Amulet is a graphic novel series designed for middle-grade readers. In the prologue for The Stonekeeper (Amulet, Book 1), Emily and her parents are in a terrible car accident while on their way to pick up her little brother, and her father dies. Fast forward a few years to when her mother decides to take the 2 children to live in an old family home in the country. The house belonged to the children’s great-grandfather who mysteriously disappeared many years earlier. No sooner have they arrived when Emily finds a mysterious amulet that fastens itself around her neck, from which issues a mysterious voice that tells her to protect her family. That night, noises from the basement send her mother down to investigate, where she is kidnapped by a strange squid-like creature and taken away to the land of Alledia, where great adventures await them all.
Watch the trailer of Amulet #4: The Last Council to see what’s in store in the latest installment:
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5 Minutes for Books staff reviewer Elizabeth admits that even if she had a powerful stone she would probably use it on something disappointingly prosaic like laundry. Read more at her blog Planet Nomad.