The Last Council (Amulet Series #4)

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Kazu Kibuishi's thrilling, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling series continues!

Emily and her friends think they'll find the help they need in Cielis, but something isn't right. Streets that were once busy are deserted, and the townspeople who are left live in crippling fear. Emily is escorted to the Academy where she's expected to compete for a spot on the Guardian Council, the most powerful Stonekeepers. But as the number of competitors gets smaller and smaller, a terrible secret is ...

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Overview


Kazu Kibuishi's thrilling, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling series continues!

Emily and her friends think they'll find the help they need in Cielis, but something isn't right. Streets that were once busy are deserted, and the townspeople who are left live in crippling fear. Emily is escorted to the Academy where she's expected to compete for a spot on the Guardian Council, the most powerful Stonekeepers. But as the number of competitors gets smaller and smaller, a terrible secret is slowly uncovered--a secret that, if left buried, means certain destruction of everything Emily fights for.

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Praise for Amulet

"Five--no, three pages into Amulet and you'll be hooked." --Jeff Smith, creator of BONE

"[The] action-packed adventure sequences move at an exciting clip. . . . Part fantasy . . . and part manga, this volume has much to appeal to readers." --BOOKLIST

"A richly drawn graphic-fantasy series following in the footsteps of BONE and a must for all fantasy fans." --KIRKUS REVIEWS

"Stellar artwork, imaginative character design, moody color and consistent pacing." --PW COMICS WEEK

Children's Literature - Michael Jung PhD
When readers last left Emily and her family in The Cloud Searchers, they had navigated past incredible obstacles to arrive at Cielis, the fabled city in the clouds where the Guardian Council, a group of the most powerful Stonekeepers in existence, is rumored to reside. Yet as Emily—a fledgling Stonekeeper herself—prepares to compete for a seat on the Council, she finds the floating city is full of nothing but empty streets and only a small handful of people who claim the city is populated by ghosts. Meanwhile, Emily's lost friends Miskit and Cogsley find a puzzle of their own when they encounter an old Stonekeeper who warns them of the fear and corruption within the Guardian Council. As these new and old friends find each other, they uncover a terrible secret about Cielis and the Stonekeepers that may threaten the salvation they hoped to find. Writer/artist Kibuishi creates additional layers of mystery and intrigue in his "Amulet" graphic novel series, which continues to successfully merge whimsical characters with dark epic adventure. Kibuishi's art continues to be as versatile as ever and readers can look forward to paintings of vast alien landscapes populated by humans, robots, and baby dragons. Newcomers may want to read some of the earlier volumes in this series, however, as the story's plots and subplots have become much more complicated and new readers may not be able to keep track of the relationships between the characters and the intricate history of the Stonekeepers. "Amulet Book Four." Reviewer: Michael Jung, PhD
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545208871
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2011
  • Series: Amulet Series , #4
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 42,999
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Kazu Kibuishi is the founder and editor of the critically acclaimed Flight anthologies, as well as the creator of COPPER. He lives in Alhambra, California, with his wife and fellow comics artist, Amy Kim Kibuishi, and their son. Visit him online at www.boltcity.com.
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  • Posted October 9, 2011

    I Blame Barnes & Nobles

    For getting me addicted to this series (I saw that alot of people were buying this series and sure enough wanted to see what was all the fuss about....I ended up buying all four volumes!!! not all at once mind you...but as soon as I finished reading the first volume...I couldn't stop...there goes my "mad money" stash)...but well worth the money.
    I'll pay any artist/comic artist for a create story line with amazing artwork that keeps me hooked. Though I am a penny pincher sometimes its just better to get 'em while there hot...if you know what I mean.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2011

    BEST BOOK EVER

    This book is about a girl named Emily and that she is a stonekeeper.She comes to the conil to be come a part the guardian concil the most powerfull stonekeepers. But her competers that she goes againts become less and less.Then she will have to make a deshion to stay with her family or go with "who knows". But you will have to read to find out.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2011

    HI

    I LIKE THE BOOK SERSIE ALOT I CANT WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE TO COME OUT

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 29, 2011

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    Very good

    Amulet: The Last Council by Kazu Kibuishi is the fourth book in this series. I had not read the previous three before beginning this novel. The first thing I noticed when thumbing through the pages is the amazing artwork. I wish I had pictures to show but I don't think it would do this book justice.
    I was able to follow the story line fairly well. I'm sure if I went back and read the first three books I would have more of the back story but it is a good stand alone as well. The story is about a girl named Emily. She's on her way to Cielis to meet with the Guardian Council. Things and people are not what they seem. The town is like a ghost town. Emily needs to learn to trust her own instincts. Even friends can be foes. She also finds unlikely allies unexpectedly. There's also a few comic relief characters that are funny. I think the story line is good. I think this book is good for grahic novel lovers. I'd also recommend this book to middle graders. My middle grader was instantly drawn to this novel and practically snatched it out of my hands. I don't read a lot of graphic novels but I wouldn't mind reading the next book in the series as well as the previous ones.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted September 21, 2011

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