The Fire Chronicle (The Books of Beginning Series #2)

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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, ...

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Overview

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? 

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 family—and to the magic that could save, or destroy, them all.

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Editorial Reviews

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Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, October 8, 2012:
“Fans of The Emerald Atlas will find much to love: the adventure-driven plot, a scattering of deliciously scary moments, and Stephens’s offbeat take on Tolkienesque dragons, dwarves, and elves are sure to delight.”

Starred Review, School Library Journal, October 1, 2012:
“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.”

Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, September 1, 2012:
“Irreverent humor and swashbuckling adventure collide in a fetching fantasy.”

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375872723
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 8/27/2013
  • Series: Books of Beginning Series , #2
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 100,912
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.36 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Meet the Author

John Stephens

John Stephens is also the author of The Emerald Atlas, the first installment in the Books of Beginning trilogy.  John received his MFA from the University of Virginia, and went on to write and produce television for ten years.  During this time, he read His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman and fell in love with fantasy for young readers.  He spent the next several years waking at 4 AM every morning to write The Emerald Atlas before heading to work for the day.
John lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son and their dog, Bug. Visit BooksofBeginning.com to find out more about The Fire Chronicle, the Books of Beginning, and John.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2012

    This book will be great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I can already tell from the first book-The Emerald Atlas-that this book will be magnificant! This book looks so good, i cannot wait for October 9th (when it comes out) because i will read it cover to cover! I will not stop until it is finished, and I AM SO EXCITED THAT IM GOING TO BURTS CANDY AND BE HAPPY ABOUT IT! When this book comes out it might just be the best day of my life! I kniw the John Stephens will not dissapoint me, he didn't with the last book, and i kniw he wont with this book, because this is going to be the next Harry Potter, it will turn into a movie, and then my life will be compleeted, then they will make a movie for the second movie for the 2nd one!!!! Soon i will be happy!!!!! Again

    13 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2013

    Best book ever

    I cannot wait for the next book to come out. I have waited so long for this one and theyhave to make a movie out of these. Whos with me?

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2012

    Love it

    When i read the first book the beginning was son confusing i considered putting it down but the 2 nd book was so clear and never dull youll luv it <3

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2012

    Awesome!!!!!

    This was a really good book! The ending was good!
    Cant wait until the next one!!! :D

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2012

    I love it

    I read tge first book really fast and waited 4 months till this one finally came out can't wait till the next one.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2012

    I am enjoying this

    It is really good

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2014

    Great story

    Imagnatine, inventive and egrossing. Just wish there was more to it. The cahrechters need more development. Forgive spelling, please.
    Overall, I liked it, despite the flaws. Good summer read for tweens.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2014

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    When is the third book coming out?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2014

    Next book?

    When is the next book coming out!?!?! Its been like 2 years!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2013

    Really good

    My mom first showed me the series and i loved it. Ive been waiting since the second book came out for the third one.

    This really is a must read

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2013

    Book reader

    I love this book its super awsome i agree they should make these books into movies cause you read them and you get sucked in and feel as your there and every things happening to you its awsome!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2013

    When?

    When does the next one come out? I have been waiting forever! The fire chronicle really built on the emerald atlas. I might even venture to say that the 2nd was better than the 1st. Can't wait to find out Emma's book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2013

    Amazing!!!!

    Omg these books r amazing! The ending is killing me! Its a big cliff hanger! I hope the next book comes out soon!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2013

    Person

    Awesome

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2013

    FIRE CLASSROOM

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    Amazing

    Amazingly epic

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2012

    WOHO

    FINALLY THE 2CN BOOK ITS AWESOME

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2012

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    Nice.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2012

    1 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2014

    Highly Recommend

    We ordered Book #1 and this book only because Jim Dale was the reader and we loved listening to him read all the Harry Potter books. Yes, Jim Dale is still a fabulous reader and this series is highly recommended, because of the story! We are more than ready for Book #3--it is going to be a long wait! If you are Harry Potter or Rick Riordan fans, this should be a good series for you--adult or young adult.

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