The Books of Beginning

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 33 ratings

The Emerald Atlas Summary

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.

©2011 John Stephens (P)2011 Random House Audio Go
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  • Book 1

    • The Emerald Atlas

    • The Books of Beginning
    • By: John Stephens
    • Narrated by: Jim Dale
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very enjoyable

    • By Joanne on 14-02-14

    Regular price: £22.09

  • Book 2

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  • Book 3

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