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Amulet #1 :: The Stonekeeper Graphic Novel Review

Amulet #1 :: The Stonekeeper Graphic Novel Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Nov 24, 2009
( Rating: 5 Star Rating)

If Emily chooses to become the next stonekeeper, she will possess great power. But powerful comes at a price. Check out Amulet #1: The Stonekeeper, a graphic novel by Kazu Kibuishi.

Amulet #1: The Stonekeeper Rating: 5


Author: Kazu Kibuishi

Two years ago, a terrible car accident sent Emily’s family off the road. She and her mother escaped, but her father, stuck in their vehicle, fell to his death when their car slipped off a cliff face. Since then, Emily’s mom has struggled to keep her family financially stable. Leaving their home behind, Emily, her mother and her little brother Navin move to Norlen where Emily’s great-grandpa Silas owns a mansion.


Great-Grandfather Silas

When his wife passed away, Silas locked himself away never to be seen again. Since then his home has been left deserted, and many of the locals think it’s haunted. But after exploring the mansion’s old library, Emily discovers that ghosts are the least of their worries.


The Necklace

She finds a necklace with an unusual stone pendant, and claims it as her own. During the night she and her family hear a strange sound in the basement. Immediately, the pendant comes to life, lighting up and speaking to her with words of warning. Emily, Navin and their mother investigate the sound, and what they find is far worse than any burglar or ghost. A massive monster with slimy tentacles steals their mother, setting a deadly adventure in motion.


The Ultimate Choice

Emily learns that she is the chosen one—the stonekeeper. The only way to save her mother is to accept the power of the stone. With it, she would have the power to turn back time, back to when her father was alive. But power comes at a dangerous price.


The Bottom Line

Amulet #1: The Stonekeeper is the first graphic novel in Kazu Kibuishi’s amazing series. It’s a very quick read, but so full of action, adrenaline and creepy-crawly, slimy creatures that you won’t want to put the book down. Don’t miss Amulet #2: The Stonekeeper’s Curse.


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