The Lost Books: The Scroll of Kings

By Sarah Prineas
Read by Graham Halstead

The Lost Books Series: Book 1

6.68 Hours 06/26/2018 unabridged
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From Sarah Prineas, the author of the acclaimed Magic Thief series, comes a stunning new tween fantasy novel in which books literally come to life. The powerful Lost Books are infecting the rest with an evil magic, and one boy must save not only the books but the entire kingdom. Prineas returns to her classic middle-grade roots with this imaginative, fast-paced adventure for book lovers everywhere. One strange morning, Alex finds the current librarian dead, and soon after, the book his mentor was reading attacks him! Something dark is afoot. But Alex’s plans to get to the bottom of things are foiled when the duchess refuses to keep him. Just as they’re kicking him out, Alex finds a letter from the queen asking his now dead master to become the new royal librarian…and knows this is his chance. Alex arrives at the palace library only to discover that now all books have come to life. And the powerful, and thought to be destroyed, Lost Books are infecting the rest with an evil magic. As the infected weather books attack with lightning bolts, the sword-fighting books brandish steel, and the books about explosives…well, you know. Alex must find out who has awakened the books and wants to send their readers to their doom. If Alex can stop them, he can find a way to save not only the new young queen but the entire kingdom. A job fit only for a librarian.

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Summary

Summary

From Sarah Prineas, the author of the acclaimed Magic Thief series, comes a stunning new tween fantasy novel in which books literally come to life. The powerful Lost Books are infecting the rest with an evil magic, and one boy must save not only the books but the entire kingdom. Prineas returns to her classic middle-grade roots with this imaginative, fast-paced adventure for book lovers everywhere.

One strange morning, Alex finds the current librarian dead, and soon after, the book his mentor was reading attacks him! Something dark is afoot. But Alex’s plans to get to the bottom of things are foiled when the duchess refuses to keep him. Just as they’re kicking him out, Alex finds a letter from the queen asking his now dead master to become the new royal librarian…and knows this is his chance.

Alex arrives at the palace library only to discover that now all books have come to life. And the powerful, and thought to be destroyed, Lost Books are infecting the rest with an evil magic. As the infected weather books attack with lightning bolts, the sword-fighting books brandish steel, and the books about explosives…well, you know. Alex must find out who has awakened the books and wants to send their readers to their doom. If Alex can stop them, he can find a way to save not only the new young queen but the entire kingdom. A job fit only for a librarian.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Utterly spectacular! Brimming with action and instantly endearing characters.” Ingrid Law, Newbery Honor–winning author of Savvy
“Intriguing.” School Library Journal
“A page-turner of a fantasy with elements of humor as well as intrigue, swordplay, and librarian-versus-­hostile-book combat.” Booklist
“One for the books—and for all who, like Alex, cherish them.” Kirkus Reviews
“Trickster Alex and Queen Kenneret are memorable characters who we happily follow as they bicker and bond and battle their way through this lively and intelligent story. What a gift!” Greg van Eekhout, author of The Boy at the End of the World
“Sara Prineas is in top form with this smart, enchanting story about the magic and power of books. I thoroughly enjoyed every page!” Caroline Carlson, author of the Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates series

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Author Bio: Sarah Prineas

Sarah Prineas is an author of fantasy fiction books for children, young adults, and grown-ups. She is the author of the Winterling trilogy, the the Ash and Bramble series, and the Magic Thief series, which was published in the United States and in seventeen other languages around the world. She lives in Iowa with her mad-scientist husband, two kids, two dogs, two cats, chickens, and a bunch of goats.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 6.68
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English