The Fire Chronicle

The Fire Chronicle

eBook - 2012
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Random House, Inc.
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.

Baker & Taylor
In the second book in the Books of Beginning Trilogy, Michael and Emma must track down the Chronicle of Life, while Kate must find a way back to the present day from the year 1899.

Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012
ISBN: 9780375899560
Branch Call Number: E-Book CHILD
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Dec 15, 2015

Such an outstanding book. LOVE IT!

Dec 14, 2015

What a great sequel to this amazing trilogy. Continuing with the same intense and heart-pounding adventure, John Stephens has created one of the best sequels ever. This trilogy is the greatest!

May 29, 2015

This was a great book and I cannot wait for the next one to come out in the series.

Jun 20, 2013

This story was an amazing book and, in my opinion, even better than the first one! The plot was filled with many surprises and was an enjoyable text. I would recommend this book if you admire adventures!

Kdmullerspy Jun 06, 2013

Awesome sequel!I can't wait for the next one!

JCLChrisK Apr 30, 2013

Since I gave the first book in this series four stars, I feel I simply must give this one five, as the series merits at least four and this second book in the trilogy may, in fact, and most unusually, be even better than the first. It really deserves much more buzz than has come my way, and many more readers. I'm going to have to find more ways to highlight and recommend the series while we wait for the final installment.

Early on, this book gives a nice little summary of the first one (though these bare bones hardly capture how nicely the story fleshes out):
"Frustrated at having had her hair pulled for the third time in one week, Emma had suggested that they tell Miss Crumley the truth: that Dr. Stanislaus Pym was a wizard, that the reason Miss Crumley couldn't find Cambridge Falls on a map was that it was part of the magical world and therefore hidden from normal (or in her case, subnormal) humans, that as far as what had happened there, the three of them had discovered an old book bound in green leather that had carried them back through time, that they'd met dwarves and monsters, fought an evil witch, saved an entire town, and that pretty much any way you looked at it, they were heroes. Even Michael."
The three siblings are back in an orphanage at the start of this book while Dr. Pym is unexpectedly away on business, but they know that the Dire Magnus is still looking for them and that their quest for the Books of Beginning must continue. Oldest sister Kate has bonded with the time-traveling Emerald Atlas, so now they must find the books for Michael and Emma before the Dire Magnus's minions to fulfill their destiny and save the world. The adventure just gets bigger and the stakes get larger as they go.


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May 29, 2015

kdlturtle thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

Black_Cheetah_99 Aug 05, 2013

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Dec 08, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Battles and intense decisions!

Dec 08, 2013

Violence: Some people shot with arrows and can be slightly bloody at some parts like in battles.


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JCLChrisK Apr 30, 2013

He was crazy, Michael thought, but he appeared to be nice-crazy, and not I'll-kill-you-I'll-kill-you crazy.


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