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Title:
The last life of Prince Alastor
ISBN:
9781484778180
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Los Angeles ; New York : Disney-Hyperion, [2019]
Physical Description:
437 pages ; 22 cm.
Summary:
"Prosper's adventures continue when he ventures to Alastor's home, the demon world"-- Provided by publisher.
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Three hundred years ago, fate bound Prosper Redding and Prince Alastor of the Third Realm together. Now the human boy and fiend heir to the demon kingdom must put aside a centuries-old blood feud to save everything they love.
Alastor will guide Prosper through the demon realm-under one huge condition: Prosper must enter into a contract with the malefactor residing in him, promising eternal servitude in the afterlife. With Prosper's sister in the clutches of the evil queen Pyra, Prosper has no choice but to agree.
But when they arrive in Alastor's deliciously demonic home, the realm is almost as alien to Alastor as it is to Prosper-the lowest fiends have dethroned the ruling malefactors, while an unfathomable force called the Void is swiftly consuming the realm. The desperate fiends cling to the one person who says she can stop it: Pyra.
As Prosper embarks on a perilous rescue mission to the Tower of No Return, he can't help but feel for the demons losing their home-even Alastor, who lives by a set of rules that have vanished in a new world.
With the fates of humans and demons at odds, the battle lines are drawn. Long ago, Prosper's ancestor Honor Redding proved that humans and demons could never be friends. But is Prosper like his ancestor? And is Alastor the same demon who was betrayed by the one human he cared for?


Author Notes

Alexandra Bracken was born in Phoenix, Arizona, on February 27th, 1987.

She graduated from The College of William & Mary in Virginia in May 2009, with a degree in History and English.

She began her first published novel, Brightly Woven, as a birthday present to a close friend in college.

She is also the author of The Darkest Minds Series. Her title from that series, In the Afterlight, made The Young New Adult Titles List. In 2017 she made The New York Times Best Seller List with her title, Passenger.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

School Library Journal Review

Gr 6 Up-Determined to save his sister Prue from the evil witch, Pyra, Prosper has struck a deal with the fiend named Alastor; he will be the fiend's servant for all eternity. Heading to Alastor's home, the Third Realm, Prosper discovers that it isn't just his own family at stake. A force known as the Void is consuming the realm and Pyra claims she can stop it, but at a steep price. Picking up where the first installment left off, the author continues to weave a complex, dark, and comedic tale full of page-turning adventure and plot twists. The mystery of the fate of the realm unfolds slowly enough to build anticipation but doesn't lose readers along the way. The portrayal of the Third Realm is descriptive, vivid, and believable. The characters are well developed, relatable, and draw readers easily into the story. VERDICT Fans of comedic horror, mystery, fantasy, and adventure who have read the first one will enjoy this sequel. Recommended where the first installment is popular.-Kira Moody, Salt Lake County Library Services © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

Prosper Redding was pretty sure he'd hit rock bottom when he found out he has a demon named Alastor living inside him. Then Alastor's terrifying demon-queen sister kidnapped Prosper's sister, Prue, and took her to the demon realm. Now, suddenly, Prosper and Alastor, who have been at vicious odds with each other, find themselves on the same side, at least for now: Alastor wants power, and Prosper just wants Prue, but they're both going to have to travel through the demon realm to get what they want. Alastor knows the way, and what else can Prosper do but make a deal with him even if that deal means eternal servitude? But it's been a long time since Alastor's been home, and the place has changed quite a bit. This follow-up to The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding (2017) throws this boy-demon odd couple into an even more precarious position, and madcap, mystical high-jinks ensue. With its balance of magic, humor, and heart, this sequel is a surefire crowd-pleaser.--Maggie Reagan Copyright 2018 Booklist