I hate to say it, but it's just a fact that, sometimes, by the time readers reach the end of a series, they don't find it as exciting as the first. That is so NOT the case with The Necropolis: The Forgotten Worlds, Book 3, the final book in the middle grade science fiction series by PJ Hoover. I really enjoyed The Emerald Tablet (The Forgotten Worlds) and The Navel of the World (The Forgotten Worlds, Book 2), but I found this installment just as exciting and couldn't put it down.
Benjamin Holt has learned to deal with the fact that he isn't human, but a telegen able to communicate via telepathy and not to mention that little fact that he's been chosen to save the world. His group of friends continue their mission as they teleport and time travel from place to place to help Benjamin find his last sibling and fast. But it's not going to be easy as he faces Nathan Nyx, his half-brother who is out to murder him and some other members of his family that have quite a history. Things really heat up in the hidden continents of Lemuria and Atlantis as Benjamin attempts to save the future, something he's seen and that's not very pretty.
This installment wrapped everything up nicely, and I have to admit, I'm sorry that there won't be more. Hoover has created a world full of drama, hidden lands, time travel and mythology. Anyone who has the chance to read the series straight through, should do just that as you'll find yourself enthralled in not only the characters, but the nicely woven plot that takes you on a race to rule the world.
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: CBAY Books (October 16, 2010)
Source of review copy: Author