The Emerald Atlas
"A strong . . . new trilogy, invoking just a little Harry Potter and Series of Unfortunate Events along the way."--Realms of Fantasy
Siblings Kate, Michael, and Emma have been in one orphanage after another for the last ten years, passed along like lost baggage.
Yet these unwanted children are more remarkable than they could possibly imagine. Ripped from their parents as babies, they are being protected from a horrible evil of devastating power, an evil they know nothing about.
Before long, Kate, Michael, and Emma are on a journey through time to dangerous and secret corners of the world . . . a journey of allies and enemies, of magic and mayhem. And--if an ancient prophesy is true--what they do can change history, and it's up to them to set things right.
"A new Narnia for the tween set."--The New York Times
"[A] fast-paced, fully imagined fantasy."--Publishers Weekly
"Echoes of other popular fantasy series, from "Harry Potter" to the "Narnia" books, are easily found, but debut author Stephens has created a new and appealing read . . ."--School Library Journal, Starred Review
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - marsap - LibraryThing
The Emerald Atlas is the first book of the children's trilogy The Books of Beginning by John Stephens. Kate, Michael, and Emma are orphans, abandoned by their parents at a young age and left without ... Read full review
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There were a lot of things that I liked in this novel. It's a well written book with a complex plot that contains many entwining threads, yet never feels too difficult for young readers to grasp. It's ... Read full review
CHAPTER THREE The King and Queens of France +
CHAPTER FOUR The Countess of Cambridge Falls
CHAPTER SEVEN + Guests of the Countess
CHAPTER FOURTEEN Granny Peet
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN + Inside the Vault
CHAPTER TWENTY TWO The Dire Magnus +
CHAPTER TWENTY THREE The Children of Cambridge Falls
CHAPTER TWENTYFOUR + Rhakotis +
CHAPTER TWENTYFIVE + Ghosts of Christmas Past +