The Destruction of the Books

The Destruction of the Books, by Mel Odom is the sequel to The Rover and continues many years later, when Wick is now the Grandmagister of the Library.

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.

9 thoughts on “The Destruction of the Books”

  1. Lord of the Libraries. Very cool. I wish there had of been a “lord” at my library. Instead there were alot of old ladies fluttering around. 😉

  2. Mel – You’re very welcome! I enjoyed it immensely!

    Shiloh – I haven’t read it yet.. It’s next on my list after finishing Serpent Bride. I’ll let you know when I do!

    And hah. Oh well, I wasn’t sure what I was going to post on tomorrow anyway.. 😛

  3. I have this one on my to be read list. I haven’t gotten around to adding it to my pile but I will have to now.

    Hey! I saw that you are reading ‘City of Bones’. I can’t wait to read your review on it. I got a chance to interview the author. I’ve just posted the review on my blog. But I promise no spoilers. 🙂

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