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Albert and his Balance Keepers teammates have been called back to the Core for immediate action! There’s a serious Imbalance in the fantastical underground Realm of Belltroll, and without intervention everything from New York to Yellowstone above could be swallowed by earthquakes. It’s clear the mysterious traitor who caused last term’s chaos is at it again, and with a venAlbert and his Balance Keepers teammates have been called back to the Core for immediate action! There’s a serious Imbalance in the fantastical underground Realm of Belltroll, and without intervention everything from New York to Yellowstone above could be swallowed by earthquakes. It’s clear the mysterious traitor who caused last term’s chaos is at it again, and with a vengeance.Albert’s super-magical Master Tile helped fix the Ponderay and Calderon Realms in previous terms, but now it seems the Tile may be more trouble than it’s worth. Because if it’s Albert’s Tile the traitor is after, there will have to be a battle sooner or later, and only one of them can win…...

Title : The Traitor of Belltroll
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ISBN : 9780062275264
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Number of Pages : 384 Pages
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The Traitor of Belltroll Reviews

  • Lindsay Cummings
    2019-05-14 20:24

    What's the point of being an author if you can't rate your own books 5 stars?

  • Kayla Eklund
    2019-05-06 23:55

    *NOTE: This is a review of the entire trilogy.*I'd heard great things about Lindsay Cumming's The Murder Complex duology. I hadn't heard many things about her Balance Keepers trilogy, but I had been wanting to read a lot of middle grade fantasy books lately, so I figured I'd try it before The Murder Complex. I ended up loving it. In fact, I loved it so much that I read the entire trilogy in two days, which is no easy feat considering the size of the books.I loved everything about The Balance Keepers trilogy. I can't think of one thing I disliked about it. It reminded me of Harry Potter, combined with parts of Ender's Game, and brought back a lot of nostalgic feelings for both series. I loved how fast paced the series was. There was never a single moment where I was bored, or wanted to put the book down. It was interesting to see how the main characters used their resources to solve the problems in the realms. There were some that I didn't think they were going to be able to solve, but they did in surprising, and shocking ways.I loved each and every one of the characters. I don't think i could pick a favorite if I tried. Each one of them had something unique to bring into the trilogy. The three main characters reminded me a bit of Harry, Ron, and Hermione from the Harry Potter series. Even though I didn't like him at first, I even ended up liking Hoyt. He might be a jerk at first, but in the end, he redeemed himself, and became one of my favorite characters.I was not prepared for this trilogy to end. As I turned the last few pages of The Traitor of Belltroll, it felt like I was losing a home, and a friend. I really hope that Lindsay Cummings writes a spin off series. Maybe she could write one where the main characters are older, and making their decision about whether to live there all the time. However, I'd be happy with any sort of spin off series in this world. I'm not above begging, pleading, and groveling to make this happen. This will definitely be a series I buy physical copies of, read multiple times, and probably read to the children in my life. I'm more than slightly addicted to this trilogy. I really do wish more people would read it.

  • Sean
    2019-04-30 19:19

    finished this in two days. absolutely amazing. i am going to miss this series and these characters;(

  • Michelle
    2019-04-24 20:24

    This review may contain spoilers. Really wanted to cry when I realized this was the last book in the series. I love this series and I love these kids. Balance Keepers keep the world above, well, balanced. We three realms to protect, Alberts team is on the top of the list. They have saved the world twice so far but things get a little out of head when someone is trying to destroy the last realm...the realm that pretty much hold the other two realms together. If this realm falls the earth will fall with it. Albert, Birdie and Leroy are back to help save the world but time is seriously running out. I can't even explain how much I loved this book, how much I am going to miss these characters and this world. I think after 3 books these 3 really did a lot of growing, even Hoyt the bully did a lot of growing and you he might not be such a bad guy. I would have loved to see more of Hoyts team members only because in the last book it seemed Birdie was starting to "like" one of them and I was hoping it might have expanded on that just a little. I really enjoyed how this book ended and I do feel like it had a pretty complete ending. I was very happy with it. I would love for this to become a movie because just the story makes it something I would love to watch after seeing how much I loved reading it. This book is full of action and it starts right off at the beginning, I really loved the twist as to whom the Traitor was. I didn't see that coming. At times I panicked for the characters because Lindsay really can keep you on your toes when things start taking an unexpected turn. I can't recommend this series or book enough. I love everything about it and highly recommend this to all ages. This is such a fantastic read and it has that great world build and friendship that Harry Potter has. Thanks for stopping by to check out my review.Have a great day and Happy Reading!This review was originally posted on Because reading is better than real life

