Amulet, Vol. 2: The Stonekeeper's Curse (Amulet, #2)
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Amulet, Vol. 2: The Stonekeeper's Curse (Amulet #2)

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In this thrilling sequel to AMULET #1: THE STONEKEEPER, Emily and her brother Navin head for Kanalis, a beautiful and mysterious city of waterfalls, where they hope to find the antidote for the poison that felled their mother. That cure lies in the eggs of a giant serpent atop Demon's Head Mountain, but the kids' archenemy, Trellis, is headed for the peak, too. A battle th...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by GRAPHIX (first published 2009)
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MissAnnThrope
15 February 2013

Amulet, Vol. 2: The Stonekeeper's Curse picks right up from the end of the last volume and takes us on another beautiful exciting adventure. This volume is even more action-packed and thrilling than the first one. With even more drama and the introduction of several new characters, this story had me glued to the pages.

Although this is only the second volume, the character developments have already progressed quite nicely. Emily and Navin continue to impress me with their strength...more
Lori Redman
I was so excited when I saw that this second book in the Amulet series was in my library (though unfortunately we do not have books 3 or 4- yet!). I was anxious to see if Kazu could keep up the suspense and incredible storyline through another volume.

I was very pleasantly surprised to find the pacing of this book very well done- the adventure picks up right where it left off, with not a moment's break. It made for an exciting read. And once again, although graphic novels are easier to read than...more
Patrick Funge
Amulet: The Stonekeeper's Curse follows Emily and Navin trying to find an antidote for there mother who got poisoned. So, they Kanalis, The city of waterfalls. After they reach there they find out that the cure is on top of a mountain that they have to venture to, to save there mother.

Amulet: The Stonekeeper's curse was a fun book to read. I like the creativity that went into the book. I would recommend this book to any one that likes the first Amulet or comic books in general.
Damon
Once again, a solid book, but not necessarily a really innovative one. The story seems familiar, but not to such an extent that it's not fun to read or seems like a knock-off. Nice design work, decent pacing, probably less formulaic to the intended younger audience, while still having a nice approach to the subject matter. I like that it deals with the sort of "with great power comes great responsibility" thing in a couple different ways - not just that when you can do the right thing you should...more
Brendan Butterworth
Amulet vol. 2 is about Em and her brother trying to save there mother from a poisonous animal. Em finds a body guard that guides her through To find the fruit that will save her mom and to help her gain more power with the amulet. When it was time to pick the fruit she must choose the correct fruit or else she would die. She picked the right fruit and went to her mom when she was there she fainted because the amulet was trying to take over her.
I would recommend this book to people who like com...more
Chrissy
This is the second book to the Amulet series and it was great. The first book left off in a cliffhanger and then picked up right where it left off in this book. It continues on with Emily and Navin trying to rescue their mother and fight off Trellis. I really enjoyed this one just as much as the first one, it was captivating and full of action. The mother is nursed back to health after receiving the medicine from the forest but the ending of the story really surprised me! I want to continue read...more
Becky B
Emily and Navin need to get their mother the antidote to the poison she has been injected with. That won't be easy since the Elf King has heard about her and decided Emily needs to be stopped if she won't join his side. It turns out the Resistance has also heard about Emily. They will help her save her mom, but they also seem to expect her to help save their world too.

This continues to build the world Emily and Navin find themselves in and the politics going on. Emily is also learning more about...more
Ted Brockwood
The kids love it, I love it. It's a tough series to beat
Melissa Chung
The gang is all back together in this next chapter of Amulet: The Stonekeeper's Curse. In book one Emily and Navin are on a quest to find the cure for the poison that has taken over their mother. She is in dire need of the cure. The robots and Miskit, along with their walking house head to the City of Kanalis the main Metropolis of Alledia. Through out the beautifully drawn pages you find out that the Elves are taking over the cities leaving the townfolk in destitute. The Elf King only wants one...more
Eli Higgins
Amulet: the stonekeeper's curse.

