*WARNING: Possible spoilers for the previous books.*
Publication Date: September 1st, 2011
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy
Series: The Amulet Series, Book Four
Pages: 209 pages
Emily and her friends think they’ll find the help they need in Cielis, but something isn’t right. Streets that were once busy are deserted, and the townspeople who are left live in crippling fear. Emily is escorted to the Academy where she’s expected to compete for a spot on the Guardian Council, the most powerful Stonekeepers. But as the number of competitors gets smaller and smaller, a terrible secret is slowly uncovered–a secret that, if left buried, means certain destruction of everything Emily fights for.
Cielis is found. However, this city is not everything the group thought it would be. Things don’t go as planned and Emily is thrown into a competition against other Stonekeepers, all fighting for a spot on the council. This fourth installment added some new things that I am very excited to see in the future. I want to know how these things are going to develop and push things forward. Our group of heroes is split up for a good portion of this book and I feel that caused it to have a little lack of progression. However, it wasn’t huge and didn’t take anything away from the story for me. It was just as fantastic as the previous three books. The artwork is just as beautiful as ever, and I’m absolutely in love with the full picture pages. (I have discovered he does sell prints of some of these here.)