Disaster Strikes At Fableheaven
Demons and Monsters and Magic Oh My
July 30, 2006 359 pages Shadow Mountain Publishing
Then a fairy catcher named Maddox came in and told them all about the fairies he had found and warned them that the Society of the Evening star was doing bad things to preserves for mystical beings and they should beware. Kendra read a letter the next morning that revealed just how bad the Society was. Seth captured a fairy in a jar and kept it in his room and it became an imp because you can't keep fairies overnight in a house. The other fairies got mad at him because of this and turned Seth into a deformed walrus creature. Grandpa made a deal with Muriel that he would undo one of the magical knots keeping her captive in the shack if she would undo the spell that made Seth a walrus. She agreed and Seth was freed from the spell, but now Muriel was only one knot away from getting out of the shack. Only a mortal blowing on the knot could free her.
Seth and Kendra went back to the house and Grandpa warned them about the Summer Solstice, where all the mystical creatures could run free throughout the property. He told them to stay in bed with earplugs, but they heard a baby crying and Seth opened the window and a goblin and a giant centipede came in. Then Dale busted in the room and started shooting at the creatures and then he told Seth and Kendra to get behind the salt line keeping them safe in their beds, and they did. The next day when they went downstairs, the house was destroyed, they heard a loud crumbling noise outside and Dale was now a stone statue. Grandpa and Lena were nowhere to be found.
The kids have a pet chicken named Goldilocks that spelled out "I'm Gram" in its food and they realized it was their missing Grandma. They brought it to Muriel, and blew on her last knot so she would turn Gram back human. Muriel was free and disappeared.
Grandma asks a troll to help her and the kids find Grandpa. They find out Muriel is holding him and Lena in the Forbidden Chapel, where Bahumat, a demon, has been imprisoned. Muriel frees Bahumat so he will destroy Fablehaven. Muriel captured everyone but Kendra and Kendra goes to the Fairy Queen for help. The Fairy Queen gives her a recipe for a potion that turns all the Fairies into 6 feet tall Fairy Warriors. The fairies were able to heal all the imps and use them to fight Muriel and free the family.
The kids go back home to their parents.
Grandpa and Lena are missing and Dale has been turned into a statue. The kids set out to find Grandpa and Lena and save/free Grandma and Dale. They ask Muriel for help. She does help them turn Grandma back into a human, but they have to set her free to get her help. Once Muriel is free, she sets free an evil demon named Bahumat and together they try to destroy Fablehaven. Muriel is also keeping Grandpa and Lena hostage and she captures Seth and Grandma also. Kendra escapes and goes to the Fairy Queen for help. The Fairy Queen creates a warrior Fairy army and they battle Muriel and Bahumat to save Fablehaven.
This is Grandpa's response to Seth's question about why Fairie's don't turn to imps if they are simply let outside for some portion of the night. This quote is important to the character development of the book because in several places in the book you see Seth learning to be more careful about his actions. He changes his views about the mystical creatures and he begins to take more caution with them and have more respect for them. By the end of the book, Seth is working alongside his Grandpa to protect Fablehaven.