Review! The Knights of Crystallia by Brandon Sanderson

evillib2The Knights of Crystallia

Series: Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians Book 3 (#1, #2)

Written by Brandon Sanderson

320 pages – ages 9+

Published by Starscape on April 19, 2016

Synopsis- Alcatraz Smedry is back in another adventure! This time he is going to the land of Nalhalla, a country that the Evil Librarians do not control. Only, on the way to Nalhalla, their giant glass bird they were riding in blew up. Which is not fun. Thankfully, they didn’t die. Unthankfully, the Librarians are trying to negotiate with the monarchs of Nalhalla, and it looks like they are succeeding. Negotiations are normally a good thing, but it seems like these are hiding a sinister purpose…

What I Thought- This book as well as the series is hilarious! The plot is solid, but the narration is what really sold the book – it is written as a memoir of Alcatraz Smedry, so we hear it as he would write it. It leads to an interesting story. Alcatraz does his best in the series to make himself seem like a terrible person, and that he is not the hero he is made up to be. The story itself is fun, and I enjoyed finally getting to see the country/continent of Nalhalla, where the Smedry family resides. The characters are incredibly wacky, providing humor as a whole. There is a lot of character development going on in this book, including really meeting Alcatraz’s father. I really enjoyed this new-installation in this amazing book!

I give this book five out of five bookworms!fivebooks


Categories: Age 9+

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12 replies

  1. Sounds like a lot of fun! I love it when humour is part of the plot!!

  2. Ooh I hope I can get Matthew to read this. It sounds exciting.

  3. Sounds like a great series! First book I’ve heard of where there are evil librarians. Great review, Erik!

  4. Evil librarians? Are there really such villains? Oh, my. Hey, Erik. Is Starscape an imprint of Scholastic? I’ve never heard of them and Scholastic published book 1.

  5. I have heard of this series- but I haven’t read any of them. They sound like fun! I will have to check them out. Thanks for sharing. 🙂


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