04 Mar / Amulet | Book Seven: Firelight by Kazu Kibuishi
Whoa! The year-and-a-half wait for this, the latest volume in Kazu Kibuishi’s bestselling Amulet adventures, is finally over!! And was it worth the 18 months of excruciating patience?
So listen up: first and foremost, if this is the first Amulet cover you’re seeing, stop here and go catch up with the previous six. I promise: You don’t want to deprive yourself of the utterly gleeful discovery of this exceptional, inventive, lively, adventurous series.
If you’re totally up to date and looking for a tiny sneak peek into lucky number Seven, here’s what I’ll divulge …
Mysteriously missing fathers loom large here: somewhere far away, Emily is spending a lot of time bonding with her Dad (never mind that he’s been dead for a few years); and in some dark part of his past, Trellis will need to figure out what happened with his estranged, ruthlessly dangerous Elf King progenitor. Any paternally-illuminating insights will require both children to trust a deceptive bounty hunter to take them where they shouldn’t go.
Meanwhile, in another world away, Navin and crew are cooking up their own means of escaping some of the less-than-friendly locals as they devise and revise ever-changing plans to get to Frontera as soon as possible. What they find once they arrive is a whole other story … to be continued, of course (and arghhhhh!) in Book Eight, I’d wager …
For now, the Voice just gets stronger. Who’s listening, who’s resisting? Ah, well … the ever-imaginative, always-intriguing Kibuishi will make sure we read on …
Readers: Middle Grade