As they clean the house, Emily finds a strange amulet in the library and Luger, who seems timid and unable compared to the previous book. Amulet: The Stonekeeper is a children's graphic novel written and illustrated by Kazu Kibuishi. The book concerns the adventures of Emily Hayes, who must try to rescue Series, Amulet. Genre, Young adult . Among other recognition, a article in Book Links listed it as one of 26 "high-quality graphic novels . Parents need to know that The Stonekeeper is the first book in the Amulet series of fantasy graphic novels. Its prologue features the death of a parent, which.
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The Stonekeeper (Amulet #1) [Kazu Kibuishi] on riastanufulthep.gq *FREE* shipping on qualifying 5 stars customer reviews. Book 1 of 7 in the Amulet Series. The term graphic novel is now generally used to describe any book in a comic format that resembles a novel in length and narrative development. School. The amulet is their guide and protector. Imagination, wow. This is some imagination. I really enjoyed this little book. I will be continuing with this series. I have to.
The people of Kanalis have been slowly turning into animals over years due to a curse, as the newcomers discover. They meet a humanoid fox named Leon Redbeard who helps them escape from the elves, and he insists they need his help. While Emily, Miskit and Leon travel to Demon Head's Mountain, Balan a bull introduces Navin to a crew of humanoid animals called the Resistance, who help them repower the robots in the house after they shut down to prevent the elves from gathering information.
Emily, Leon and Miskit arrive at their destination and are encountered by the Gadobah trees, which are future-telling trees that bear the fruit that can cure Emily's mother.
Using her stone's powers, she finds a non-poisonous one and they set off to reunite with Navin and the Resistance. They are stopped by Luger, an elf stonekeeper, who is then attacked by Trellis.
Luger loses control of his amulet's power, hence the title, but is destroyed by Navin piloting the robotic house infused with Emily's amulet power. The Cloud Searchers: After Karen is cured of the arachnopod's poison, Leon takes Emily and company to search the skies to find Cielis, the legendary city of stonekeepers.
They find a pair of cats, Enzo and Rico, who own an airship.
Enzo had apparently glimpsed Cielis, but he refuses to help until the elves storm the bar. Failing to find Emily or Navin, they upturn Trellis, who is revealed to be the Elf Prince, and Luger, who seems timid and unable compared to the previous book.
Emily rescues and recruits the two, who are both no longer operating under the Elf King. While traveling, they are pursued by bounty hunter elf Gabilan, and are attacked by creatures called wyverns. While trying to fix one of the plane's wings, Miskit and Cogsley are swept off the ship by one of the wyverns. When they arrive at Cielis, Gabilan confronts them but is defeated by Emily and Trellis.
Emily shows him a kindness when she opts not to kill him. A stonekeeper named Max Griffin welcomes them to Cielis, and tells them that Emily will shortly be tested and be part of the Guardian Council should she succeed. Trellis and Luger are taken as prisoners, to the discomfort of Emily. The Last Council: After Emily and company find the city of Cielis, they attempt to see the Guardian Council, but they slowly realize that something strange is going on in the city.
Emily's stone tells her she will not hear the stone's voice after she arrives in Cielis, and warns her of a hallway she should not walk down.
Emily is sent to the void, which is a simulation which the stonekeepers have to survive. If they die, they're turned to stone. Other young stonekeepers show up angry at Max for omitting this fact, but Ronin and Pierce help Emily, and Max follows. Meanwhile, Leon, Enzo and Rico roam the city, finding it empty, contrary to Leon's memories of the busy streets.
A girl called Alyson Hunter takes them to her family restaurant upon discovering they aren't "ghosts", where she explains that the Guardian Council was actually dead but re-animated to trick them into coming, and they rescue Trellis and Luger from their jail cell in Cielis. Meanwhile, Cogsley and Miskit are taken by an older stonekeeper named Vigo, and they also adopt a baby wyvern, which Cogsley names Dagno, after the robot Silas never finished building.
They leave to go find Cielis and rejoin the others, and Vigo decides to return with them as well. Emily, Max and the other tested stonekeepers find the last shard of the Mother Stone, a stone that was used to create all of the amulets.
The other stonekeepers turn to stone, and Emily finds out that they were simply reanimated dead stonekeepers. Max is revealed to be working for the Elf King, and brings the Mother Stone to him. Prince of the Elves: In the beginning, Max is shown as a child.
He is a promising advocate for the Guardian Council along with a young Vigo, but his father refuses as he wants Max to follow in his footsteps, not his grandfather's. His best friend, an elf named Layra, has her parents to be sent to jail for being elves and the risk of them being the spies of the Elf King, even though they had done a lot to help build the city of Cielis. When Max's father expresses cold disinterest to helping them because they're elves, Max breaks into Yarboro Prison and rescues them.
Shortly after taking off, they are shot down and Max destroys the airship that did in anger, killing the pilots. He is sentenced to 50 years in the Ice Prison of Korthan, and attempts to escape but dies from the cold, yet is resurrected by the Voice.
Ever since, Max has been aiding the Elf King to destroy the people of Cielis for revenge. After Emily and Vigo become the last Guardian Council, the city guard begins preparations to fight the Elf Army, but the enemy gets stronger and the Elf King begins to use the last shard of the Mother Stone to create his own Guardian Council.
