Everworld: Whatever You Wanted To Know

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¡°Welcome to Everworld¡± is a infamous quote used by the characters in the book Everworld: Mystify the Magician, by K. A Applegate. This book is the eleventh of a continuing book series about four regular teenagers; David Levin, Christopher Hitchcock, Jalil Davis and April O¡¯Brien. They are brought into Everworld By Senna O¡¯Brien, April¡¯s half sister. Everworld is a place of terror and chaos, where you can see a war between the Aztecs and the Vikings, where you can take a lovely tour of Hel¡¯s hell. The four regular teens from Chicago must battle every day to survive, and also must try to find a way back home. The hard part is that the only way home is the way they got there, through Senna, the gateway and Senna is not letting going to let the four teens use her. The theme of this story is ¡°people always get what they deserve.¡±

The evil in this book is obviously Senna O¡¯Brien who brings the four teenagers to this place of horrors. As David says in one of the books, ¡°Senna has what you might call flexible morals: Whatever she does to other people is fine; what anyone does to her is unforgivable.¡± Senna¡¯s evil can be seen when she sells her friends out to Hel so that she might escape from Hel¡¯s hell. Senna also sold her sister out to the faeries when they were looking for the gateway, Senna. Senna also tried to kill all of them by gathering an army in the Real world and bringing then into Everworld.

In Roman mythology, Hel is Loki¡¯s daughter that is half dead and half woman. The dead part of her is extremely disgusting, and when you see it, you want to gauge your eyes out. The woman part is supposed to be so very beautiful that all who see her wants her. Senna, who gets captured by Hel, decides to make a deal with Hel for her life. ¡°What did you offer her?¡± asked Jalil in the fourth book Realm of the Reaper, ¡°I offered her something that she never had, real world men,¡± said Senna. Senna took the opportunity that she had to sell out her friends and didn't give it a thought. This enhances the meaning of the theme by showing the true evilness of Senna, and by showing her craftiness. It also gives a sense of foreshadowing and gives the reader no sympathy towards Senna.

The Faeries in the book Discover the Destroyer, the fifth book in the series aren't just little winged creatures. They only care about one thing, that thing is money, they will do anything for money. One of the faeries job was to find the gateway, Senna, and give her to Loki, who wanted to get out of Everworld. Senna, knowing that if Loki caught her, that she was dead for sure, sold out her sister and said that April was the gateway, not herself. This might have been Ok, but the ironic part is that Aprils heart had been replaced with a ruby, and that ruby would explode in three days if the four teens didn't return to a giant dragon in time. Confusing, huh. So anyways, we here develop an even deeper hatred for Senna, and we feel no sympathy towards her.

Senna was crazy, ¡°A real whack job,¡± said Christopher. In the book Mystify the Magician, we can see Senna becoming even more crazy. She bring an army from the real world with plans to conquer Everworld to become the most supreme being in Everworld. Senna failed in the attempt and was killed by April. Here we can see the theme being played out, and this scene when April kills her half sister is the scene when everything comes together.

In the Everworld series, we can see the theme of ¡°people always get what they deserve.¡± We can also see Senna evil when she sells her fellow companions out to the daughter of the god of destruction. Also when she almost lets her half sister die in her place, and when she tries to kill all the main characters. So if you like books with lots of profanity and lots of racist remarks and lots of blood, gore and all the other things that we hold near and dear to our hearts, read these books. Happy Reading!