  • Stacey Lebel
    2019-05-01 20:02

    THESE COVERS, I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE ITUpdate: this has been read. I can happily confirm that these books got even better as they progressed. AND I NEED MORE. (Also, side note; am I the only one that totally started shipping Albert and Hoyt since about halfway through POP? Yeah? Okay. That's nice).

  • Sarah
    2019-05-03 22:25

    Decent end to the series, though when Albert's age was mentioned again, I did a double-take. I forgot the characters are only 12! Definitely a fun and adventure-filled series for fantasy fans.Thanks to the publisher for a digital advance reader's copy, provided via Edelweiss.

  • Sarena Nanua
    2019-04-26 17:58

    4.5* Read this in 2 days and loved the conclusion to the trilogy. This is probably my favourite of the three, though I do wish we could've spent more time in the new Realm of Belltroll!

  • Marlana
    2019-05-05 22:01

    First book I've read of 2017. I enjoyed the series and ultimately enjoyed the conclusion of the Balance Keepers. Would read more from this author in the future.

  • Danielwong
    2019-04-23 21:14

    Very good book I recommend

  • david y biblioflick
    2019-05-13 19:03

    A fast read and a good conclusion to a well-written series.

  • Victoria
    2019-04-29 18:20

    SO GOOD~! This entire series was freaking fantastic (as expected from an amazing author), but this one had to be my favourite. All of the characters truly had a chance to shine and grow in their own and magical way. I loved the reveal of the traitor and just everything in this book was great. Amazing job Lindsay!

  • Lisa
    2019-05-21 21:02

    As I haven't read through the book yet, I put it in our church library where it was checked right out and the adventure was enjoyed by our reader.

  • Christina
    2019-04-23 19:11

    The Balance Keepers trilogy by Lindsay Cummings comes to an end with The Traitor of Belltroll. This book takes place shortly after the second book in the series, when the realm Belltroll is thrown into imbalance by a mysterious traitor threatening to end the Core and life on Earth as a whole. Albert, Leroy, and Birdie rush back to the Core to try and stop the imbalance before it's too late. I think this book is a solid conclusion to the series, and I'm sad to see the story come to an end. The strongest element of The Traitor of Belltroll is the ever-unpredictable storyline. Cummings does an excellent job at making the reader think the story is going one way, but then surprises you in the end. I never would have guessed who the traitor is, but when it was revealed I knew I should have seen it coming from the start. It's great that this middle grade series is written so strongly, and can keep me hooked the entire time. I also really enjoyed the character development in this book. It was nice to see how some characters change, and how others grow stronger. Albert, Leroy, and Birdie are such a wonderful team, and it's sweet to think back to how they met in the first book and come to care so deeply for one another in the end. Of course, I always mention that one of my favorite characters is Pap. He warms my heart! Plus, readers get to learn more about Albert's mom, which I think is really cool. Unfortunately, I did think that some smaller elements of this book were very derivative of other novels in the genre. For example, in this book it is revealed the Core has a family tree that includes all members of the Core over the decades. This reminded me of the Black family tree in Harry Potter, and I wondered why it needed to be included in this series at all. In the same way, there is a random scene with a phoenix being reborn, which was reminiscent of Fawkes in Harry Potter. While these are small aspects of the story, they did not need to be included and it was questionable why they were.My other critique of The Traitor of Belltroll is that the ending was rushed and included a bit of an info dump. The ending is very exciting, and so much happens in the last 100 or so pages that I wish Cummings slowed down and described everything in more detail. That being said, I also really appreciate how the series came to a close. I, of course, will not give any spoilers here, but I love the message behind the ending and all that was revealed. Overall, I'm so glad I decided to read the Balance Keepers trilogy. It is a fun and imaginative series filled with friendship. I'm definitely going to miss reading about these characters, and I would love it if Cummings continued the series in the future. It would be awesome to return to the Core when the trio is older! Nonetheless, I highly recommend finishing this series if you've read the first two books and you've been hesitant to continue. You will not be disappointed with the exciting conclusion! I know I will be picking up more of the books Cumming writes, as I'm really enjoying her storytelling.

