The Scroll of Kings (The Lost Books, #1) by Sarah Prineas

The Scroll of Kings (The Lost Books, #1)

From Sarah Prineas, author of the acclaimed Magic Thief series, comes a stunning new tween fantasy where books literally come to life!The powerful Lost Books at the palace library are infecting the rest with an evil magic, and two unlikely friends must figure out who, or what, is controlling the books and their power. If they can't, the entire kingdom could be at risk.Sarah Prineas returns to her classic middle grade roots with this imaginative, ...

Details The Scroll of Kings (The Lost Books, #1)

TitleThe Scroll of Kings (The Lost Books, #1)
Release DateJun 26th, 2018
GenreFantasy, Childrens, Middle Grade, Juvenile

Reviews The Scroll of Kings (The Lost Books, #1)

  • Charlotte
    I loved this--magical books/library plus snarky young protagonist plus a young queen whose an interesting person in her own right, and a very dangerous Danger--not just to the protagonist, or to the kingdom, but to the books! This sort of book is the reason why I say I love middle grade fantasy!
  • Pop Bop
    Strong, Independent, Engaging, Confident HeroesIt seems to me that Sarah Prineas has a settled formula, but it's such a good formula and she mixes it up so well that I'm happy to dive in to any series she starts.Here's the formula. Young man with a secret, unknown, powerful destiny, alone in the world waiting for his path to open before him. Young woman in a position to assume great power and responsibility, endeavoring to grow into her potential...
  • Ms. Yingling
    ARC provided by publisher at Young Adult Books CentralAlex is struggling as the apprentice to an elderly librarian at a castle filled with old, musty diaries and laundry lists, and when Master Farnsworth dies under suspicious circumstances, the Dowager Duchess Purslane has had enough of him and sends him away. Not wanting to go back to his militaristic family, he forges the duchess' signature to obtain lodging and supplies, and journeys to Aethel...
  • Kathy Martin
    Fifteen-year-old Alex has run away from home to become a librarian. He has spent his life learning to use a sword but his real desire it to care for books. In his world, books are locked up in libraries and protected by Librarians who are all getting old. He manages to talk himself into an apprenticeship with a librarian but the librarian isn't willing to share very many secrets and dies before Alex can learn much. When Alex opens the book he fin...
  • Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
    The Scroll of Kings (Lost Books #1) by Sarah Prineas, 304 Pages. Harper, JUNE 2018. $17. Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: PG (some fighting danger)EL, MS - ESSENTIAL.After running away from his family of sword masters, Alex has found a place as an apprentice librarian. When he finds his master dead – and apparently killed by a book, Alex takes off again, this time carrying a letter from the Queen, asking for his dead master to come tak...
  • Melanie Dulaney
    Middle graders will love the mix of magic, good vs evil, trappings of royalty and frequent swordplay of this one. Librarians and teachers will appreciate those characteristics as well as the allusions to book burnings and censorship. With its modest length, this new Sarah Prineas work will appeal to those readers capable of longer novels such as Harry Potter or Girl Who Drank the Moon while not intimidated those with shorter attention spans. Othe...
  • Tracey
    Lots of fun--a young royal Librarian trying to save the books and the kingdom (in that order, because books are the most important). Three young people (no early love triangle here--two are siblings) all beginning to come of age. Helpful pages. Running away. Staying put. Just a lovely fun book!
  • Cathleen Stout
    I look forward to the opportunity to review " The Lost Books: The Scroll of Kings"by Sarah Prineas .