Alcatraz versus the Shattered Lens

Alcatraz versus the Shattered Lens
Alcatraz Versus #4
Brandon Sanderson
Fantasy
3 Stars
DTB, 292 Pages

the Librarians are invading the remainder of the free lands, Alcatraz’s dad runs off to find a way to give everybody Smedry powers and Alcatraz ends up in the middle of a battle. Not nearly as funny and smart alecky as the previous books. Either I’m used to it, or Sanderson is forcing it. Wraps things up in such a way that this could be the last book [even though events are not wrapped up] but leaves openings for another [probably if publishers will give it a go].

Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians (Alcatraz Versus #1)

Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians

Alcatraz Versus #1

Brandon Sanderson

Fantasy

5 Stars

 

Oh my. What a tale. Cross A Series of Unfortunate Events with something light, upbeat and funny, with a dash of the Mistborn non-hero, and this is what you get.

I laughed the entire way through the book. A thirteen year old boy finds out that he is an Ocularist and must fight evil Librarians, who want to box and order everything. His grandfather helps him along with 2 cousins and a 13year old girl who is a knight. Their powers are hilarious. Alcatraz can break things. His grandfather can be late for anything, his cousins can trip and speak gibberish.

I don’t know how this will hold up to repeated readings, but on a first read, it was GREAT!