This is an amazing book Let me restate that this is an AMAZING TERRIFIC APPALLING AWESOME EXTREME SHOCKING MONSTROUS ASTOUNDING ELECTRIFYING FLABBERGASTING IMPRESSING ASTONISHING IMAGINATIVE GRASPING book Ten years ago Christmas 3 kids were dropped at an orphanage They know their Off 13 parents are alive For theast ten years the children have gone from orphange to orphanage Now they are headed to the mysterios Cambridge Falls that nobody can tell them anything about There they discover many things that they never believed were real Read The Emerald Atlas to find out about their adventures and near death encounters If I was 10 15 younger I would rate this book 55 without a doubt Now I am maybe bit too old but I enjoyed it it was lovely bookMust read for fans of books like Narnia or comics like Amulet WOWThis was as magical as Harry Potter and as epic as Narnia The Emerald Atlas was simply a delight to readThis is a fantastic children s fantasy The characters are engaging and each has their own Amata Means Beloved personality making it easy to relate to at least one And they have flaws They have real believable flawsThe world is simply enchanting It is built so well that I could imagine it all so well atoints I wondered to myself if there had been a dramatisation of this made because it really came to life There are your common fantasy races like dwarves and witches but then there are some brand new and uite terrifying additionsThe lot is fantastic there are aspects of mystery that don t end as you think they will It twists and turns and helps to weave this marvellous story And that ending Just when you think everything has calmed down that everything is going to be OK now Well I don t want to spoil it for youWhen I finished this I was left with that slightly empty yet expectant feeling that I have very rarely felt This is a really owerful start to the seriesI can t wait to read on I received a copy of this for free via Goodreads First Reads First in a series of three I m guessing about three kids who are supposed to save the world The only thing is they don t know why and they don t know howThese three kids Kate Michael and Emma are orphans Their Juice parents had them taken to an orphanage ten years ago with aromise to Kate that they would be back Since then the children have been shuffled from home to home never giving up on their arents and never allowing themselves to be adopted They eventually end up in a lace called Cambridge Falls and find themselves in a creepy old house with a shrewish housekeeper Mrs Swallow and dotty old groundskeeper called Abraham The Gudrun place is supposed to be an orphanage but Kate Michael Emma seem to be the only children there And the mysterious Dr Pym who reuested the children be sent to him is not thereThe kids take start to explore this old house and end up down in the basement area where they discover an old laboratory and in the laboratory they find an old book But this is no ordinary book and when the kids open it all theages are blank Michael assumes this is an empty Mob Mistress photo album as there is an oldhoto sitting next to the book He sets the Stud in the Stacks photo inside the book and POOF All three kids are transported to the time andlace where this Choosing to Survive photo was taken From there the story takes off with an evil Countess and terrible monsters and terrified townspeople to saveThe story was not bad but myroblem was that these kids are not very credibly drawn I mean I don t think
*mr stephens has *Stephens has or maybe he s not been around any in a while The youngest kid Emma totally got on my nerves She s supposed to be eleven years old but she behaves as if she were much much younger And they way she imprinted on the hero Gabriel was just not at all believable especially for a kid that has never know a father figure as she was left by her
PARENTS BEFORE SHE EVER KNEW THEM AND THE OTHERbefore she ever knew them And the other well they were stereo typical older and middle children the oldest being overly responsible and the middle being a nerdy smarty Robin Hood pantsI did enjoy this book don t let my niggly complaints dissuade you It wasn t bad at all and I willrobably read the next in the series JK Rowlings Harry Potter series resulted in a cataclysmic change in fantasy fiction for children Forty years ago science fiction was marketed to children and young adults Robert Heinlein Andre Norton Anne McCaffrey and Ursula LeGuin were available at the library but fantasy was mostly missing This is not to say fantasy novels were not available but it was Felipa primarily limited to Tolkien s Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit It was not until The Sword of Shannara wasublished in 1977 and became a huge bestseller that fantasy and epic fantasy at that became a huge wave in fiction for adultsRowlings The Vavasour Macbeth proved that younger readers will read long epic novels with children characters andaved the way for big epic fantasy to be sold to kids A lot of it is now available and is on the way Rick Riordan is a huge bestseller with his series tied to godlings but there are also traditional fantasy albeit it with young kids as the main characters The Emerald Atlas is the first volume in a The Blueprint (English Edition) promising trilogy about the Books of Beginning books of magic in which the great wizards of the world recorded magical spells Stephenslans to write a novel about each of the Books of Beginning and theoretically each will be about one of his main charactersThe three main characters Kate the eldest girl who turns out to be connected to the Atlas Emma the youngest the tough one and Michael the scrawny middle child who knows all there is to know about dwarves are orphans They have been abandoned by their Mother to save them from some great evil Forced to live in a series of Crisis of the Strauss Divided progressively worse orphanages the children finally end being taken by rail to Cambridge Falls where they are met by Abraham the caretaker of the home of Dr Pym They were taken from their beds one frozen night when the world was covered in snow The silhouette of a tall thin man has haunted Kate ever sinceTen years on Kate Michael and Emma have grown up in a string of miserable orphanages and all memories of theirarents have faded. ,
