Bastille Versus the Evil Librarians (#6)

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From #1 New York Times bestselling authors Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson comes Bastille vs. the Evil Librarians, the thrilling conclusion to the Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians saga.

As a Knight of Crystallia, I, Bastille, swore to protect the Smedry clan from the Evil Librarians. (And believe me, screwups like them constantly need protecting.) But when Alcatraz Smedry got strapped to an altar of outdated encyclopedias to be sacrificed to the dark gods, I arrived too late―and instead his father took his place.

Now Alcatraz is a blubbering mess, so it’s up to me lead the charge against his father’s killer: Biblioden, founder of the Evil Librarians―I was sure he died centuries ago!―who’s back to complete his goal of world domination. Now he’s going to use the dark powers he gained from that sacrifice against everyone not under Evil Librarian control. Being burned up from the inside is not how I plan to die, so I’d better figure out some way to stop him or we’re toast!

I know Alcatraz is wrong when he swears he’s no hero. But when a hero falls short, that’s the time for everyone else to step up and do what needs to be done.


"Rescues and kittens by the carload, with a bit of inner growth on the side."

Kirkus Reviews

"This was an epic conclusion! I feel like this book is perfect for eight- to twelve-year-olds."

Seattle Book Review

"This has been an incredible journey, that even with its minor flaws, I felt Bastille vs. the Evil Librarians was the conclusion the readers deserved, and I closed the cover on the final page of my favorite MG series of all time feeling content and satisfied."


“I enjoy humor that makes me think, so this book’s absurd wit is up my alley… The characters and story are highly delightful, and I highly recommend you give the book, and series, a shot.”

YA Books Central

"A middle grade book that anyone can enjoy. [...] A strong conclusion to this series. Don’t let those pesky librarians fool you out there in this mundane world, there is another world full of wonder, magic and fantastically original tallents."

Books of My Heart

"[E]ven with all the comedic irreverence in these books, those Afterwords by Alcatraz and Bastille made me emotional with its core messages about what it means to be flawed and to be a hero."

Novel Notions

"If you and your kids aren’t fans of Alcatraz and all his Talents, is only because you haven’t read about him yet."

One Man Book Club

Awards & Accolades


#1 Amazon bestseller in Children’s Books about Libraries & Reading