Thursday, September 20, 2012

Paul's The Book of the Night Pre Reading

Title: The Book of the Night (Libyrinth #3)
Author: Pearl North
Year Published: 2012

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The world of the Libyrinth has experienced a series of wrenching changes. After the Libyrarians and their longtime foes the Singers discovered their common heritage, a young healer named Po found the Lion’s Bloom, an ancient and enormously powerful artifact capable of rewriting reality.

Behind the mysteries of their shrouded past has always been the legendary Book of the Night. Sought for generations, both feared and revered, it is the key to this world of wonders. When vain, grasping Queen Thela steals the Lion’s Bloom and imperils the very reality of the world, only the Book can heal what she has rent asunder. An epic journey through strange lands, a perilous encounter in a clockwork city, and the revelation of the truth beyond reality will lead those who find the Book to a moment when their world will either be saved...or cease to exist.

Why?: The first two books in this series came out in 2009 and 2010. I have been waiting to read this since the day I put down The Boy from Ilysies. The woirld of the Libyrinth is so unique and different than any other fantasy YA out there. It appears to be set in the future, but has a fantasy feel, and there are modern books like Curious George.

Expectations: It has been a while since I read the other two in this series so I am hoping for some recap. If not, I will be googling some character information. I remember this series has some interesting takes on gender roles. Also, the magic and the science are one in the same. I expect this to be an epic conclusion.

Judging a book by its cover: The cover seems very steampunky and there hasn't been steampunk in the previous two novels so I am intrigued. The cover is in the same style as the previous books.


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