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The Mad Apprentice: 05/09/18
The Mad Apprentice by Django Wexler is the second book in The Forbidden Library series. An apprentice has gone rogue and Alice is sent to track him down. She is met by the apprentices of other the librarians.
These libraries are like different levels of consciousness in Inception. It's difficult to tell what is real and what isn't. Anything read into a story or out of a story is potentially harmful. Add into the mix a group of apprentices who seem to be working on a common goal but don't necessarily know each other and things dangerous and chaotic.
Because of all the layers of artifice and the large ensemble cast, there are some timing issues. The story jerks around, sometimes taking way too long on a scene and other times racing through a bunch to catch up lost time.
That said, the book ends on a whopper of a cliff hanger. I'm intrigued enough to continue on with book three: The Palace of Glass.
Comment #1: Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 21:36:15
Ooh! Sounds like an interesting premise!
Comment #2: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 09:02:00
It is, although the execution is a bit rough in places.