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12 Days To Go: Amulet
Amulet is a graphic novel series by Japanese-born, American author and illustrator Kazu Kibuishi.
The stories follow the adventures of a young girl named Emily and her younger brother, Navin, who move to their great-grandfather’s house with their mother after losing their father in a in a car accident. While cleaning the house one day, Emily finds a strange amulet and puts it on. That night, their mother, Karen, goes into the basement and is kidnapped by a monster called an Arachnopod. Emily and Navin follow them into another world to save their mother…
Every volume of Amulet contains beautifully drawn, well constructed stories full of fantastical locations and charming characters. These great reads will be appreciated this Christmas by anyone who loves to escape into worlds of fantasy and adventure!
After tragedy strikes their family, Emily and Navin move with their mother to the old home of their great–grandfather. The strange house proves to be dangerous. Before long, a sinister creature lures the kids’ mom through a door in the basement. Emily and Navin, desperate not to lose her, follow her into an underground world inhabited by demons, robots, and talking animals. There, Emily learns that she is a Stonekeeper and essential to the survival of this world, and that her incredible story is only just beginning.
Emily and Navin head for Kanalis, a beautiful and mysterious city of waterfalls, where they hope to find the antidote for the poison that’s making their mother severely ill. That cure lies in the rare fruit of the trees that sit atop Demon’s Head Mountain.The kids’ archenemy, Trellis, is also headed there for his own reasons. It’s up to Emily to triumph over evil while controlling the Amulet’s power … without losing herself!
In the third installment of the thrilling Amulet series, Emily, Navin, and their crew of resistance fighters charter an airship and set off in search of the lost city of Cielis, which is believed to be located on an island high above the clouds. The mysterious Leon Redbeard is their guide, and there’s a surprising new addition to the crew: the Elf King’s son, Trellis. But is he ally or enemy? And will Emily ever be able to trust the voice of the Amulet?
Emily, Navin, and the crew arrive in the lost city of Cielis, but they soon realize it is not the utopia they expected to find. While Trellis and Luger are taken prisoner, Emily is forced to fight for her life in a series of tests that will determine who will join the Guardian Council, the powerful group of Stonekeepers who govern Alledia. As the number of competitors gets smaller and smaller, a terrible secret is slowly uncovered – a secret that will change the lives of our heroes forever.
Emily has survived the chaos of the Guardian Academy, but Max Griffin, who is working for the Elf King, has escaped with the Mother Stone. The Elf King has now forged new Amulets, which will allow him the ability to invade Cielis and destroy it once and for all. Emily and her friends desperately make preparations to defend Cielis in what will inevitably be a brutal war, and they can only hope that it will be enough to defeat the Elf King.
Navin and his classmates journey to Lucien, a city ravaged by war and plagued by mysterious creatures, where they search for a beacon essential to their fight against the Elf King. Meanwhile, Emily heads back into the Void with Max, one of the Elf King’s loyal followers, where she learns his darkest secrets. The stakes, for both Emily and Navin, are higher than ever.