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The Dark Talent: Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians
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The Dark Talent is the fifth action-packed fantasy adventure in the Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series for young readers by the #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson. This never-before-published, fast-paced, and funny novel is now available in a deluxe hardcover edition, illustrated by Hayley Lazo.
Alcatraz Smedry has successfully defeated the army of Evil Librarians and saved the kingdom of Mokia. Too bad he managed to break the Smedry Talents in the process. Even worse, his father is trying to enact a scheme that could ruin the world, and his friend, Bastille, is in a coma. To revive her, Alcatraz must infiltrate the Highbrary—known as The Library of Congress to Hushlanders—the seat of Evil Librarian power. Without his Talent to draw upon, can Alcatraz figure out a way to save Bastille and defeat the Evil Librarians once and for all?
"Like Lemony Snicket and superhero comics rolled into one." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
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Street Date:
09/06/2016
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781466881532
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Brandon Sanderson. (2016). The Dark Talent: Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians. Tor Publishing Group.

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Brandon Sanderson. 2016. The Dark Talent: Alcatraz Vs. the Evil Librarians. Tor Publishing Group.

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Brandon Sanderson, The Dark Talent: Alcatraz Vs. the Evil Librarians. Tor Publishing Group, 2016.

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Alcatraz Smedry has successfully defeated the army of Evil Librarians and saved the kingdom of Mokia. Too bad he managed to break the Smedry Talents in the process. Even worse, his father is trying to enact a scheme that could ruin the world, and his friend, Bastille, is in a coma. To revive her, Alcatraz must infiltrate the Highbrary—known as The Library of Congress to Hushlanders—the seat of Evil Librarian power. Without his Talent to draw upon, can Alcatraz figure out a way to save Bastille and defeat the Evil Librarians once and for all?
"Like Lemony Snicket and superhero comics rolled into one." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
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Alcatraz Smedry has successfully defeated the army of Evil Librarians and saved the kingdom of Mokia. Too bad he managed to break the Smedry Talents in the process. Even worse, his father is trying to enact a scheme that could ruin the world, and his friend, Bastille, is in a coma. To revive her, Alcatraz must infiltrate the Highbrary—known as The Library of Congress to Hushlanders—the seat of Evil Librarian power. Without his Talent to draw upon, can Alcatraz figure out a way to save Bastille and defeat the Evil Librarians once and for all?
"Like Lemony Snicket and superhero comics rolled into one." —Publishers...

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