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The Preachers Kid eFirst in a series of three I m guessing about three kids who are supposed to save the world The only thing is they don t know why and they don t know howThese three kids Kate Michael and Emma are orphans Their parents had them taken to an orphanage ten years ago with a promise to Kate that they would be back Since then the children have been shuffled from home to home never giving up on their parents and never allowing themselves to be adopted Theyventually O Testamento end up in a place called Cambridge Falls and find themselves in a creepy old house with a shrewish housekeeper Mrs Swallow and dotty old groundskeeper called Abraham The place is supposed to be an orphanage but Kate Michael Emma seem to be the only children there And the mysterious Dr Pym who reuested the children be sent to him is not thereThe kids take start toxplore this old house and Gangbang Slut end up down in the basement area where they discover an old laboratory and in the laboratory they find an old book But this is no ordinary book and when the kids open it all the pages are blank Michael assumes this is anmpty photo album as there is an old photo sitting next to the book He sets the photo inside the book and POOF All three kids are transported to the time and place where this photo was taken From there the story takes off with an One Con Glory evil Countess and terrible monsters and terrified townspeople to saveThe story was not bad but my problem was that these kids are not very credibly drawn I mean I don t think Mr Stephens has kids or maybe he s not been around any in a while The youngest kid Emma totally got on my nerves She s supposed to beleven years old but she behaves as if she were much much younger And they way she imprinted on the hero Gabriel was just not at all believable Defying Shadows (Rising Shadows especially for a kid that has never know a father figure as she was left by her parents before shever knew them And the other two well they were stereo typical older and middle children the oldest being overly responsible and the middle being a nerdy smarty pantsI did The Great Orange Leonard Scandal (Tall Tales Series; 4) enjoy this book don t let my niggly complaints dissuade you It wasn t bad at all and I will probably read the next in the series This is an amazing book Let me restate that this is an AMAZING TERRIFIC APPALLING AWESOME EXTREME SHOCKING MONSTROUS ASTOUNDING ELECTRIFYING FLABBERGASTING IMPRESSING ASTONISHING IMAGINATIVE GRASPING book Ten years ago Christmas 3 kids were dropped at an orphanage They know their parents are alive For the past ten years the children have gone from orphange to orphanage Now they are headed to the mysterios Cambridge Falls that nobody can tell them anything about There they discover many things that they never believed were real Read The Emerald Atlas to find out about their adventures and near deathncounters While it is possible for a plot to be too simple this author seemed to believe that his story would get better and better the complicated he could make the plot What we Tangled Webs (The Black Jewels, end up with is three protagonists who are rarely together so we have to follow at least two and sometimes three different story lines at the same time with constant shifting between them not to mention all the not very well defined time traveling and it s kind of a mess There are two or three chapters near thend which seem to be added just to try to A Fairly Honourable Defeat explainverything lse that happened But by the time I got to those chapters I had stopped caring The author was too busy spinning a web to make us care about any of the main characters Even the names were not consistant We have one character who is alternately refered to as the witch or the countess and I think she may have been given a name too There is the secretary who is also Cavandish I kept forgetting this was the same person The bad guys also have two names and it doesn t seem to matter who is talking about them as to which name is used Even Kate one of the main siblings meets one person who constantly calls her Katherine and another who always calls her Katrina and she never once says Hello My name is Kate JK Rowlings Harry Potter resulted in a cataclysmic change in My name is Kate JK Rowlings Harry Potter series resulted in a change in fiction for children Forty years ago science fiction was marketed to children and young adults Robert Heinlein Andre Norton Anne McCaffrey and Ursula LeGuin were available at the library but fantasy was mostly missing This is not to say fantasy novels were not available but it was primarily limited to Tolkien s Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit It was not until The Sword of Shannara was published in 1977 and became a huge bestseller that fantasy and pic fantasy at that became a huge wave in fiction for adultsRowlings proved that younger readers will read long Elisabeth Shue 135 Success Facts - Everything You Need to Know about Elisabeth Shue epic novels with children characters and paved the way for bigpic fantasy to be sold to kids A lot of it is now available and is on the way Rick Riordan is a huge bestseller with his series tied to godlings but there are also traditional fantasy albeit it with young kids as the main characters The Emerald Atlas is the first volume in a promising trilogy about the Books of Beginning books of magic in which the great wizards of magic in which the great wizards of world recorded magical spells Stephens plans to write a novel about The Man Without a Face each of the Books of Beginning and theoreticallyach will be about one of his main charactersThe three main characters Kate the Happy Easter, Mouse! (If You Give...) eldest girl who turns out to be connected to the Atlas Emma the youngest the tough one and Michael the scrawny middle child who knows all there is to know about dwarves are orphans They have been abandone. They were taken from their beds one frozen night when the world was covered in snow The silhouette of a tall thin man has haunted Katever sinceTen years on Kate Michael and Emma have grown up in a string of miserable orphanages and all memories of their parents have faded.
