Fire Chronicle: The Books of Beginning 2
John Stephens

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Narrated By: Jim Dale

Duration: 12 hours and 21 minutes

What to expect

It's been six months since Kate, Michael and Emma confronted the Dire Magnus, but the trail to their long-lost family remains cold. Then Michael and Emma find the man who was the last person to see them. He knows about a secret map of a distant, mysterious land - maybe this is the clue that will lead them to their parents...

Meanwhile, Kate's connection to the Book of Time grows ever stronger, and when a dangerous trick traps her in the past, she must find new friends to help her return home.

Once more the children must embark on a daring and perilous quest to find the second Book of Beginning and harness its power. But will it be enough to save them all?


Children's / Teenage fiction: Fantasy

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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

Publishers Weekly

Nine out of ten . . . Put down whatever you're reading at the moment, and pick this up


Irreverent humor and swashbuckling adventure collide in a fetching fantasy