I’ve got another one down. Don’t know how much of an accomplishment it is but I did it. Really these books are an easy read and fairly entertaining too. Now I just need to wait for the next one to finish being processed.
Title: The Shattered Lens
Series: Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians; Book 4
Author: Brandon Sanderson
ROTS Setting: EU, Modern, No Higher Magic, Dragons
Synopsis: Alcatraz stopped the assassination of the Council of Kings, but lost an ancient book to his mother. Now the capital of Mokia is about to fall but the Knights of Crystallia nor the Council of Kings are willing to intercede. In a stoopid and equally brave attempt force their hand, Alcatraz travels to Mokia.
Recommendation: Early teens or moderately skilled readers. And do what the book says…..it’s better that way.
Following on the heels of the last book, which wasn’t very exciting or entertaining, this was a welcomed change. It felt more like an adventure, much more entertaining and it wasn’t so much in preparation for the last book but the beginning of the end.
Alcatraz learns some powerful lessons in this book and the change is palpable. It really felt like he’d finally learned the lesson that all the previous books were had been pointing out but had failed to grasp.
I loved that we got to see a different Kingdom. It wasn’t an in depth view but nothing in this series is in depth except the random tangents and explanations. Mokia, is sort of the source culture of all the Pacific Islanders. Their philosophy of doing what makes you happy and learning without barriers was refreshing when compared to Nalhalla and the Hushlands.
It’s interesting how the Talents, and all the glass and lens stuff are finally being explained. I’m sure we’ll finally get some solid answers in the next book. Maybe.
Ya, there’s not much to say about this book. Sorry.