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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,033 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Stephens Narrator: Jim Dale Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Books of Beginning Series Release Date:
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After the tumultuous events of last winter, Kate, Michael, and Emma long to continue the hunt for their missing parents. But they themselves are now in great danger, and so the wizard Stanislaus Pym hides the children at the Edgar Allan Poe Home for Hopeless and Incorrigible Orphans. There, he says, they will be safe. How wrong he is.

The children are soon discovered by their enemies, and a frantic chase sends Kate a hundred years into the past, to a perilous, enchanted New York City. Searching for a way back to her brother and sister, she meets a mysterious boy whose fate is intricately, and dangerously, tied to her own.

Meanwhile, Michael and Emma have set off to find the second of the Books of Beginning. A series of clues leads them into a hidden world where they must brave harsh polar storms, track down an ancient order of warriors, and confront terrible monsters. Will Michael and Emma find the legendary book of fire, and master its powers, before Kate is lost to them forever?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Fans of The Emerald Atlas will find much to love: the adventure-driven plot, a scattering of deliciously scary moments, and Stephens’ offbeat take on Tolkienesque dragons, dwarves, and elves are sure to delight.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Fans of the first book won’t be disappointed, and will eagerly anticipate the next one. The Emerald Atlas was very good. This one is even better.”

    School Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Irreverent humor and swashbuckling adventure collide in a fetching fantasy.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Serenity | 2/20/2014

    " I listened to the audiobook, and as always I thoroughly enjoyed Jim Dale's performance. I enjoyed Emerald Atlas but I enjoyed Fire Chronicle even more. Experiencing the story from Michael's POV made for such a strong emotional connection. You really can't help but root for him. The ending is a bit frustrating, but I can't wait for the next book and Emma's story. I guess this series is typical middle grade fantasy, but Stephens tells a good story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ray Campbell | 2/18/2014

    " The sequel to the Emerald Atlas, the adventure continues. This is a young adult fantasy in the tradition of The Chronicles of Narnia or Harry Potter. The series begins and returns to the present, though adventures take three siblings through a magical world complete with elves, dwarfs, magicians and witches. Not as sophisticated as Tolkien, though more mature than Narnia. This is a solid work for the genre and lots fun if you like this sort of thing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Renee | 2/11/2014

    " It got even better! I love it when the sequel proves to be more intriguing. This one has mystery, humor, as there are sections, you just have to laugh out loud, and if I'm laughing then I know the middle school age readers will too. It ends with you wondering when's the next book? For those needing tales similar to the HP books, this series will suit them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Elissa | 2/8/2014

    " oh my god. I have to wait a year and a half to read the next one. currently killing myself "

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