review The Emerald AtlasD by their Mother to save them from some great Gone (Gone, evil Forced to live in a series of progressively worse orphanages the children finallynd being taken by rail to Cambridge Falls where they are met by Abraham the caretaker of the home of Dr Pym Abraham takes them to Pym s house and on the way shows them a picture of the town from the past when it was just a villageWhile Threads Of The Shroud exploring Pym s house they find a secret room in which is a strange green book which seems to have only blank pages Before anyone can stop him Michael places Abraham s picture of the town in the past on one of those blank pages in the book and all three children are magically transported back in time to thatxact time and place The children soon find themselves prisoners with the other children of the town of an All Seated on the Ground evil Countess and her monsterous Screechers who has stolen the children andnslaved the men She is using the men as miners to drill down below the town into a dwarf stronghold to find a legendary treasureInitally Kate and Emma Untitled. escape the Countesses clutches but Michael is trapped back in the past and its up to Kate and Emma to try to rescue him by returning to the past Kate finds she has an affinity to the Atlas and can use it to go back in time and so starts their adventures in the past as they battle thevil Countess meet a fat unheroic dwarf king and his heroic brother fight the Screechers become allies with Gabriel a noble warrior who befriends Emma and with her help survives some ncounters with monsters Later the youngsters free Dr Pym a wizard prisoner of the Countess who helps them fight the Countess There is a lot of action and the book moves along at a good pace although there are some lags Stephens throws in nough cliffhangers at the Against All Odds end of chapters to keep up the pace Kate must learn to use her magical ties to the Atlas but all three children learn about their abilities There are scary villians fights puzzle solving and a lot of good fun in this adventure packed novel Stephens decision to use of ability to learn about the future in the past and by doing so change the future as a way to solve some of the problems the characters face at thend of the book may be the only real weakness One would have wished the children could figure out how to defeat all of the Jingling Daddys Bells BDSM Menage evil in the book but it s a minor gripeHarry Potter s birthright might be the fact that serious writers are writing fantasy fiction for a younger audience If they are all as good as this volume our children will have many fantasy novels tonjoy in their youth If I was 10 15 younger I would rate this book 55 without a doubt Now I am maybe bit too old but I njoyed it it was lovely bookMust read for fans of books like Narnia or comics like Amulet OkayI m torn here I d like to go a bit than 3 stars here but if I do I ll need to go find all my 4 star books and move them up to 5 then what do i do with the 5 star books So stuck with 3 and telling you i find it a bit better than just 3You will if like me you occasionally pick up a YA book or if you have YAs in your life if like me you occasionally pick up a YA book or if you have YAs in your life read with them find some of this book somewhat familiar A group of 3 children rather than a single child are whisked away into the night away from their parents
an vil and powerful magus The Emerald Atlas reads like a mix of CSLewis s The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe JKRowling s Harry Potter and Against All Odds even Lemony Snicket s A Series of Unfortunate Events It was just too much so many plots andlements taken from Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, and Metabolism every other popular series that Stephens almost fails to deliver his own twists his uniue charms to the novel Stephen s protagonists are not unfamiliar They re almost archetypal And certainly the re very reminiscent of Violet Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire particularly MichaelKlaus s bookish ways Gabriel was like a mix of my favorite giant Hagrid and Narnia s Aslan Dr Pym was clearly another version of Albus Dumbledore Aside from that I m getting uite fed up with this whole orphan concept with the kids getting sympathy from readers due to this longing and missing their parents The whole gotta rescue my parents who are trapped by some greatvil plot is overused too I really just wished Stephens could have done something new added another twist to them being lonely orphans The general plot is intriguing but painstakingly underdeveloped and filled with ludicrous and overused Treasons, Stratagems, And Spoils elements I m a big fan of time traveling concepts but unfortunately The Emerald Atlas just confused me with this telling of dual universes and just the technicalities and loop holes of such details I don tven want to go back and try to understand it any But The point is there are two different versions of what happened in the past yet Dr Pym and others remember both accounts Payment Due even after Kate changed history Um I thought two versions couldn txist simultaneously And hello butterfly Vampireville (Vampire Kisses, effect anyone Time traveling theories are uite tricky which is really why Stephens shouldn t have attempted it I just think it takes someonexperienced to try to Pirate of the Pacific (Doc Savage, explain these conceptsspecially since his writing wasn t totally on par Interestingly The Rich and the Profane (Lovejoy, enough Stephens worked on Gossip Girl Gil Girls and The OC Maybe he should stick to script writing as Stephens tends to roll over the details as well as important dialogue with a paragraph summary The imbalance between dialogue and summary was just really prominent through out Stephens does throw in uite an amount of humor andven wit but it seems like I noticed the flaws I don t hate the To a blur Arriving at Cambridge Falls the children uickly realise there is something different about this place and Kate feels sure she has seen the dark crooked house beforeAs they Turbulence explore they discover an oldmpty leather book The moment they touch it an ancient magical.Because An Evil And Powerful