Author: Kazu Kibuishi
Publication Date: January 1, 2008
Age Group: Middle Grade
Emily, Navin, and their crew of resistance fighters charter an airship and set off in search of the lost city of Cielis. There they hope to find help from the Guardian Council's powerful Stonekeepers. It's a mission that Alledia's survival depends on, and time is running out--Emily's got to find Cielis before the Elf King finds her.
I swear I am on a role with this series. I feel that what I write is not good enough to describe the story, the world, the characters, or even why you are here reading my review and not the series if you have not read it yet. Just kidding...not really.
We continue the adventure with Em, her family, her friends, and some new people who are on a mission to help get her to the lost city of Cielis. However, as the search becomes more and more dangerous so are enemies. The Elf King is sending his best men out to find and the clock has now begun to click and Emily's only hope to possibly defeating the Elf King might lie with the help of the guardian circle but with all light a shadow lies bidding its time to strike.
Each book just keeps better and better. The story expands. More and more information is released, secrets are being set free, and unexpected bonds are forming. I am not sure who to trust anymore and I kind of like it. It is becoming a little harder for me to guess at what could possibly happen next.
Emily is growing into a powerful female protagonist. However, the stone is still playing a big part in her life and her judgement changes a little here or now. There is a great burden she must deal with when it comes to the power of the stone and the darkness it contains and she be able to control it before she loses herself.
I am eager to stop writing and continue with the series. This series is the perfect one to read when in a slump or need a day to kill with reading. I am more than positive I could read everything in one day but I am at this point where I want to savor what I read. So my advice, pick up this and see where it takes you.
I give this book 5 souls!