Free (Alcatraz Versus the Shattered Lens) by Brandon Sanderson


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  • Alcatraz Versus the Shattered Lens
  • Brandon Sanderson
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  • 20 December 2018
  • 9780439925570

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Alcatraz Versus the Shattered Lens review Ô eBook or Kindle ePUB 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 thei. 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 13 year old boy into a city surrounded by an army of evil librarians in hopes he somehow would be able to save the day Off he went only to discover that the situation is much worse than what everybody thought previously Let me start with the following disclaimer the book has one very funny part That part was excellent to avoid spoilers I will just mention that it involves Shakespeare This part is the sole reason the book escaped 25 star rating 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 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 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 overshadowed by a use of Deux Ex Machina or something that felt like one to me How else would you resolve an unsolvable situation without 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 and that the books are uite short I will force myself to finish the series eventually Очаг на башне 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 13 year old boy into a city surrounded by an army of evil librarians in hopes he somehow would be able to save the day Off he went only to discover that the situation is much worse than what everybody thought previously Let me start with the following disclaimer the book has one very funny part That part was excellent to avoid spoilers I will just mention that it involves Shakespeare This part is the sole Druids A History reason the book escaped 25 star The Mechanics' Institute Review: Issue 5 rating As you have guessed already my complaints or cranky White Nights 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 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 Sammy Keyes and the Cold Hard Cash Sammy Keyes 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 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 overshadowed by a use of Deux Ex Machina or something that felt like one to me How else would you The Weight of Ink resolve an unsolvable situation without 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 and that the books are uite short I will force myself to finish the series eventually

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Alcatraz Versus the Shattered Lens review Ô eBook or Kindle ePUB R 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 face the robots the e. Is there anything Alcatraz can t break Tuki Tuki the capital of the kingdom of Mokia is under attack by an army of evil 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

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Alcatraz Versus the Shattered Lens review Ô eBook or Kindle ePUB Vil 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. Originally reviewed at BookwraithsMy youngest son and I have been enjoying the Alcatraz series for several months now Brandon Sanderson s funny bizarre clever and hilarious writing definitely takes some getting use to I mean the Evil Libraries are reading these stories after all so Alcatraz has to confuse them but once you begin to acclimate yourself to the strangeness of the Free Kingdoms and the whackiness of the Smedrys the middle grade fun takes off 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 demanding readers young and old alike And the best part is The Shattered Lens sets everything up for the titanic conclusion to the series next bookAs we begin Alcatraz can t seem to catch his breath before the Evil Librarians unleash yet another diabolical scheme to take over the Free Kingdoms After having foiled their foul plots for three straight books you d think the bad guys would have learned their lesson by now I mean Alcatraz Smedry has come home and they need to stop the foolishness already But no the librarians move from defeat into full attack mode in The Shattered Lens Their new target the Free Kingdom of Mokia where they besiege its capital of Tuki Tuki All of which means Alcatraz must once again use his extraordinary Smedry talent of breaking things along with an unlimited supply of exploding teddy bears to stop the vile villains in their tracksLike always Alcatraz sets off without any real plan Okay he sorta has a plan I mean charging into battle with only his friend Bastille to help is kind of a strategy right The other Free Kingdoms will eventually come and help once they see Alcatraz taking a stand They have to don t they And they will show up in time to stop the librarians coma inducing weapon from taking out all of Tuki Tuki s defenders hopefully Sure the robot army of the Evil Librarians is impressive scary powerful even but Alcatraz knows it will all work out in the end because it always doesAs a middle grade book filled with whacky humor it probably goes without saying that the jokes are the star here Now as a dad I can t say I laughed out loud at every one liner or smiled at every silliness which Brandon Sanderson effortlessly penned but my nine year old did Every zany line every ridiculous event amused him entertained him and thrilled him And since my son is the target audience for this mad caper than I think Mr Sanderson succeeded in doing exactly what he set to do entertain the middle grade readersDon t take the above statement to me I didn t enjoy this book because I did It is just that different things held my attention My personal favorite being the continued growth of the magical system as here and throughout the entire series Mr Sanderson has every so subtly unveiled oculatory lens Smedry talents the Incarnate Wheel and so much the comical nature of each magic hiding yet developing an intricate and complex system which is very reminiscent of the magical systems from his adult epic fantasy series The Alcatraz system yet another one of Sanderson s magical masterpieces which is well worth learning aboutAs for any criticisms of this novel I do not have any besides what I have already mentioned in my reviews of the three prior books specifically you like Sanderson s sense of humor here or you don t Obviously if pushed to say I will admit the whacky over the top fun was a bit much for me at times And sure the serious plot points took a backseat to the laughs But please remember this is a middle grade book where comedy is king so while those things did bother me I do not hold that against The Shattered Lens in the leastBut it all comes down to whether you should read this book and this series doesn t itMy only answer to such a uestion is that Alcatraz is a series you either like or you don t My son and I do like it He gets all the jokes I get most of them He relates to Alcatraz My nine year old self thinks Alcatraz is pretty cool The magic system here makes my son laugh The magic system makes me realize how smart Brandon Sanderson really is The Shattered Lens conclusion excited my son The conclusion made me anxious to see how Mr Sanderson can wrap this story up in The Dark Talent set to be released September 6 2016 And so that is why I would encourage all fantasy lovers to give this one a try because your inner child needs to be released occasionally to have some funI received this book from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review I d like to thank them for allowing me to receive this review copy and inform everyone that the review you have read is my opinion alone


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