A wannabe-librarian named Alex bluffs his way into a tryout as the royal librarian of the kingdom of Aethel, but, even before his arrival, Alex has begun to realize that something is very wrong with the books in the libraries. "Sarah Prineas' vivid descriptions made me feel as if I was walking right next to Conn, her young resourceful hero." Castles, kingdoms, sword fights, magical pages, and mysterious deaths all are present and accounted for. Author Sarah Prineas, best known for her award-winning The Magic Thief series, has launched a new one, The Lost Books, a must-read for fantasy lovers of any age. Please try your request again later. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. setting, and in fact the way the plot is resolved- is really charming. Among the many many reasons it is magnificent it has a boy and a girl main character, but they don’t end up kissing like in practically every other book. If they can’t, the entire kingdom could be at risk. Account & Lists Account Returns & Orders. 14 editions “We live here, my girl, because it is close to the… More. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. One of the best books I've read with my kid; we've given it as gifts, too. Has some violence. Never mix fire with magic!Conn may only be a wizard's apprentice, but even he knows it's dangerous to play with fire . Home; About; Books. BEST BOOK EVER I love the other books by sarah prineas a lot but this is BY FAR my favorite book. Sarah Prineas never fails to please. The new young queen, Kenneret, doesn't trust him; after all, he is impersonating a dead librarian! There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Read the whole award … He has spent his life learning to use a sword but his real desire it to care for books. +Lost. Unable to add item to List. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. From Sarah Prineas, author of the acclaimed Magic Thief series, comes a stunning new tween fantasy where books literally come to life! He manages to talk himself into an apprenticeship with a librarian but the librarian isn't willing to share very many secrets and dies before Alex can learn much. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Slow start, with unnecessary background. I have to admit anything about libraries or books has my interest. But then the book the librarian was reading tries to kill Alex and he quickly revises his opinion. Looking forward to more books in this series. Upon being kicked out of that library (just because of some little comments made to the lady of the manor about not really, Read this as a bedtime story and we all liked it and stayed up late the last night to finish. Why are all the books targeting me and trying to end my life? A mystery I hope will be further explored in a follow up book. Conn’s apprenticeship under the Wizard Nevery is going well enough. Wonderful story. Fifteen-year-old Alex has run away from home to become a librarian. The queen’s given me two weeks to organize a cavernous library that's been neglected for years, but she doesn't even know the dangers found here. The powerful Lost Books at the palace library are infecting the rest with an evil magic, and two unlikely friends must figure out who, or what, is controlling the books and their power. The only bad part is I don’t like other books as much as I did before because this made me disappointed in every other thing ever!! Read 394 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The powerful Lost Books at the palace library are infecting the rest with an evil magic, and two unlikely friends must figure out who, or what, is controlling the books and their power. Reviewed in the United States on July 15, 2018. When Alex opens the book he finds on the librarian's chest, he is attacked by vin. Thanks so much for asking about, Slow start, with unnecessary background. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Reviewed in the United States on August 25, 2018. Terrific plot and character development in this series. Help others learn more about this product by uploading a video! The problem? Fifteen-year-old Alex has run away from home to become a librarian. Alex is snarky and not particularly likable. [ Charley couldn't read, but Alex didn't look down on him. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Want to Read. Only Conn understands it and tries to bring it to the notice of other wizards but with the least success. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Instead, he taught him sword fighting and used him to find dangerous books because his lack of reading ability was an asset when reading the wrong book could kill you. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Conn may only be a wizard's apprentice, but even he knows it's dangerous to play with fire . Visit www.magicthief.co.uk for fun games, lost diary entries and author interviews. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Which is maybe what kids would do. Start by marking “The Lost Books: The Scroll of Kings” as Want to Read: Error rating book. . The powerful Lost Books at the palace library are infecting the rest with an evil magic, and two unlikely friends must figure out who, or what, is controlling the books and their power. It's a tell about and uncertain boy who becomes a Librarian's assistant and an insecure girl who becomes queen. It sounds like like there should be more---is there? Oh, and the books are afraid while someone—or something—is killing the librarians. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. But maybe fiction isn't polemic. I'm looking forward to reading the next (I'm assuming it's a series). Please try again. Harper, JUNE 2018. The plot is a little predictable, perhaps, but everything about it - characters (especially Kenneret!) Summerkin. If they can’t, the entire kingdom could be at risk. Try. If they can’t, the entire kingdom could be at risk. A young apprentice librarian named Alex bluffs his way into a tryout as the Royal Librarian of the kingdom of Aethel by impersonating his deceased mentor. This book was a page turner for me. In his world, books are locked up in libraries and protected by Librarians who are all getting old. Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: PG (some fighting danger). This sort of book is the reason why I say I love middle grade fantasy! The powerful Lost Books at the palace library are infecting the rest with an evil magic, and two unlikely friends must figure out who, or what, is controlling the books and their power. I never received any proper training, but everybody assumes I know what I’m doing. Lost book. For signed books contact Shawna at iowabook@iowabook.com. I read this book to two of my siblings, and my seven year old son listened in because he loved it, and had to know what would happened. I loved this--magical books/library plus snarky young protagonist plus a young queen whose an interesting person in her own right, and a very dangerous Danger--not just to the protagonist, or to the kingdom, but to the books! Never mix fire with magic! If a locus magicalicus is a focus for magic, this book is one too. –D. When you discover this series you will be so glad you did, just like I did. When Alex opens the book he finds on the librarian's chest, he is attacked by vines that come creeping out of VINES: PLANTS OF WONDER and barely manages to get the book closed. Something went wrong. Oh, and I absolutely loved everything about the books, of course! Lost book. I never received any proper training, but everybody assumes I know what I’m doing. Addison Cooke and the Treasure of the Incas, The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt, The Ancient Dead Sea Scroll Calendar: AND THE PROPHECIES IT REVEALS, The Forest House (The Mists of Avalon: Prequel), Ancient Post-Flood History: Historical Documents That Point to Biblical Creation, The Rapture: The Pretribulational Rapture Viewed From the Bible and the Ancient Church, When Watchers Ruled the Nations: Pagan Gods at War with Israel’s God and the Spiritual World of the Bible, A Hat for Mrs. Goldman: A Story About Knitting and Love, Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship & Freedom, Gr 5–8—Alex has been chosen to be a librarian, a caretaker of books. My new favorite book! Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Sarah Prineas books online. The Magic Thief Series; Winterling Series; Reviews; Awards; Cover Gallery; Teachers/Librarians; Blog; Contact; Sarah Prineas. J. MacHale, author of the Pendragon series "A magical world, beautifully realised with totally believable characters. Reviewed in the United States on July 6, 2019. The characters are fun and well defined. Also called the Scroll of Kings. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Alex has to prove he's capable of saving himself and the information before it's too late. When Alex opens the book he finds on the librarian's chest, he is attacked by vines that come creeping out of VINES: PLANTS OF WONDER and barely manages to get the book closed. Everyone is intelligent, which is great. Also, her young brother Charley has been expelled from school again and she has to figure out what to do with him. We see the inner struggles of the Librarian and the Queen. The very young queen of Aethel, Kenneret gives him only a month to whip her neglected library into shape as she is having problems of her own, foremost with her uncle and former Regent, Lord Patchedren, subtly sabotaging her confidence as she yearns to be a good queen as well as her loneliness surrounde. The powerful Lost Books at the palace library are infecting the rest with an evil magic, and two unlikely friends must figure out who, or what, is controlling the books and their power. You can visit Sarah online at www.sarah-prineas.com. See what Sarah Prineas (prineas) found on Pinterest, the home of the world's best ideas - 190 Followers, 3 Following, 235 pins Where are the rest of the books in this series? There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again. While the writing wasn't epic and was to a younger grade level, the concept was fun. Want to Read; Currently Reading; Read; Add New Shelf; Done. Sarah Prineas: The Lost Books – The Scroll of the Kings. 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