Brandon Sanderson--#1 New York Times bestselling author of The Scrivener’s Bones and the Mistborn series—returns with yet another action-packed, hair-raising, eye-popping, ear-flicking, tooth-picking, nose-licking…
…Sheesh! With all that buildup, even I can’t wait to see what happens in this story—and I’m the one who wrote it!
Since you’re reading this, I’m going to assume you’re intelligent enough to have read both of my previous adventures as told by myself—the one and only Alcatraz Smedry (insert applause here)—and don’t need to be caught up.
After braving many perils with my grandpa and our band of courageous comrades (we almost got killed a lot), I was finally going to visit Nalhalla, home of the Smedry family and of Crystallia, where Bastille—my Crystin Knight best friend/protector/tormentor—was trained. I knew I would love it. Especially since everybody there thinks I’m pretty much the greatest hero in the history of heroes.
Hey, I’m not going to argue.
Unfortunately, there’s trouble brewing (yeah, I know, big surprise). Because those dastardly Librarians are sending an ambassador for peace talks. And all they want in return for stopping the fighting is control over the proud realm of Mokia. Personally, I think the idea stinks on ice. And off ice. And without any ice. It just stinks.
The problem is that not everyone in Nalhalla is as cool and tough and brave and handsome as I am (stop laughing!). And there are some who will do anything to suck up to those lying Librarian lowlifes—even if it means betraying everything the Free Kingdoms stand for. And if you’re as intelligent as I assume you are, you know that means I’m going to have to stop them.
Well, start reading and find out.
Praise for the Alcatraz series:
“Like Lemony Snicket and superhero comics rolled into one (and then revved up on steroids).”—Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
“An excellent choice to read aloud to the whole family.” —NPR
“Those who enjoy their fantasy with a healthy dose of slapstick humor will be delighted.” —School Library Journal
“Genuinely funny...plenty here to enjoy.” —Locus
“In this original, hysterical homage to fantasy literature, Sanderson’s first novel for youth recalls the best in Artemis Fowl and A Series of Unfortunate Events.” —VOYA