Favorite Pendragon Book

While visiting so many schools and bookstores, many of the same questions pop up.  One of them is about what my favorite Pendragon book is.  Since it’s been asked so many times, I thought I’d answer that here.

Looking at it one way, I don’t have a favorite because they all seem like different chapters in one big story.  But I can come up with a few that stand out for different reasons.  The book that was the most fun to write was “The Never War” because I loved going back into real history and doing the research about a time and place that fascinate me.   The book that was the most difficult to write was  “The Quillan Games”.  Coming up with all of those wild games, creating the rules, and then having Bobby play them was grueling.  I certainly don’t have a LEAST favorite book, though I can say that my least favorite cover was the one I call:  “Bobby the Blue-Eyed Reindeer”.   Yeesh.

But favorite book?  Now that they’re all complete and I can look back on the whole story, I guess maybe there is one that stands out.  I think I like it because it had a little bit of all the books in it and it tied up the whole story in a way that I had always planned on, but was never sure that it would actually work.  The fact that it did work is very satisfying.  There were a few scenes in that book (I won’t mention them here because I don’t want to write spoilers) that actually get me choked up.  More than a few scenes.  It was an incredibly rewarding experience to tie together all the loose ends, answer all the questions, and complete an epic story.  So under pressure, I would have to say that my favorite Pendragon book is The Soldiers of Halla.

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601 Comments on “Favorite Pendragon Book”

  1. Laura says:

    Oh, my Gosh! That’s like really hard… probably the last one, The Soldiers of Halla. They were sooooo awesome and I cried. :'( so sad that its over.

  2. Leslie-James says:

    Hey, I am 11, but my favorite of them all is book four, The Reality Bug.

  3. Solara says:

    Thats a hard question

    but i think book 2 or 3

  4. ArmanNaim says:

    Hi, I just finished The Quillan Games so far thats my most favorite book of the Pendragon series its so greusome and for me depressing BUT AWESOME!! I really like how you get emotion out of your readers.

    From, Arman

  5. Leah says:

    i absolutly ADORE pendragon they’re my favourite books of all time. My fav. is the last one, the soldiers of hala. AWESOME!!!!! 😀

  6. #1PendragonFan says:

    Bobby the blue eyed reindeer. Haha! (Pilgrims of Rayne)

  7. iamatitan says:

    10 and i don’t really know what the end means.

  8. AlderFangirlAndProud says:

    My favorite of all time has to be “The Quillan Games”. I just love the series as a whole, really, but “The Quillan Games” is just epic to me. But other books that I could say are my favorite individually are “The Merchant of Death”, “Reality Bug”, “Raven Rise” and “Soldiers of Halla”. Pendrgon rules!

  9. seth says:

    omg i am on “the soldiers of halla”. iv gotta tell you i never cry….but i was trying my best not to in class while reading the middle.i could not do it.IV NEVER CRYED IN MY LIFE!!!its my favorite book ever….AND IV READ 1/4 OF A PUBLIC LIBRARY!!!can you write a new series that crosses PENDRAGON and something new where bobby has to gather all the travelers to face a new chalenge along with 3 mystery people that later reveal themselves and save even whackier territories in an even whackier halla?if not ill do it myself and send it to you.۞

  10. Dylan says:

    My favorite book is probably #10

  11. Katie says:

    My favorites are the lost city of faar and he never war. I love being underwater and adventure and learning about wars, so these two are perfect for me.

  12. Katie says:

    I don’t understand how these books are not popular. I suggested them to an eighth grader, and when she said she never heard of them, my jaw hit the ground.

  13. Shannan says:

    My favourite was book 6. Still one of my favourite books. There was something about my favourite villain of all time losing it. I know I shouldn’t have, but I actually burst into laughter the second time I read it at the Ghee compound part.

  14. Tyler Regan says:

    First, I would like to say that this is my favorite book series of all time!I have read every book twice, I have even talked my mother and grandmother to start reading them, and they took to the book after the first chapter, my mother is on book four now. As for the main question. My Favorite book would have to be book 6 because this is the first book where Bobby turns in a hardcore fighter, and this is the first book that I have felt something for the main characters in any book series, when Bobby turns around and rages on the villain which was amazing and so sad… but My favorite territory would have to be Cloral because of the amazing water world and the amazing inventions such as the bouyancy belt and the Scuba type mask! I have the complete set of Pendragon books in paperback, but I am trying to find the complete set of hard cover pendragon books, and I dont know where to look. D.J. MacHale If you could email me a link to where i would find such a thing I would greatly appreciate it!tylerregan95@yahoo.com Forever a Fan, Tyler Regan

  15. Wu Yenza says:

    My order of favorites?
    The Lost City of Faar
    Soldiers of Halla
    The Quillian Games
    Black Water
    The Reality Bug
    Raven Rise
    The Merchant of Death
    The Pilgrims of Rayna
    The Never War
    The Rivers of Zadaa

  16. Nevva Winter says:

    So Bobby’s eyes are blue?I’m a little confused because on the cover of some books his eyes are brown and on the cover of other books his eyes are blue.so which one? 🙂

  17. Anya says:

    I love them all equally

  18. Lucas says:

    I think the first 1 is the best because 1.Who doesn’t like the classic?And 2.Its the book that started the amazing series

  19. Kevin hart says:

    diego: i love your books
    nick: your books are crazy and funny
    kameron your books blow my mind

  20. Justin Bieber says:

    Good work on your books. Make a movie.

