Emily and her brother Navin head for Kanalis - a beautiful and mysterious city of waterfalls - where they hope to find the antidote for the poison that felled their mother. That cure lies in the eggs of a giant serpent atop Demon's Head Mountain, but the kids' arch-enemy, Trellis, is headed for the peak too.
A battle that will engulf all of Kanalis is looming. It's up to Em to triumph over evil while controlling the amulet's power... without losing herself!
It's been a few years since I first saw the Amult #1 book on the local library bookshelf and borrowed it to take home and read. A book that I rather enjoyed though at the time they didn't have the second in the series and though I kept an eye out for it, I soon forgot about it, until I saw it up for review! I showed it to my seven year old and I got a gasp quickly followed by "can I read that!" so I knew he would enjoy it, sure enough, half an hour later I got a groan from him when I told him it was time to get ready for dinner.
This is full of action, so the illustrations means there is plenty going on, my son says his favorite part is when the young girl, Emily, used her powers to knock one of the evil cronies off the building. I love that one of the key characters, who does a heck of a lot butt kicking etc. is female, it's great to have a strong female character for the kids to look and and enjoy. My son keeps asking if there is anymore books in this series for him to read and keeps asking when he can have it in his room to look at "all the time" so I know it's been a hit and I will keep an eye out for more in the series.
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Like the creatures so artfully rendered in the best-selling Alphabeasties, the dinosaurs in this stylish book are ingeniously engineered out of letters. A different typeface comprises each animal. Factual information about each dinosaur appears in multiple entries and fonts, making for an eye-catching and witty way to look at the ABC-DINO's.
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