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The final book in the bestselling Books of Beginning trilogy that began with The Emerald Atlas, which the New York Times called “a new Narnia for the tween set.”

The adventures of siblings Kate, Michael, and Emma come to a stunning conclusion when they must find the last Book of Beginning—the Book of Death—before the Dire Magnus does, for when all three books are united, their combined power will be unstoppable.

Soon Emma is on a journey to places both worldly and otherworldly, confronting terrifying monsters and ghosts, and what is darkest within herself. As the fabric of time begins to fray, she becomes the final piece of an extraordinary puzzle. Only if she can master the powers of this most dangerous book will she, Kate, and Michael be able to save the world from the dramatic, deadly final confrontation between magical and ordinary people that the Dire Magnus has in store.

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John Stephens wrote and produced television for ten years. During this time, he read His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman and fell in love with fantasy for young readers. He spent the next several years waking at 4 am every morning to write his first book, The Emerald Atlas, before heading to work for the day. John lives in Los Angeles with his family. Visit BooksofBeginning.com and follow him at @johnrstephens to find out more.

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"Let me out! Let me out!"

Emma''s throat was ragged from shouting; her hands throbbed from pounding her fists against the metal door.

"Let me out!"

She had woken with a jolt several hours earlier--covered in sweat, Kate''s name upon her lips--to find herself alone in a strange room. She didn''t question the fact that it was no longer night, that she was no longer in the clearing. She didn''t even wonder where she now was. None of that mattered. She''d been abducted, she was a prisoner, she had to escape. It was that simple.

"Let me out!"

The first thing she''d done--after trying the door and confirming that it was indeed locked--had been to inspect her cell to see if it offered any obvious means of escape. It hadn''t. The walls, floor, and ceiling were made from large blocks of black stone. The three small windows, too high up for Emma to reach, showed nothing but blue sky. Besides that, there was the bed on which she''d woken--really just a mattress and a few blankets--and some food: a plate of flatbread, bowls of yogurt and yellow-brown hummus, some burned, unidentifiable meat, a clay jug of water. The food and water Emma had hurled out a window in a fit of pride and anger, an act she was now regretting as she was both hungry and very, very thirsty.

"Let--me--out!"

Emma leaned, exhausted, against the door. She felt the urge to sink to the floor, put her face in her hands, and sob. But then she thought of Kate, her older sister, and of hearing Kate''s voice as Rourke had carried her across the clearing. Their sister had returned from the past only to die right in front of them. And Michael, though he was Keeper of the Book of Life, had been unable to bring her back (leading Emma to question what, then, was the point in having something called the Book of Life). But she had heard Kate''s voice! That meant Michael must''ve succeeded! Kate was alive! And knowing Kate was out there somewhere meant there was no way, like zero-point-zero-zero-zero-zero percent chance, that Emma was just going to sit down and cry.

"LET--ME--OUT!"

Her forehead was still pressed against the cold metal of the door, and she was screaming directly into it, feeling the vibrations as she struck the door with her fists.

"LET--ME--"

Emma stopped; she held her breath. The whole time she''d been hitting the door and screaming, she''d been met with total, thundering silence. But now she heard something, footsteps. They were faint and somewhere far below her, but they were growing louder. Emma backed away from the door and looked about for a weapon, cursing herself once again for throwing the clay jug out the window.

The footsteps grew even louder, a heavy, rhythmic thud--thud--thud. Emma decided that when the door opened, she would rush past whoever it was. Wasn''t Michael always saying something about the element of surprise? If only her big toe didn''t hurt so bad. She was pretty sure she''d broken it kicking the stupid door. The footsteps had stopped just outside her room, and there was the metallic rasp of a bolt being slid back. Emma tensed and got ready to spring.

Then the door opened, Rourke ducked inside, and all Emma''s plans of escape vanished. The giant man filled the doorway; a fly couldn''t have squeezed past.

"My, my. Aren''t you making quite the racket."

He was wearing a long black coat that was lined with fur and had a high fur collar. He had on black boots that came nearly to his knees. He was smiling, showing miles of large white teeth, and his skin was smooth and unscarred, the burns the volcano had left on his face, which Emma had seen when he''d seized her in the clearing, now completely healed.

Emma felt the stone wall pressing against her back. She forced herself to look up and meet Rourke''s gaze.

She said, "Gabriel''s gonna kill you."

The giant laughed. Really laughed, throwing back his head like people did in movies, the sound booming off the ceiling.

"And a very good morning to you too, young lady."

"Where am I? How long have I been here?"

