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The Emerald Atlas
They were taken from their beds one frozen night, when the world was covered in snow. The silhouette of a tall, thin man has haunted Kate ever since. Ten years on, Kate, Michael and Emma have grown up in a string of miserable orphanages, and all memories of their parents have faded to a blur. Arriving at Cambridge Falls, the children quickly realise there is something different about this place - and Kate feels sure she has seen the dark, crooked house before. As they explore, they discover an old, empty leather book. The moment they touch it, an ancient magical prophecy is set irrevocably in motion, and the children are thrown into a dangerous alternate reality of dark enchantments and terrifying monsters. Only they can prevent the terrible event that will ruin Cambridge Falls - and stop the world from falling into complete devastation.
KATE: The oldest. The only one who remembers their parents. Promised to protect her brother and sister until they return.
MICHAEL: Bookish, scrawny, bullied at every orphanage (his glasses somehow always end up in the toilet). Loves books about magic, especially involving dwarves.
EMMA: A pint-sized brawler. Devoted to her brother and sister. Thinks Michael is deeply weird. Will fight anyone who says so. Secretly threw Michaels glasses in the toilet twice.
Together, they will learn:
- Magic is real.
- Emma knows the word "please".
- Only they can save the world.
But I think number 2 is the most surprising.