To express how good this book was I would need to do a happy dance whilst screaming and jumping up and down. It was action packed from start to finish and everything I could have wanted and more was amongst the pages of this graphic novel.
Escape From Lucien launches the reader into the middle of a battle as the city of Lucien has taken a hard attack and is destroyed. Navin and his fellow classmates must travel to Lucien to activate a beacon for help, however the city is in a dangerous state and they are unsure of what they will meet there. Not to mention that those chosen for the mission are trainee students and have little to no experience. Whilst Navin continues the fight against the Elf King in the city of Lucien, Emily is trying to understand the stone’s power and Max’s allegiance to the cause. As Emily and Navin work on separate missions aimed at defeating the Elf King, they are both in very dangerous situations.
This book seemed to tie many loose ends for me whilst bringing back some characters that had been left behind in the plot. As with any of the Amulet books there were also some introductions of new colourful characters, adding to the action of the plot. As I mentioned tying up some loose ends, this book also referred to some inexplicable events and beings that were introduced in earlier instalments and there is a greater understanding of their purpose. As the characters begin to develop and understand their missions, the reader starts to learn more about the stonekeeper’s abilities, the secrets of Alledia and the reason for its impending war.
Every page of this book had tension, suspense and excitement. Due to large amount of things happening across the pages, the plot unfolded at a fast pace, was easy to read and before I realised the last page had come. As I mentioned in previous reviews the illustrations successfully support the plot and not only help the reader to visualise the action but show the reader how the author imagines the settings, characters and emotions of the plot. The colours aid the feelings of the characters and the emotions of certain parts of the book which I find throughout the series helps to engross me in the story. Not only am I addicted but I feel myself getting lost in the plot and having a truly enjoyable reading experience.
Escape From Lucien was exciting, thrilling and a rollercoaster ride of emotions from the first page. I am giving it 5 out of 5 stars on goodreads and hoping that the next book in the series comes out soon. I have no idea how I will be able to contain my excitement as the plot is thickening and the threat becomes more impending to the land of Alledia. I can’t wait to read what happens next.