Hoarding all the knowledge of the world, the Great Library jealously guards its secrets. But now a group of rebels poses a dangerous threat to its tyranny…
Jess Brightwell and his band of exiles have fled London, only to find themselves imprisoned in Philadelphia, a city led by those who would rather burn books than submit. But Jess and his friends have a bargaining chip: the knowledge to build a machine that will break the Library’s rule.
Their time is running out. To survive, they’ll have to choose to live or die as one, to take the fight to their enemies—and to save the very soul of the Great Library…
Jess and his friends are currently trapped with knowledge that could get them tortured and killed. Several of their friends have already survived torture because of this secret.
Funny, how The Great Library boasts about sharing knowledge, and yet...hoards what it doesn't want the world to see and kills those who try to share it. That's not exactly my idea of a library.
Jess and his friends are now in post-modern America, where they have to learn how to work robots which seem to have more emotion than they should and are also trying to kill them. They are forced to find ways to convince others of the truth behind the library, but it always comes back to them helping themselves.
Stakes have risen, fires are burning. I really hope the next book comes out soon so I can find out where Jess and his friends are headed now.
I love how this series makes you think about what goes into free speech in every country. Is it really all free? And are we willing to do everything we can to make sure we all have the right to say what we believe and gain knowledge in what we are passionate about? Are we willing to live with the consequences if we aren't?
I give this a 4 out of 5!