Cassie finds a new life and love for herself by dedicating her life to liaising between resident aliens and the United States Government. Marco uses his fame and powers to become a celebrity, staring in a superhero TV series and publishing a book of his memoirs.
Personally, I thought that these are perfect. Not only do they show how resilient humans can be, but they are also fitting fates for them both. Ax, similarly, does well for himself after the war.
Promoted to a Prince at long last, it is shown how he has adopted a similar leadership style to Jake and become a legendary warrior. The only character that I am still disappointed with is Tobias. For the longest time, he only really clung to his human side because he wanted to be with her. In The Diversion , Tobias was reunited with his estranged mother and was keen to get to know her.
It seems weak that he would just turn his back on her again, and weaker still that Loren escapes all mention in The Beginning. In terms of structure, the novel is pretty balanced.
While it has an exciting opening, it becomes a lot more sedate and retrospective after that, lending itself over to many discussions between the Animorphs as they debate whether they did the right thing. I only really have a couple of issues. First is the opening. Yes, once again we open to a lengthy description of what a Yeerk is. During the middle of a space battle. I have said this many times before, but why? Why would you do this?
This book is a direct continuation of The Answer. There is no need at all to open to this exposition.
The ending is also likely to divide people. You may be surprised to hear that this book actually ends on a massive cliff-hanger. Ax is absorbed by a mysterious being known as the One, and the novel ends as Jake, Marco and Tobias prepare to ram his ship. When one enemy is defeated, another is sure to rise to take their place. Yet, in terms of storytelling, this still feels a bit weak. It really is a shame that we will never learn if the Animorphs were successful as now, seventeen years on, there is unlikely to ever be a resolution.
This does sadden me a little, as there is still such scope for future adventures. Anyhow, I guess that really is all I have to say. As I said before, it has been a long and crazy trip. Animorphs takes its readers very seriously, presenting a dark and compelling story that addresses pressing issues that range from animal conservation to the impact of war. If you are lucky enough to get hold of this series, I would certainly recommend giving it a try. I hope that you enjoyed this look back at K.
The Beginning is currently out of print. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Innocent Hork-Bajir. Innocent Taxxons. Innocent human-Controllers.
How else to stop the Yeerks? How else to win? No choice, you punk. We did what we had to do. The Marco dude? He was just cold. I lowered my head and felt the power in my legs. It would be a hundred-foot drop. And then, I lunged. For a horrible long moment she teetered on the edge, fighting gravity. I leaped up, racing to grab her, pull her back, somehow, save her.
The Beginning is the 54th and final book in the Animorphs series. Unlike other Animorphs books in the main series, but similar to the Megamorphs, all characters. The Beginning, published in May and written by K.A. Applegate, is the fifty- fourth and final book in the Animorphs series. Fine, but then I realized 53, 54 and the Mega were all going inevitably to be one, continuing storyline. So how do .
But the tiger wrapped a massive arm around me and held me down. She fell. Disappeared from sight. Hang on, man. The strength of his tiger morph made my own strength insignificant. I knew that more Hork-Bajir had joined the battle. I knew that an Andalite was leading them. That they were pushing back the tide of the Visser's troops.
The free Hork-Bajir. Ax had brought them from the real colony, miles away. Not my problem anymore. Nothing was my problem.
All for one, and one for all. After 53 regular books and 4 Megamorphs of ass-kicking, even when she has no powers, she dies. Because in war, people die. Endings polarise readers. But a part of me was thinking, "here's for the fan fiction writers. What is The One? Want to know my most perfect series finale?
Hold on, man. Hold on. I buried the chef's knife in her sweatshirt.
The knife quivered in the wood counter. She was pinned. We could be friends. But watch who you pick your fights with. And that's when Marcel appeared behind me. Ze peeg bucket, she is full again. But if I started complaining it might occur to Marcel that I was not one of his many anonymous busboys after all.