Considered by many to be the new Harry Potter, The Emerald Atlas is a story of predestination and redemption, with three main characters – Kate, Michael and Emma. “Kate” happens to be the name of Stephens’ sister and, well, it’s not hard to understand that there’s a lot of the author himself in the character of Michael.
As babies, the three young protagonists have been ripped from the arms of their parents for mysterious reasons and have unhappy childhoods passing from one orphanage to another, until they end up in a dark, grim city, without children. Here they understand that they have the power to travel through time, to an era when magic was still a part of our world. And their job is to alter the past in order to create hope for a future that won’t be overcome by evil.
Among drwarves, giants, monsters and wicked witches, ancient books and prophecies, the three heroes seek to save the world. But most of all, to find their parents, because even their own private worlds deserve a bit of serenity. For lovers of the fantasy genre.