With Rourke standing before her, and the possibility of escape now essentially nil, Emma wanted the answers she hadn''t cared about before.

"Oh, just since last night. And as to your location: you''re at the far end of the world, and everything around you is shrouded in enchantments. Your friends could pass by and never know. You will not be rescued."

"Ha! Your stupid spells aren''t gonna stop Dr. Pym. He''ll just do that"--Emma snapped her fingers--"and this whole place will fall apart."

Rourke smiled at her, and Emma recognized it as the smile adults give children when they aren''t taking them seriously. Had Rourke''s face been anywhere remotely within reach, Emma would''ve punched it.

"I think, lass, that you''re overestimating your wizard and underestimating my master."

"What''re you talking about? The stupid Dire Magnus is dead. Dr. Pym told us."

Another of those annoying smiles. He was really asking for it.

"Was dead, child. But no more. My master is returned. You should know. You saw him yourself."

"No, I didn''t--"

Emma fell silent. An image had come to her from the night before, that of the green-eyed boy stepping from the flames. And with the memory, a shadow seemed to fall over her. She struggled to throw it off, told herself it was impossible, that boy couldn''t be the Dire Magnus!

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Rusty Katt
4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
A Good Finale Providing a Decent Ending to an Excellent Series
Reviewed in the United States on April 27, 2015
I admit to struggling both with how many stars this book deserved and how to write this review for final entry in the Books of Beginning trilogy. Truthfully, I had a hard time separating this book from the series when thinking of the number of stars it deserves. In the end... See more
I admit to struggling both with how many stars this book deserved and how to write this review for final entry in the Books of Beginning trilogy. Truthfully, I had a hard time separating this book from the series when thinking of the number of stars it deserves. In the end I realized that this book being the finale to the trilogy couldn’t truly be counted as an entirely separate entity and its rating had to include in part its ending and impact that had on the other books. Therefore, after much debate and struggling I settled on four stars which is one star higher than I would have likely given it had “The Black Recknoning” been standalone.

My struggle and debate started with the fact the series itself is excellent and much like “Harry Potter” or “Fablehaven” series had me eagerly awaiting the next volume and bemoaning several year gaps and pushed back release dates. Yet I kept coming back to several flaws I saw within this story that I couldn’t possibly overlook in a fair an unbiased review of both it and the series as a whole.

I struggled with the main question of, did “The Black Reckoning” bring a good ending to a trilogy that from the first page of “The Emerald Atlas” brought me into a magical world and left me excited and breathless with each turn of a page?

In the end the only answer I could truly give is yes and no. Unquestionably “The Black Reckoning” had an exciting plot filled with some unexpected twists and turns, some unquestionably sad moments as well as some unexpectedly funny ones. But at times it felt as if there could or should have been a fourth book with a more relaxed plot here allowing for perhaps a full story what happens once all three Books of Beginning are found rather then smushing both those ideas in one book.

The reason I couldn’t give it five stars and struggled to give it four were, in general, though I truly enjoyed most of “The Black Reckoning”, its plot was at times kept at a fast 1-2, 1-2, 1-2 beat with drastic plot point jumps and parts were predictable, summarization of scenes recently read were given many times to other characters, rapid introductions of characters who became deus ex machine, major and drastic out-of-character (OOC) moments for some beloved characters and a feeling because of all this, this trilogy should have been four books with a more relaxed ending that might have overcome some of these issues.

This in many ways lead me to see the ending, and looking back, the story as a whole as only decent if by itself and good but not great as part of the trilogy. It also led to an ending which was by far not what I had hoped for and one that I still don’t truly feel good about, especially after having waited several years and delayed release dates to read the final book in this trilogy.

The more I think about the ending and other problems with this novel, the more I wonder if part of the problem didn’t stem from ending of “The Book of Fire”. The ending to “The Book of Fire” was unquestionably dramatic and exciting, but much like how putting Jennifer in the DeLorean at end of “Back to the Future” boxed Roger Zemeckis into much of the first half “Back to the Future II”, I wonder if the ending of “The Book of Fire” didn’t do the same for “The Black Reckoning”.

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WARNING OF POSSIBLE MEDIUM TO MAJOR SPOILERS FOR NEXT FEW PARAGRAPHES. Let me start by saying I saw there being many endings coming together to end the trilogy, of these the three major ones were for Emma, Kate and Michael. Now to be honest I had no real qualms or problems with Kate and Emma’s endings, though perhaps sad, they fit within the story and more or less the direction the plot started back in the “Emerald Atlas”.

