Everblaze (Keeper of the Lost Cities)

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Grades 4 - 8Grade 6n/a5.6125061
Sophie uncovers shocking secrets—and faces treacherous new enemies—in this electrifying third book in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series.

Sophie Foster is ready to fight back.

Her talents are getting stronger, and with the elusive Black Swan group ignoring her calls for help, she’s determined to find her kidnappers—before they come after her again.

But a daring mistake leaves her world teetering on the edge of war, and causes many to fear that she has finally gone too far. And the deeper Sophie searches, the farther the conspiracy stretches, proving that her most dangerous enemy might be closer than she realizes.

In this nail-biting third book in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series, Sophie must fight the flames of rebellion, before they destroy everyone and everything she loves.
Hardcover, 624 pages
Published on November 4, 2014 by Aladdin
ISBN-10: 1442445998
ISBN-13: 9781442445994
35 Book Reviews
  • goodbookgirl
    goodbookgirl2 months55 stars
    I LOVE THIS SERIES SOOO MUCH. Please read it! No words to describe it, even "amazing" isn't enough. Also, before you read my review, there are spoilers ahead, and you won't understand this review unless you've read books 1 and 2. In this book, Sophie Foster's abilities have been healed. She can now heal broken minds. She's been hoping that the rulers of the Lost Cities, the Council, will ask her to heal Prentice's mind, but she is shocked when the Council asks her to heal the mind of Fintan, a pyrokinetic - and a murderer. She and a (cute) boy named Fitz try to heal his mind. They think it's not working, but then they realize that Fintan was just hiding his consciousness so he could secretly spark Everblaze - a ruthless fire that destroys everything in its path. Sophie rushes to make the only known extinguisher, but Councillor Kenric, Sophie's loyal supporter, was lost to the flames. One day at Foxfire, Sophie's school, her best friend Dex presents her with a circlet that is supposed to enhance her abilities, but it seems to do otherwise, so she gives is back to Dex. At Kenric's planting in the Wanderling Woods, the ogre King Dimitar shows up, and Sophie tries to read his mind. She's had many suspicions about the ogres, and since Sophie's a telepath, she has the opportunity to make Some discoveries - sort of. Despite how sneaky she was, Dimitar caught her poking around his mind and almost brings her to his work camps until Lady Cadence, who lived with the ogres for years, talks him out of it. Even so, the Council forces Sophie to wear the terrible circlet! It not only restricts her telepathy, but (WARNING, MAJOR SPOILERS FROM PREVIOUS BOOKS AHEAD) even restricts her polyglot, inflictor, and teleporting abilities. And what will she do, when she discovers that her friends are about to be ambushed? In this suspenseful third book in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series, Sophie must deal with change and risk her life for the people she loves most. Here is the series in order: #1: Keeper of the Lost Cities (or KEEPER for short), #2: Exile, #3: Everblaze, #4: Neverseen, #5: Lodestar, 6: Nightfall, #7: Flashback, #8: Legacy, #8.5: Unlocked. And for those Keeper fans who've finished the series, Shannon has named book 9 Stellarlune! The cover has also been revealed YAYYYYY! Have a great day, and enjoy the series!
    • picknckname
      picknckname8 months
      I love the series because the ideas are so good and different from anything that I've read before
      • bluemonkey715
        bluemonkey7159 months55 stars
        omg best book and series ever cant wiat for shannon messenger to come out with book 9
        • donthavedog
          donthavedogabout 1 year55 stars
          Have you ever heard of something called Everblaze? If you didn’t it is a fire that destroys everything in its path. Eveblaze is only put out by something called frissyn. In order to save Eternia and the people they love, Sophie and Fitz must defeat the ferocious Everblaze in “Keeper of the Lost Cities: Everblaze” book three of the series. In the third book, a variety of events occur. After Sophie tells the Council she could heal minds, the Council decides they are going to heal Fintan. While they were trying to heal Fintan he made Everblaze go into the sky. Sophie, Fitz, and Councilor Oralie almost died but instead, Kenric pushed them away, saving them. At his funeral, the Ogre King came. Sophie wanted to know if the ogres were at the sanctuary so she was going to read his mind. When she tried, the Ogre King realized it quickly and told the councilors. Sophie’s punishment for reading the Ogre King’s mind was that they were going to take away her abilities. When Sophie told Grady that Brant killed Jolie, Grady went to confront Brant. Sophie had to help Grady so she had to take off the thing that took away her abilities. That’s why Alden decided that Sophie and her friends were going to go to the Black Swan. What I liked about the book was that Shannon Messenger creates a clear perspective of the internal conflict that the main character Sophie faces. I also loved the emotions portrayed by the different characters in the novel. I think the theme of this book was “if you set your mind to it you can do it”. I