Escape from Lucien by Kazu KibuishiSeries: Amulet #6
Publisher: Graphix, Scholastic
Publication Date: August 26, 2014
A worthy mission...or a trap?
Navin and his classmates journey to Lucien, a city ravaged by war and plagued by mysterious creatures, where they search for a beacon essential to their fight against the Elf King. Meanwhile, Emily heads back into the Void with Max, one of the Elf King's loyal followers, where she learns his darkest secrets. The stakes, for both Emily and Navin, are higher than ever.
Another great addition to this middle grade series - Amulet #6 focuses a lot more on Navin, the little brother. I had thought that this would be the case and am happy to learn more about his role in the series since his sister seems to have such a big part.
In this installment we are still gearing up for war and prophecies from the past are coming to fruition. Overall it was pretty sad, there were some deaths and people abandoned to the shadow creatures - it was a bit scary at times too.
Navin is learning to pilot robots and ships but it isn't really going as planned and he can't really explain being Commander to this group of people. But he has made a group of friends that will stick with him and he is very brave for a kid.
Younger readers will enjoy this installment to the series and it leaves enough questions that make you want to grab the next book as soon as you can.