Amulet Book 1: The Stonekeeper

February 11, 2008 | Comics


Amulet Book 1: The Stonekeeper
Kazu Kibuishi
$9.99 CAN/US (Paperback)
**** 1/2 (out of five)

Emily has had a very hard life for someone so young — and she has no idea just how much harder it’s going to get.
After surviving a tragic car accident that cost her father’s life, Em, her brother, Navin, and their mom, Karen, move out of the city to the small town of Norlen, to a house that once belonged to Karen’s great-grandfather, Silas.
The children are fascinated by Silas’ eccentric inventions and as they explore their new home, Em discovers a strange necklace that seems almost… alive.
That night, the trio is awoken by strange noises coming from the basement and Karen goes to investigate. Instead of finding a trapped wild animal, she finds herself snatched up by a hulking, tentacled creature and whisked away through a mysterious door in the basement.
When the kids follow, they are shocked to find themselves in a puzzling new world where they quickly find danger at every turn as they search frantically to find their mom.
Luckily, they aren’t completely alone in this new land, as they soon discover there are many creatures there to help them — including an unexpectedly familiar face.
Creator Kazu Kibuishi, contributor and editor for the engaging anthology series, Flight, takes his work to an all-new level with Amulet.
Filled with astonishing creatures and a captivating and lavish world that could have sprung from the mind of Miyazaki, Kibuishi’s Amulet is one of those truly rare graphic novels that can be read and enjoyed by anyone.

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