think that is the theme because despite the gadget supposedly taking away Sophie’s abilities, her determination allowed her to read the mind of Mr. Leto. When the Council asked she tried if it worked it did but Sophie didn’t give up Sophie kept pushing all her mental force to do it. She eventually did it but didn’t tell the Council. Sophie Foster, the main character, is always in danger because the Black Swan planted their secrets in her. The Neverseen has been tracking her and trying to get the information about the Black Swan's secrets. Sophie doesn’t want Keefe, Fitz, Biana, and Dex to come, scared they would also get hurt. Some characters that almost always had Sophie’s back are Keefe, Biana, Fitz, and Dex. Keefe is a prankster; he also is an Empath meaning that he feels Sophie’s feelings. He also comes with Sophie to go to the Black Swan. Biana, Fitz, and Dex also come with Sophie to the Black Swan not wanting to leave Sophie's side. Something interesting that I learned about the Elven World is that it’s ruled by something called a Council. The Council is usually half males and half females. I would give this 5 stars because it is creative. I would recommend this to kids in fourth grade because it has some violence. It was very emotional and understandable.
          • nywucohy-161720596037
            nywucohy-161720596037about 1 year55 stars
            Keeper of the Lost cities EVERBLAZE by Shannon Messenger it is about an elf who helps save the elven world. Sophie gets a scroll from the council and it wants her to heal Finton a bad person. When school starts Sophie gets” inflicted which means to be shot by pain" by Brante in her inflicting session. And when she heals Finton he starts a fire and it kills Finton and Kendrick. At Kendricks funeral Sophie gets in trouble for reading the Ogre king's mind. So they give her a power restrictor. And then Sophie fights Brandt but Sophie has her dad's help and Brandts hand gets burnt off. off. Then Sophie saves her friend on Mount everest. But Sophie's guard gets hurt. Then she gets an offer to join the black swan. If you want to find out if she joins or not read Keeper of the Lost Cities NEVERSEEN. If you like violence read this book.
            • nywucohy-161720596037
              nywucohy-161720596037about 1 year55 stars
              Keeper of the Lost cities EVERBLAZE by Shannon Messenger it is about an elf who helps save the elven world. Sophie gets a scroll from the council and it wants her to heal Finton a bad person. When school starts Sophie gets” inflicted which means to be shot by pain" by Brante in her inflicting session. And when she heals Finton he starts a fire and it kills Finton and Kendrick. At Kendricks funeral Sophie gets in trouble for reading the Ogre king's mind. So they give her a power restrictor. And then Sophie fights Brandt but Sophie has her dad's help and Brandts hand gets burnt off. off. Then Sophie saves her friend on Mount everest. But Sophie's guard gets hurt. Then she gets an offer to join the black swan. If you want to find out if she joins or not read Keeper of the Lost Cities NEVERSEEN. If you like violence read this book.
              • teagytornado101
                teagytornado101over 1 year55 stars
                Okay, Im totaly #Sophitz or #Fitzphie. (Sorry if I spelled that wrong) But this book is just AWESOME! I love how the author added so much more to the adventures of Sophie. Awesome book!!
                • lunalovegood8
                  lunalovegood8over 1 year55 stars
                  I really enjoyed reading the third book of this great series! The suspense is great, and it kept me reading! I love all the characters and the ending of the book was amazing!
                  • artkid
                    artkidalmost 2 years55 starsFeatured
                    Okay, Everblaze completely exceeded my expectations. That’s all I have to say about this book. I was crying, laughing, and simply astounded while I read this, and the characters were amazing. Every time Shannon Messenger writes a book, her writing seems to get better and better, even when you think there’s no room for improvement. The third book in the Keeper of the Lost Cities is a sweet surprise that will keep you on your toes in anticipation throughout the whole book. Summary: Thirteen-year-old Sophie Foster is ready. She has waited for too long, looking at information that may be a hoax—and now, it’s time for her to fight back against the evil kidnappers who tried to kill her because of her telepathic abilities. She has friends by her side...and she will not lose this battle. But when Sophie encounters an ogre and makes a big mistake that everyone blames her for, she feels anxious, trapped in her own world. Soon, she is thrown into a conspiracy, which makes her think...that her enemies may be closer than she realized—and they’re just waiting for the right moment to strike. Can she and her friends defeat the kidnappers, before it’s too late? Read this book to find out! I would definitely rate this book 5/5 stars, and I can guarantee that you will love reading Everblaze, as well as the rest of the books in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series.
                    • Vi-vi 5almost 2 years
                      Just like all the other books in this series, I was amazed. It lured me in, and I couldn't seem to stop until I was done.