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This is a list of all books in the Animorphs series by K. A. Applegate.

The Hork-Bajir ChroniclesEdit

  • Copyright date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 206
  • Blurb: Dak Hamee is a unique Hork-Bajir. His people call him a "seer". He learns more quickly and completely than the rest of his docile race. Hork-Bajir like him are born once a generation.

Aldrea is a young Andalite. Daughter of the notorious Prince Seerow. It is only after she and her family are sent to the Hork-Bajir home world that she begins to fight the Yeerks - and, with Dak's help, ultimately discovers their hideous plan.

Esplin 9466 is the Yeerk that will become the feared warlord, Visser Three. He has set out to defeat the Hork-Bajir, and begin the building of the Yeerk empire.

This story chronicles the fierce Hork-Bajir wars in a time before the Animorphs.

Available in hardcover.

The Andalite ChroniclesEdit

  • Copyright date: 1997
  • Number of pages: 326
  • Summary: Takes place before and leading up to the events in The Invasion. It is narrated by Elfangor-Sirinial-Shamtul, or, as he is later known, Prince Elfangor. It begins with him uploading his memory into the computer before facing Visser Three at the abandoned construction site. The rest of the book is then a flashback of Elfangor's personal history, beginning with him as an Aristh, a warrior in training, and ending with him at the construction site.

Elfangor and his fellow aristh Arbron rescued two humans from the Skrit Na: Loren and Hedrick Chapman. They were assigned to return them to Earth under the leadership of a disgraced War-Prince, Alloran-Semitur-Corass. However, upon realizing the Skrit Na were in possession of the mythical Time Matrix, they were forced to go after it. Arbron became trapped as a Taxxon, and Elfangor became responsible for Alloran's infestation. Eventually, Elfangor, Alloran and the Yeerk controlling him, and the humans fell into a black hole. They were forced to use the Time Matrix to escape, which took them to a fragmented universe created from Elfangor, Loren, and the Yeerk (now Visser Thirty-Two)'s memories. Elfangor and Loren were able to escape to Earth, where he permanently morphed a human and stayed in that form. He married Loren some time later, but just before she gave birth to Tobias, the Ellimist repaired Elfangor's "timeline" and returned him to the Andalite homeworld. Assuming that the series began the year the first book was published, 1996, the events of this prequel took place twenty years earlier, in 1976.

Animorphs 1: The InvasionEdit

  • Copyright date: 1996
  • Release date: June 1996
  • Number of pages: 184
  • Cover art: Jake morphs into a green anole.
  • Cover artist: Peter Bollinger
  • Cover quote: Some people never change. Some do...
  • Narrator: Jake
  • Summary: Jake, Marco, Cassie, Rachel and Tobias were walking home through an abandoned construction site, when an alien spacecraft lands nearby. The alien, an Andalite named Prince Elfangor, explains that the Earth is being invaded by another race of aliens, called the Yeerks. To combat them, he gives the humans morphing technology, the power to become another being through absorbing their DNA. The Yeerks arrive and eliminate all traces of Elfangor and his ship before preceding to attempt to catch and kill the Animorphs. Shaken but more or less unhurt, they all make it home safely. The next morning Tobias goes into Jake's room and reveals that he has already morphed Dude, his pet cat. He does so in front of Jake's eyes and then gets Jake to morph Homer. They meet Rachel, Cassie, and Marco later that day outside Cassie's barn. When they get there, Rachel tells them that she and Cassie have been there a while and tried morphing. A horse, who is Cassie, walks up to them and demorphs. She has learned how to morph clothing. Then a policewoman drives up and asks them if they know anything about the teenagers who were at the construction site the day before. They realize that she is a controller and that the Yeerks have a massive conspiracy in place to hide the truth about the existence of the invasion. Jake and Marco go to Jake's house where Tom asks them about whether they saw anything in the construction sight and invites them to the Sharing. Marco tells Jake that Tom is a controller, but Jake refuses to believe that his brother would ever become one. The animorphs agree to go to the Sharing meeting. There is nothing supsicious, until late in the evening, the "full members" go off for their own private meeting. Jake sees Tom's face have an odd expression, realises that he is a controller, and spies on the meeting as Homer. He sees that Chapman is a controller. He then morphs a lizard and spies on Chapman. He discoveres that there is an entrance to the Yeerk Pool in the closet in their school. The animorphs go to the Gardens to acquire dangerous morphs. Jake acquires a tiger, Marco acquires a gorilla, and Rachel acquires an elephant. They decide to go to the Yeerk Pool that night to attempt to rescue Tom. When they meet up at school, they discover that Cassie is missing and that Tobias has already morphed. Then tehy see a controller dragging Cassie to the Yeerk Pool. They go to the Yeerk Pool and free Tom and the other humans. Unfortuantly, Visser 3 shows up and turns into a large monster that hurls fireballs. The animorphs leave the Yeerk Pool sucessfully, but the only person they managed to save was a single human woman. That night, Tobias flies over to Jake's house and reveals to him that he stayed in morph for more than two hours and became a red tail hawk nothlit.

Of note is that the concept of thought-speak was originally intended to be a two-way function; somebody in morph could communicate only in thought-speak, while somebody not in morph could communicate with them via thought-speak as well. This concept was changed in short order, possibly to introduce more potential for conflict.

Animorphs 2: The VisitorEdit

  • Copyright date: 1996
  • Number of pages: 175
  • Cover art: Rachel morphs into a cat.
  • Cover quote: No one knows who they are...
  • Narrator: Rachel
  • Summary: Rachel & Melissa used to be really good friends before the Yeerks appeared. Melissa is acting distant now and Rachel fears she is a controller.
  • Morphs - Rachel morphs a Bald Eagle, a Shrew and Melissa's cat - Fluffer McKitty. Jake morphed a Falcon and a Flea. Cassie morphed an Osprey. Marco morphed an Osprey. Tobias did not morph, due to being a nothlit. Visser Three morphed a Vanarx, and an unnamed morph.

Animorphs 3: The EncounterEdit

  • Copyright date: 1996
  • Number of pages: 154
  • Cover art: Tobias morphs into a Red-tailed Hawk.
  • Cover quote: Now you see them. Now you don't...
  • Narrator: Tobias
  • Summary: Tobias is beginning to lose it as he is trapped as a hawk, and discovers a Yeerk ship in his forest.
  • Morphs: Tobias does not morph. Jake morphed a wolf and a trout. Rachel morphed a wolf and a trout. Cassie morphed a wolf and a trout. Marco morphed a wolf and a trout.

Animorphs 4: The MessageEdit

  • Copyright date: 1996
  • Number of pages: 151
  • Cover art: Cassie morphs into a bottle-nosed dolphin.
  • Cover artist: David B. Mattingly
  • Cover quote: Sometimes you have to change a little more than your mind...
  • Narrator: Cassie
  • Morphs: Cassie morphed a Squirrel, a Dolphin and a Seagull. Jake morphed a Dolphin and a Seagull. Rachel morphed a Dolphin and a Seagull. Marco morphed a Dolphin and a Seagull. Ax morphed a Shark and a Human, acquired from everyone else in the group. Visser Three morphed a Mardrut, a dark red whale like alien that shoots boiling water.

Animorphs 5: The PredatorEdit

  • Copyright date: 1996
  • Number of pages: 150
  • Cover art: Marco morphs into a gorilla.
  • Cover artist: David B. Mattingly
  • Cover quote: What you see isn't always what you get...
  • Narrator: Marco
  • Summary: Ax wants to contact his species, so the other Animorphs and him hatch a plan to steal a Yeerk bug fighter so he can go home. They steal a Zero-Space transponder from Chapman, and send a message to a bug fighter, the plan being that when the bug fighter arrives to investigate they will attack the pilots and steal the fighter. Unfortunately, the Yeerks realise what they are up to, and bring back up when they go to investigate the message. The Animorphs are captured, and Visser Three takes them to see Visser One, his superior. When they meet her, Marco and Jake are shocked to discover that Visser One's host is none other than Marco's mother, who they thought had drowned years ago. Eventually Visser One lets them escape to ruin Visser Three's reputation, but because of this, Marco, who's always been reluctant to participate in the war, finally has a reason to fight.
  • Morphs: Marco morphed a Lobster and an Ant. Jake morphed a Lobster and an Ant. Rachel morphed an Ant. Cassie morphed an Ant. Ax morphed a Lobster, an Ant and a Northern Harrier.

Animorphs 6: The CaptureEdit

  • Copyright date: 1997
  • Number of pages: 154
  • Cover art: Jake morphs into a fly.
  • Cover artist: David B. Mattingly
  • Cover quote: Now, he's one of them...
  • Narrator: Jake
  • Summary: The animorphs morph flies in an attempt to infiltrate something. Jake falls into a portable yeerk pool and becomes a controller. Ax acquires and impersonates him at his house while the rest of the animorphs gaurd him in the forest for three days. He tries to escape several times but is repeatedly unsuccessful. They yeerk in his head dies from Kandronna starvation. Upon returning to his family, he discovers that they think he went insane, due to Ax's excellent skills at passing for human.
  • Morphs: Jake morphed a Cockroach and a Fly. Rachel morphed a Cockroach and a Fly. Cassie morphed a Cockroach, a Fly, a Flea and a Great Horned Owl. Marco morphed a Cockroach and a Fly. Tobias did not morph. Ax morphed a Cockroach, a Fly and Jake. .


Animorphs 7: The StrangerEdit

  • Copyright date: 1997
  • Number of pages: 163
  • Cover art: Rachel morphs into a grizzly bear.
  • Cover artist: David B. Mattingly
  • Cover quote: This time there may be no way out...
  • Narrator: Rachel
  • Summary: During an attack on the Yeerk Pool, the Animorphs get trapped and face certain death, until time suddenly freezes. They find out a God-like being called The Ellimist was responsible, and it explains that in the future, the Yeerks win, and all the Animorphs are turned into controllers. It gives them the choice of going to a near identical planet with their relatives and other selected humans and starting the human race.

The Animorphs are divided about whether to accept the Ellimist's offer, and it says that they can have some time to decide. The Ellimist unfreezes time, leaving the Animorphs in the situation they were before. However, when time was frozen, they had a chance to walk around the Yeerk Pool, and so were able to find out a way to escape alive. Over the next few days, the Animorphs argue about whether to accept the Ellimist's offer. During this time, Rachel's dad, who lives in another part of the country, comes to visit. He tells Rachel that she wants him to come live with him, but because of her responsibilities as an Animorph, she is unable to.

A little while later the Ellimist returns again and transports them to the future, where the Yeerks have won the war. When there, Rachel meets her futue self, who is a controller. The Ellimist takes them back to their time, and they decide to accept its offer. However, nothing happens, and they spend the next few days wondering when they are going to transported to this other planet.

Eventually, they work out that the Ellimist didn't want to them to accept his offer, he just wanted them to see something important in the future, just like when they worked out how to escape the Yeerk Pool when the Ellimist froze time. They remember that only one building in a certain part of the city in the future had being destroyed, and they realize that that must be where the Kandrona, the device that powers the Yeerk Pool, must be. They go up to that building and destroy the Kandrona, almost getting killed in the process.

