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Amulet 5: Prince of the Elves: 09/09/12
In Amulet 5: Prince of the Elves by Kazu Kibuishi starts in the aftermath of Max's betrayal in The Last Council. This time we get to learn more about the Elf Prince — his history and his current motivations.
Along with learning the Elf Prince's history, there's plenty of backstory on the stones themselves. We learn how they work and the dangers of being a stonekeeper. Both are shown through a combination of flashbacks and time travel. The action is fast paced and the plot, satisfyingly complex.
In the early volumes, I wasn't sold on the artwork. The story has always been solid but the artwork left me cold in places. That's changed. This volume is chockful of vibrant and beautiful vistas that both celebrate and enhance the story. As I was reading the egalley, I stopped in a number of places just to show my husband how gorgeous the book is.
As I own the previous four volumes, I plan to purchase a copy of volume 5 to add to my set.
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