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Authors: John Stephens

The Fire Chronicle

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This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.

Text copyright © 2012 by John Stephens
Jacket art copyright © 2012 by Jon Foster
Jacket border art and chapter-opening art copyright © 2012 by Grady McFerrin

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Stephens, John.
The fire chronicle / John Stephens. — 1st ed.
p. cm. — (The books of beginning; bk. 2)
Summary: “In the second book in the Books of Beginning Trilogy, Michael and Emma must track down the Chronicle of Life, while Kate must find a way back to present day from the year 1899” — Provided by publisher.
eISBN: 978-0-375-89956-0

[1. Brothers and sisters—Fiction. 2. Magic—Fiction. 3. Space and time—Fiction. 4. Identity—Fiction. 5. Monsters—Fiction. 6. Prophecies—Fiction. 7. Books and reading—Fiction.
8. New York (N.Y.)—History—1898–1951—Fiction.] I. Title.
PZ7.S83218Fir 2012


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