  • Morphs: Rachel morphs a Great Horned Owl and a Grizzly Bear. No-one else has a new morph.

Megamorphs 1: The Andalite's GiftEdit

  • Copyright date: 1997
  • Number of pages: 227
  • Cover artist: David B. Mattingly
  • Narrators: Jake, Cassie, Marco, Rachel, and sometimes Ax and Tobias
  • Summary: The lazy summer is ruined due to Visser Three's latest pet.
  • Morphs: Cassie morphed into a Humpback Whale. Marco morphed into a Mouse. Ax morphed a Flea and a Mouse. No-one else had new morphs.

Animorphs 8: The AlienEdit

  • Copyright date: 1997
  • Number of pages: 159
  • Cover art: Ax morphs into a human.
  • Cover artist: David B. Mattingly
  • Cover quote: He's only human when he wants to be....
  • Narrator: Ax
  • Summary: Ax decides to go at it alone and take down Visser Three.
  • Morphs: Ax morphs into a Rattlesnake. No-one else has any new morphs.

Trivia

  • Applegate made a story inconsistency - that Hork-Bajir are biologically programmed to go on warpath every sixty-two years. This is not the case, as Hork-Bajir are peaceful species.

Animorphs 9: The SecretEdit

  • Copyright date: 1997
  • Number of pages: 158
  • Cover art: Cassie morphs into a wolf.
  • Cover artist: Damon C. Torres/The 1-Way Company
  • Cover quote: No place to run. No place to hide...
  • Narrator: Cassie

Cassie and the Animorphs discover from Ax and Tobias that the Yeerks have set up a dummy logging company in the woods. The Yeerks want to destroy the forest in order to eliminate the "Andalite bandit's" shelter.

Animorphs 10: The AndroidEdit

  • Copyright date: 1997
  • Number of pages: 170
  • Cover art: Marco morphs into a wolf spider.
  • Cover artist: Damon C. Torres/The 1-Way Company
  • Cover Quote: Fear has a new name....Yeerk.
  • Narrator: Marco
  • Summary: While sneaking into a concert in dog morph, Jake and Marco discover that they are unable to smell their old friend Eric King, something which is impossible in dog morph. They realise he is also a member of the Sharing. When the Animorphs investigate further, they find out that he is really an android with a hologram projected around him, after he is hit by a bus and his holigram fails for a few seconds.
Jake finds out from Tom that there is a barbeqeue for the Sharing going on at a nearby lake, and the Animorphs go there to find out whether Erik is working for the Yeerks. Only certain animals can see through Erik's hologram, so Ax and Marco morph Wolf Spiders, while the rest of the Animorphs go into their bird morphs to act as lookouts. While in morph, Marco and Ax confirm their suspicion that Erik is an android, however, Marco is then grabbed by a bird which tries to eat him. He is forced to demorph in full view of Erik.
Erik tells Marco to come visit him at his house, and to bring the other Animorphs. They decide to go, despite their worries that it might be a trap. Once they get there, Erik reveals he is part of an ancient race of androids called the Chee, whose creaters the Pemalites where destroyed by the Howlers thousands of years ago. The Chee managed to escape to earth with a few of the last remaining Pemalites (which resembled humanoid canines), and fused their essence with Wolves, creating dogs. A few members of the Chee are working against the Yeerks, posing as controllers to spy on them.
The Chee have amazing physical strength, but they have one drawback, their programming means they cannot hurt anyone. Erik tells the Animorph that they can change their programming with the Pemalite crystal. They find out that the Yeerks are currently in possession of the crystal, and have it in a high security facility. To get it they decide to sneak in using cockroach and spider morphs. They nearly get eaten by a rat and burned by a furnace but they reach the highly guarded room. They manage to get to get the cystal wihtout triggering the alarms, only to realise they have no way to carry teh cyrstal out wihtout setting off the alarms. They go into battle morphs and racve out where they are stopped by 20 Hork-Bajir warriors. Marco sees Erek the Chee outside the windows looking in, powerless to help them. During the fighting, Marco ends up by the windows, and as he is dieing he smashes the window and gives the pemalite crystal to Erik.
When Marco comes to, he realises that all of the Hork-Bajir are dead, and the Animorphs and Erik are fine. Erik says that he's realised why the Pemalites put the pacifist programming in him, and changes it back to what it was. At the end of the episode, Marco and Jake throw the Pemalite crystal into the ocean.
  • Morphs: Marco acquires an Irish Setter and a Wolf Spider. Ax also acquires and mophs a wolf spider. All of the animorphs (except Tobias) acquire bats.

Trivia

  • Erek King the Chee was named after an Animorphs fan, having won a name-a-character contest.
  • The real reason Applegate made Marco get a haircut was because her editor chose a short-haired Marco model.

Animorphs 11: The ForgottenEdit

  • Copyright date: 1997
  • Number of pages: 162
  • Cover art: Jake morphs into a jaguar.
  • Cover artist: David B. Mattingly
  • Cover quote: Nothing is what it seems...
  • Narrator: Jake

After watching a boxing match with his brother and father, Jake leaves for the grocery store, where a new prototype Bug fighter has crashed. After Ax manages to reconfigure the ship's controls, the Animorphs escape, pursued by Chapman and the other Yeerks. The children plan to fly the spacecraft to Washington D.C, in order to convince the American government that Earth is under attack by extraterrestrials. After being intercepted by two U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter jets, Cassie notices that they are over the Red Sea in the Middle East - far from their intended destination. Flying above the atmosphere, they are picked up by Visser Three's Blade ship sensors. The Animorphs, knowing they can't escape, try to fire on the Visser's vessel. Both Jake and the Blade ship fire their Dracon beams at the same time, and, coincidentally, their projectiles intersect, and are blown into another dimension.

The kids wake up in their wrecked Bug fighter. They look around, noticing that they've crash-landed in a rainforest. The children assume they're in the Amazon rainforest. Ax take's the ship's computer, and the group ventures out into the hostile wilderness, constantly plagued by flies, giant ants, poison frogs and pirhanas. They're pursued by the Yeerks, who ruthlessly destroy the animals and trees around them - desparate to retrieve the precious computer. The children acquire jaguar and monkey morphs. They eventually stumble across a group of Amazon Indians, lead by Polo, their tribal chief. Marco translates the natives' Portuguese, and Jake and Polo agree to assist one another in eliminating the strange invaders. Polo and his men kill the Hork-Bajir with poison-tipped spears, leaving the Animorphs with Visser Three, who morphs an amphibian-like Lerdethak. Just as Jake was about to be eaten, however, he wakes up back at the grocery store. He calls off the operation, and the Animorphs all go home. Jake asks Ax what had happened. Ax tells him that the intersecting Dracon beams created a 'Sario rip' where an implosion in the space-time dimension leads to the duplication of the universe. The rip effect then snaps back to the primary universe. The Jake in the tangent universe had to die, or else both Jakes and both their universes would collide and cease to exist. In addition, Jake and the other parallel-universe Animorphs do not have their Amazon animal acquisitions in the primary universe.

Trivia

  • After writing this book, Applegate almost gave up writing the series, fearing that she'd run out of ideas.

Animorphs 12: The ReactionEdit

  • Copyright date: 1997
  • Number of pages: 152
  • Cover art: Rachel morphs into a crocodile.
  • Cover artist: Damon C. Torres/The 1-Way Company
  • Cover quote: Trust no one...
  • Narrator: Rachel
  • New Morphs: Rachel- Crocodile, Marco- Llama, Cassie- Human(Rachel)

Rachel and Cassie are on a field trip to The Gardens zoo. Cassie bemoans her mother's imminent oral presentation, fearing she might embarrass her. She wouldn't have to worry about that, though, because a little boy falls into the crocodile enclosure. Rachel, with all her bravado, jumps into the pit with him. She acquires a crocodile morph, morphs it, and leads the boy to safety. The boy is hailed a hero, while a disgruntled Rachel becomes known as "the girl who fell in the crocodile pit".

One school night, Rachel looks up her favorite teen superstar, Jeremy Jason McCole, most famous for his co-star role in the TV sitcom Power House. She discovers that he's coming to town to recruit girls into The Sharing - on Barry and Cindy Sue's talk show. Rachel is disturbed, because a man with such cultural influence could greatly expand the Yeerk front's ranks.

Suddenly, she finds herself morphing involuntarily into a crocodile! Her floor collapses under her weight, and crashes into the kitchen. Fortunately, her two sisters were not in the room. Once again, Rachel makes a media spectacle of herself, now the "the girl who fell in the crocodile pit" and the "girl who had her house fall on her". She meets up with her father, and he takes her to his hotel. Rachel asks Dan to let her on Barry and Cindy Sue.

Rachel and Cassie try to figure out what's been going on, but instead tell the other Animorphs of the Yeerk's intentions with Jeremy Jason. They spy out his yacht, but Rachel finds herself falling into the ocean, morphing an ant, and then a crocodile. Visser Three is alerted, and morphs a Lebtin javelin fish. The other Animorphs morph dolphins, and the Visser is thrawted when Rachel uses her powerful crocodile jaws to bite through the alien fish's soft skin. The Animorphs then discover that McCole has become a voluntary Controller - in exchange for 'more serious roles' and greater wealth and fame.

Back at the barn, Ax diagnoses Rachel's condition. She is allergic to crocodiles, which explains her involuntary morphing. Ax tells her that she needs to expel a full, live crocodile, a process known as hereth illint, roughly 'DNA burping' in English. Rachel fakes the process occurred, and fools the Animorphs into letting her on the talk show with Barry and Cindy Sue. Rachel and Cassie meet Jeremy Jason in the dressing room, but realise what a jerk he really is off the camera. Also on the show is Bart Jacobs, the animal handler. Rachel gets nervous, and the real hereth illint begins. Cassie rushes her to the bathroom, and Rachel vomits the crocodile there. The crocodile becomes wild and runs onto the stage, causing great commotion with the cast and the audience. The crocodile tries to attack McCole. The Animorphs are unable to match the crocodile's sheer power and armored scales, until Ax decapitates it with his tail. Rachel steps on McCole's Yeerk, which tried to escape its host.

Rachel's quest to stop McCole is a success, and the young actor retreats to Uzbekistan, a sparesly populated country of deserts and plains - far away from the Yeerks - and crocodiles.

Trivia

Animorphs 13: The ChangeEdit

  • Copyright date: 1997
  • Number of pages: 162
  • Cover art: Tobias (Red-tailed Hawk) morphs into Tobias (human).
  • Cover artist: David B. Mattingly
  • Cover quote: Be afraid...
  • Narrator: Tobias
  • New Morphs: Rachel- Hork-Bajir (Jara Hamee), Tobias- Raccon, Hork-Bajir (Dak Hamee), Human(Tobias)

Tobias takes Rachel on a tour, showing her the Yeerk pool entrances he'd mapped out. Soon, though, he finds he is not where he was heading; they're now over the forest. They try to fly away but discover that they are still in the same spot. A pair of Hork-Bajir come up from a secret hatch in the woods. The two aliens are promptly pursued by human-Controllers on dirtbikes and jeeps, bristling with shotguns and automatic rifles. Tobias and Rachel decide to help the supposed fugitives. They lead one two safety, but the other trips over and falls. The first Hork-Bajir screams for his wife.

