By Brandon Sanderson
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When Alcatraz and Grandpa Smedry make a pilgrimage to the unfastened nation urban of Crystallia, the Smedry domestic base, Alcatraz is stunned to work out that he's, actually, a legend. while he used to be a child he used to be stolen by means of the Evil Librarians, and his mom, a Librarian herself, was once in the back of the complete scheme. Now, together with his estranged father, who's performing certainly unusual, Bastille, who has been stripped of her armor, and Grandpa Smedry, who's, as constantly, overdue to every little thing (that's his Talent), Alcatraz attempts to avoid wasting a urban below siege. From who? Why, the Librarians in fact!
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Alcatraz Versus the Knights of Crystallia (Alcatraz, Book 3) by Brandon Sanderson