I chose the books Five Kingdoms Sky Raiders, and Five Kingdoms Rogue Knoght to compare for my book project. These books are both by Brandon Mull, and are part of the same series. They do take place in the same world, and pretty closely in time, but in different areas. The world they are in is known as the Outskirts, and has five sections were people have certain powers, based on were they live. The main characters for each are the same but few important ones are added or explored more in the second novel. The central people, Cole, Jace, Mira, and Twitch, travel with their protector Joe McFarland to attempt a usurping of the government. In both books the characters have to fight a manifestation of Mira's sister's shaping powers, and are forced to flee from the legions of the High King, Mira's father. Our main character Cole Randolph's purpose throughout both books is to rescue his friends, who were sold into slavery when they entered this world. Once he can find them he plans to escape back to Earth as quick as possible. In the first book Cole meets Jace twitch and Mira at the home of the Sky Raiders. He is a slave there until after learning Mire is a princess he escapes. Cole realizes that to free his friends from slavery he will probably have to help Mira topple the slave supporting government.The government of the Outskirts is supposed to be controlled by a wise High Shaper advised by the shapers of each kingdom. However the High Shaper has turned himself into a wicked High King, and exiled the good shapers. In the second book Cole continues to his second kingdom, the kingdom of Elloweer. In Elloweer the magically powerful are able to create fantastic illusions, and biological alterations to the people and plants around them. Whilst there Cole meets Trillian a incredibly powerful Shaper, capable of controlling the world, Trillian advises Cole on how to leave the Outskirts, and he has to take this into consideration when he finds his best friend Dalton. Dalton was enslaved as a competent enchanter in a facility for the spreading of gossip, but Cole and a new character Sky rescue him. In the end of both books they have to battle with awe inspiring manifestations of shaping power, but I won't spoil how that works out for you.