The other Animorphs supect a Yeerk trap to lure the freedom fighters, but they return to the cave the Hork-Bajir is hiding in. He calls himself Jara-Hamee. Ax isn't convinced he's not a Controller, so Jara pulls his head open. Horrified, but seeing no Yeerk, the Animorphs have some peace of mind. In order to help Jara-Hamee escape, Rachel morphs him. Tobias is worried about the one he loves, and so he hitches a ride on one of her forehead blades. However, the human-hawk slaps into a branch, is knocked off, and finds himself in a Swainson's hawk's clearing, where another Hork-Bajir is cornered by a group of human-Controllers and Visser Three himself. The Visser calls this Hork-Bajir Ket Halpak. Tobias provides a distraction by drawing out an aggressive Swainson's hawk, providing a distraction. Tobias rakes the Visser's stalk eyes, allowing Ket Halpak to escape.

With Jara Hamee and Ket Halpak reunited, the Animorphs now need to decide where to hide them. Tobias suggests a hidden valley with fresh streams, a meadow and tall trees. But he'd never seen the place in his life, even though the images are clear in his mind. Tobias now suspects foul play - and that someone or something is manipulating him.

During the night while he is gaurding the Hork-Bajir along with Ax, Tobais suddenly has visions of tracker Taxxons. He and Ax take the Hork-Bajir and retreat further toward the mountains. Jara Hamee tells Tobias that a "head voice" told him to escape from the Yeerk Pool and that it would send a guide. Frustrateted about being used, Tobias stops everyone and demands to find out what is happening. Tobias then finds himself in another plane, and sees himself as both human and hawk. He encounters the Ellimist, who explains that while his species does not interfere with other peoples' lives, he wishes to save the Hork-Bajir. Frustrated, Tobias wants to be made human in return for his efforts. The Ellimist says that he knows what Tobias wants but asks Tobias if he himself really knows what he wants.

Tobias and the Animorphs take the Hork-Bajir to the mountains, pursued by Yeerks in Dracon beam-wielding helicopters, Hork-Bajir and Taxxons. Tobias, out hunting breakfast, is caught in the helicopter's rotor vacuum, and breaks his wing. He is immediately discovered by a raccoon, who prepares to eat him. At that moment, the Ellimist makes Tobias able to morph again, but does not return him to human form. Tobias is enraged, accusing the omniscient being for not keeping his promise. Tobias escapes, and rejoins the others.

The animorphs realise that the Yeerks will not give up until the Hork-Bajir are dead because if two escaped safely, others would try. Tobias comes up with a plan. He morphs Ket Halpek and together with Rachel, go over to the ravine. The jump over and are caught by Marco who is in gorilla morph in a small cave right below the top of the ravine that is not visible from the top. At the bottom, the real Ket Halpek and Jara Hamee are pretending to be dead, while Cassie and Ax are in wolf morph pretending to eat them. Visser 3 is convinced and the Yeerks give up searching. They take the Hork-Bajir to the valley which is mysteriously difficult to locate from a distance unless you knew it was there.

The human-hawk Tobias has his morphing power back. He thinks about what the Ellimist had said, and laments that maybe he didn't want to be a human again. Tobias falls asleep, and wakes up in his old bedroom. The human Tobias wakes up, and the hawk Tobias acquires his DNA. He can morph his old self, but only for two hours at a time. The next day, he shows up at school for Rachel's Packard Foundation Outstanding Student award ceremony.

Trivia

  • Applegate chose a red-tailed hawk for Tobias, because this species is very common. "I liked thinking that kids driving with their folks across Kansas or wherever would daydream about seeing Tobias," she said, according to the Anibase Animorphs book database.

Animorphs 14: The UnknownEdit

  • Copyright date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 166
  • Cover art: Cassie morphs into a horse.
  • Cover artist: David B. Mattingly
  • Cover quote: Never underestimate the power of a morph...
  • Narrator: Cassie
  • New Morphs: All- Horse

Cassie and Rachel drive with the former's father, Walter, to the Dry Lands outside of town. 'Crazy Helen', a client of Walter's, has informed him of a sick horse stumbling about the plains. Helen rants on about Martians while Walter and the girls search for the horse in the dark. Rachel spots it trying to make a call at a pay phone. The horse then tries to escape, but is too weak to walk, and falls over. Cassie and Rachel notice a Yeerk falling out of the dying horse's ear. Cassie, getting a bad feeling, tells Rachel to run. A second later, they're knocked over by an explosion. Cassie wakes up in Crazy Helen's caravan, who insists 'it was the Martians!'. Cassie and Rachel decide she is half right - and assume that the Yeerks were trying to keep them away from the horse.

The other Animorphs are skeptical, though. Rachel and Cassie are frustrated, but Jake allows the group to go back to the site and investigate. Cassie, Rachel, Marco and Tobias travel in bird morph, and land in a rocky outcrop. They're promptly arrested by soldiers, and taken to the Air Force base - Zone Ninety-One. There, they meet Captain Torelli, the chief of base security, who is incredulous by the kid's lack of shoes. Cassie, Rachel and Marco, fearing being grounded, or charged with trespassing, give the captain fake names; Marco calls himself Fox Mulder, Rachel Dana Scully, and Cassie Cindy Crawford. Marco and Rachel stare at her. Marco gives the number for the sports scores recording, Rachel Pizza Hut, and Cassie one-two-three-four-five-six-seven-eight! Cassie earns more stares from Marco and Rachel. The captain leaves, and the kids escape via cockroach morph. They escape outside, but Cassie is nearly crushed by a tank. Tobias picks her up, and airlifts the trio to safety.

Cassie decides on a new plan. They need horse morphs from the racetrack. They're nearly caught by the staff, and Cassie morphs Minneapolis Max - a champion stallion. The animal's jockey, assuming Cassie is the real horse, takes her to the starting gate, and she is caught up in a race, which she wins. The Animorphs are now ready to infiltrate Zone Ninety-One.

Back in the Dry Lands, the teens morph their respective horse morphs. They join the alleged Yeerk herd, and trot directly into the base. They hear the horse-Controllers speak Galard - the interstellar lingua franca. Ax translates for them, telling them that the Yeerks are planning to complete their mission tonight. The Yeerks promptly break into a run, and rush into a hangar. There, the Animorphs see what the government's been hiding. They know it's not human, but they don't know what it is. Neither do the Yeerks. The Yeerks are depressed and afraid, aware of the consequences for failure. They rendezvous with Visser Three, who decapitates the Yeerk 'responsible' for the failure. The Visser then orders his Hork-Bajir to eliminate the suspicious-looking horses standing close by. Cassie knocks over a Hork-Bajir, and the rest make a break for it. It is then that an embarrassed Ax tells them what the humans have been guarding: a disposable waste module from an Andalite Dome ship; an alien toilet. The disgusted Animorphs decide they've been wasting their time, and head home.

At home, Cassie berates herself for wasting her team's time, but then realises the significance of the Andalite toilet; it's proof that sentient life exists beyond Earth, and that Visser Three needed humanity to know as little as possible in order for the invasion to continue to run smoothly. Cassie then remembers a pin-up board for 'Gondor Industries'; a dummy corporation employee's day out. Cassie takes the Animorphs to The Gardens amusement park. Cassie figured that Visser Three planned to kidnap captain Torelli and other Air Force staff at Zone Ninety-One. The Animorphs, chased by Captain Torelli, end up in the horror house, where the Hork-Bajir waited. The children morph, and a battle ensues. They wound the Hork-Bajir and rescue the captain from Visser Three. The Yeerks escape in their vessels, in front of totally oblivious humans at a night parade.

Animorphs 15: The EscapeEdit

  • Copyright date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 163
  • Cover art: Marco morphs into a hammerhead shark.
  • Cover quote: The Yeerks are out there...
  • Narrator: Marco


Marco's old acquaintance, Erek King, has some disturbing news about his mother, Eva, aka Visser One. She's returned to Earth, overseeing a Yeerk bioweapons program to allow them to venture deep waters - a requirement made by the Yeerk command for the invasion of Leera, a planet covered almost entirely by oceans. The research is conducted in the waters around Royan Island. The Animorphs infiltrate the facility, and discover that the Yeerks are trying to create super-intelligent sharks that can be infested and controlled by a slug. Even worse, the Yeerks have just captured some new specimens of an aquatic species - known as Leerans. The Leerans are capable of telepathy and limited mind-reading capacity. The Animorphs know that the Yeerks must be stopped before they can utilise two new powerful living weapons.

Animorphs 16: The WarningEdit

  • Copyright date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 146
  • Cover art: Jake morphs into a rhinoceros.
  • Cover artist: David B. Mattingly
  • Cover quote: Now it'll take more than the truth to set you free...
  • Narrator: Jake

Jake discovers a Yeerk website, but is it what it seems? It looks like a crazy mix of fact and fiction. He's not sure if it's a Yeerk trap, or a place for potential Yeerk-fighters to meet. Jake and the Animorphs decide to travel to the Web Access America headquarters, a two-hour flight from their own city. The kids can't afford plane tickets, so they morph flies. After Marco dabbles in a first-class passanger's Salisbury steak, and the occupants on the plane are alerted. A flight attendant swats Jake, nearly killing him. A shaken Jake survives and tries to hide his fear, but Cassie takes notice.

At Web Access America, Marco and Ax hack into the WAA records and discover the identities of some of the screen names on the Yeerk website. They need a distraction, so the children morph and create a spectacle for anyone working in the offices. One of them is the founder of WAA himself, Joe Bob Fenestre - the second richest man in the country. Marco also discovers that his online girlfriend is in fact a seventy-three year-old retired postal worker. On the way back to the airport, Cassie objects to Jake morphing the fly again. Jake disagrees - arguing that a leader needs to help his subordinates to be brave - rather than giving in to it. Their relationship is strained for the time being.

Back home, Jake needs to form a new plan to infiltrate Joe Bob Fenestre's multi-million dollar compound. Cassie objects, wanting to save Gump, a Yeerk forum regular, from confessing to his Controller father what he knows. Jake and the others, though, decide Fenestre's the centre of the issue. Jake, without any prior intelligence or preparation, sends the Animorphs to the billionaire's property. They are immediately attacked by gun-toting humans, pack hounds, and Rachel is shocked unconscious by a bug zapper. Ax is captured by the dogs. Jake and the others, shaken, need to find another way to break in. Jake travels to The Gardens zoo complex, and acquires a rhinoceros morph. He morphs and breaks through the entrance to the Fenestre mansion, impervious to human shotguns. The others follow, and morph their standard battle morphs.

