Friday, April 24, 2015

The Knights of Crystallia

The third part of Brandon Sanderson's tale regarding 13 year old oculator Alcatraz Smedry is entitled Alcatraz Versus the Knights of Crystallia. This story follows shortly after the previous episode Alcatraz Versus The Scrivener's Bones found our young hero saving his long-lost father who had been trapped as a ghost spirit in the ancient library at Alexandria. Once Alcatraz, who grew up shuttling from foster family to foster family, found his father, he expected to get some explanations for why his parents gave him up and to reconnect with the father that he had heard so much about from his grandfather. However, on his journey back to his family home, his father locked himself away and paid no mind to young Alcatraz.

Faced with the apparent rejection from his father, however, did not allow Alcatraz much time to brood or contemplate because it seemed his people had just entered into negotations to sign a peace treaty with their mortal enemies, the cult of evil librarians. Alcatraz quickly grew suspicious of this talk of peace from the librarians (who are evil) as it went against their very nature. He then set about learning what they were up to and then thwarting their plans. However, just when he figured that he had saved the day and would be feted as a hero, he ran face first into a conspiracy involving those sworn to protect his people, the celebrated knights of Crystallia.

Another great story filled with humor, interesting situations, and the wonderful characters that I have come to know in this series. I now moved onto the last book in the series, Alcatraz Versus the Shattered Lens.