Firelight (Amulet Series #7)

Firelight (Amulet Series #7)

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by Kazu Kibuishi
     
 

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Emily, Trellis, and Vigo visit Algos Island, where they can access and enter lost memories. They're hoping to uncover the events of Trellis's mysterious childhood -- knowledge they can use against the Elf King. What they discover is a dark secret that changes everything. Meanwhile, the Voice of Emily's Amulet is getting stronger, and threatens to overtake her

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Emily, Trellis, and Vigo visit Algos Island, where they can access and enter lost memories. They're hoping to uncover the events of Trellis's mysterious childhood -- knowledge they can use against the Elf King. What they discover is a dark secret that changes everything. Meanwhile, the Voice of Emily's Amulet is getting stronger, and threatens to overtake her completely.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Hazel Buys
Six books precede this installment of the “Amulet” series and set up the story of a brother, Navin, and sister, Emily, who must overcome terrible odds to save their mother and their world. Emily, Trellis, the Elf-prince, and Vigo visit Algos Island, a mysterious land where they can enter lost memories. This power allows them to reestablish and use their own memories. In this way, the seventh book in this series adds to the reader’s knowledge about the facts that surround Emily and Navin’s father’s death and the circumstances that put their mother in extreme danger (these events that took place in earlier books). Emily, for good or evil, possesses a magic amulet, and she begins to learn what it is to be a stone keeper and what price may be paid for her gift. Kibuishi excels, creating characters with distinct personalities whether they are human, elf, robot, animal, or shapeless forces of the universe. Each panel is rich with color and expressive action whether on land, in the clouds, or under the sea, and Kibuishi’s technique has a paint-like quality that enriches the reading experience. As a stand-alone novel, Firelight is a little confusing and would be most enjoyed if the series were read in sequence. As a series, the “Amulet” books are populated with interesting characters and lively action. In a school environment, these books would attract reluctant readers as well as fans of fantasy fiction. As an example of the fantasy genre in graphic novel format, it offers opportunities for study in a class on creative writing, author’s world choice, layering plot lines, or graphic novel illustration. Reviewer: Hazel Buys; Ages 8 to 12.
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Praise for the Amulet series
"Five -- no, three pages into Amulet and you'll be hooked." -- Jeff Smith, creator of BONE
"Stellar artwork, imaginative character design, moody color and consistent pacing." -- Publishers Weekly
"A must for all fantasy fans." -- Kirkus Reviews
School Library Journal
04/01/2016
Gr 4–6—Emily continues the struggle to free Alledia from years of conflict and to understand her powers as a Stonekeeper. She and her allies believe that accessing lost memories can help them get to the heart of the war they are fighting. Who exactly is their enemy, the Elf King? The lost memories of his son, Trellis, may have the answer. Meanwhile, Emily's brother Navin continues his role as Commander of the Resistance, traveling toward the elf kingdom of Valcor. Characters are drawn manga-style, with wide eyes and spiky hair. They populate detailed and epic Alledian landscapes, depicted in rich jewel tones of red, blue green, and purple. Quick cuts between panels, many of them wordless, create a cinematic feel. Whimsical robot and animal characters such as Cogsley, Dagno, and Enzo add some humor to the largely dramatic and serious tone, which makes for complex and abstract plot lines. Our heroes travel into memories, find memories buried in those memories, then learn that most of them are manipulative illusions. Nothing in the Amulet universe is ever what it seems. Those who have read the entire series will enjoy these complexities, but those unfamiliar with the previous installments should catch up before picking up this volume. VERDICT "Amulet" fans will find the same vivid illustrations, endearing characters, and sophisticated plotting as in previous volumes.—Lisa Goldstein, Brooklyn Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545433167
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
02/23/2016
Series:
Amulet Series , #7
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
8,590
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
GN410L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


Kazu Kibuishi is the #1 New York Times bestselling and Eisner-nominated creator of the Amulet series, and of a collection of his popular webcomic, Copper. He is also the cover illustrator of the 15th anniversary paperback editions of the Harry Potter series. He lives in Seattle, Washington, with his family. Visit him online at www.boltcity.com.

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Firelight (Amulet #7) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
Anonymous 7 months ago
I love this series. The artwork is beautiful to look at, and it has lots of details in pictures. I definetly recommend this book.
Anonymous 28 days ago
I love this seres and bieng the last book in the seres it was apecley good