They find Fenestre, along with Rachel and Ax in a suspended time state known as 'biostasis'. Fenestre explains to Jake, Cassie, Marco and Tobias that he is Visser Three's twin brother - Esplin 9466 Lesser. Visser Three, unwilling to share his power with his sibling, banished him to Earth as a lowly telephone operator. Fenestre, combining his Yeerk technical knowledge with his host's human knowledge, created a web service that would serve as a vast pool of information for the Yeerk invasion. The Visser was enraged, and has been plotting to kill him.

Jake asks Fenestre how he survived without a Yeerk pool. Fenestre, his eyes void of emotion, tells him that he finds human-Controllers on the Yeerk forum. He has them kidnapped, splits the hosts' heads open, and feeds on the Yeerk inside. "One every three days. Ten a month." Fenestre admits that he is a cannibal serial killer. A horrified Cassie tries to attack him, but Jake stops her. He'd rather allow Fenestre to kill as many Yeerks as he could - even it means sacrificing the host. Cassie is enraged. Jake threatens Fenestre, and they leave with Rachel and Ax.

Jake later meets with Cassie, who'd been talking to Gump at his elementary school. The saddened Cassie tells Gump never to trust his father. Jake tries to comfort her, but to no avail. Later on, Jake watches a news report that Fenestre's house had been burned down. He hints that he may have burned down the house out of disgust for the cannibal killer.

Animorphs 17: The UndergroundEdit

  • Copyright date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 164
  • Cover art: Rachel morphs into a bat.
  • Cover artist: David B. Mattingly
  • Cover quote: There's nothing to fear but the Yeerks themselves...
  • Narrator: Rachel
  • Summary: The animorphs see a man jump out of an office building and save him. Then Rachel finds out he has been talking about Yeerks, so the Animorphs go to talk to him. He tells them that he is a controller, and the Yeerk inside him who dones't need Kandrona Rays because he ate Maple and Ginger Instant Oatmeal, which seems to give Yeerks to ability to survive without Kandrona Rays. However, there is a downside. The Oatmeal is extremely addictive and makes the Yeerks who eat it go crazy and are only able to control their host some of the time. The animorphs decided to dump a bunch of oatmeal into the Yeerk pool, which would cause thousands of Yeerks to go insane.
Unable to enter the Yeerk Pool the normal way because of a new invention called the "Gleet Bio-Filter", which doesn't allow creatures besides Humans and Yeerks toenter the Yeerk Pool, they spend a week digging through the ground as moles. Upon entering the Yeerk Pool, they are attacked by two hunter robots and Rachel falls into the yeerk pool. She morphs an ant, gets out, steals a dracon beam and disguises herself as a human controller. She learns that Ax and Tobias have been captured and there is a large amount of Maple and Ginger Instant Oatmeal near the yeerk pool.
When Visser 3 comes, she throws the oatmeal into the pool and gives the dracon beam to Marco who is a gorrila and has hands. Visser 3 decides to sacrifice the Yeerks in the pool in order to catch them, so Rachel throws him in too. Visser 3 starts to morph giving them no chance to escape, so Marco shoots open the barrels of Oatmeal in the pool. Then he collapses the tunnel and the animorphs escape as moles.
  • New Morphs: All - Mole, Tobias - Bat

Animorphs 18: The DecisionEdit

  • Copyright date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 161
  • Cover art: Ax morphs into a mosquito.
  • Cover artist: David B. Mattingly
  • Cover quote: Change a little. Change a lot. Just change...
  • Narrator: Ax
  • Summary: The animorphs discover that Hewlettt Aldershot the Third has been run over by controllers and is being kept secretly in a hospital where he is heavily guarded. They decide to morph mosquitoes with the theory that they can acquire him by sucking his blood without being in their natural forms where the yeerk guards might notice them. When they do, they are somehow transported to Z-Space. Right before they suffocate, they are rescued by an Andalite ship heading for the Leera where there is a yeerk invasion underway. Unfortunately, the commander of the ship is a traitor and the ship gets blown up. The animorphs head across the major landmass of Leera to try to find friendly Andalites. Tobias mysteriously disappears and the rest go over the ocean. Rachel disappears and the rest meet some Leerans who they acquire. Then they get told that the Andalites have planted a bomb but that they need to go to activate it and Cassie disappears. Marco dispears and they meet a Leeran-Controller who reads their minds and discovers their plans. When they get to the bomb, Jake disappears leaving Ax alone. He activates the bomb but a bunch of armed Hork-Bajir appear to disarm it. The Hork-Bajir fires at him but he disappears right before the beam hits him. he bomb goes off right after he disappears. Somehow all the Animorphs arrived back to the hospital where they were before they got sucked into Z-Space.
  • New Morphs: All-Mosquito , Jake, Ax, Marco, and Cassie- Leeran

Megamorphs 2: In the Time of the DinosaursEdit

  • Copyright date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 229
  • Cover art: The eyes of each character in morph, with stripes and other animal patterns
  • Alternate versions: Eight different covers were available. The first six had the same front cover, though in different colours, with one of the six characters shown on the inside cover. Jake (purple) is shown half-morphed to tiger, Rachel (green) is shown half-morphed to bear, Tobias (blue) is shown as a hawk, Cassie is shown half-morphed to wolf, Marco (yellow) is shown half-morphed to spider and Ax (pink) is shown in his natural form. A seventh alternative had a multi-coloured front cover, with all six morphing pictures combined on the inside cover. Yet another version had Jake, Rachel, Cassie and Marco's morphing pictures as the front cover.
  • Cover artist: David B. Mattingly
  • Narrators: Jake, Marco, Rachel, Cassie, Tobias, Ax

Animorphs 19: The DepartureEdit

  • Copyright date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 159
  • Cover art: Cassie morphs into a butterfly.
  • Cover artist: David B. Mattingly
  • Cover quote: There's always room for a little change...
  • Narrator: Cassie, with the final chapters by Jake
  • New Morphs: Cassie-Caterpillar

The Animorphs attack the Hork-Bajir bodyguards at a Sharing meeting. The very second Jake ordered his team to break off, Cassie tore the throat out of a Hork-Bajir. Cassie, ridden with guilt, runs away. She senses someone watching her, but doesn't pay much attention. She demorphs, and has a nightmare. She wakes up, and begins scrubbing her teeth until they bleed. The next day, Cassie meets the others at her barn. She explicitly declares that she's fed up with all the violence, and quits being an Animorph. The others are disgusted with her scrupulous behaviour, and brand her a hypocrite. Marco makes a sarcastic remark about Cassie "going back to playing with her animals". Cassie then tells them that her father lost the much-needed funding to keep the Rehabilitation Clinic open. A distraught Cassie goes on a horse ride to calm her nerves.

Cassie suddenly spots a girl being chased by an angry bear. Cassie pursues them, but is knocked off her horse, and falls into the icy river. When she wakes up, she realises she'd been saved by the little girl. The girl introduces herself, calling herself Karen. Karen tries to force Cassie to reveal her true identity. Cassie laughs and pretends the girl is mistaken. Soon it is apparent that the girl is a Controller, Aftran 942, watching her own father, the president of UniBank. It also becomes apparent that Cassie had killed Aftran 942's brother. They're both lost in the forest, and Cassie knows that a jaguar that escaped from the zoo is lurking about. During their time together, Cassie reveals her identity when she fends off an attack by the jaguar.

Cassie begins to discuss the morality of enslaving another creature, while Aftran defends the Yeerk's right to experience life as a human or an Andalite does. Cassie tries to turn Aftran against her own people. Aftran tells Cassie that to preserve the freedom of one species, she must surrender her own. The little girl presents Cassie with the following scenario: if she were Karen, would she stay in the Yeerk Pool forever? Cassie is uncertain. She allows Aftran, to enter her brain, thus freeing that one little girl - and putting the life of the planet at stake. Cassie convinces Afran that what the Yeerks are doing is wrong. In return, however, Aftran compels Cassie to morph to a catepillar, and to live life as a helpless worm. Cassie reluctantly agrees, and morphs, staying beyond the two-hour limit.

Jake and the others soon find Aftran, back in Karen's body, and Cassie, now a catepillar. The Animorphs are enraged, and are more than willing to kill the Controller in revenge for Cassie, and to keep their identities a secret. Jake hears her out, though, and lets her live. Cassie spins a cocoon, and stays dormant for a couple of days. Cassie emerges as a butterfly, and the Animorphs are overjoyed, but saddened, as well, certain that Cassie would spend the rest of her brief life as an insect. Ax is puzzled, explaining that Cassie's process is a natural form of metamorphosis, and that she is able to morph back to her old self. Cassie does so, and is willing to be an Animorph once more. Aftran keeps her promise, freeing the little Karen, and the Yeerk establishes the Yeerk Peace Movement. And Karen compels her father to fund Cassie's father's Wildlife Clinic.

Animorphs 20: The DiscoveryEdit

  • Copyright date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 153
  • Cover art: Marco morphs into a cobra.
  • Cover artist: David B. Mattingly
  • Cover quote: Get ready. There's a brand-new Animorph...
  • Narrator: Marco
  • New Morphs: Marco- Cobra, David- Golen Eagle, Cochroach

After failing miserably to chat up a girl at his locker, Marco is stymied to find a boy carrying a blue box. Elfangor's blue box. The morphing cube. The Escafil Device. Marco introduces himself to the new boy, David, and lamely tries to buy the Box off him. He fails. Marco tells Jake about it, and they both appreciate the seriousness of the situation. But that's not the only surprise in store for them. Erek the Chee tells them that a group of G8 representatives are gathering at the Marriott Hotel resort on the city coast to discuss the problems in the Middle East. Erek also tells them that the Yeerks are plotting to infest each leader, and soon the most powerful nations in the would be under Yeerk influence. The biggest problem is that one of these heads of state is already a Controller. Now the Animorphs need two plans: one to retrieve the Blue Box, and another to stop the Yeerks from taking over the world.

Marco, Tobias and Rachel try to raid David's house in bird of prey morphs. Tobias flies into a window and is knocked unconscious. Marco fights David's cat, Megadeth, and Rachel is forced to abandon the Blue Box while being shot at by David with his B.B. gun. The operation is a humiliating disaster. The next day at school, David tells Marco his seemingly ridiculous story about trained robber birds, and discusses his plan to sell the Blue Box to the highest bidder. Marco immediately knows who will be David's first client: Visser Three. Marco is uneasy with David's strange personality, but decides that he must be saved, and that the Blue Box must not fall into the Visser's hands.

During school, Marco takes Ax with him to stop David's e-mail from being sent. Unfortunately, they're too late. Marco acquires Spawn, David's contraband, defanged cobra. Visser Three storms into David's house with a team of Hork-Bajir. A fight ensues between the Yeerks and the Animorphs, destroying David's house. Rachel, in bear morph, rams David out the window, and the Animorphs retreat. The Yeerks withdraw with David's mother and father.

The Animorphs are unsure of what to do with David. Marco and Ax decide that they cannot spare David, given his strange behaviour. Tobias votes to take him in out of moral concern, while Rachel and Cassie decide that David might be their ticket to recruiting more Animorphs. With Marco and Ax outvoted, they reveal to David the Yeerk invasion and give him the morphing power.

