Lord of the Libraries

Lord of the Libraries

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Close to a hundred years have passed since the events of The Rover, and Edgewick Lamplighter, "the Rover," is now a master librarian at Great Library. But unlike his fellow academicians, he has roved the outside world tracking down rare and necessary volumes for "The Vault of All Known Knowledge". Given his advanced age, it has become necessary for him to take on an apprentice for these mysterious journeys, namely Juhg, a halfling as green as Wick was back when his first adventure as "the Rover" began. Dark forces are out to destroy those who might defend the world, and it is up to these lowly librarians to secure the volumes that, if they fall into the wrong hands, will lead to a new era of darkness where knowledge - will only unlock the forces of evil. "The Vault of All Known Knowledge" has been destroyed by a booby-trapped volume. Now Wick's young apprentice has to venture out into a suspicious world in search of a fabled other library which-may have already fallen into the hands of the darker powers.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 162.6 x 248.9 x 30.5mm | 680.4g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765307243
  • 9780765307248

About Mel Odom

Mel Odom is a bestselling writer for hire for Wizards of the Coast's Forgotten Realms, Gold Eagle's Mack Bolan, and Pocket's Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel book lines. His debut SF novel "Lethal Interface" made the Locus recommended list. "The Rover" was an Alex Award winner. He has also written a scientific adventure of the high seas set in the 19th century entitled "Hunters of the Dark Sea." "The Lord of the Libraries" is the second book (the first was "The Destruction of the Books") in a duology sequel to "The Rover."He lives in Oklahoma.show more

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Praise for "The Rover" and "The Destruction of Books" "Tolkienesque" --"Locus" on" The""Destruction of the Books" "A rousing swashbuckling story" -- "Library Journal o"n "The""Destruction of the Books" "Odom's bouncy, funny, cliff-hanger adventure is perfect for the Potter crowd, with enough puns, wry asides, and satirical send-ups to amuse Tolkien fans." -- "Kirkus Reviews" on "Destruction of the Books" "In the familiar tradition of The Lord of the Rings" -" Publishers Weekly" on "The""Destruction of the Books " "A surefire page-turner" -- "Booklist" (starred review) on "The Rover" "Smartly told" --"Library Journal" on "The Rover" " A charming fantasy ...a cute, smartly told pastiche of Tolkien and Terry Brooks" --"Kirkus Reviews" on "The Rover" "Mel Odom really knows how to keep a reader turning pages" --Lynn Abbey "Odom has created a likable, believable character who will continue his adventures as a newly promoted Second Level Librarian in charge of great books. Fans of the movie version of Tolkien's Fellowship of the Ring will be looking for books to satisfy their interest in weefolks. Readers will enjoy the wealth of creatures in this tale of magic, mystery, and self-discovery, and will stand up and cheer for this little guy who reaches for his best shot and saves the day."--"School Library Journal "on "The Rover" Praise for "The Rover and "The Destruction of Books: "Tolkienesque" --"Locus on" The "Destruction of the Books "A rousing swashbuckling story" -- "Library Journal on "The "Destruction of the Books "Odom's bouncy, funny, cliff-hanger adventure is perfect for the Potter crowd, with enough puns, wry asides, and satirical send-ups to amuse Tolkien fans." -- "Kirkus Reviews on "Destruction of the Books "In the familiar tradition of The Lord of the Rings" -" Publishers Weekly on "The "Destruction of the Books "A surefire page-turner" -- "Booklist (starred review) on "The Rover "Smartly told" --"Library Journal on "The Rover " A charming fantasy ...a cute, smartly told pastiche of Tolkien and Terry Brooks" --"Kirkus Reviews on "The Rover "Mel Odom really knows how to keep a reader turning pages" --Lynn Abbey "Odom has created a likable, believable character who will continue his adventures as a newly promoted Second Level Librarian in charge of great books. Fans of the movie version of Tolkien's Fellowship of the Ring will be looking for books to satisfy their interest in weefolks. Readers will enjoy the wealth of creatures in this tale of magic, mystery, and self-discovery, and will stand up and cheer for this little guy who reaches for his best shot and saves the day."--"School Library Journal on "The Rovershow more

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152 ratings
3.8 out of 5 stars
5 20% (30)
4 45% (69)
3 31% (47)
2 3% (5)
1 1% (1)
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