Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians: The Shattered Lens is a middle grade novel by Brandon Sanderson. It is the fourth volume of the five-part. Alcatraz Smedry is up against a whole army of Evil Librarians with only his friend Bastille, a few pairs of glasses, and an unlimited supply of exploding teddy. Synopsis. The Shattered Lens is the fourth action-packed fantasy adventure in the Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series for young readers by the #1 New York.
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Tuki Tuki, the capital of the kingdom of Mokia, is under attack by an army of alcatrxz Librarians and Alcatraz decides he’s going to do something about it. As with all the books in this series, Alcatraz Versus the Shattered Lens is funny, irreverent, entertaining and teaches you everything you need to know about Librarians! Definitely targeted to younger readers, 10 to 13 years of age, I’d say.
After reading four books in the series, I’m not sure I’ll read a. After reading four books in the series, I’m not sure I’ll read any more. Not because they are bad, but because they just don’t hold my interest as an adult. The plots are just a little to simple and silly for me. I just wish I’d found these when I was 10, I’d have loved them.
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Alcatraz Versus the Shattered Lens
Alcatraz Smedry, the boy with the incredible Talent for breaking things, has a lot to prove and little time in which to do it. In this final adventure, Alcatraz faces an army of librarians–and their giant robots–as they battle to win the kingdom of Mokia.
If the librarians win the war, everything that Alcatraz has fought so hard for could end in disaster. Alcatraz must f Alcatraz Smedry, the boy with the incredible Talent for breaking things, has a lot to prove and little time in which to do it.
Alcatraz must face the robots, the evil librarians, and even his own manipulative mother! But will he be able to save the kingdom of Mokia and the Free Kingdoms from the wrath of the librarians before everything comes crashing down? Hardcoverpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Alcatraz Versus the Shattered Lensplease sign up. This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [Sanderson usually creates very interesting and active heroines, but with this series I can’t really tell.
Does it include an active heroine — one who doesn’t check out early but sticks around for the duration? Aaron Toponce The main character is male, and gets all of the page time, just like with the past Alcatraz books. It’s written from his …more The main character is male, and gets all of the page time, just like with the past Alcatraz books.
It’s written from his perspective, and the series is his story. With that said, Bastille is a strong supporting female character, who gets a lot of page time, and is featured in every book in the series. Probably more so than the other supporting characters combined, except for possibly Alcatraz’s grandfather.
There are other active supporting female characters that do get good page time, and critical to the plot, and have shown up in various parts of the series, but far less consistently: This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [does Bastille die in the end, or does she just get put in a sleep trance? Joanna Sulecka This answer contains spoilers… view spoiler [She’s put into a coma.
See 2 questions about Alcatraz Versus the Shattered Lens…. Lists with This Book. Nov 19, Patrick rated it it was amazing.
Alcatraz Versus the Shattered Lens (Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians, book 4) by Brandon Sanderson
Eagerly looking forward to the final installment. View all 3 comments. Aug 16, Helen 2. Aug 24, Evgeny rated it liked it Shelves: Alcatraz was forcefully pushed, I mean gently persuaded by his loving relatives and friends into defending a besieged city he never saw before in his life. To put things into perspective, the people who are supposed to care about the guy thought it would be a good idea to send a year-old boy into a city surrounded by an army of evil librarians in hopes he somehow would be zlcatraz to save the day.
Off he cersus only to discover that the situation is much worse than what everybody thought previously Alcatraz was forcefully pushed, I mean gently persuaded by his loving relatives and friends into defending a besieged city he never saw before in his life. Off he went only to shattsred that the situation is much worse than what everybody thought previously. Let me start with the following disclaimer: That part was excellent; to avoid spoilers I will just mention that it involves Shakespeare.
This part is the sole reason the book escaped 2. As you have guessed already, my complaints or cranky rants, if you like follow. I always hated how Brandon Sanderson breaks the fourth wall in the series. This time around these moments made up more than one half of the tale probably to hide the fact that how much has actually happened.
I can almost see Sanderson saying, “Look how clever I am” while writing. Too much of anything is never good, even if it is chocolate. As any adult knows growing up sucks. If people tell otherwise, they are lying through their teeth. So there is no need to rub it in our face and this is exactly what the second half of the book does. Alcatraz grows up and this is not funny at all, this is sad; especially if you consider that this is the first time the series stopped being funny.
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I did find something for Alcatraz to feel better about. His father is a complete failure as one.
His mother is not much better – if not worse, however as far as coldhearted mothers concerned Bastille’s mother can easily compete with Alcatraz’s. At least unlike the former the latter shows some signs of humanity.
The former shows as much emotions as any stone of my pavement. Speaking about parents there was an interesting plot twist at the end which unfortunately was zhattered by a use of Deux Ex Machina or something that felt like one to me.
How else would you resolve an unsolvable situation shathered one? This was bad enough to almost make me abandon the series. However considering the fact that the next book would be the series conclusion can somebody confirm it? View shahtered 11 comments. Is there anything Alcatraz can’t break? Aug 20, Choko rated it really liked it Shelves: It offered everything we have come to expect from Brandon Sanderson.
I love the book! I love the series! View all 10 comments. Jul 12, Robin Bridge Four rated it liked it Shelves: This went a little into the dark side and except for sbattered of the stuff at the beginning and a spectacular chapter with a bunch of Hamlet Quotes in a chase.
It is more serious as discoveries are made as to what Alcatraz’s father has planned, what the librarians are doing and that sometimes being the hero doesn’t work out quite like you think it will.
But I will say that the chapters headings which followed no traditional naming convention what-so-ever were either funny or intriguing. Some of them I had to look up to see what they might have went to.
Such as a shout out to Avogadro’s number, Pi, the call sign for the Star Ship Enterprise and a verdus other gems. Still the audio is done very well and lns I knew it I was at the end of another fun read with a small cliffhanger. Great to know I can always count on the Alcatraz series to lift my spirits.
Brandon Sanderson continues to deliver plenty of laughs and action as he prepares to ramp things up for The Dark Talent; now that the illustrated hardcover re-i 4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https: Brandon Sanderson continues to deliver plenty of laughs and action as he prepares to ramp things up for The Dark Talent; now that the illustrated hardcover re-issues of books are out in the world, the stage is set for the long-awaited big finale, dropping September This time, urgent news has come from Mokia, a Free Kingdom nation currently under siege by the Shattered Lens, the most zealous of the Librarian sects.
Thinking like a Smedry, Alcatraz hatches up a crazy plan to charge headfirst into the heat of battle, hoping that his actions would encourage the Shatrered of Crystallia to follow his lead and send support to Tuki Tuki, the capital of Mokia. He only has to hold out until help arrives, which should be soon…ish? After all, how vefsus are Free Kingdoms children supposed to protect themselves?!
I also really alcatrsz getting to visit Mokia, despite shatterd to see it in its besieged state. But I was wrong. Much has been revealed so far over the course of these four books, connecting the dots and fleshing out what is known as the Incarnate Wheel, which is a theory used to divide the different talents up into groups.
This style of describing and categorizing talents is pure Brandon Sanderson. But there are still so many questions: How will things play out between him and Bastille? And will we hhe, truly, finally get that long-promised, oft-teased altar lena Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths.
My youngest son and I have been enjoying the Alcatraz series for several months now. The author has even been kind Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths. The author has even been kind enough to include another one of his creative magical systems and a serious undertone to the tale to satisfy more demanding readers: And the best part is The Shattered Lens sets everything up for the titanic conclusion to the series next book!