Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians (Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians, #1)

by Brandon Sanderson

Hayley Lazo (Illustrator)

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From the author of the Mistborn series and a master of contemporary fantasy comes a collection of his four-book Alcatraz series, the tale of a small group of freedom fighters operating against the cult of Evil Librarians.

On his 13th birthday, Alcatraz, a foster child, gets a bag of sand in the mail which purports to be his “inheritance” sent from his father and mother. The Librarians, of course, immediately steal the bag of sand from him. This sparks a chain of events which leads Alcatraz to realize that his family is part of a group of freedom fighters who resist the Evil Librarians—the secret cult who actually rule the world. Alcatraz’s grandfather shows up and tows him off to infiltrate the downtown library to steal back the mystical bag of sand. The ensuing story involves talking dinosaurs, sentient romance novels, and a dungeon-like labyrinth hiding beneath the innocent-looking downtown library. With a seductive mix of offbeat humor, high adventure, and endearing characterization, this is a fantasy that will appeal to all lovers of the fantastical.

  • ISBN10 0765378949
  • ISBN13 9780765378941
  • Publish Date 16 February 2016 (first published 1 October 2007)
  • Publish Status Active
  • Imprint Starscape Books
  • Format Hardcover
  • Pages 320
  • Language English