There can be no doubt that Brandon Sanderson is a busy man. He has already released 1872 pages worth of novels this year, with The Way of Kings and Towers of Midnight, and Scholastic is about to add another 304 pages to that count when Alcatraz Versus The Shattered Lens comes out on December 1st.
Alcatraz Versus The Shattered Lens is the fourth installment in Sanderson’s Alcatraz series of novels for young adults. Though this is the final installment for now, Sanderson has mentioned in a blog post that there will be another book in the future:
This is the fourth and final of the Alcatraz books in my contract. I do plan there to be more in this series, but I don’t have time for them right now. And so, for now, this is going to stand as the ending of the series. I’ll do Alcatraz Five eventually, I promise.
These Alcatraz books are quite a bit lighter than the average Sanderson novel, and all of the witty humor of those books is combined into Alcatraz. That means I should warn you: don’t read this book in public places as your constant laughter will cause some seriously awkward situations. That doesn’t mean, however, that these novels don’t contain the usual elements of Sanderson’s books. There’s still a great deal of world building, including some very interesting alternative magic systems.
You can find the cover for Alcatraz Versus The Shattered Lens here, and as usual, we bring you the blurb of this novel, though it is a short one this time:
Mokia is under siege by Librarian forces, and who will step up to defend the capital? The rest of the Free Kingdomers think it’s hopeless and won’t go, but Alcatraz is too stoopid not to.
This is part four of his story. Otherwise known as “The part where everything goes wrong, and then Alcatraz has a cheese sandwich.”
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