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The Black Reckoning by John Stephens. Books of Beginning trilogy #3. 432 p. Random House Children's Books, April 7, 2015.
Publisher synopsis: 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.”
Hm,m. I echo much of the online sentiment, "finally!" This one's coming in more than 2 years after book 2. Now, I guess there's nothing that explicitly states that series must be released yearly, but that seems to be the general rule of thumb. It must be bittersweet to toil over a book for years only to have the thing read in six hours and hear, "Next!" I also understand that life sometimes gets in the way and schedules can't be kept. But the radio silence is a bit maddening. The trilogy fell off my radar until a student asked me about it. Frankly, I just lost track.