Alcatraz Versus the Scrivener's Bones

Alcatraz Versus the Scrivener's Bones

Book - 2008 | 1st ed
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Thirteen-year-old Alcatraz Smedry and his companions seek Al's father and grandfather in the Great Library of Alexandria, where they face undead, soul-stealing wraiths called the Curators of Alexandria, and one of the Scrivener's Bones, a part-human, part-machine mercenary.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780439925532
0439925533
Branch Call Number: j
Characteristics: 322 p. ; 21 cm

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JihadiConservative
Jul 10, 2014

Strange.Strange.Strange Book...

Burgundy_Goldfinch_1 Jun 04, 2014

pretty good, but not as good as first one.

wonderwords3 Dec 09, 2010

A good follow-up to the first book in the series.

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Ubalstecha
Mar 19, 2010

Alcatraz is back, and this time is on the trail of his Grandfather Smedry, who himself is on the trail of Alcatraz's father, who himself has headed to the Library of Alexandria. If this sounds confusing, don't worry, it isn't. It is, however, indicative of the style of this book.

Brandon Saunderson's second entry in his Alcatraz series continues with the mad-capped, zany, fourth wall adventures of his protagonist stumbling from disaster to disaster, using his talent for breaking things to try and save the day. Alcatraz learns more about his power, as well as the rest of his family. He also gets a glimpse into what Bastille's life is really like (with hints of the romance you know is coming!)

This is an excellent book for the reluctant reader in your life, as well as the ardent fantasy fan. It does not take itself too seriously, while taking swipes at the likes of Garth Nix. Go get this.

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