The Black Reckoning
John Stephens
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The Black Reckoning (The Books of Beginning #3)

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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 un...more
Expected publication: March 2015 by Random House
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Dec 18, 2013 Matt marked it as to-read

EDIT: It now has a title! Yes! And that title also makes the target and plot of this book racially ambiguous!
Jul 15, 2014 Makenna marked it as to-read
Okay, so in my previous review I was hyped up on sugar and mad at this ending, but now we know the release date (March 24th, 2015), and we have the title (its a really good one, sounds exciting!) so I'm much happier at John Stephens than I was before (sorry for all the shouting and yelling). Cannot wait to read this, and I have no doubt it'll be as good/better than the last two. I'm totally excited to see the cover when it's released, and cannot wait to find out what happens with Kate, Emma, Mic...more
Aly the Too Tall Giraffe
Nov 09, 2013 Aly the Too Tall Giraffe marked it as to-read
Why the hell is this taking so long to come out!?!?! No cover?!?! Not even a description?!?! No publishing expectation date?!?! Come on John! Get your rear in gear!

Edit October 9 2013: Well I see I have been corrected... Hmmm... We still need a cover... And I love waiting.
Allie Schwam
Jan 14, 2014 Allie Schwam marked it as to-read
Please hurry!! I read the first to books and I hate waiting in suspense knowing that there's still more the of the story left to read. And also, I think the books should be a movie
Anne Gilbert
Why is it taking so long for this book #3 to come out, I've already read the books of beginning the first book and second book in the series and now I'm waiting to read the 3 rd book in the series cause the second book ends where I have to wait for the next book and these books were really awesome and I need to find out when the 3rd book will come out and hopefully soon!
Nov 18, 2013 Helen marked it as to-read
EDIT (18.11.13):

Oh, look. It finally has a title and a release date. WE FINALLY GET INFORMATION! Hallelujah anyone?


I've been waiting for this FOR AN ETERNITY. Dear God, can we even have a publication date? A title? ANYTHING?
Just throw me a bone, man.
I NEED TO READ THIS. NOW. I need to know if Rafe turns back to a protagonist, instead of being Dire Magnus because it pains me that he's a antagonist, but since he did it out of love, he's different than all the other Dire Magnuses and therefore I hope he changes.
Dec 11, 2012 Dena marked it as to-read
I am beginning to wonder if it will be published.
When is this coming out? At least give me a title and a cover! I have been patiently waiting since last October, and there is still no news yet!

Yea!!!!!!!! There is a title for the book! It sounds so cool it almost makes up for all the time it will take before the book comes out.
Oct 29, 2013 Kim marked it as to-read
Excited to finally learn the pub date for this - sad to know that it is August of 2014 - but at least now I can stop hunting the date! Oh, and the name ... The Black Reckoning!
Jan 05, 2014 Carley marked it as to-read
August 5!!!!! I'll add that to the list
May 25, 2014 Gemma marked it as to-read
Following The Emerald Atlas and The Fire Chronicle, Emma has been kidnapped by the Dire Magnus, and siblings Kate and Michael take on a perilous mission to rescue her and find their missing parents. On top of that, Emma must locate the last of the magical Books of Beginning—the Book of Death—before the Dire Magnus does, for when the three books are united, their power will be unstoppable. As the fabric of time begins to fray, Emma becomes the final piece of an extraordinary puzzle. Only if she c...more
Sep 07, 2013 Andrew marked it as to-read
Where is the title??? Cover??? Release date??? Where?? Will it ever be released???
Paul Ettelt
I too am wondering about whether or not it will be published.
ultimate reader
yeah, what is taking so long
I finished the second back when it was first published and having been waiting for the third when I looked it said the publication date was August 5,2014 and I had been waiting and waiting and I checked again and bam now it's going to be March.
Now I have to wait MORE!!!
I just love waiting
Feb 04, 2014 Sara added it
I'm so waiting for this book to come out! The first two books were amazing and I just can't wait to read this one! The fire chronicle ended in a state that totally bugged me because I wanted to know more but I had to wait for a LONG time!
Shannon Oh
Its on the Chapters website!
Panda Lover
Aug 22, 2014 Panda Lover marked it as to-read
I CAN"T WAIT SO LOONG!! 2015!!! That's so far away! Hurry up John Stephens!Though I'm glad there is at least a title and publication date unlike before!
Jun 30, 2014 Hayden marked it as to-read
I just finished The Fire Chronicle and I am waiting for the next book. Hurry up John Stephens!

Jul 28, 2014 Lisa marked it as to-read
OMG... I'm soooo impatient to finally get The Book Of Beginning #3!!!!
What is taking so longggg?!?!?!?!? :$
Emma Hamilton
Feb 01, 2014 Emma Hamilton marked it as to-read
5th of August 2014 is the expected release date (from Amazon)... It has taken for ever for this book to even have a name and it still has no cover
Feb 13, 2014 Morgan marked it as to-read
Agh!! We got a title...but when is the publication date?!?!
Jul 09, 2014 Books marked it as to-read
Sep 05, 2014 ~ginny~ marked it as to-read
Why is this taking SOOO long???????
Mar 31, 2014 Dedrei marked it as to-read
Ive been waiting forever!!!!
omgi just read the 2nd one and i need this one to come out!! The Black Reckoning (The Books of Beginning, #3) by John  Stephens
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So looking forward to reading this book. I have read the previous two and now I can hardly wait for this one
Richard Bastien
Nov 12, 2013 Richard Bastien marked it as to-read
As far as I know The Black Reckoning is out next year fall so around this time next year. can't wait.
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John Stephens spent ten years working in television and was executive producer of Gossip Girl and a writer for Gilmore Girls and The O.C. He holds an MFA from the University of Virginia. John and his wife have a dog named Bug and live in Los Angeles. His debut book 'The Emerald Atlas' is the first in a series of books.
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The Emerald Atlas (The Books of Beginning, #1) The Fire Chronicle (The Books of Beginning, #2) The Emerald Atlas Gift Bundle (The Books of Beginning) L'atlante di fuoco - Assaggi d'autore gratuiti: Tre bambini. Due mondi. Una profezia

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