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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 intricatelyand dangerouslytied 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 fireand master its powersbefore Kate is lost to them forever Exciting, suspenseful, and brimming with humor and heart, the next installment of the bestselling Books of Beginning trilogy will lead Kate, Michael, and Emma closer to their familyand to the magic that could save, or destroy, them all....

Title : The Fire Chronicle (Books of Beginning)
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ISBN : B007UH4E76
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Format Type : Paperback
Language : Englisch
Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers 9 Oktober 2012
Number of Pages : 376 Pages
File Size : 967 KB
Status : Available For Download
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The Fire Chronicle (Books of Beginning) Reviews

  • Bel
    2019-06-25 04:14

    Just like the first volume (The Emerald Atlas), this book takes you on a fascinating voyage.I bought the audio version, which is masterly read by Jim Dale.Here's hoping there will be the third part soon.

  • siriaral
    2019-06-26 11:21

    es ist der 2. teil dennoch auch eigenständig lesbar. auch dieser teil liest sich wieder spannend! warte sehnsüchtig auf den 3. teil!

  • austin_Larry
    2019-06-25 12:22

    For those who have yet to read the Emerald Atlas, that book is well worth getting as not only was that book very enjoyable but I now think it is safe to say the whole series will be enjoyable.This book was deftly done with a good examination of the internal lives of the characters and a whole lot of action (perhaps a bit too much action for my tastes). It is also one of those rare books where the villian is being really well fleshed out. In fact I would say the author does that better than 95% of 'adult books'. That really adds a welcome additional layer to the book.This book concentrates on Michael and the second of the three Books of Beginning the children come in contact with. Mr. Stephens does a very good job further exploring some of the lingering emotions from the first book and Michael's even further forced thrust into responsbility and decision making. You also as mentioned above learn a lot more about the Dire Magnus.Not only is the story enjoyable and action packed but I think for younger readers, especially those with a lot of challenges in their lives, very empowering. As in the Harry Potter series while life is certaintly not fair, it is what you make of it. A valuable lesson for all of us. This book is easily five stars but I did feel at times Mr. Stephens was perhaps writing a little bit for a movie. The action felt a bit staged at points. But it was mostly compelling so he is forgiven.I also liked the at times very humorous look at Elves. While it might not register as much with kids reading the books it was an additional layer of writing that adults can enjoy. I would say 8 if your child is very advanced and emotionally ready. I'd actually say the target age is more around 11 to adult. Overall though highly recommended as is the Emerald Atlas. Adult fantasy fans, don't pass on this. You will enjoy it.

  • Lisanne
    2019-07-01 04:31

    I'm a children's librarian (K-8) so I'm always buying new books for the kids. This series is one of my most popular, and I literally cannot keep it on the shelf. There are three books in the series, and you need to read them in order for the full story.There is adventure and suspense, but nothing that I'd consider "inappropriate." That being said, because of some of the content (witches, "Land of the Dead, etc.) I've marked it for grades 5-8.Both boys and girls in those upper grades love this book, especially "picky" readers. One 7th grade student has talked about it so much I think her entire class is working on reading it. This series is a must for a middle school library.

  • Hannah C
    2019-07-07 06:07

    I am always afraid that the sequel to a really great book will lack the character and depth of the first. Not so with The Fire Chronicle! Chronicle was essentially a continuation of The Emerald Atlas. It brought in some new characters, greater insight to the Dire Magnus and the Books of Beginning, and all the humor and adventure from the first book. The events in Chronicle pick up one year after the events of Atlas, but the reader is quickly (and humorously) filled in and the story moves forward quickly. John Stevens brilliantly decides to change the dynamics of the characters by once again seperating them in different directions (Kate and Rafe; Emma, Michael and Pym), which encourages better interactions all around. I only wish Gabriel could show up sooner! His friendship with Emma is so touching and fun to see. But as soon as he appears, we see that his character is unchanged (thankfully!) and his fight sequences were again awesome. I can't say too much about Chronicle, or I will spoil it, but since we have seen the dwarves, and Michael has mentioned how silly elves are... And there is a dragon...The whole time I was nearing the end of the book, I was thinking, "PLEASE don't let it end HERE! Keep going, KEEP GOING!" The cliff-hangers kept coming and I hated to see the book end on any of them. Of course, when it did end, it was on the biggest cliff-hanger of all...You have to read this book. Again, if you like fantasy, fairy tales, or plain old adventure stories, read this series!Bring on Book 3!

  • Steve Austin
    2019-06-18 08:20

    There are three books in this series. I've read books 1 & 2, and I am now in the middle of the last book. The books are entertaining, wonderfully written and the characters are extremely well developed. If you or your child enjoyed Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Narnia etc...they will enjoy this series, it has it all!

  • Ann Johnson
    2019-07-03 05:25

    Ican't belive I order this book but when I got into it I thought here is another Harry Potter story. I am ordering the whole series and having it for my great grands to read when they come to visit . thankheaven they like to read and they will love this wheater they read it alone or we read together. I like it for my self. it was an adventure and i so wanted Michele to win. What a great gift this would make for 8-14 age bracket. I am thinking ,buy them a kindle with this book on it for the ones who are old enough. they will I am soglad I read to them as childrenwhen hey came to visit and I hope that is the reason they like to read.