The Fire Chronicle by John StephensThe Fire Chronicle by John Stephens

The Fire Chronicle

byJohn Stephens

Paperback | August 27, 2013

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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.
John Stephens is also the author of The Emerald Atlas, the first installment in the Books of Beginning trilogy.  John received his MFA from the University of Virginia, and went on to write and produce television for ten years.  During this time, he read His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman and fell in love with fantasy for young reader...
Title:The Fire ChronicleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 7.75 × 5.25 × 1.1 inPublished:August 27, 2013Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0375872728

ISBN - 13:9780375872723

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fairly good This book was good,although i liked the emerald atlas better. This book is more dialogue and less action.
Date published: 2015-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yeah! A very exciting read. It kept us turning pages well past bedtime. When oh when will the next book come out?
Date published: 2013-05-25

Editorial Reviews

Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, October 8, 2012:“Fans of The Emerald Atlas will find much to love: the adventure-driven plot, a scattering of deliciously scary moments, and Stephens’s offbeat take on Tolkienesque dragons, dwarves, and elves are sure to delight.”Starred Review, School Library Journal, October 1, 2012:“Fans of the first book won’t be disappointed, and will eagerly anticipate the next one. The Emerald Atlas was very good. This one is even better.”Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, September 1, 2012:“Irreverent humor and swashbuckling adventure collide in a fetching fantasy.”From the Hardcover edition.