However Michael’s ending is one that truly didn’t click, and impacting the larger ending, sadly took what could have been a good ending that helped overcome some of the other issues and made it only a decent ending. In an attempt to avoid outright spoilers, I will try to keep things vague and start by saying one of the major issues I have with his ending occurs almost at the very end, within the last few pages. A beloved character from “The Book of Fire” who helped fuel major plot developments in that story and was expanded on in this book several times and even mentioned at one time as being a major plot point to a portion of the story, encountered a major 180 degree change lead to a jarring OOC moment.

This was unneeded in my opinion, that character had established feelings, motivations and desires which fueled their actions, some which would not have been taken if the out-of-character moment had been their true character the entire story and yet after about 99% of this book, they suddenly fall out-of-character. This was not only felt off and jarring but wrong in so many ways, especially since it roses questions about the characters attractions to Michael and their reason for risking their life and freedom for his so many times. Perhaps if this change happened more gradually, or at least during an on-screen moment rather then off-screen it might have made more sense, but even then I am not sure. As it was done and for the reasons I think it was done, it just wasn’t needed.

If it was done to give Kate, Emma and Michael another connection to each other from their individual stories and how those climaxed here, it could have been done in a much sadder and more impactful way.

If it was done to allow all of them to have a move away from the magical world and start over it would be an even worse reason for this OOC moment.

If it was done because the character was far more shallow than originally appeared and only was drawn to Michael as the Chronicle''s Keeper, then it is a much sadder ending in many ways.... but this is one I am almost sure it is not as there was too many times they risked their lives for each other for this to be the case and again if it the case it is placing the character incredibly OOC and ignoring everything which was previously established by the character and their relationship to Michael.

If age of characters was a concern, particularly as lives were somewhat returning to normal at the end of the story, it makes this moment extremely off putting. Age for this one character and their tie to Michael wasn’t seemingly a concern when this character was introduced, throughout the previous book or in 99% of this book and it even seemingly became less of a concern as Michael matured and was seen working more closely with this character and their emotions grew together and their bond stronger.

Truthfully, if age was a concern it could have been handled similarly to the end of the animated show “”Avatar: The Last Airbender”. There was an age gap between Katara and Aang but it was never really mentioned though was known and even with the age difference the characters never really fell out-of-character even in their last scene; if anything the culmination of their characters emotions moving from sort of older sister and a crush to blossom into something deeper, took place. For Michael and Wilamena, there was never a moment where the relationship felt that of a "big sister protecting her younger brother" and always felt deeper from her end and before her OOC moment, did from Michael''s from the end of the previous novel. That only serves to make the change in her character make even less sense.

Basically having her suddenly abandon what emotions and motivations she had for Michael, especially in a world where distance should not make a difference through magical portals, and balancing major responsibilities with a relationship had been established as no problem as they basically fought a war together and still had the relationship going, was one small but very jarring moment to the point it immediately stands out in my mind, part of what was just not a good ending.

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END OF SPOILERS: So yes, what is noted above in the spoilers is one small part of the novel but being so jarring it brings to mind all the other faults with the novel, characters summarizing events (which were just read a few pages back) to other characters, characters brought in to be deus ex machine, plot points brought out that either referred to moments that must have occurred "off camera" in the previous novels or were a bit of ret-conning to established plot points, a character on the cover who doesn''t play as major a role as one might imagine led to a predictable ending that could have been so different, provided the same message and perhaps been a stronger better ending with a few tweaks and changes.

That said it is a good book for about 80% of the story and does provide some closure and a decent ending to the trilogy. It is by far not the ending I would have chosen nor one I think would have best fit such a wonderful series but it is part of an overall excellent trilogy that is worthy of being read and enjoyed more than once.
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4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Great book, horrible ending
Reviewed in the United States on March 28, 2017
So what the heck was that ending. What, couldn''t give us a good and truly happy ending? A fantastic series undermined in the last chapter by more bitter than sweet. *****SPOILERS BELOW***** I''m really frustrated that the author 1) took away Kate''s... See more
So what the heck was that ending. What, couldn''t give us a good and truly happy ending? A fantastic series undermined in the last chapter by more bitter than sweet.

*****SPOILERS BELOW*****

I''m really frustrated that the author 1) took away Kate''s great love, 2) took away Michael''s princess, 3) took away Emma''s Gabriel, and left us with a shabby second-rate finish. Sure the kids live, but they''ve been robbed of their early and hard-working adulthood, and they just get their parents back: people we hardly know and hardly care about. I''d rather their parents had died and Rafe and Gabriel lived, and Michael kept the love of his princess, and that the magical world rejoined the real world. But no, it was AN ending, but it was the wrong ending. Essentially this ending returns the kids to an empty state. They''ve had all these experiences, done magic, lived these fantastic lives, and in the end all they have left are memories? Lame.

