Author: John Stephens
Publisher: Random House
After being sent back to the Edgar Allen Poe Home for Hopeless and Incorrigible Orphans, Kate, Michael, and Emma are taken on the second adventure that is caused by the Books of Beginning. Kate goes 100 years into the past when she frantically tries to get away from an enemy, while Michael and Emma begin their journey to find the second Book of Beginning, the Chronicle.
Any reader who enjoyed The Emerald Atlas, the first book in the Books of Beginning Trilogy would definitely enjoy The Fire Chronicle. Since the point of view switches between Michael and Kate, both boys and girls would enjoy this. Readers that enjoy genres such as fantasy and action would also like this read.
The Fire Chronicle gets an A+. I wouldn’t change anything about it. The characters are easy to relate to, realistic, and seem almost real. The plot moves along quickly, but not too fast. And the author manages to write this book so that you never have any idea what is coming next, which I enjoyed.