From the very beginning of the debacle, David displays his eagerness to kill, and disobeys Jake's orders. David also does not seem concerned enough about his parents being Controllers. On the way to the Marriott resort, David indiscriminately kills a crow.

As they near the resort, they spot the Blade ship taking the Marine One helicopter hostage. The Animorphs, fearing that the Yeerks have captured the President of the United States, enter the Visser's ship. There, they realise that the Visser had not captured the President, but the Chief of White House Protocol, 'Tony'. The Visser plans to morph him. The Animorphs are then discovered in cockroach morph, and end up falling out of the Blade ship, down into the ocean...

Animorphs 21: The ThreatEdit

  • Copyright date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 158
  • Cover art: Jake morphs into a golden-retriever dog.
  • Cover artist: David B. Mattingly
  • Cover quote: The newest Animorph has a secret. And it's not good...
  • Narrator: Jake
  • New Morphs: Jake- Dragonfly, David- Lion, Flea

After falling from the Blade ship, the Animorphs are snagged from mid-air by Rachel and Tobias, in their respective eagle and hawk morphs. They land on the beach, needing a plan to infiltrate the Marriott resort. Jake becomes aware of the tensions between David and Marco, and is disturbed by David's unnecessary excesses. The team morphs to seagulls, and spy out the compound, crawling with security agents armed to the teeth and accompanied by dogs. They're zapped by a man wearing sunglasses with weak Dracon beam emitters built into them. Jake directs them to leave.

Upon his return home, his parents tell Jake and his brother Tom that their obnoxious cousin, Saddler, was gravely injured in a car accident, and that they were leaving town to spend time with the crippled child's parents. Jake is presented with the opportunity to advance his plans. Unfortunately, that night, David disappears from Cassie's barn. Jake morphs his dog, Homer, and tracks David's scent to an inn. David had morphed his golden eagle, smashed the window with a rock and entered without paying. Jake warns him of the implications of this action. David doesn't hide his contempt, but leaves with Jake, anyway.

Cassie formulates a plan to infiltrate the resort. Jake morphs a dragonfly, while the other Animorphs, with the exception of Tobias, morph fleas and latch onto Jake's body. Tobias guides them to the hotel. Inside, Jake tries to find the banquet hall where the speeches and infestations will take place. Inside an air vent, he is caught in a spider web. A terrified David demorphs, and the others follow suit. Cassie is crushed. He releases them, and they begin demorphing. Marco is stuck mid-morph, as a giant flea. They begin to despair, but Cassie guides Marco and enables him to demorph.

Jake inspects the banquet room, and notices the number of holograms in place. Here they discover how the Yeerks plan to infest each world leader. They return to the barn, and Cassie explains why the Visser is in personal command of the operation. Now the Animorphs need a plan to thwart it. They return to the resort, knock out the guards, morph them, and reenter the banquet. Soon they realise they'd been deceived, and had fallen into Visser Three's trap. David is frightened and turns against the Animorphs in order to preserve his own life. It isn't long, though, before they discover that the Hork-Bajir surrounding them were just holograms. They take the Visser hostage, and withdraw. The Animorphs, now disgusted with David, try to plan their next move.

But during the night, David returns to his old home in eagle morph. Jake and Ax pursue him, only to find that David had apparently killed Tobias. David explains that the Animorphs weren't treating him as an equal, and that he'd have to take matters into his own hands. Enraged, Jake engages David, only to be ambushed by Hork-Bajir. Ax rescues Jake, and escape. David then leads Jake to the mall, and they each morph their battle morphs, lion and tiger respectively. After a brief duel, David severs Jake's carotid artery, leaving him to bleed to death...

Animorphs 22: The SolutionEdit

  • Copyright date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 152
  • Cover art: Rachel morphs into a rat.
  • Cover quote: A mistake has been made. His name is David.
  • Narrator: Rachel

After having a bizarre dream, Rachel is woken by Ax. He explains Jake's express orders to summon Rachel. That decision bothers her, but her qualms are silenced when Ax breaks her the news of Tobias's probable death. Rachel is willing to do what Jake expected her to do. They fly to Marco's house. Ax tries to fly through his window, but is promptly knocked out by Marco. Or rather, David in Marco's morph. Rachel allows David to morph to golden eagle, and leads him on a chase through town. Rachel planned to lure him into the power lines, electrocuting him. But David outmaneouvred her, and almost kills her. Fortunately, David is attacked by a hawk, which turns out to be Tobias.

Relieved that Tobias is alive, the Animorphs plan how to trap the traitor. At school, they're surprised, though, when David, in Marco's body, demands the Blue Box, threatening to betray their identities to the Yeerks. Cassie tries to reason with him, but to no avail. Making no progress, David leaves, with Rachel in pursuit. In a secluded spot on the school grounds, Rachel tells him that even if David betrays them, she'd still have time to make short work of him and his parents before she would be silenced by the Yeerks. David tries to attack her, but she pins him down. Having made her threat, she releases him. And Rachel becomes enraged with the way Jake was manipulating her violent tendencies.

The Animorphs formulate one final attempt to doom the Yeerk's plan to make controllers of some of the G8 leaders. They morph dolphins and travel to the shore of the Marriott resort. Then they morph elephants and rhinoceroses, and ravage the resort huts the heads of state resided in. They leave a screaming Visser Three in 'Tony's' morph, and retreat into the ocean. The plan is a success, but they encounter David, in orca morph. Here David accuses Rachel of threatening to kill his family, and Rachel is hurt by her teammates' silence. After an exhausting battle, Cassie morphs into a humpback whale and drives David away.

Rachel collapses in her bed, but is almost immediately pestered by her sister, wanting some comfort regarding Saddler's grave condition. Rachel walks into the bathroom, and is confronted by an invisible David. He challenges her to a personal war. Rachel then accuses Jake of not standing with her against David, and that Jake thinks she is a sociopath. At the hospital, the family visits their dying child. It becomes apparent that he is far from dying; he'd somehow miraculously made a full recovery. Jake immediately suspects David. He mocks Rachel and Jake, demanding the Blue Box. Rachel and Jake reconcile, and then begin concocting a scheme to beat David at his own game.

The Animorphs have a mock discussion about a Blue Box that breaks into smaller pieces, and Rachel pretends to have been morally defeated by David, being mocked by Marco the whole time. They meet David at a Taco Bell, and agree to lead him to the Blue Box, allowing him to abuse Rachel some more. Rachel and David fly to the abandoned construction site, with the other Animorphs following close behind. David traps the Animorphs as cockroaches in a Pepsi bottle, and he and Rachel morph rats. They venture into the pipes to retrieve each 'piece'. David soon figures out the Animorph's elaborate trap, and tries to escape. He is stopped by Rachel. The gate closes on the fake piping the Animorphs had designed, and David is doomed.

Rachel and the other decide to let David be trapped forever as a rat. Cassie had plotted out all of David's emotions, gauged his inflating ego, and knew he'd select Rachel as his victim. Rachel and Ax carry David out to a desolate rocky outcrop a mile offshore, and leave him, his pleading and cursing trailing behind them.

Animorphs 23: The PretenderEdit

  • Copyright date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 154
  • Cover art: Tobias morphs into a rabbit.
  • Cover artist: David B. Mattingly
  • Cover quote: Tobias is about to discover the secrets of his past...
  • Narrator: Tobias

Tobias has been having bad luck with his hunts. Every time he'd dive on the rabbit litter to pick off a hapless youngster, he'd suddenly envision himself as the prey with the shadow of death swooping at him. To make his situation worse, another red-tailed hawk is aggressively moving in on his territory. He doesn't have the will to deal with the threat once and for all. So he resorts to picking dead carcasses off the road.

He stops by at Rachel's house. She tells him that a long-lost cousin, Aria, has been searching for him. Chapman, too, is interested in his whereabouts. Tobias suspects a trap. Rachel tells him that his father had left him his will, which was to be read out on his birthday. Tobias meets his father's lawyer, DeGroot. The lawyer tells him the father he knew may not have been his real father. Tobias is puzzled. He also tells him that Aria wants to meet him at the Hyatt hotel. Tobias left the practice, and found himself being followed by a Yeerk agent. Rather than meeting with the Animorphs at the barn, he flies to the Hork-Bajir colony.

There, Toby, Jara Hamee and Ket Halpak's seer daughter, tells Tobias that a baby Hork-Bajir, Bek, is missing. It is then that a disbelieving Tobias discovers that the Hork-Bajir regularly leave the valley to free more of their kind. Back at the barn, Tobias must deal with his friend's thinly-veiled pity for him, and decide to pair him with Rachel to inspect Aria. At the hotel, Aria leaves in a cab, and stops over at Frank's Safari Land and Putt-Putt Golf, a dodgy roadside zoo-slash-amusement park. It's there that they find Bek, locked in a miserable cage alongside a bunch of very depressed animals. They find Aria talking to the owner, Frank, who wants to make money of his 'alien freak'.

Tobias and the others storm the place and try to take Bek, tearing down that miserable little place in the process. But the Controllers were ready for them, and Tobias encounters Visser Three in a hideous Kaftid morph, who thinks Tobias is Ket Halpak. The Visser assails Tobias with an acid attack, forcing him to release Bek in pain. The rescue fails, and the Animorphs and the Yeerks withdraw.

Tobias constantly wonders if he could ever live life as a human - with Aria. He wonders if she's a Controller. He and Ax return to the Hyatt, and witness her saving a little girl. Tobias assumes this means she's not a Controller, but Ax is doubtful. Tobias swings by Rachel's that night, and engage in a hot debate about Tobias's humanity. The next day, the Animorphs and the Hork-Bajir plan their attack on the new Yeerk Dracon cannon facility out of town.

The Animorphs and the free Hork-Bajir allow themselves to be captured. Tobias, in flea morph, jumps out of the cage, morphs a Hork-Bajir, and opens the cage. A quick fight between the Hork-Bajir-Controllers and the freedom fighters results in the latter's victory. As they climb up to the Yeerk Dracon cannon, Tobias spots Aria in a helicopter. Only then does he make the connection. He faints just as the Animorphs and the free Hork-Bajir escape, having pointed the weapon at the ground, with minutes remaining to fire. The facility is destroyed, and Bek is saved.

Now Tobias must engage Aria on his own. He goes to the testament-reading, and discovers that his father was in fact Elfangor, the Andalite prince. Tobias gives nothing away, instead jeering that he was left no money and accusing Aria of merely seeking his inheritance. Only after he returned to his hiding spot did he break down. Later that night, he flies to Rachel's where she lights him a candle on a birthday cake.

The next day, Tobias kills the mother rabbit, morphs her, and brings the baby rabbits under his protection from the rival hawk.

