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Book Review: The Fire Chronicle by John Stephens

Jan 24, 2013

Kate gets separated from her younger siblings in the adventurous sequel to the best-selling novel, The Emerald Atlas. Kidzworld has the book review of The Fire Chronicle by John Stephens.

Separated

With The Emerald Atlas in their possession, it’s time to obtain the second of the three Books of Beginning. But this poses a challenge when Kate is transported to the late 1800’s after saving her siblings from a screecher. Now that the Atlas has disappeared, Kate is stranded.

The Quest

With Kate missing, Michael and Emma begin their search for The Fire Chronicle. They, along with Gabriel, travel to a land of elves where a fearsome dragon guards their sought after book. But when the evil Rourke discovers their whereabouts, the dragon becomes the least of their worries.

The Past

Meanwhile in 1899 New York City, Kate meets a kind thief named Rafe who is destined for evil greatness. For some reason, he seems to know Kate, and is bent on protecting her. She’ll need his help if she’s ever to return to the 21st century, but at what price?

The Bottom Line

The second book in the Books of Beginning series by John Stephens is just as adventurous as the first. It offers great action scenes and a closer look at the beloved characters as each of them age one year. We definitely recommend this book, but of course, if you haven't read book 1 - The Emerald Altas - we suggest you start with that.

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Will you read The Fire Chronicle by John Stephens? Tell us in our comment section below!

 

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Fairkss
Explanation: Hoshi was best friends with the moon girl, Sina who secretly loved him but they drifted apart when Hoshi met Dimitre, a Russian boy. He hung out with Dimitre more and they both fell in love with each other. However, Sina was jealous and so she got Cira, the sun girl, who was in love with Dimitre to distract him and hang out with him. Dimitre was too kind to reject her so he just hung out with her. In the shadows, Sina was bullying and threatening Hoshi not to meet with Dimitre because if he did she would hurt Dimitre. One day Hoshi couldn't handle it and so he ran to find Dimitre after school. He saw Dimitre and went towards him only to get hit by a car. Dimitre saw Hoshi lying on the floor and rushed towards him and hugged him while Hoshi slowly died in his arms. Dimitre never got over his death after that point.
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Fairkss
There once was a boy named Hoshi. Just like his name his smile was as bright as the stars in the sky. One day he met another boy who's eyes were a mixture of the aqua ocean and green land, Earth. His name was Dimitre and he came from a far away land. They fell hard for each other. Their love stronger than anything in the galaxy. The star left the moon's side to join hands with the earth in their journey of love. But a girl carrying a name that meant the moon felt jealous. Jealous of the stars love for the Earth. She wanted to make it so that Hoshi could never meet Dimitre again, and with the help of another girl with her sun-kissed hair, the star could never see the Earth. The sun would blind the Earth so much that he couldn't see Hoshi who would shine brightly with teary eyes, and then when the sun would go to sleep so did the Earth, and only the stars would feel pain. Months went by and Hoshi's heart only broke harder and harder until a plan popped in his brain. The star, lost and all alone, cut off the wings that allowed him to shine and he fell out of the sky with hot fiery pain. Dimitre saw Hoshi in his hurt and painful state and embraced him. They could finally be together. Only for a brief moment, until Hoshi could feel himself slip into a deep sleep wrapped in Dimitre's arms. The star had gone out, and had left a gaping hole in the Earth's heart that could never be filled.
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I appreciate it, but that doesn't help my conscience.  To me, you're practically saying "if one of us dies, that's okay because there are still plenty of other humans all around the world".  I don't put other animals above us, of course, but they still exist.  Anyway, good day.  Enjoy this egg's before  [s:p/1n9v] and after  [s:p/1n7e] because I'm not sure how to say "good day" without sounding sarcastic.
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