The Black Reckoning

The Black Reckoning

eBook - 2015
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Random House, Inc.
The final book in the bestselling Books of Beginning trilogy that began with The Emerald Atlas, which the New York Times called “a new Narnia for the tween set.”

The adventures of siblings Kate, Michael, and Emma come to a stunning conclusion when they must find the last Book of Beginning—the Book of Death—before the Dire Magnus does, for when all three books are united, their combined power will be unstoppable.

Soon Emma is on a journey to places both worldly and otherworldly, confronting terrifying monsters and ghosts, and what is darkest within herself. As the fabric of time begins to fray, she becomes the final piece of an extraordinary puzzle. Only if she can master the powers of this most dangerous book will she, Kate, and Michael be able to save the world from the dramatic, deadly final confrontation between magical and ordinary people that the Dire Magnus has in store.

Baker & Taylor
A conclusion to the trilogy that began with The Emerald Atlas and The Fire Chronicle finds siblings Kate, Michael and Emma struggling to find the powerful Book of Death before Dire Magnus does. Simultaneous eBook.

& Taylor

"In the final book of the Books of Beginning trilogy, Kate and Michael must help the magical world prepare for the final war against the Dire Magnus, while Emma must travel to find the final book--the Book of the Dead"--

Publisher: 2015
ISBN: 9780375899577
Branch Call Number: E-Book CHILD
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Dec 14, 2015

What a magnificent and astounding ending to the trilogy. When reading these last book, I was literally sitting at the edge of my seat wondering what would happen and if it had a good ending. Everything about this book blew my mind away! Loved it!

JCLChrisK Jul 29, 2015

A superb finale for an excellent trilogy. It follows the pattern of the first two books while breaking new ground and letting the third sibling take her turn as primary. There is wondrous adventure, character complexity, weight and depth, moments of humor, real fear, real loss, and real love. There is magic, war, death, familial love, romantic love, racial conflict, instantaneous travel, time travel, dimensional travel, and so much more. It is a personal and intimate epic that is most fun and most deserving of many readers. Highly recommended.

Apr 08, 2015

I'm soooo exited

ImBatman96 Mar 23, 2015

Can't wait to read this book! The other two in the series were so good!


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Apr 25, 2015

Frightening or Intense Scenes: just for younger readers


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Dec 10, 2015

"There is, you can live."
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It's so emotional (single tear).


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