This book was a really good book atho I haven't read the first one so It was kind of confusing. The best part is I still was able to understand most of it the only thing that's confusing is why was the mother sick in the first place? Still this book was a great graphic novel I like the style of because its like mythical creatures and stuff. The main character Emily or as they call her Em is a girl that has this necklace with a amulet on it that has powers. She an...more
Pat (Get Kids to Read) Tierney
Kibuishi, Kazu. The Stonekeeper's Curse (Amulet ; Bk. 2). New York: Graphix, 2009. Print.
This review is also posted on Get Kids to Read: http://www.mrtierneyslibrary.com

In The Stonekeepers Curse the story that began in Amulet continues. As a second volume in this fantasy saga, it has a definite Empire Strikes Back vibe. The story revolves on a quest to get a fruit that can cure Emily and Navin's mother. Emily is learning more about the stone including the price if it gains control over her. With...more
Mykl
I am still impressed by the quality of drawing and dialogue that Kazu is able to do himself. The coloring by others is pretty good too. The adventure continues......... while at times predictable it is still easy to find oneself transported to the wonderful world Kazu has created.
Lauren Stoolfire
Excellent fast-paced follow-up to Book 1! Basically, I'm rating it for the same reasons as the first: fun fantasy, magical powers, creepy elves, interesting world building, great illustrations. Like the first, I still believe it's a bit too familiar to give it 5 stars. Other issues with this particular installment: Although we do see Emily's struggle, it seems a little too easy for her to overcome at certain points of the story; the showdown at the end of this installment was like something out...more
LiteraryLover
I just didn't feel like the second installment was as fun as the first. It seemed like there was just a lot of crazy things going on and while the art was still fantastic, the plot for me started to feel lacking. Meh.
Alisha
Cover: I do like that cover with its colors and the characters that are within the this book.

Things that I liked: I do like that the second book picks up where book one leaves off. We continue Emily and Navin's adventures in saving their mother and defeating any enemy that stands in their way. I absolutely loved seeing the vivid colors page after page and the story line was pretty good I thought. I do like the concept of the house also being a means of transportation for the stonekeeper and fami...more
Lynx
I love this series! although the second and third ones are much better than the fist one. Leon Redbeard reminds me a lot of Aragorn from Lord of the Rings! He's my favorite character.
Sophia F
I think I like where this is going... Sweet ending btw. Trellis and his father the Elf King are super creepy... And is there a Elf Queen...?
Everytime the Amulet started talking I would be like: "Stupid Amulet! Just shut your invisible mouth!!!" Then Em would defend herself and say she's sticking with her friends and family and I'm just like: "YOU GO GIRL."
I'm reading this series pretty fast so far, and I don't currently have access to the other ones, so I am freaking out trying to figure out whe...more
Adam
I thought this one was a lot better than the first. I am not a big fan of graphic novels, but this one is really good. A lot more action in this one. Cant wait for the third.
Lunz
This is a comic book.I like this book because it shows me that not only man can save the world but women can save the world
Addie
Again I found this book exciting and suspenseful.
IndyPL Kids Book Blog
In Amulet Book 1: The Stonekeeper, Emily and Navin teamed up with some of their Great Grandpa Silas’s robots to rescue their mother who had been transported to an alternative world and was captured by a tentacled creature. The kids traveled inside a house invented by Great Grandpa Silas. The house can transform into a giant robot and move on their command. Emily wears an amulet that wields power in the alternative world. The kids recovered their mom, but she is poisoned.

In Amulet Book 2: The Sto...more
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Synopsis -
Emily and her brother Navin head for Kanalis, a beautiful and mysterious city of waterfalls, where they hope to find the antidote for the poison that made their mother sick. The cure lies in the eggs of a giant serpent atop Demon's Head Mountain, but the kids' archenemy, Trellis, is headed for the peak too... It's up to Em to triumph over evil while controlling the amulet's power without losing herself!

