Friday, May 18, 2018

The Scroll of Kings by Sarah Prineas - ESSENTIAL

The Scroll of Kings (Lost Books #1) by Sarah Prineas, 304 Pages.  Harper, JUNE 2018.  $17. Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: PG (some fighting danger)
EL, MS - ESSENTIAL.

After running away from his family of sword masters, Alex has found a place as an apprentice librarian. When he finds his master dead – and apparently killed by a book, Alex takes off again, this time carrying a letter from the Queen, asking for his dead master to come take over as Royal Librarian.  Alex figures he can pretend he is Librarian Farnsworth, but the Queen is not completely taken in and gives him just two weeks to get the library in order.  The Royal Library is an even worse mess than Alex thought – there are many more dangerous books within its shelves and every book is upset and scared.  Alex must fight a war on two fronts – against the rogue books and against Lord Patchedron – the kingdom’s former regent who is hiding something deep and dark, even if the young Queen won’t see it.

Hooray!  I had so much fun reading this!  And not just because it was about books and librarians. Prineas has brought all of her considerable talent o bear on her newest book.  Swashbuckling danger surrounds a story of personal growth and revelations.

Cindy, Library Teacher

1 comment:

Ms. Yingling said...

I'm definitely buying this, but I shared the ARC with three of my students, and they felt That the premise was fantastic, but the execution a tiny bit lacking. We're all interested to see where this goes. Plus, I want "pages"!