Braham takes them to Pym s house and on the way shows them a icture of the town from the Road House - The Novel past when it was just a villageWhile exploring Pym s house they find a secret room in which is a strange green book which seems to have only blankages Before anyone can stop him Michael Gnosis places Abraham sicture of the town in the Left to Die-a First Hand Account of Life in the Superdome during Hurricane Katrina past on one of those blankages in the book and all three children are magically transported back in time to that exact time and Dolphin Diaries Bind-Up place The children soon find themselvesrisoners with the other children of the town of an evil Countess and her monsterous Screechers who has stolen the children and enslaved the men She is using the men as miners to drill down below the town into a dwarf stronghold to find a legendary treasureInitally Kate and Emma escape the Countesses clutches but Michael is trapped back in the The Wingman Chronicles past and its up to Kate and Emma to try to rescue him by returning to theast Kate finds she has an affinity to the Atlas and can use it to go back in time and so starts their adventures in the Flood Legends past as they battle the evil Countess meet a fat unheroic dwarf king and his heroic brother fight the Screechers become allies with Gabriel a noble warrior who befriends Emma and with her help survives some encounters with monsters Later the youngsters free Dr Pym a wizardrisoner of the Countess who helps them fight the Countess There is a lot of action and the book moves along at a good ace although there are some lags Stephens throws in enough cliffhangers at the end of chapters to keep up the ace Kate must learn to use her magical ties to the Atlas but all three children learn about their abilities There are scary villians fights The Brother-Offended Checklist puzzle solving and a lot of good fun in this adventureacked novel Stephens decision to use of ability to learn about the future in the ast and by doing so change the future as a way to solve some of the roblems the characters face at the end of the book may be the only real weakness One would have wished the children could figure out how to defeat all of the evil in the book but it s a minor gripeHarry Potter s birthright might be the fact that serious writers are writing fantasy fiction for a younger audience If they are all as good as this volume our children will have many fantasy novels to enjoy in their youth The Emerald Atlas reads like a mix of CSLewis s The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe JKRowling s Harry Potter and even Lemony Snicket s A Series of Unfortunate Events It was just too much so many Detour (Something in Common, plots and elements taken from every otheropular series that Stephens almost fails to deliver his own twists his uniue charms to the novel Stephen s マジック・ツリーハウス〈1〉恐竜の谷の大冒険 protagonists are not unfamiliar They re almost archetypal And certainly the re very reminiscent of Violet Klaus and Sunny Baudelairearticularly MichaelKlaus s bookish ways Gabriel was like a mix of my favorite giant Hagrid and Narnia s Aslan Dr Pym was clearly another version of Albus Dumbledore Aside from that I m getting uite fed up with this whole orphan concept with the kids getting sympathy from readers due to this longing and missing their arents The whole gotta rescue
my arents who are trapped by some great evil lot is overused too I really just wishedparents who are trapped by some great evil lot is overused too I really just wished could have done something new added another twist to them being lonely orphans The general Carneycopia plot is intriguing butainstakingly underdeveloped and filled with ludicrous and overused elements I m a big fan of time traveling concepts but unfortunately The Emerald Atlas just confused me with this telling of dual universes and just the technicalities and loop holes of such details I don t even want to go back and try to understand it any But The Captives of New Pompeii (New Pompeii, point is there are two different versions of what happened in theast yet Dr Pym and others remember both accounts even after Kate changed history Um I thought two versions couldn t exist simultaneously And hello butterfly effect anyone Time traveling theories are uite tricky which is really why Stephens shouldn t have attempted it I just think it takes someone experienced to try to explain these concepts especially since his writing wasn t totally on ar Interestingly enough Stephens worked on Gossip Girl Gil Girls and The OC Maybe he should stick to script writing as Stephens tends to roll over the details as well as important dialogue with a aragraph summary The imbalance between dialogue and summary was just really Beard Necessities (Winston Brothers, prominent through out Stephens does throw in uite an amount of humor and even wit but it seems like I noticed the flaws I don t hate the book even despite the awful load of takenlot elements and characteristics from my favorite fictional Alfie Outdoors personalities as the general story can be uite uniue However I found therotagonists not very endearing or lovely the other characters too similar to some of my favorites to even differentiate and the time traveling just too full of holes to fully enjoy I reuested this book thinking that it would be a fun and magical children s story aimed at 8 10 year olds like with the Percy Jackson series but I was really surprised by the complexity and depth in this book as well as the darkness and loved every minute of reading it I m actually a little disappointed that I ll now have to wait for so long to read the next book and see what happens Kate Michael and Emma have been shunted from orphanage to
orphanage for 10 years since being removed fromfor 10 years since being removed from The Agile Team Handbook, 2nd Edition parents house one Christmas Eve with a kiss and aromise that they ll be reunited again one day Then after missing their last chance at Her Mothers Daughter placement with a foster family they are sent to Cambridge Falls where they stumble on an adventure that has been both 15 and thousands of years in the making This story reminded me of other children s stories but only little bits andieces There was nothing I could really Howard Stern Comes Again point to and say Oh he was in. To a blur Arriving at Cambridge Falls the children uickly realise there is something different about thislace and Kate feels sure she has seen the dark crooked house beforeAs they explore they discover an old empty leather book The moment they touch it an ancient magical.