Classification -
Audience: 12+
Purpose: Mostly entertainment
Medium: Graphic Novel
Ge...more
Christine
Emily and Navin have rescued their mother, but she has been poisoned by the creature who abducted her. They venture to the City of Kalanis with their new friends in search of a cure for their mom. Once in Kalanis, they make some new allies with members of a resistance who are trying to stop the Elf King from taking over the kingdom of Alledia. The leader of the resistance, Leon Redbeard, tells Emily that they have been waiting for her to join their fight. The Elf King's son, Trellis, is the elf...more
Luke Baldock
A big improvement over the first book. Book one had too much non-stop action. It tried to make an exciting adventure out of characters we knew nothing about. There was a villain, but we didn't know who he was, what he was, or why he was chasing these kids. That's cleared up in the first few pages of Book 2. We find out he is an elven prince looking for acceptance from his father. His father is unimpressed by his achievements and has no problem threatening his own son with death. Immediately it w...more
Amber
Better than the first one, but still not quite where it needs to be with its storytelling. The pacing was vastly improved from the first one, but that's about all the sequel improved on. Characters still seemed flat and predictable, especially Trellis. (view spoiler)...more
Alain Burrese
I'm continuing to read the junior graphic novel “Amulet” series. The second book, “Amulet 2: The Stonekeeper's Curse” picks up where the first left off and is a fast paced fantasy adventure. My daughter really likes this series and enjoys me reading these after she's done. And I also enjoy sharing some of the books she likes.

This book was a fun quick read. The artwork is very good and the storyline is a fun adventure story pitting the main character, Emily, her brother Navin, and the m fantasy c...more
Jj Le
Book Two of this series was better than the first. I really and truly love love this series. The art work and colors is so eye opening and intriguing. I adore Kazu Kibuishi work. He is such an artists and creator of a whole different world. The Stonekeepers Curse basically picks up where the first book left off on. Emily is just now developing some kind of control over the amulet. And Navin finds out he is a Army Commander.
***SPOILER ALERT***
JUST THE CAPS ARE THE SPOILER. THE STONE IS DESTROYE...more
Pica
Aug 21, 2012 Pica added it
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Read my review of the first three books on Pica Reads.

These fast-paced and wonderfully illustrated graphic novels are quick reads that will keep you turning the pages and wishing for more. Since I've been writing picture books every day, I have an even deeper respect and appreciation for authors who can write graphic novels this wonderfully.

The story centers around Emily and her brother Navin, who after moving into their great-grandfather's house, find a mysterious amulet that gives Emily magica...more
Jeannie
Citation: Amulet: The Stonekeeper’s Curse, Kazu Kibuishi, (Graphix, 2009), 219p, Junior Book-Graphic Novel.


Genre: Graphic Novel/Fantasy

Summary: Emily and Navin arrive in the city of Kanalis is search of help for medical help for their sick mother. With the aid of friends, they obtain the cure for her their mother’s illness from the ominous Gadoba Forest and fight off the bad guys.

Critique: a. The story is an example of high fantasy that uses illustrations within irregular shaped frames to displ...more
Karissa
This was a great addition to the Amulet series. Fans of the first book will love this one.

Emily and Navin have rescued their mother but she is dying from deadly poison. Now Emily and Nevin have to travel with the strange crew they found in the house to the city of Kanalis. There they will find more intriguing characters, hopefully find an answer to their mother's illness, and also find that more is afoot than just their small problems.

This was a wonderful graphic novel. The illustrations are abs...more
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Kazu Kibuishi (born 1978) is an American graphic novel author and illustrator. He is best known for being the creator and editor of the comic anthology Flight and for creating the webcomic Copper. He has also written (drawn) the Amulet series. The webcomic artist and noted critic Scott McCloud has said that some of Kazu Kibuishi's work is so beautifully drawn that "it hurts my hands when I look at...more
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