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Publisher's Summary

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, fast-paced adventure for book lovers everywhere.

©2018 Sarah Prineas (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

“A page-turner of a fantasy with elements of humor as well as intrigue, swordplay, and librarian-versus-hostile-book combat.” (Booklist)

What listeners say about The Lost Books: The Scroll of Kings

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Is it worth looking for them? Depends.

If you know as many librarians as I do, you’ll love the concept. The book is probably listed in the card file under A for "action" and under Z for "zany", under D for "dangerous books" and certainly under C for "creatiive". If you are looking in an old-school card file, beware of paper cuts. On the other hand, it won't be listed under R for "real people." In brains, brawn, mind and heart, these are flat characters, so again beware of paper cuts. Granted, there was an attempt at depth, with a swordmaster-turned librarian, a prince who can't read, and young queen challenged by her age. In the end, this is Tom and Jerry (minus the laugh track), not Spirited Away.

I liked Magic Thief much better as a story; I liked this one mostly because of the concept of Dangerous Books.

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I of course loved that this book combined love of books, with adventure and fantasy.

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Captivating story.

Well performed. The story is engaging and easy to get into. I'd listen to the sequel.

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When is the 2nd book coming out?

The book was great! I really hope she keeps going with this series! I can’t wait for the next one!