Alcatraz Versus The Knights Of Crystallia
by Brandon Sanderson
Review by Beth Slater
Scholastic Press Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780439925556
Date: 01 October 2009 List Price $16.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
After two books, Alcatraz is finally on his way home. Home – a place he's never been. Home for Alcatraz is the Free Kingdom city of Nalhalla – where his father and grandfather grew up, and near where is best friend Bastille, one of the Knights of Crystallia, also was raised. Of course, right now Bastille has been stripped of her armor because she lost her sword – actually, Alcatraz broke it – although no one believes THAT because their swords are unbreakable. But the Smedry talents are indisputable, and historical. Either way, Bastille must prove herself to win back her armor and her position. But Alcatraz is in for more than one surprise, and that's before his flying crystal bird, Hawkwind, explodes mid-air. From official release/information:
Product Description: When Alcatraz and Grandpa Smedry make a pilgrimage to the Free Kingdom city of Crystallia, the Smedry home base, Alcatraz is shocked to see that he is, in fact, a legend. When he was a baby he was stolen by the Evil Librarians, and his mother, a Librarian herself, was behind the whole scheme. Now, with his estranged father, who is acting indeed strange, Bastille, who has been stripped of her armor, and Grandpa Smedry, who is, as always, late to everything (that's his Talent), Alcatraz tries to save a city under siege. From who? Why, the Librarians of course!
(Source: Scholastic Press)