Damon would win…

    If Marsh gave back the poleax.

  50. IWannaMarryMarsh888 says:

    DJ if you come to Richmond, VA…. I will be your best friend. Forever. And ever. And so would my friend. I’ll give you my lucky quarter.


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