Celebrating 13 years of Fablehaven!
From bestselling author Brandon Mull, Fablehaven is celebrating 13 years of enchanting young readers with tales of a mystical creatures, fantastic battles, and the fight for good over evil with the beloved characters Kendra and Seth.
The New York Times bestseller has continued to draw in readers of all ages and taken fans along with Kendra and Seth through even more adventures in the rest of the epic, five-book series. Most recently, a sequel series, Dragonwatch picked up where Fablehaven left off, so you can continue the magic.
Fablehaven’s unique story and fun-loving characters are a hit across all ages and perfect for families who want to read a series together. Brandon Mull told LDS Living that the inspiration for his stories comes from being a careful observer of the world around him.
“To tell stories, I need details—physical details for settings and other physical descriptions, as well as a variety of specifics to help my characters seem real,” Mull said in the interview. “Some of the characters in my books have attributes I’ve noticed in people close to me. In Fablehaven, Seth is recklessly curious in some of the same ways as my younger brother Bryson. I try not to fictionalize an entire person—I just borrow bits and pieces.”
His advice to aspiring writers: don’t stress over getting published.
“Let writing be a rewarding hobby. Give yourself time. You don’t have to succeed tomorrow. It isn’t now or never. Read books that you like. Pay attention to how your favorite writers build their scenes. Practice building your own scenes. Take it seriously, but don’t burden yourself with needing to succeed all at once. It takes time to get good, and it takes lots of time and effort to get your start.”
You can read more from Brandon Mull’s exclusive Q&A with LDS Living here.
Preview the book
Preview the book with a reading from Brandon Mull himself below!
Praise for Fablehaven
Fablehaven has not gone by unnoticed by some of the fantasy genre’s favorite authors, or our own readers. Here is what people are saying about the novel:
"One of the most enjoyable fantasies I've read." — Christopher Paolini, Author
"The dialogue snaps and sizzles. . . like Harry Potter, Fablehaven can be read aloud in a family with as much pleasure for grownups as for children. . . Do yourself a favor, and don't miss the first novel by a writer who is clearly going to be a major figure in popular fantasy." — Orson Scott Card, New York Times Bestselling Author
"Imagination runs wild in Fablehaven. It is a lucky book that can hold this kind of story." — Obert Skye, Author of Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo
“Suspense, intriguing, they can't put the books down! As a parent you can't go wrong buying these books, they'll read them again and again.” — 5-star review from DeseretBook.com
“I love the storyline and what an [original] idea! I couldn't put it down. Look out JK Rowling, you have a competitor!” — 5-star review from DeseretBook.com
“On a recent vacation, our family listened to Fablehaven on CD. Our entire family loved it! We were captivated by the story, characters, and the magic of it all. It was so fun to listen to. Usually we hear the familiar, "Are we there yet?" or "I need to use the bathroom." but this time we heard, "Do we HAVE to stop?" ...It's a great story that I would recommend to all!” — 5-star review from DeseretBook.com
What to read next
When you’ve finished Fablehaven in less than a day because you just couldn’t put it down, don’t fret, you can pick up the the rest of the series HERE and then catch up on Dragonwatch HERE, Mull’s latest adventure featuring the famous sibling duo Kendra and Seth.