The Ninja Librarians: Sword in the Stacks
They say adventures await you at the local library, but for Dorrie and Marcus, that has proven doubly true. Dorrie and Marcus uncover a secret clan of warrior librarians that not only travel the stacks, but through time itself by way of a magical library. Now they are serving as apprentice lybrarians, learning the ways of Petrarch’s Library. But with sinister forces at work, mistakes occurring across time, and rivalries forming between students, it’s going to be a steep learning curve!
Sword in the Stacks is the second novel inThe Ninja Librarians series, and it certainly doesn’t wait for new readers to catch up before plunging into several major plotlines and a half-dozen smaller character arcs. There is a huge cast of characters (from lybrarians and historical figures to the students themselves) and it seems like virtually everyone is up to something.
And although that could be overwhelming, it’s not. It’s madcap, bordering on full-blown chaos, but it’s the chaos of growing up, learning about responsibility, honesty, and doing what’s right. An inattentive reader may get lost, but most readers will muddle through just fine, latching onto favorite personalities and riding the waves through to the conclusion.
Jen Swann Downey