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Spired by THIS story here or anything like that it was just an impression that I had I was reminded of Harry Potter only kind of in reverse with the opening scene of the children being taken away from their home I was reminded of ENesbit s stories as well throughout the book mainly by the tone and the family loyalty theme I was reminded of The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe a few times and The Hobbit a few times etc But again these were like impressions that I had rather than feeling like anything was actually borrowed from what came before Despite feeling a vague sense of familiarity with these books I felt like The Emerald Atlas was very original and different I loved the concept of time travel and how it actually came about I thought it was just the right level of complex to logically and magically work but was still explained in a way that everyone could understand and follow The storyline was exciting and the creatures and characters were all interesting I loved the characters they were all believable and identifiable to me and I couldn t help but love them and their loyalty Kate is the eldest and Spellbound promised herarents that she would watch out for the others She s got a load of responsibility on her shoulders to match Atlas which is Cant Fake This pretty significant actually and she s got a heart of gold She just can t stand seeing anyone suffer or hurt and instantly falls into a nurturing role when needed Emma was my favorite I think She s the youngest and the type of girl who s strong and forceful because she cannot take being hurt not when that s all she s ever known She s uick to love though and her love is a little desperate and fierce I loved her and I can t wait to see her next adventure Michael the middle child was hilarious A studious Dwarf scholar he is the smart and logical one of the trio He was constantly making me laugh by his bald faced awe in a lot of the situations they were in I truly loved how each of the children brought their own uniue aspects and eachlayed and intricate role in the story and worked as a team I was glad that they had trials because they each had time to shine There was a lot that I loved about this but I think that I ll just recommend that you read it yourselves I highly recommend this one for readers of all ages While it is Writing Myths possible for alot to be too simple this author seemed to believe that his story would get better and better the complicated he could make the lot What we end up with is three rotagonists who are rarely together so we have to follow at least two and sometimes three different story lines at the same time with constant shifting between them not to mention all the not very well defined time traveling and it s kind of a mess There are two or three chapters near the end which seem to be added just to try to explain everything else that happened But by the time I got to those chapters I had stopped caring The author was too busy spinning a web to make us care about any of the main characters Even the names were not consistant We have one character who is alternately refered to as the witch or the countess and I think she may have been given a name too There is the secretary who is also Cavandish I kept forgetting this was the same Paying Daddys Debt person The bad guys also have two names and it doesn t seem to matter who is talking about them as to which name is used Even Kate one of the main siblings meets oneerson who constantly calls her Katherine and another who always calls her Katrina and she never once says Hello My name is Kate OkayI m torn here I d like to go a bit than 3 stars here but if I do I ll need to go find all my 4 star books and move them up to 5 then what do i do with the 5 star books So stuck with 3 and
TELLING YOU I FIND IT A BIT BETTER THANyou i find it a bit better than 3You will if like me you occasionally ick up a YA book or if you have YAs in your life and read with them find some of this book somewhat familiar A group of 3 children rather than a single
Child Are Whisked Away Intoare whisked away into night away from their arents because
an evil and Cheerleader For Hire powerful mage magus is after them Why Because of arophecyof courseDon tevil and Time Slips powerful mage magus is after them Why Because of arophecyof courseDon t up This isn t really another Harry Potter wanna be well I suppose it does aspire to the sales and The Complete Baby and Toddler Cookbook popularitybut it does have some similarities with those books and a few others Still given time it manages to forge it s own story mostly and tells itretty wellI did find these 3 of the most annoying children I ve run across in YA fiction especially Emma the youngest but bear up the book is readable and Stormy Waters (Dar and Kerry, pulls itself together And ends in a cliff hanger that leads to another bookof courseI suppose the book will annoy someeople in that it deals with a book that has Passage of the Republic power over time and space Paradoxes abound How will we survive how will reality hold together in the face of all thesearadoxical events Magicof courseAlright any and I ll spill a spoiler so I ll stop with all that and say not a bad book Readable in my case listenable as I had the audio version with some nice spots I think younger youths might find it enjoyable than older It s a bit simple in it s form and telling even with A Patriots History of the United States people leaping forward and backward in time and space Judge for yourselfThe audio by the way is very listenable also because it s read by Jim DaleI think itossible that Mr Dale himself deserves an entire star for his narration AHHHHHHH So goodFirst impressions1 The story is amazing It s fantastical magical fast The Vow paced and actionacked2 Characters are love The relationships between Kate Michael and Emma are great There is a fierce love and hate like with all siblings relationship between them And their growth and development is outstanding There are great side characters as well3 Fresh You would think orphans on a uestadventure to save the world has been done a billion 1 times but The Emerald Atlas does it dif. Prophecy is set irrevocably in motion and the children are thrown into a dangerous alternate reality of dark enchantments and terrifying monsters Only they can revent the terrible event that will ruin Cambridge Falls and stop the world from falling into complete devastati. ,