The Wrath of MulgarathBook - 2004
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Mallory Grace: What happens when Mulgarath gets the book?
Thimbletack: I die. You die. We all die. Bye-bye.
Mallory Grace: [turns to Jared; voice quavering slightly] What does he mean, 'we all die'?
Jared Grace: I think he means... we all die.
Aunt Lucinda Spiderwick: [showing scars on forearm] If they say 'suicide' and you say 'goblins', this place is where they put you.
Hogsqueal: [as the griffin is soaring far overhead] Fly as you want. Griffin! I swallowed an ogre whole. You could be next!
Tow Truck Driver: [after running over an invisible monster] Did I hit someone?
Jared Grace: Yes! Thank you!
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This is the end book in a good series focusing on a group of children and their adventures in a world that can only be seen through fairy spit. Fairies are not the beautiful and good creatures that are portrayed in children's books... these fairies come in all different sizes and colours as well as some being nasty and some being helpful. Our heroes face off with the ultimate bad fairy: an ogre who wants to use the book Arthur Spiderwick wrote to destroy the world. Of course they must stop him and save the world. This book adds a different twist on the movie, though the outcome is similar. Highly recommended series.
Hogsqueal the hobgoblin informs them that the house was destroyed by the goblins who have kidnapped their mother and taken her to the palace of their fearsome master, Mulgarath the ogre. Accompanied by Hogsqueal, the siblings journey to Mulgarath's palace, an immense citadel made of garbage where they battle a legion of goblins. Mallory runs the leader through with her sword and is greatly traumatized by having actually killed a living sentient being. Nevertheless she and her brothers defeat the goblins and discover Mulgarath's plan. The ogre has learned from the Field Guide that fresh cows' milk makes young dragons rapidly mature. He has stolen a number of cows and is using them to breed an army of dragons with which he plans to conquer the world. Byron, the griffin, successfully vanquishes the mother dragon and Simon kills the young ones. Jared has Thimbletack wrap chains around Simon and Mallory. The ogre brags of his plan and reveals that the Field Guide is underneath his throne, and Jared mockingly tells Mulgarath that he and his siblings have killed all the dragons. In a rage, Mulgarath flings Simon and Mallory out of the window but Thimbletack's chains hold, and they don't fall far. Jared stabs Mulgarath in the foot with Mallory's sword, then knocks him out of the window. Mulgarath falls, transforms into a swallow and is eaten by Hogsqueal.
The children return home, where they meet Arthur Spiderwick, He and his daughter Lucinda, now an old woman, share a poignant goodbye, and he turns to dust.
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RobertELPL thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over
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