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The Last Council

(Amulet #4)

4.40  ·  Rating details ·  21,121 ratings  ·  1,291 reviews
Kazu Kibuishi's thrilling, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling series continues!

Emily and her friends think they'll find the help they need in Cielis, but something isn't right. Streets that were once busy are deserted, and the townspeople who are left live in crippling fear. Emily is escorted to the Academy where she's expected to compete for a spot on the Guardian Council, the mo
Paperback, 219 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by Graphix
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Colby Sharp
Aug 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
As much as I love the Amulet series, my affection pales in comparison to my fourth grade readers. Never has their been a series that they love as much as they love Amulet. Both boy and girl readers are captivated by the work of Kazu Kibuishi.

I have enjoyed all of the books in the Amulet series, with the first book being my favorite. In my opinion Kazu takes it to the next level with book four. The plot is well developed, the characters are taken to a deeper level, the architecture in Cielis is a
Oct 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
It keeps getting better and better. I enjoyed book 4 more than the previous ones. The art, Fabulous as always; and I still believe that the mom adds nothing to the series she needs to leave; other than that brilliant. Can't wait to see what will happen next. ...more
lauren ♡
May 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The art in this series is SO stunning. I actually can't even deal with it. ...more
This series keeps getting better and better here. The Lost city of Cialis is not he safe haven we were hoping for. There are zombies in this one and the whole city is being jailed - talk about big brother.

We meet another stone keeper, several actually. Miskit and the other robot come back into the story.

Emily is put through a trial she isn't really interested in. She is trying to figure out how to be helpful and so far she simply has more questions.

The art continues to be fantastic. I enjoy thi
2.5 stars

Quite predictable and cheesy, but still a fun enough read. The artwork, the world and the secondary characters were as great as usual.

Still didn't like Emily much, she was so bland and vanilla and always had the same attitude and facial expressions, not to mention the same power struggle/amulet issues as the previous three volumes. She was just dull and stagnant, her dialogue was blah and her actions were generic. The story would have been much better if one of the secondary characters
Paige (Enchantology)
Mar 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Definitely my favorite of the series so far.
Cameron Chaney
I didn't care for this volume as much as the others. It feels a little more sci-fi and that just wasn't what I was looking for in this series. Still, not bad, but maybe the weaker link of the series. ...more
Nov 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
GOD! This series is getting better and better, especially the artworks! Kazu Kibuishi is undoubtedly a very talented person. He not only came up with a great fantasy fiction but also made the read more enjoyable for the readers with his breathtaking illustrations! I have even used those on my phone screen! :')
And I am sooooooo happy that Miskit and Cogsley are okay! yeppiee! ^_^
I still love the art work so much and the story is progressing nicely. I will get Volume 5 soon. I can only recommend this graphic novel series.
Shannon (kitchandpages)
Feb 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wasn't sure how this one was going to go but then it got a little THG up in here and things got awesome! Another fantastic installment in this adventure packed series :) ...more
Brian Yahn
Feb 03, 2018 rated it it was ok
Emily and her friends find themselves in a new, strange land--the city of Cieles. It's a city rife with mystery. It's got the trope-y rulers who have mysteriously changed their ways for the worse. But it's also got some sort of disease or virus that's causing the citizens to trust no one. And then it's got these powerful people that seem to be controlled as if they're the puppets of some evil mastermind.

It all sounds great, but unfortunately it just comes off as mysterious for no reason. The sto
Mar 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
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I just love and adore The Amulet series it just keeps on getter better in each volume and The Last Council was no different. Very beautiful and gorgeous artwork of the small town of Cielis and there is something not right with the small town people are of fear of The Guardian Council especially they are very fearful of Max Griffin. I smelled corruption and conspiracy while reading The Last Council and I totally now something wasn't right with Max Griffin the elf prince also smelled and sense it ...more
Apr 11, 2018 rated it liked it
This one felt a bit meh and whatever.

The art was beautiful and seemed more worked on than in the previous books. Perhaps because there were more human characters? And I really liked the cutie Dagno of course. Who wouldn't?

But in general this book really didn't feel like it belonged, it was a bit more on the techy, sci-fi side than magic. At least it felt like it. And I just felt like nothing really surprised me about it, despite there being plenty of material for surprises.
Kayla (BOOKadoodles)
Oct 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
(4.5 stars)
Sep 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Wasn't as good as the others, but still AMAZING! ...more
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Kibuiski takes this to a whole new level. This is a dark and powerful chapter that changes the whole arc. You won't see the end coming... ...more
Aug 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Apr 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
WHATTTT!!! I devour THIS BOOK!! Fear, deceit, control and WHAT!! Kill like The Hunger Games!! I said it KILL ok well turn them into STONE but shoot it's still no life in the body. What ppl will do to get the Stone and control the Council. Hmmm... Anything!! Yep that sums it for me. Sad I have to wait for the next one. For the last 2 days...I'm calling libraries like I lost my little marbles.. anyway it will be here when I get back. ...more
Chafic (Rello)
Do I feel like I'm cheating at my Reading Challenge by reading a kids book? Maybe.
Am I regretting it? Hell no.

I just can't get over the damn artwork. I love everything about it!
The worldbuilding is just getting better with every series, the writing is just amazing.

It's a fast-paced read and I'm thoroughly enjoying it.

I highly recommend this series to everyone, regardless of age.
Mar 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars
Sep 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Emily continues to look for allies and travels to Cielis only to find there's something strange going on in the city. Separated from her friends, she has to fight for a position on the Guardian Council and is transferred to the Void where she combats with other Stonekeepers to survive (think the Hunger Games in outer space) or be turned to stone.

The book is as gorgeous as ever, there are illustrations of locations and cities that take your breath away, but there's also an scarier element to this
Feb 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
More new characters and challenges awaited our beloved amulet gang in this story. As always, it was a bit predictable but with some twists I did not see coming at all. The artwork is amazing, and I actually learned the creator of Amulet also illustrated the covers of the 15th anniversary paperback editions of Harry Potter which explains why I love the artwork so much. On to book five soon.....
May 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The art style ✨ just to put it out there, I hated max from the moment he showed up.
Jaroda Goddard
Oct 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Reread July 2016

Read November 2014
Maryam AlNaser
Jan 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: on-my-bookshelf, 2015
this one was really good.
My star rating:

Plot: 4/5
Pacing: 5/5
Characters: 4/5
World: 4/5
Romance: N/A
Artwork: 5/5

Enjoyment level: 4/5 stars
Jul 27, 2017 rated it liked it
Good installment. Interesting concept with the cloud city.
Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing



WOW, when I said to myself "That Max seems shifty and power-hungry" I WAS NOT WRONG.

These are beautifully drawn, I'm still very curious about the fate of this world (and is this book saying that they're in space?) I'm more interested in the elvish court than I am most other things, the memory gaps are VERY WORRYING, prophecies that put children in charge of armies are bunk, and I'm still not super drawn to stories whose thesis statement seems to be "everyone will fail/betray you".

Points to mom
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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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Amulet (9 books)
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  • The Stonekeeper's Curse (Amulet, #2)
  • The Cloud Searchers (Amulet, #3)
  • Prince of the Elves (Amulet, #5)
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