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John Stephens - Author

About the Author

John Stephens spent ten years working in television and was executive producer of 'Gossip Girl' and a writer for 'Gilmore Girls' and 'The O.C.' John and his wife have a dog named Bug and sometimes live in Los Angeles. The Emerald Atlas is his first novel.

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Black Reckoning

Black Reckoning

Author: John Stephens Format: eBook Release Date: 07/04/2015

The final book in the bestselling Books of Beginning trilogy that began with The Emerald Atlas, which the New York Times called ';a new Narnia for the tween set.' The adventures of siblings Kate, Michael, and Emma come to a stunning conclusion when they must find the last Book of Beginningthe Book of Deathbefore the Dire Magnus does, for when all three books are united, their combined power will be unstoppable. Soon Emma is on a journey to places both worldly and otherworldly, confronting terrifying monsters and ghosts, and what is darkest within herself. As the fabric of time begins to fray, she becomes the final piece of an extraordinary puzzle. Only if she can master the powers of this most dangerous book will she, Kate, and Michael be able to save the world from the dramatic, deadly final confrontation between magical and ordinary people that the Dire Magnus has in store.

The Black Reckoning The Books of Beginning 3

The Black Reckoning The Books of Beginning 3

Author: John Stephens Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2015

The final instalment in the Books of Beginning series. Emma, Michael and Kate are locked in a race against time: to find their parents; to defeat the evil Dire Magnus; and to locate the final Book of Beginning. When all three books are united, their power will be unstoppable. Embarking on a perilous journey to the land of the dead, Emma is forced to confront terrifying monsters and ghosts. As the fabric of time begins to fray, she becomes the final piece of an extraordinary puzzle. Only she can master the Book of Death.

The Fire Chronicle: The Books of Beginning 2

The Fire Chronicle: The Books of Beginning 2

Author: John Stephens Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/03/2013

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?

The Fire Chronicle: The Books of Beginning 2

The Fire Chronicle: The Books of Beginning 2

Author: John Stephens Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/10/2012

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?

Fire Chronicle

Fire Chronicle

Author: John Stephens Format: eBook Release Date: 09/10/2012

It's been six months since Kate, Michael, and Emma confronted the Dire Magnus, but the trail to their long-missing parents remains cold. Then Michael and Emma find a man who saw them ten years agothree days after they disappeared. He knows about a map of a distant land, a place shrouded in mystery that may lead them to their parents. Meanwhile, Kate's connection to the Book of Time is growing stronger and stronger, until a dangerous trick gets her stuck in the past, searching for a friend to help her. Only a perilous quest and a daring risk will help the children to harness the power of the Books of Beginning. But will it be enough to save them?

The Emerald Atlas:The Books of Beginning 1

The Emerald Atlas:The Books of Beginning 1

Author: John Stephens Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/03/2012

The first thrilling book in the most exciting children's fantasy series since Harry Potter. They were taken from their beds one frozen night, when the world was covered in snow. The silhouette of a tall, thin man has haunted Kate ever since. Ten years on, Kate, Michael and Emma have grown up in a string of miserable orphanages, and all memories of their parents have faded to a blur. Arriving at Cambridge Falls, the children quickly realise there is something different about this place - and Kate feels sure she has seen the dark, crooked house before. As they explore, they discover an old, empty leather book. The moment they touch it, an ancient magical prophecy is set irrevocably in motion, and the children are thrown into a dangerous alternate reality of dark enchantments and terrifying monsters. Only they can prevent the terrible event that will ruin Cambridge Falls - and stop the world from falling into complete devastation.

The Emerald Atlas:The Books of Beginning

The Emerald Atlas:The Books of Beginning

Author: John Stephens Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/04/2011

They were taken from their beds one frozen night, when the world was covered in snow. The silhouette of a tall, thin man has haunted Kate ever since. Ten years on, Kate, Michael and Emma have grown up in a string of miserable orphanages, and all memories of their parents have faded to a blur. Arriving at Cambridge Falls, the children quickly realise there is something different about this place - and Kate feels sure she has seen the dark, crooked house before. As they explore, they discover an old, empty leather book. The moment they touch it, an ancient magical prophecy is set irrevocably in motion, and the children are thrown into a dangerous alternate reality of dark enchantments and terrifying monsters. Only they can prevent the terrible event that will ruin Cambridge Falls - and stop the world from falling into complete devastation.

Emerald Atlas

Emerald Atlas

Author: John Stephens Format: eBook Release Date: 05/04/2011

"e;A strong . . . new trilogy, invoking just a littleHarry PotterandSeries of Unfortunate Eventsalong the way."e;Realms of FantasySiblings Kate, Michael, and Emma have been in one orphanage after another for the last ten years, passed along like lost baggage.Yet these unwanted children are more remarkable than they could possibly imagine. Ripped from their parents as babies, they are being protected from a horrible evil of devastating power, an evil they know nothing about.Until now.Before long, Kate, Michael, and Emma are on a journey through time to dangerous and secret corners of the world . . . a journey of allies and enemies, of magic and mayhem. Andif an ancient prophesy is truewhat they do can change history, and it's up to them to set things right."e;A new Narnia for the tween set."e;TheNew York Times"e;[A]fast-paced, fully imagined fantasy."e;Publishers Weekly"e;Echoes of other popular fantasy series, from "e;Harry Potter"e; to the "e;Narnia"e; books, are easily found, but debut author Stephens has created a new and appealing read . . ."e;School Library Journal, Starred Review

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