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''Amulet'' is the brainchild of Kazu Kibuishi, editor of ''Flight'' and author of the webcomic ''Copper'' and graphic novel ''Daisy Kutter''. It's a graphic novel (5 volumes so far) chronicling the adventures of Emily, her brother Navin, and her mother, as they find themselves caught up in an alternate, subterraneous world called Alledia. The eponymous amulet is found by Emily in a new house they move into.

Alledia is home to all sorts of wild and imaginative things, like tentacled monsters, walking houses, talking trees, and Emily finds herself trying to not only keep her family together, but also fight an increasingly brutal war against an evil race of elves bent on dominating everyone else.
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!!This graphic novel provides examples of:
* AwesomeArt: ''Holy crap this series is beautiful.'' Volume 5 in particular is stunning with its landscapes.
* BalefulPolymorph: If you stay in Kanalis too long, you'll eventually permanently transform into an anthropomorphic animal. This includes birds and even slugs. Though Leon is a fox, as was his father, not to mention other animal people are shown to be the same species within their families. So apparently genetics determine what form the curse chooses for you.
* BeneathTheEarth: Sort of; Alledia is actually a kind of alternate Earth, but it's accessible via a huge underground passage and most of it seems to be a giant cave.
* BigBad: The Elf King. Or so it seems. [[spoiler: The King is dead, and His Amulet is the one really running things]].
* BiggerBad: For most of the story so far, the amulet's voice seemed to serve as a guide for Emily in battle and during difficult situations. However, Book Five: Prince of the Elves, [[spoiler:ultimately reveals that the voice is responsible for both the Elf King and Max Griffin. In Max's case, the voice uses his hatred to its advantage by forcing him into submission apparently to avenge his childhood friend, Layra.]] Prior to this revelation, Emily's brother, Navin, even describes the voice as "shifty"; after his defeat, Gabilan mentions that "the stone has its own agenda" and that "[Emily] will die like the rest" once it has fulfilled its goal.
* BrotherSisterTeam:
* BountyHunter: Gabilan. [[TheStarScream There's seems to be a lot more to that, though]]...
* CombatTentacles
* DisappearedDad: An extreme version; we actually see Emily's father die before our eyes, and his death is a [[TheStoic large part of her current personality]].
* DisembodiedEyebrows: Miskit.
* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:Luger. Or so it seems]].
* DownerBeginning: ''The Stonekeeper'' starts with [[spoiler:the death of Emily and Navin's father.]]
* EggMacGuffin: Dagno!
* TheFairFolk: The elves.
* FunnyAnimal: The population of Kanalis. Implied to be due to a curse.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Prince Trellis sports one stitched-up one across his left eye.
* HeelFaceTurn: Prince Trellis [[spoiler: and Luger, of all people]].
* HumongousMecha: A ''house''.
** Over the course of the volumes, Navin is shaping up to be a pilot of such HumongousMecha. That fact that he is known for his love of video games may have been foreshadowing this.
** The elves also seem to employ several.
* IChooseToStay: Subverted in that when Emily says that she has to stay in Alledia, her mother insists that the whole family will too regardless of the dangers they will face.
* IKnowMortalKombat: Navin, piloting the Albatross.
* LaResistance: So named, except with "the" instead of "la".
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler: Luger]]. After his defeat, he goes from being the Elf King's right hand man to a whimpering old man.
* LivingToys: Miskit seems to be one, but he's actually a robot.
* {{Magitek}}: Most of the time, it's either this, or Steampunk.
* MeaningfulEcho: (The Stonekeeper's Curse) When Emily tries to regain control after her stone begins to overpower her, she screams the line "Get out of my head!" (Prince of the Elves) This line is later repeated when Trellis channels his memories via his amulet and is seized by the stone's force before being aided by Emily.
* MindRape: Gabilan seems to enjoy using this.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: The elves.
* NiceHat: Leon Redbeard sports a very nice one.
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:Luger, and anyone else who gets "devoured" by the amulet]].
* OurElvesAreBetter: Completely averted; elves are cruel and have very sharp teeth. Most of the Mooks look more like orcs moreso than anything.
* PowerAtAPrice: The main point of the amulet. Use it too much and it takes you over, [[spoiler:transforming you into a giant monster]].
** [[spoiler:Using your dead body as a physical vessel with which to rule]].
* PowerGlows: The amulet.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Emily, when using the amulet.
* RobotBuddy: The entire population of Silas's house.
* SceneryPorn: And ''how''. The art is by far the main draw of the book.
* ShoutOut: The third book is basically one massive ShoutOut to CastleInTheSky.
** To be fair, he does list HayaoMiyazaki as one of his inspirations in the acknowledgements section.
* SpaceWhale: Sky eels. Despite their rather terrifying appearance, they're quite docile.
* SteamPunk
* TentacleRope
* TheStarscream: Gabilan.
* UnholyHolySword: [[spoiler:The amulet]].
* WeaksauceWeakness: the elves hate the smell of fish to the point of automatic asthma attack.
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