Animorphs 24: The SuspicionEdit

  • Copyright date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 154
  • Cover art: Cassie morphs into an anteater.
  • Cover artist: David B. Mattingly
  • Cover quote: What counts is on the inside. Most of the time...
  • Narrator: Cassie
  • New Morphs: All- Anteater
  • Summary- Jake comes over to Cassie's barn, where Cassie and Rachel see a "toy" spaceship attached to the waterpump where Cassie had been hiding the blue box. While they watch, it detaches itself and flies away. The animorphs immediatly hold a meeting and decided to go to goodwill to try to retreive the spaceship that Cassie had seen earlier attached to the waterpump and donated assuming it was a toy. While there, the spaceship starts shooting at them and demands that they surrender and bring them the blue box. It flies away and they realise that it is headed back to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic to retrieve the Escafil Device. Since it is a spaceship, it can travel much faster than their bird morphs, and when they get back, they discover to their dismay that the waterpump was cut open and the spaceships have stolen the blue box. There are some flashes and Tobias, Cassie, and Marco are significantly smaller. They decide to pretend to surrender to the Helmacrons which are the aliens that are aboard the spaceships. They morph to flies and escape. They discover that they are at a sharing meeting. The other helmacron spaceship had lured the rest of the animrohps there in an attempt to steal the blue box. During the meeting, the helmacrons attack, indiscriminitly shrinking everyone at the meeting. Upon seeing the blue box all the controllers start trying to grab it and there is lots of chaos. Cassie morphs into a whale in order to crash the ship. She and the other animorphs end up on Ax who is the only animorph remaining unshrunken. Visser 3 and many controllers also end up on Ax, also shrunken. Ax flies over to the Gardens where they all acquire anteaters which unshrinks them. The animorphs, controllers and Helmacrons

reach an agreement and everyone is unshrunken.

Animorphs 25: The ExtremeEdit

  • Copyright date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 146
  • Cover art: Marco morphs into a polar bear.
  • Cover artist: David B. Mattingly
  • Cover quote: So many Yeerks, so little time...
  • Narrator: Marco
  • New Morphs: All- Seal, Polar Bear

Marco fails to get together with a girl named Marian. His sense of humour and her taste in classical music just aren't compatible. Later, Erek tells Marco the Yeerk's plan to manipulate US satellites to beam Kandrona rays into swimming pools, turning each into a Yeerk pool. That way, Controllers won't have to travel to the Yeerk pool, and the Animorphs would lose their advantage over them. The Yeerks are conducting their latest scheme in the Arctic Circle.

The Animorphs hitch a ride on Visser Three's Blade ship. On board, they discover cryogenic tubes with strange creatures inside them. Their presence is discovered by the Yeerks, and they're forced to morph their battle creatures. Jake orders a distraction, and Marco rips open the control panel to open the ship's hatch. Rachel, with all her grizzly bear might, manages to make a single, tiny crack in one of the specimen tubes. A nitrogen-like mist spills out, freezing every living thing it touches. A nasty fight ensues, and the Animorphs bail out.

Bailing out into the frozen tundra, the Animorphs find themselves freezing to death. They morph wolves, but they need energy to keep going. They find a polar bear had just killed and partially consumed a seal. The Animorphs eat the remains. Much to their surprise, not even Cassie has any scruples.

Soon the Animorphs find themselves pursued by the creatures Marco had observed in the tubes. They morph seals to escape them, but are attacked by orcas in the freezing depths. They also find two seal pups - the pups of the seal they'd just eaten. Regretfully, they leave them to their fate.

Ax tells the chilling tale of the new aliens, the Venber, a species from the Andalite moon Venbea, that was wiped out centuries ago by a race known as 'The Five', melting them for computer semiconductors. Not only that, but the Yeerks have cloned them by cross-breeding them with humans, giving them their new humanoid shape.

Later, they come across Derek, a young, jocular Inuit, and his 'buddy', Nanook the polar bear. Derek tells them about the people with the satellite dish, and how they're even worse than the American and Canadian elite who shoot wildlife from helicopters for the testosterone rush. The Animorphs are presented with an opportunity to acquire the DNA of a native animal, and so they attack Nanook. After pinning him down, they each acquire him, and morph him.

The Animorphs, in their new polar bear morphs, advance on the Yeerk base. They encounter the Venber, engaging them in a brutal battle. They lure the remaining Venber into the hangars, where the above-zero conditions cause them to melt. The Animorphs then steal a Yeerk Bug fighter, and Marco immolates the Yeerk base. Soon to be intercepted by the Blade ship, they morph birds and ditch the alien craft over west coast airspace, and fly home. Marco's never been more appreciative of hot, hot shower water.

Animorphs 26: The AttackEdit

  • Copyright date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 145
  • Cover art: Jake morphs into a Siberian tiger.
  • Cover artist: David B. Mattingly
  • Cover quote: Change is necessary...
  • Narrator: Jake
  • Summary: When the Animorphs go to see a performance of the "Lion King", the Ellimist freezes time and appears in the theatre to talk to them. It tells them there is another force more powerful than it, an evil being known as the Crayak, who wants to be able to control the entire fabric of time and space. The Ellimist reveals that this creature is the blood-red eye Jake saw when the yeerk in his head died in "#6 - The Change".
The Ellimist tells them that when the Crayak first appeared, they waged a long, destructive war, one that destroyed a large portion of the Universe. The war was damaging to both of them, and they realised that they must battle a much more subtle battle, camparable to a chess game. All the other times the Ellimist has helped them (Showing them the location of the Kandrona, freeing Jara Hamee and Ket Halpek, giving Tobias his morphing power back, twisting time to make sure Elfangor gave the Animorphs the morphing power) have all been small moves by the Ellmist in this chess game, all helping the Animorphs gain an advantage of the Yeerks.
The Ellimist reveals that there is an alien race the Crayak wants to destroy, and the Ellimist can't let that happen. The race the Crayak is going to use to destroy these aliens are Howlers, the same race that destroyed the Pemalites. The Ellimist and the Crayak have decided that to decide whether the aliens, the Iskoort, survive, seven of the Ellimist's warriors will battle seven Howlers on the Iskoort home world.
The Animorphs decide to take Erik as their seventh person, and they are taken to the Iskoort home world, which is a huge metropolis miles above the ground. The whole area is basically a huge marketplace, where anything can be bought or sold. They meet an Iskoort named Guide who offers to show them around. Eventually, they run into one of the Howlers and barely survive the fight. After the battle, they buy some Howler memories from an Iskoort salesman, and download them onto Erik. Erik watches the memories, and all the massacres the Howlers have committed. They work out that the Howlers were created by Crayak, and that they have collective memories, meaning they each have thousands of years of battle experience. However, this poses a problem, since there are no memories of the Howers ever being defeated, there seems to be no hope of the Animorphs fighting them.
After the battle, they rent a hotel room, and in the middle of the night a group of Howlers attempt to attack them. During the battle, Jake and a Howler fall off one of the buildings and towards the ground below. Jake manages to acquire the Howler, and quickly morphes to Falcon, flying to safety. The Howler falls to its death.
Back on top of the buildings, the Animorphs think Jake has died. When Jake flies back to them, Cassie immediately runs up to him and kisses him him, prompting Rachel to say that "it's about time". Jake decides to morph the Howlers, and he finds out that the Howlers have the same personality of a little kid. He realises that the Howlers seem to think that killing is just a game, and since he has no memory of the death of the Howler he killed, Crayak must erase any memories of death or defeat that the Howlers get. They come up with a plan to make the Howlers find out about other emotions like love and sadness. They had sold their memories previously to pay for the Howler's memories, and they lure the Howlers into a trap, in which they transmit their memories to the Howlers. Crayak destroys all the six Howlers before the memories can effect all the other Howlers, but one memory remains, that of Cassie kissing Jake. While taking them back to their own planet, Ellimist reveals that during the next Howler attack, the Howlers tried to kiss the other aliens instead of killing them. Crayak kills the entire Howler race in disgrace.

Animorphs 27: The ExposedEdit

  • Copyright date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 154
  • Cover art: Rachel morphs into a giant squid.
  • Cover artist: David B. Mattingly
  • Cover quote: They thought they'd seen it all. They were wrong...
  • Narrator: Rachel

Animorphs 28: The ExperimentEdit

  • Copyright date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 139
  • Cover art: Ax morphs into a cow.
  • Cover artist: David B. Mattingly
  • Cover quote: Change is a good thing. A very good thing...
  • Narrator: Ax
  • Summary: The animorphs find out from Erik that the Yeerks have taken control of a meatpacking plant and a laboratory. They acquire chimpanzees and infiltrate the lab. They don't find very much information so they Tobias and Ax morph steer to go to the meatpacking plant. After they get there they break into a room with humans in cages. The computer tells them that it is an expirement designed to destroy the free will of the human population so that the Yeerks can take over easily and the animorphs finally find out on page 127 what has been on the back of the book the whole time. On the next page, Cassie tells them it is impossible to destroy free will, and less than three pages after they find out what the whole point of the book is, the scientist confirms that the experiment is a total failure and they all go home.
  • New Morphs: All-Chimpanzee Tobias-Bull Ax-Cow and Bull

Alternamorphs 1: The First JourneyEdit

  • Copyright date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 155
  • Cover artist: David B. Mattingly

In the style of Choose Your Own Adventure and Give Yourself Goosebumps.

Animorphs 29: The SicknessEdit

  • Copyright date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 152
  • Cover art: Cassie morphs into a Yeerk.
  • Cover quote: Cassie is about to make a change for the better...
  • Narrator: Cassie

Cassie and Jake are dragged along by Rachel and the others to the school dance. They have a few good laughs when Ax's unfamiliarity with human culture scares away some of the crowd. The laughter stops, however, when he morphs involuntarily. It soon becomes apparent that Ax is suffering from an inflamed Tria gland - much like the lymphatic tonsils in the human mouth. Unlike humans, though, this gland is located at the back of Ax's brain. If it bursts - it will cause irreversible damage to the brain, as well. Cassie hides the sick alien in her barn - and Erek the Chee erects a hologram around them both.

At the same time, Mr. Tidwell, one of Cassie's teachers, informs her that Aftran has been captured by Visser Three. She will be tortured, and will thus be forced to divulge all of her secrets; including that of Cassie and the Animorphs. Cassie endures her friends' thinly-veiled blame, but they decide to act. They form a plan to enter the Yeerk pool via the facility's extensive piping system. Tobias brings them eels to morph. The children morph and enter the pipes, but Jake falls ill from Ax's virus. The plan fails, and they return to the surface - through a fire hose and into a burning building!

That night, Cassie has a bad dream. In the morning, she discovers that Rachel is ill. Mr. Tidwell reveals he shares control of his body with Illim, a Yeerk, and that he is a member of the Yeerk Peace Faction. He tells her the time and location of Aftran's interrogation. Marco and Tobias fall ill the same day.

Cassie is all alone, and she needs to infiltrate the Yeerk pool, so Illim allows her to acquire his Yeerk DNA and take control of Mr. Tidwell. Cassie and Mr. Tidwell enter the enemy stronghold, and she is disgorged into the Yeerk pool. She finds Aftran's cage, and manages to take control of a voluntary host. She rams the Visser, who drops Aftran. Cassie leaves the little girl, dives back into the pool, morphs her osprey, and carries Aftran away, pursued by Visser Three, who has morphed an eyeball with tentacles.