This series needs a sequel in which these wrongs are rectified. We need Rafe back, the princess back, magic back, and the kids doing big things which matter and not just returning to a normal humdrum human kid life with their parents.
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Lisanne
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Highly recommend, great for fantasy lovers, both boys and girls!
Reviewed in the United States on February 12, 2017
I''m a children''s librarian (K-8) so I''m always buying new books for the kids. This series is one of my most popular, and I literally cannot keep it on the shelf. There are three books in the series, and you need to read them in order for the full story. There is... See more
I''m a children''s librarian (K-8) so I''m always buying new books for the kids. This series is one of my most popular, and I literally cannot keep it on the shelf. There are three books in the series, and you need to read them in order for the full story.

There is adventure and suspense, but nothing that I''d consider "inappropriate." That being said, because of some of the content (witches, "Land of the Dead, etc.) I''ve marked it for grades 5-8.

Both boys and girls in those upper grades love this book, especially "picky" readers. One 7th grade student has talked about it so much I think her entire class is working on reading it. This series is a must for a middle school library.
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Kelly
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Worth the wait
Reviewed in the United States on May 11, 2015
Usually, character fatigue is evident in an author who waits too long to complete a series (I''m looking at you Eoin Colfer!). I don''t know why it took Mr. Stephens this long to complete the series, but the wait was worth it. The characters have developed, but they remain... See more
Usually, character fatigue is evident in an author who waits too long to complete a series (I''m looking at you Eoin Colfer!). I don''t know why it took Mr. Stephens this long to complete the series, but the wait was worth it. The characters have developed, but they remain true. The story has many layers and lots of action. This is one YA book that an adult won''t cringe at reading with their youngsters.
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Library Gal
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Breath Taking
Reviewed in the United States on September 20, 2017
In this series John Stephens fluently captures the thrill of such a wonderful fantastical world and in this book the plot is wonderfully devised, it''s exiting and emotional. I love it and I''m sure other readers will too.
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Conni M. Shelnut
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Dark but magical
Reviewed in the United States on August 8, 2020
My granddaughter enjoyed these 3 books. They’re a bit dark in some places, but she loves magical suspense.
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Cybrarian
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Great Fantasy series!
Reviewed in the United States on November 18, 2017
I listened to the audio book, love the creativity of the series, well written, and you cannot get better than Jim Dale as the consumate voice performer!
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MJW
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Good book series
Reviewed in the United States on August 7, 2020
My son loves it
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3.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
good book, disappointing to me but excellent audio production
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 26, 2017
this is the third and final part of the Books of Beginning trilogy with the first volume being the Emerald Atlas 5 stars and the second the Fire Chronicle also 5 stars although not as good as the first in my opinion and this one? well the story is well thought out and the...See more
this is the third and final part of the Books of Beginning trilogy with the first volume being the Emerald Atlas 5 stars and the second the Fire Chronicle also 5 stars although not as good as the first in my opinion and this one? well the story is well thought out and the author did a good job of explaining and making everything fall back into place and not less importantly I need to give 5 stars to the excellent Random House Audio unabridged production of all three books which I would recommend only for the narration of Jim Dale, one of the very best readers I’ve ever come across. I do not like the ending, in any case apart from this I think this volume is disappointing in comparison with the previous books …. Why? SPOILER: I need a place to vent so although I will try to write as little as possible, if you do not like spoilers look away now! Firstly up to this point, I mean before reading this volume I liked Kate more than her other siblings, I also liked Michael very much though in a different way but Emma? I could never feel warmth towards her although she is a great kid, only in need of an anger management course not to underestimate her situation …. In this volume she is the most annoying, arrogant and presumptuous character, she never seems to learn from previous mistakes, even at the end when she finally seems to grow up I have my doubts, for example has she learnt that forgive and forget are part of love? Has she learnt that anger and fighting with a fist or expressing her disapproval with bad manners is against a loving nature? We do not find out since by the time she seems to have grown up, the situation is solved and she is not in need of fighting, punching and kicking. The death of Dr Pym is disappointing to me, if he had to die I would have preferred that it happened at the very end of the book, as it happens however he sacrificed himself to save the children, and this very fact that he sacrificed his life and has always helped them, all be it with the fact that he lied to them once has no bearing on the minds or conscience of the three (in this case) ungrateful and ungracious children, I have fallen out with them from that point including Kate too much absorbed with Rafe to notice the unconditional love she has received