Annotations for World Without Heroes


Findaway World Llc
Jason Walker is used to feeling like an afterthought--in school, with his friends, with cute girls, and even with his family. The one thing Jason really enjoys is volunteering at the local zoo, where life is always a bit less predictable.Never less so, however, than the day he's cleaning the hippo tank one moment and the next, falling through a tunnel that leaves him in the middle of a whole other world. Lyrian is utterly different from any place Jason has ever known. The people dress differently, live differently, and all live in fear of their malicious Emperor, Surroth. All Jason wants is to find a way back home, until his search for an answer leads to a discovery of a secret vulnerability of Surroth's. Very few know the truth--that there is a magical, ancient world that holds the power to destroy this terrifying ruler.Now that Jason has stumbled upon one of the six syllables of the word, this knowledge makes him a targetfor Surroth's wrath. His only choice to stay safe is to pursue the rest of the syllables, each hidden far andwide across Lyrian, until he can possess the weapon to destroy his powerful new enemy. Jason is joinedby a fellow Beyonder, Rachel, who also arrived in Lyrian suddenly and with no understanding of why or where she was. Together Jason and Rachel embark on an epic quest neither of them chose, facing challenges to their bodies, minds, and hearts and encountering places and people they can barely believeare real.In a world with no heroes, and no hope, Jason finds himself faced with the prospect of becoming the hero he never imagined he could be.

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Simon and Schuster
Bestselling author Brandon Mull brings his newest blockbuster-ready fantasy series to Simon & Schuster Audio!

Jason Walker lives a predictable life: going to school, playing baseball, volunteering at the local zoo--until one day he falls through a tunnel near the hippo tank and ends up in a new, utterly different world. In Lyrian, the people dress differently, behave differently, and all live in fear of their malicious Emperor, Surroth. But in Jason's search for a way home, he learns of a magical, ancient word that could destroy the terrifying Surroth.

With his accidental knowledge of one of the word's six syllables, Jason finds himself in great danger and must embark on an epic quest to discover the remaining syllables and take down his powerful new enemy. Jason and his companion, Rachel--a fellow Beyonder who also arrived in Lyrian suddenly and without understanding why--must face challenges to their bodies, minds, and hearts and encounter places and people they can barely believe are real.

In a world with no heroes, and no hope, Jason finds himself faced with the prospect of becoming the hero he never imagined he could be.

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