Back at the barn, Cassie learns that Ax is in crisis. She allows Aftran to enter Ax's head and tell her the location of the Tria gland. Cassie makes her incision, and pulls the gland out. Cassie saves Ax's life.

A few days later, the other Animorphs have recovered from the illness. Aftran is safe, but the Animorphs need to keep her alive outside the Yeerk pool. They allow her to morph a humpback whale - on the condition that she stay a nothlit.

Megamorphs 3: Elfangor's SecretEdit

  • Copyright date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Cover artist: David B. Mattingly

Animorphs 30: The ReunionEdit

  • Copyright date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 156
  • Cover art: Marco morphs into a cockroach.
  • Cover artist: David B. Mattingly
  • Cover quote: Marco must make the ultimate sacrifice...
  • Narrator: Marco

Animorphs 31: The ConspiracyEdit

  • Copyright date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 139
  • Cover art: Jake morphs into a peregrine falcon.
  • Cover artist: David B. Mattingly
  • Cover quote: When they say, "It's all in your head," believe it...
  • Narrator: Jake

Animorphs 32: The SeparationEdit

  • Copyright date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 158
  • Cover art: Rachel morphs into a starfish.
  • Cover artist: David B. Mattingly
  • Cover quote: Everything changes. But not quite like this...
  • Narrator: Rachel
  • Summary: When at the beach, Rachel's earring falls into a tide pool. She morphs a starfish to get it out. Unfortunately, after she does this she gets chopped in half. Both halves demorph and there are now two Rachels.

They have differnet personalities. "Mean" Rachel is very violent, and aggressive. She is very concerned with "weakness". At one point she tries to kill Marco and Jake and take control of the animorphs. Also she is incapable of making plans for the future. "Nice" Rachel is very passive and easily frightened. She is too scared to do any morphing, although she is good at making plans. Jake convinces Nice Rachel to come with him to follow a yeerk truck. It turns out to be a trap and Jake and Nice Rachel are put in boxes to await the arrival of Visser 3. Mean Rachel follows them in an attempt to kill Jake and Nice Rachel. Jake pretends to be dead, forcing Mean and Nice Rachel to work together in order to escape the trap. Nice Rachel makes the plan and Mean Rachel actually does it. After they escape safely, Nice and Mean Rachel finally realise that they need to be togther to work well and Erek King helps make them back into one whole Rachel again.

  • New Morphs: Rachel- Starfish

Animorphs 33: The IllusionEdit

  • Copyright date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 156
  • Cover art: Tobias morphs into an Andalite (Ax).
  • Cover artist: David B. Mattingly
  • Cover quote: Change happens. Whether we like it or not...
  • Narrator: Tobias
  • Summary: The Yeerks have finished their AMR and want to test it. Tobias comes up with a plan to trick the Yeerks into thinking that it doesn't work. Tobias acquires Ax and then gets captured by the Yeerks. They try to demorph him unsuccessfully since he is already demorphs. He is then tortured for a while before the other animorphs come and rescue him.

Animorphs 34: The ProphecyEdit

  • Copyright date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 141
  • Cover art: Cassie morphs into a Hork-Bajir.
  • Cover artist: David B. Mattingly
  • Cover quote: What you don't know can't hurt you. Except for the Yeerks...
  • Art Direction/Design: Karen Hudson
  • Narrator: Cassie
  • Summary: An Arn has appeaered on Earth with a plan to free the Hork Bajir. The animorphs goes to the Hork-Bajir homeworld to locate and retreive a stash of weapons Aldrea stored there.
  • New Morphs: Cassie- Hork-Bajir

VisserEdit

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  • Copyright date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 193
  • Cover art: Visser Three in Andalite form.
  • Cover artist: Romas Kukalis
  • Narrator: Visser One
  • Summary: The story starts with Edriss-Five-Six-Two, the Yeerk who would later become Visser One, in the body of Marco's mother, Eva. She goes leaves the house, saying good bye to her husband and Marco, and heads out to her sailing boat, intending to fake her death so she can leave earth and become Visser One. She takes her boat out to the ocean, and gets a bug fighter waiting to pick her up to ram the boat, capsizing it. She leaves earth, and everyone simply assumes she drowns.
Fast-forward to the present, where Edriss is on trial for treason by the Council of Thirteen. She is still infesting Eva, and is currently being held in the Yeerk Pool under the city where the Animorphs live. The Council of Thirteen tell Edriss her charges, which are five charges of treason, four containing the death penalty. Visser Three, her long time enemy, is her prosecutor and the one who brought the charges against her. The Council of Thirteen orders her to tell her story of the events, which starts far before the invasion of earth, at the same point as the start of The Andalite Chronicles.
At the start of her story, Edriss was stationed on a moon in between the Hork-Bajir homeworld and the Taxxon homeworld. Her task is to search for a Class Five species, which is a species that is powerful, extremely abundant and easy to take over. While training a group of new recruits, she receives information that a Class Five species has been found. This particular species were humans. Two humans were kidnapped by the Skrit Na, and then rescued by Andalites and taken by them to the Taxxon homeworld. A Yeerk Sub-Visser saw them and reported them to Edriss (these particular events are detailed much more in The Andalite Chronicles). Unfortunately, as soon as she receives this news, Edriss is informed she would be transferred to the Taxxon homeworld and be given a Taxxon host. Edriss, along with a fellow yeerk named Essam, steal a yeerk ship and go looking for the human home world.
Back in the present Visser Three demands that they view a memory dump (a recording of her memory) Edriss's trip to Earth. I starts with Edriss and Essam finding the planet, and they land on it during the events of the Gulf War. Edriss infests an Iraqi soldier, and finds out from him that the most powerful country on Earth is America. They dispose of the host and fly their ship to Hollywood. There, Edriss infests a drug addict called Jenny Lines who is a struggling actor, and Essam infests a television producer named Lowenstein. At this point the memory dump ends. Garoff, a member of the Council of Thirteen, accuses Edriss of underestimating the humans, and Edriss says the only reason the humans haven't been taken over is because of Visser Three's incompetence. Visser Three says Edriss never had to deal with the "Andalite Bandits" when she was on Earth, and Edriss asks why Visser Three still hasn't defeated the Andalite bandits. At that point the Andalite bandits attack, however Visser Three and his troops makes short work of them. Edriss realises that they were simply animals, not the Andalite bandits, and Visser Three had just had them brought in to trick the Council into thinking that he did kill the Andalite bandits.
Unfortunately, the Council of Thirteen does get fooled by the demonstration, and suddenly Visser Three has a lot more credibility. Visser Three then says he has testimony from a witness who was with Edriss during the time year that Edriss did not make any memory dumps. He says it is Essam, however Edriss says that can't be true, since Essam is dead. Visser Three's guard bring in a homeless bum named Hildy Gervias, who is revealed to be a former host of Essam. He says that he and one of Edriss's hosts, Allison Kim, fell in love, and so did their yeerk captors. Eventually they had two children, twins. Edriss says this is true, and Visser Three claims this is proof of Edriss sympathizing with humans.
Edriss continues her story, telling how eventually she disposed of Jenny Lines and infested Allison Kim, a scientist. Essam also infested Hildy Gervias. Edriss tells how Allison Kim was a far more intelligent, powerful host than Jenny Lines, and Visser Three demands this is proof that she admires the humans. Visser Three and Edriss get into an argument about whether slow infestation or all-out war is a better way to enslave the humans. Visser Three claims that the only reason Edriss doesn't want all out war is because she doesn't want to humans to actually be taken over, and Edriss argues that all out war would never work. Eventually Visser Three demands that Edriss is given a live memory dump, so they can view exactly what happened. Garoff agrees, and they enter her memory at a point a fair while after Edriss had infested Allison.
Garoff demands they view various memories, all showing Edriss enjoying different aspects of human life, her falling in love with Essam/Hildy Gervias, and the birth of her children. Garoff claims that Visser One had become addicted to humans. Garoff ends the live memory dump, and demands Edriss continue the story. Edriss says the children were given up for adoption, and then says she needs a break to eat. Garoff agrees, and the trial is adjourned. She is taken by Visser Three's troops to the lunch room of the Yeerk Pool, where she sees a controller talking on her cell phone. Realising the phone can work this far underground, she purposely bumps into the controller and steals her phone. She heads to the toilets and calls Marco, her current host's son. She tells him she needs him to attack the Yeerk Pool, so the Council will realise the last attack was a farce constructed by Visser Three. Reluctantly, Marco agrees, and then Edriss heads back to the trial.
Garoff asks tells her to continue her story. Edriss says that after a year, the shipboard Kandrona was running out, so she contacted the Empire. When she told them she had found a Class Five species, they dropped all charges against her. During this time she had created a group called The Sharing, a boy scouts/girl scouts style club crossed with a cult, which was used to recruit voluntary controllers. She sent a tape of the first human-controller to th Yeerk Empire. When Edriss told Essam they were returning to the Yeerk Empire, he got angry, and tied Edriss up, forcing her to infest another host and taking off with Allison Kim and the children. Edriss takes after him, telling the Council that her intention was to kill him.
At this point Visser Three interrupts, saying that the real reason Edriss went after him was to get the children back. Edriss claims she didn't care about the children. At this point Visser Three brings one of her children, Darwin, in. Visser Three demands Edriss kill him, to prove she doesn't care about him. Edriss stalls, unable to kill the kid, and suddenly the Animorphs attack. They knock out Edriss and take her outside to a part of the Yeerk Pool that is hidden by one of Chee's holograms. Marco demands Edriss leave his mothers body, and she does. For a while she lies alone in the darkness, thinking the Animorphs will kill her, until she is suddenly put back into Eva's head. Looking for her memories, she sees that Eva convinced Marco to keep Edriss alive, because Edriss was the only one pushing for a slow infiltration, which is the only way the Animorphs can win. At that point they knock her unconscious again, to make her capture look authentic.
Eventually she is found unconscious, and is taken back to the trial. Garoff asks her to continue her story. Edriss talks about how she found Essam at a hospital. He was dying from Kandrona starvation, and eventually he died within Hildy Gervias's head, causes part of Essam brain to become fused with Hildy. Hildy started screaming about the aliens that had infested him, and was taken away to the nut house. Allison escaped, but soon returned for the children in disguise. Edriss killed her. The children were left in the hospital, and eventually adopted. She then killed Lore David Altman, the host she used to create the Sharing, and infested Eva, and eventualy left earth to become Visser One.
Garoff said that she has given enough information, and the Council retired to coinsider their verdict. After a while they returned, minus two Council members who did not agree with the verdict, and say that Visser One and Visser Three have both been sentanced to death by Kandrona starvation. However, the sentences were suspended, and both of them would be free of all charges if they completed the tasks the Council of Thirteen set for them. Visser Three has to complete the invasion of Earth. Visser One had to take another planet, the Anati homeworld. If either of them fail, they will be killed. At the end, Visser One considers telling Visser Three the truth about the "Andalite Bandits", but decides against it.

Available in hardcover.

