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Amulet 6: Escape From Lucien: 11/11/14

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There was a two year gap between Amulet 5: Prince of Elves and Amulet 6: Escape from Lucien by Kazu Kibuishi because he was busy redesigning the Harry Potter covers. Well, the wait was worth it.

Brother and sister are separated. Navin and his cohorts are on a mission to Lucien for a beacon to aid in the war against the Elf King. Meanwhile, Emily follows Max into the Void to face the source of the stones' power.

I admit that with a two year gap between volumes, it took me a while to get back into the swing of things. Kibuishi does like to throw the action right at the beginning and once the initial chaos was over, I was able to reconnect with characters and remember who they were and what they were all trying to do.

Or rather, I remember them in the early days — my first reading of the series. I remember the siblings and their robots. I remember when the mother was ill and the elf prince was on a rampage like Prince Zuko in the early seasons of Avatar, the Last Airbender.

But as all good series should, the characters have evolved from their original character sheets. They have worked through their initial problems to see the larger picture. Now it's time for Max to face his past and accept his crimes, and for the Elf Prince to address the evils done by his father.

Five stars

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