from him even though she is at least loyal, Emma is too annoying in this respect, how much fuss they make on this…. In this final quest to find the third book Emma needs to go on her own in the land of the dead. When Emma finally finds the third book the reckoning, she tells herself that she got the book on her own, nevermind that she was helped by none other than Dr Pym himself who keeps on saving her again despite her being bad mannered, wild and stroppy. All this fuss over and over again on the fact that he lied to them once, well he meant well and trusted all would be alright while she behaved badly deliberately, all this talk of betraying and deceiving them is in fact annoying to me about someone who has given his life for them. I do not like love stories, the presence of one between Kate and Rafe is disappointing as such not only because love stories are a ‘habit’ in almost all fiction books (although I hope it is not so) but mainly because the love between the two could not apparently win … perhaps I am too predictable but I was expecting the two of them to be together forever, in fact the two clearly care for each other … anyway I do not want to dwell on this. This leads me to the question, considering this is a fantasy book what is the point of ‘making’ two teenagers fall in love with a spiritual intensity of adults when one of them at least is destined to die? Are we supposed to expect that Kate will never fall in love again? If she does, not in the way she loved him? She is only 15 and this is unfair to me. Perhaps I am making too much of this, but …. Is it right? As a reader I want to know these things!!!! and what about Michael and the elf princess? I do not understand why they broke up? I suppose they were never officially engaged in the first place but still …. Don’t get me wrong, I love the books although I am disappointed with this one and this is not to say there are not positive episodes in this book as well, for example I enjoyed Willie and the giants and the fact the children are finally reunited with their parents and the way the ‘getting used to each other’ is described, is very realistic although the author put a very high price on these children and many people apparently had to die to save them. In conclusion for me it’s 4 stars for the whole series, 3 for this instalment and 5 stars for the first book the best in my opinion and also 5 stars for the second even though not as good as the first. For certain parts of this volume Emma would say ‘stupid book’ and for once I would agree with her.
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5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
The Black Reckoning (No Spoilers)
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 12, 2015
This is the third and final book in The Books of Beginning series and it seems a long time ago since I read the first book back in March 2011 but I just had to know how the series ended. The book explains a lot and actually makes sense of a lot of things that throughout the...See more
This is the third and final book in The Books of Beginning series and it seems a long time ago since I read the first book back in March 2011 but I just had to know how the series ended. The book explains a lot and actually makes sense of a lot of things that throughout the series I have been wondering about and there are quite a few sad parts. A really good series that I started when I received a free copy of the first book and which has compelled me to purchase the next two and I would recommend the series to anyone considering it. The book picks up straight after the last with Emma a prisoner of The Dire Magnus and her siblings trying to work out how to rescue her. Gabriel is also trying to track Emma but no-one is having luck doing so with The Dire Magnus determined to use Emma to locate and use the last book, The Book of Death which is also known as The Book of Reckoning. Dr Pym organises a council to plan how to defeat The Dire Magnus and get Emma back which is made up of Dwarves, Elves, Witches and Wizards along with himself and the children but it is only through Gabriel''s hard work that Emma''s location is finally discovered. So will the children be re-united, will they defeat The Dire Magnus and what of Kate''s feelings for the boy that turned into The Dire Magnus - is there any of that boy left?..... I don''t really want to go too much more into the book as I think if I do it will then turn into spoilers but as I said above there are a lot of questions answered along with the real plan that The Dire Magnus has for The Book of Death and lots of twists and turns which show how brilliantly planned and thought out this series was right from the beginning by the author. It''s not all a happy ending and there are characters lost along the way but I thoroughly enjoyed the book. I''m a bit sad that the series has ended although also happy as there was too much of a gap between books for me and in those years between I feel I''ve forgotten a lot of perhaps the more detailed parts which would have been easier recalled if the publication dates were closer together. A really good series that was worth waiting to find out how it all ended and I would recommend it to fans of children''s fantasy books.
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JANE MARGARET HOLMES
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
One good read
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 11, 2015
Loved the last book in this gripping trilogy love and loss great characters. The trials the children face makes them stronger glad it ended on a sad but happy future note. Great praise for author will look out for more.
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Lin
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Smaller than previous books ????
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 5, 2015
Disappointed not the same size as my other two of this series and because its done in NEW YORK not trimmed and finished like our books was told I could return but had too pay postage not worth the effort very very DISAPPOINTED !!!!!!
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Five Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 21, 2017
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