Animorphs 35: The ProposalEdit

  • Copyright date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 147
  • Cover art: Marco morphs into a poodle.
  • Cover artist: David B. Mattingly
  • Cover quote: What's on your mind...?
  • Art Direction/Design: Karen Hudson
  • Narrator: Marco

Animorphs 36: The MutationEdit

  • Copyright date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 142
  • Cover art: Jake morphs into an orca.
  • Cover artist: David B. Mattingly
  • Cover quote: You won't even get the chance to change your mind...
  • Art Direction/Design: Karen Hudson
  • Summary: The animorphs go under water. The animorphs discover an underwater civilisaion. The animorphs meet the Nartec queen. The animorphs leave.
  • Narrator: Jake

Animorphs 37: The WeaknessEdit

  • Copyright date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 129
  • Cover art: Rachel morphs into a cheetah.
  • Cover quote: Jake's not around. Who will take his place?
  • Cover artist: David B. Mattingly
  • Art Direction/Design: Karen Hudson
  • Narrator: Rachel

Animorphs 38: The ArrivalEdit

  • Copyright date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 148
  • Cover art: Ax morphs into a northern harrier.
  • Cover artist: David B. Mattingly
  • Art Direction/Design: Karen Hudson
  • Tobias and Ax go to the food court where they discover that some other Andalites have arrived.
  • Narrator: Ax

Animorphs 39: The HiddenEdit

  • Copyright date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 121
  • Cover art: Cassie morphs into a buffalo.
  • Cover artist: David B. Mattingly
  • Art Direction/Design: Karen Hudson/Usrula Albano
  • Narrator: Cassie
  • New Morphs: Cassie- Ox

Animorphs 40: The OtherEdit

  • Copyright date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 130
  • Cover art: Marco morphs into a honeybee.
  • Cover artist: David B. Mattingly
  • Art Direction/Design: Karen Hudson/Ursula Albano
  • Narrator: Marco

Alternamorphs 2: The Next PassageEdit

  • Copyright date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 104
  • Cover artist: David B. Mattingly
  • Art Direction/Design: Karen Hudson/Ursula Albano

Megamorphs 4: Back to BeforeEdit

  • Copyright date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 179
  • Cover artist: David B. Mattingly
  • Art Direction/Design: Karen Hudson/Ursula Albano

Animorphs 41: The FamiliarEdit

  • Copyright date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 143
  • Cover art: Jake morphs into himself as an adult.
  • Cover artist: David B. Mattingly
  • Art Direction/Design: Karen Hudson/Ursula Albano
  • Summary: Jake wakes up and finds himself in a world 10 years later in which the yeerks have won. He is asked to choose between saving Cassie and saving the world.
  • Narrator: Jake

Animorphs 42: The JourneyEdit

  • Copyright date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 139
  • Cover art: Rachel morphs into an African elephant.
  • Cover artist: David B. Mattingly
  • Art Direction/Design: Karen Hudson/Ursula Albano
  • Narrator: Rachel
  • Summary: Someone takes a picture of the Animorphs while they are demorphing. When they go to Cassie's barn, the Helmacrons are there again. In the battle that ensues, the Helmacrons leave the ship and enter Marco's nose. The animorphs decided to use the Helmacron ship to shrink themselves so they can follow the Helmacrons and stop them from killing Marco from the inside. When they shrink, they realise that they are too small to hear which didn't happen the last time they were shrunk. When they meet the Helmacrons inside Marco's nose, they realise that they have been shrunk to 1/100th the size of the Helmacrons, because they sabotaged the shrinking device before they left. Meanwhile, Marco is bored of just sitting around and decides to go over to the apartment of the person who took their picture to try to steal it. When he is there, he gets bitten by the dog and flees home. The animorphs follow the Helmacrons into the stomach where they are burnt for a while before morphing sharks and following the Helmacrons into the bloodstream. They realise that when they reach the heart, the Helmacrons can stop it from beating with their weapons. Marco goes back to the apartment a second time, and while he is there someone comes home. He is trapped in the closet and against Jake's orders, morphs a coackroach. The helmacrons and animorphs leave the body and everyone is happy again. Later at home, Rachel researchs on the computer and discovers that the virus she saw in Marco's bloodstream was Rabies.
  • There are no new morphs

Animorphs 43: The TestEdit

  • Copyright date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 135
  • Cover art: Tobias morphs into a Taxxon.
  • Cover artist: David B. Mattingly
  • Art Direction/Design: Karen Hudson/Ursula Albano
  • Cover Quote: Tobias is about to face his biggest fear....
  • Narrator: Tobias

Animorphs 44: The UnexpectedEdit

  • Copyright date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 143
  • Cover art: Cassie morphs into a kangaroo.
  • Cover artist: David B. Mattingly
  • Art Direction/Design: Karen Hudson/Ursula Albano
  • Narrator: Cassie
  • New Morphs: Cassie- Hork-Bajir, Kangaroo
  • Summary: Someone found a piece of a bug fighter and the government is going to test it at a labortory. Unsurprisingly, the yeerks don't want it tested. The animorphs have a battle at an airport. During the fight Cassie ends up unconscious on the belt with all the luggage. When she wakes up, she is in the cargo bay of a plane flying to Sydney. The plane is attacked by yeerks looking for the "andalite bandit" so she jumps out after unsuccesfully attempting to elude them onboard. She hides in the sand as a flea until the yeerks leave. After the yeerks leave, she demorphs and meets Yami who lives nearby. He takes her to his family. His grandfather cut himself with a piece of a bug fighter that he was using as a wood carving tool. Cassie morphs to Hork-Bajir and helps amputate his leg. Later, the blade ship turns up again and Visser 3 demands that she come outside. She does and tries to lead the yeerks away from Yami's family. A Chee who was aboard the blade ship turns up and she goes back home.

Animorphs 45: The RevelationEdit

  • Copyright date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 136
  • Cover art: Marco morphs into an ant.
  • Art Direction/Design: Karen Hudson/Ursula Albano
  • Narrator: Marco
  • Summary: Marco's father becomes a prime target for infestation when his lab makes a breakthrough in the discovery of Zero-space.

Animorphs 46: The DeceptionEdit

  • Copyright date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 118
  • Cover art: Ax morphs into a human, specifically a fighter pilot.
  • Cover artist: David B. Mattingly
  • Art Direction/Design: Karen Hudson/Ursula Albano
  • Narrator: Ax

The Ellimist ChroniclesEdit

  • Copyright date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 200
  • Cover artist: Romas Kualis
  • Art Direction/Design: Karen Hudson/Ursula Albano
  • Summary: As an unidentified Animorph lies on the brink of death, the Ellimist appears and recounts the story of his origin for a final request.
  • Narrator: The Ellimist

Animorphs 47: The ResistanceEdit

  • Copyright date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 141
  • Cover art: Jake morphs into a beaver.
  • Cover artist: David B. Mattingly
  • Art Direction/Design: Karen Hudson/Ursula Albano
  • Summary: A free Hork-Bajir is captured by the Yeerks and reveals the location of the Hork-Bajir valley. The animorphs or at least some of them morph beavers. Meanwhile, every other chapter consists of unrelated diary entries from an ancestor of Jake's who fought in the American Civil War.
  • Narrator: Jake

Animorphs 48: The ReturnEdit

  • Copyright date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 148
  • Cover art: Rachel morphs into herself as a monster with long claws ala Wolverine from the X-Men.
  • Cover artist: David B. Mattingly
  • Art Direction/Design: Karen Hudson/Ursula Albano
  • Summary: David returns and captures Rachel. Crayak tries to drive her insane. He promises to give her superpowers if she would kill Jake and some other people. She refuses. It is not clear whether she kills Daivd or not, although it seems probable.
  • Narrator: Rachel

Animorphs 49: The DiversionEdit

  • Copyright date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 164
  • Cover art: Tobias morphs into a German shephard dog.
  • Cover artist: David B. Mattingly
  • Art Direction/Design: Karen Hudson/Ursula Albano
  • Summary: Tobais meets his mother.
  • Narrator: Tobias

Animorphs 50: The UltimateEdit

  • Copyright date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 139
  • Cover art: Cassie morphs into a great-horned owl.
  • Cover artist: David B. Mattingly
  • Art Direction/Design: Karen Hudson/Ursula Albano
  • Summary: The auxiliary animorphs are formed and the animorphs families are evacuated to the Hork-Bajir valley.
  • Narrator: Cassie

Animorphs 51: The AbsoluteEdit

  • Copyright date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 149
  • Cover art: Marco morphs into a duck.
  • Cover artist: David B. Mattingly
  • Art Direction/Design: Karen Hudson/Ursula Albano
  • Narrator: Marco
  • Summary: The animorphs discover that the Yeerks are planning on infesting the entire national guard in their state. Marco, Tobias, and Ax are sent to the capitol to meet with the governor and try to stop the deployment. The captitol is over 200 miles away so they need to acquire morphs capable of traveling long distances. When they meet the governor, her husband alerts the Yeerks. Marco, Tobias, and Ax and the governor race a long distance while being pursued by the Yeerks. Eventually they end up in the Governor's mansion and explain the situation to her. A large number of military vehicles come, so Marco morphs the governor and lets himself get captured by the Yeerks, to trick them into leaving. At the end, the Governor issues a warning about the yeerk invasion although the Yeerk-controlled media cover it up.
  • New morphs: Marco, Tobias, and Ax- Mallard Duck, Marco- Human (state Governor)
  • Trivia: This book was very obviously ghostwritten. In many parts of the book, especially the parts with lots of action, sentences are broken up. Into multiple sentence fragments with puncuation randomly. Placed in the middle.

Animorphs 52: The SacrificeEdit

  • Copyright date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 151
  • Cover art: Ax morphs into a raccoon.
  • Cover artist: David B. Mattingly
  • Art Direction/Design: Karen Hudson/Ursula Albano
  • Narrator: Ax

Animorphs 53: The AnswerEdit

  • Copyright date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 157
  • Cover art: Jake morphs into an anaconda.
  • Cover artist: David B. Mattingly
  • Art Direction/Design: Karen Hudson/Ursula Albano
  • Narrator: Jake

Animorphs 54: The BeginningEdit

  • Copyright: 2001
  • Number of pages: 157
  • ISBN 0-439-11528-0
  • Cover art: The silhouettes of each of the Animorphs and Ax within each other.
  • Cover artist: David B. Mattingly
  • Cover quote: It began with six. It will end with five...
  • Art Direction/Design: Karen Hudson/Ursula Albano
  • Narrators: Jake, Cassie, Rachel, Marco, Ax, Tobias.
  • Summary: Rachel kills Tom before dying shortly after. Then the war ends. Visser 1 is put on trial for war crimes and found guilty. Ax gets captured by a mysterious spaceship. Jake gets Marco and Tobias to come with him on a rescue mission but tells Cassie to stay behind. When they find the blade ship, they discover that it is in control of The One, a mysterious entity that has assimilated Ax. At the end of the book Jake gives the order to ram the blade ship, leaving an ambiguous ending to the series.


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