  • Mrs.Heather Lassley
    2019-04-26 01:19

    What a great end to the series! Students are going to be flying through it!

  • Kevin Lau
    2019-05-10 22:01

    4.5 StarsAfter reading this book and "The Death Code" (The final book of Lindsay Cummings's YA series), I've come to the conclusion that this author is exceptionally good at writing... well... conclusions.Whereas the first two books of this trilogy follow the same formula as it develops the characters, plot, and world, this final installment throws that formula out the window. Instead what we get is a story that isn't afraid to put these characters in edge-of-your-seat situations, with lots of fast-paced action spread throughout and twists that made it impossible to put the book down.What really makes this work is the fact that this is a satisfying conclusion to the series. We see how far the characters have matured in the one year the books cover. They learn to accept their mistakes and the faults of others. Add a villain that was surprisingly good and you've got "The Balance Keepers" series.So for those looking for a book series for middle-grade readers, you can't choose wrong here. It's very age-appropriate (the violence isn't over the top, no foul language or sexual content at all) and approachable to readers young and old. The reason why this is knocked down half a star is because the first 50 pages were a little rough to begin with and a few lines of narrative here and there felt like they could have either been trimmed or cut out, but everything else this book has to offer really outshines its problems and deserves recognition.

  • Trista
    2019-04-24 19:09

    This was the final book in The Balance Keepers trilogy, and like the first two, it was packed with a lot of action, great moments of friendship between the main three characters, tension, mystery, and fun. I've really been enjoying this middle grade series and am sad to see it end. This one picked up not long after the second book ended and Albert, Birdie, and Leroy found themselves being called back to the Core again, this time for a problem in the third realm, Belltroll.The first two books were tense but they seemed like practice for what was at stake in this one. Belltroll was the realm that held everything together and if Albert, Leroy, and Birdie couldn't fix the imbalance, it would be the end. I loved seeing the characters grow through the whole series and how important their friendship was. It was so key to them being successful.The action didn't stop at any point in this finale. There was never a time when it felt like they were overreacting when they said it would be the end if they failed. I loved all the twists as they fought to figure out and fix the imbalance, and as they faced off over their theories over who was the traitor. Lindsay did a great job in not making it obvious and making me believe it could have been several people.Overall, a great way to wrap up the series.*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

  • Becky B
    2019-05-12 18:01

    Albert, Birdie, and Leroy are called back to the Core when someone sabotages Belltroll and starts the worst imbalance the world has faced yet. Can they figure out what is causing the imbalance in time to save Belltroll? And can they work with Hoyt after what he did last time? And just who is the traitor causing these imbalances? Albert knows the imbalance is a trap to get his Master Tile, but that doesn't mean he can ignore the call to save the world. It's up to these four Balance Keepers to save he world from being torn apart.A satisfying conclusion to this series. There's just the right balance of keeping patterns and breaking them in this third adventure. There are finally answers about who the traitor (though still plenty of red herrings to keep readers guessing till the big reveal). Have to wrap this review up fast because I have a student dying to get his hands on this book.Notes on content: No language issues. No sexual content. Perilous situations faced but thanks to the magical medical clinic, no one is ever seriously hurt for long.

  • Sreevanth
    2019-05-02 21:58

    A Worthwhile ReadThe book had a very intriguing story about Albert Flynn's fight against the traitor trying to destroy the Core. Lindsay Cummings did an amazing job in describing his emotions, feelings, and thoughts throughout the book.