Amulet Vol.2August 13, 2009
I picked up the first volume of Amulet the Stonekeeper last year, and been eagerly awaiting the second volume. A good friend of mine loaned me his preview copy… and (insert FANBOI SQUEE HERE).
Amulet has the classic “kids find magical world” kind of story that I love, Emily, a kickass protagonist, a little brother who is neither useless nor overshadows her, and a lot of dark elements.
The crux of the story is that Emily inherits a family heirloom- a magical amulet. A sentient amulet. With enough power to save the magical world they end up trapped in. And enough malign intent to constantly coax and tempt her to become a slave to power and use it on others.
It’s a deliciously dark, and heroic story, much like the Courtney Crumrin series. The story constantly starts with a cliche or trope and twists it just enough that you don’t know what the fuck will really happen.
The second volume pays off on a lot of things opened in the first, and everything I was afraid would be dragged out is actually resolved fairly well, and still leaves me wanting more. I can’t wait for this to hit the stores, because I will buy that shit in a heart beat.
If you were ever looking for a dark kids’ Sorcerer setting, this is it.