This novel focuses mainly on First Librarian Juhg, also a hobbit-like dweller. But unlike Wick, Juhg spent many years of his young life as a slave in the goblin mines. Rescued by the Grandmagister on one of his adventures, Juhg now spends most of his time divided between his duties in the Library and adventures of his own, tracking down rogue books.
After rescuing a book from the hands of a dangerous wizard aboard a goblin ship, Juhg returns to Wick and the Vault of All Known Knowledge. But unbeknownst to them, the book is a trap.
And I actually enjoyed the character of Juhg even more than Wick from the first novel. Juhg has a dark past and isn’t as naive as the young Wick was in The Rover. While the story unfolds a little slower at the beginning of the book, danger and excitement soon envelop Juhg. I’m looking forward to the next in the series, Lord of the Libraries.