Series: Books of Beginning


THE BLACK RECKONING by John Stephens
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 7, 2015

"This fantasy trilogy closes with both satisfying finality and the realistic, requisite heartbreak that comes with saying goodbye. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Kids grow up so quickly these days—at least they do when they are prophetically linked to magical relics. Read full book review >
THE FIRE CHRONICLE by John Stephens
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Irreverent humor and swashbuckling adventure collide in a fetching fantasy. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Time travel, an Arctic ice shelf and frivolous elves converge in this second installment of The Books of Beginning. Read full book review >
THE EMERALD ATLAS by John Stephens
Released: April 5, 2011

"The only gripe readers might initially have is with its length, but by the end, they'll immediately wish it was longer. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Since being inexplicably plucked from their parents' home, three children—Kate, Michael and Emma, who all ferociously resist the label "orphan"—have trickled through a long line of decent to atrocious orphanages. Read full book review >