  21. Kaden says:

    Love your books!! The pendragon book series started awhole club at my school. I finished 4 books in 1 day!!!

  22. Alia says:

    Totally the Reality Bug.

  23. Trent Thurston says:

    My favorite book was the soldiers of Halla, Who was the person at the end that gave bobby the scrolls?

  24. elena says:

    I love all of them.But i think Soldiers of halla is the best.
    I have finished it about a month ago but i can’t stop thinking about it.

  25. Melissa says:

    I LOVE all of them, but my favorite is Black Water, because Bobby shows so much leadership and I love the role reversing thing!

  26. Alex says:

    Book 5 or 6

  27. Kyle says:

    I am only on the sixth book but a couple already stand out to me more than others. The first book really got me into the sires and got me really interested in all the traveler stuff. But I have to say my favorite is the fifth one because of a few reasons. 1, my two favorite travelers Gunny and Spader are in them. Also I really liked the idea of humans being treated as pets (well I did not LIKE it I thought it was interesting and really made me think) Also it was the first time we saw Mark and Courtney join the action and as far as I am concerned it is not the last.
    P.S I think it would be cool to make a post on what you think on the prequels
    P.P.S these are the books that got me into the fantasy Genre and are easily the best in the genre

  28. Skye says:

    This is a really hard one I just got done with book 9 and I like all of them, but I would have to choose the lost city of faar because Cloral was my favorite territory

  29. vo spader says:

    the lost city of farr for sure if you make a movie for number 9 night in white satin should be played in the begining

  30. press tilton says:

    make a movie for them don’t change a thing book 3 is the best

  31. press tilton says:

    make a movie for them don’t change a thing book 3 is the best

  32. Uncle Bibs says:

    My order of favorite books:

    The Soldiers of Halla
    The Merchant of Death
    The Quillian Games
    Raven Rise
    The Rivers of Zadaa
    The Pilgrims of Rayne
    Black Water
    The Reality Bug
    The Lost City of Faar
    The Never War

  33. #1Pendragon fan says:

    The best one is a tie between “The Soldiers of Halla”, “Raven Rise”, and “The rivers of Zadaa”

  34. #1Pendragon fan says:

    The best one is a tie with “The Soldiers of Halla”, “Raven Rise”, and “The rivers of Zadaa”

  35. Liam says:

    The last four are the best in my personal opinion.

  36. Ludwig Zell says:

    My favorite Pendragon book has to be either The Lost City of Faar or The Quillan Games.

  37. Ludwig Zell says:

    Also Saint Danes disguises have so creative names. For example such as Zy Roder Mallos Po Nassi and Andy Mitchell.

  38. Ludwig Zell says:

    My 2 favorite Saint Dane’s disguises are Zy Roder and Mallos.

  39. Meliza Alveres says:

    The first book that I ever gotten was The Merchant of Death.

  40. Lia says:

    Soldiers of Halla is definetly my favorite. I cried through most of that book, I think. It was great. XD

  41. Richard says:

    Me ain’t know. For a 4th grader, it’seasy and hard at the same time.

  42. Saint Dane( Actually Richard.) says:

    I like “The Soldiers of Halla because I win. Take that Bobby Pendragon! In your face!

  43. Bobby Pendragon( Actually Richard.) says:

    Sure you won. I will win later in the series. If there is.

  44. Richard says:

    Please make a 11th book so I can read it please?

  45. Bobby Pendragon (Actually Richard) says:

    Yeah. Listen to that guy. I want to win the battle. Boo Saint Dane!!!!!!!!

  46. Bobby Pendragon (Actually Richard) says:

    Go Bobby Pendragon!!!!!!! Any supporters???????

  47. Richard Lee says:

    Cut it out!

  48. Bobby Pendragon, Saint Dane, Richard says:

    Okay lady.

  49. Richard Lee says:

    I am a 4th grade male!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not a lady!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  50. Anonymous says:

    These books are SEVERELY underrated. I just finished nine and cant what to see what happens in ten. If anyone made an 11th book that wasn’t canon i’d like to read it!

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