Navin and Cogsley enter a course that uses mech suits and airships to fight the Elf King, and Navin and Alyson attempt to fight Max in an airship, and are almost killed until Emily and Vigo appear. Unbeknownst to everyone except a worried Luger, Trellis is secretly attempting to travel to the past through the void to stop the terrible things that the elves did, which was influenced by the elf king, when he was actually just going into his memories.
Emily joins him, telling him they're all in danger. Trellis wakes up to find the airship destroyed and all of them falling, but manages to land everyone safely. He reenters the void to wake up a still-sleeping Emily, and find they're in the moment Max succumbed to the Voice. They wake up, and so does Max a few miles. The Voice fixes all his bones and tells him he has work to do.
Escape from Lucien: While Max promises the Elf King to kill the other stonekeepers once and for all, he secretly is recruiting them to enter their memories so they can kill the voice with their powers and the mountain giant, Chronos. Meanwhile, the elves fire on the academy's ship where Alyson Hunter and 2 other recruits are to fly their mech suits to the city of Lucien, which has already been destroyed by Max.
The three are then joined by Navin when they crash-land. They are repeatedly pursued by shadows, gas organisms that need hosts to survive, and one takes over their classmate. They are saved by the elf Riva Ash who shows them that the inhabitants of Lucien have moved underground, and they reunite with the Resistance and Balan.
When shadows attack, Riva attempts to evacuate everyone via the underground trains. Navin, Alyson and Riva's advisor, the robot General Pil, get rid of as much shadows as they could before they're forced to escape to a portal where they borrow mech suits from Pil's parents. They travel to Frontera, the Resistance's base, to attempt to launch an attack on the Elf King's kingdom, Valcor.
Meanwhile, the four stone keepers arrive at a memory of Valcor, where the Voice lives. During the confrontation, Chronos is killed, and Max decides he cannot continue on his current path any longer, after being reminded about everything he has done and seeing he was simply a corpse being kept alive by the Voice. The Voice accepts this, and takes Max's life away. Before dying, he tells them to visit Algos Island for Trellis.
The remaining three stonekeepers arrive in the real world and save a ship full of Elf King followers that was about to explode, and are able to make them faithful to prince Trellis. They then encounter Riva, who explains what happened to Navin. They manage to restrain him, and he explains that he can help them.
He takes Emily and Trellis to a forgotten underwater city, where he hides all the memories he's stolen. They enter memories of Trellis' childhood that his father had Gabilan take away from Trellis, and learn that the "dark shadows", whom the Voice is one of, were created by refugees from a dead planet who are intent on taking over Alledia. Emily is lured by the Voice into a memory that turns out to be from the man who was inadvertently responsible for her father's death.
There, Emily partially gives in to feelings of hatred and revenge, enough so that the stone's power appears to completely take over her as it did with Luger, turning into a firebird and escaping into the real world so it can use her as part of the shadows' plan. Some part of Emily is still intact, and before her transformation she orders Trellis to help restore her, as she once did for him. The shadows use striker fish to bust the dome and the whole place gets flooded.
Trellis escapes and reunites with the crew, but Gabilan is nowhere to be seen although he assured Trellis he could survive. Meanwhile, Navin and Alyson work at a restaurant to get enough money to download tickets for airships in order to get to Frontera, but they are pursued by bounty hunters of the Elf King. Riva Ash's friends help them escape to Frontera.
Navin and Aly reunite with Miskit and Leon, and together with other members of the Resistance's clandestine space program, blast off into space to enter the Resistance's other base and to fight the shadows from there. Supernova: Emily travels inside The Void, where she meets some new friends Meanwhile, Navin and Aly travel to the Resistance's base on a new planet, and are quickly assigned to an apparently easy mission Emily Hayes[ edit ] Emily Hayes is a stonekeeper and the successor of Silas Charnon, her great-grandfather; she is a leading member of the remaining Guardian Council.
She is the daughter of Karen and David, and the older sister of Navin Hayes. She has bright red hair, and later uses a long walking stick to channel the stone's power per Leon's advice. The robots place Silas in a "sleep chamber" and locate Karen with a computer that shows them where the monster, an Arachnopod, currently is.
The children and Miskit board a flying vehicle to reach Karen. They struggle to pass through a tunnel with walls lined with tentacled monsters and then see several Arachnopods. One in the pack of Arachnopods is the one carrying their mother. The heroes are unable to rescue her before their vehicle crash lands. As Emily goes after the beast, the elf they saw earlier uses his amulet to destroy the Arachnopod who has Emily's mother and holds her captive.
The elf then captures Emily with his power, demanding that she help kill his father the Elf King. With her amulet, Emily repels the elf. Then her own amulet tells her to kill the elf, and she refuses. Instead, Emily tells the elf to never come near her family again. The elf leaves; the children and Miskit take Karen back to Silas's house. Silas's old helper robots determine that Karen was poisoned and needs an antidote, but the nearest city is miles away.
To take her to the city as soon as possible, the robots cause the entire house to be transformed into a giant robot. The giant robot, with everyone inside, walks through the water surrounding Silas's house, climbs out of the hole to the surface and starts walking across the landscape to the city, leading them to the antidote.
The book received mostly positive reviews.
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