Libyrinth: A Fabulous Adventure on a Strange World of the Future

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Tom Doherty Associates, Jul 7, 2009 - Young Adult Fiction - 336 pages
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In her debut novel, Pearl North takes readers centuries into the future, to a forgotten colony of Earth where technology masquerades as magic and wars are fought over books.

Haly is a Libyrarian, one of a group of people dedicated to preserving and protecting the knowledge passed down from the Ancients and stored in the endless maze of books known as the Libyrinth. But Haly has a secret: The books speak to her.

When the threat of the rival Eradicants drives her from her home, Haly learns that things are not all she thinks they are. Taken prisoner by the Eradicants, who believe the written word to be evil, she sees the world through their eyes and comes to understand that they are not the book-burning monsters that she has known her entire life.

The words of a young girl hiding in an attic—written hundreds of years before Haly's birth—will spark the interest of her captors and begin the change necessary to end the conflict between the Eradicants and Libyrarians. With the help of her loyal companion Nod, a creature of the Libyrinth, Haly must mend the rift between the two groups before their war for knowledge destroys them all. Haly's life—and the lives of everyone she knows—will never be the same.

A powerful adventure that unites the present and future, Libyrinth is a fresh, magical novel that will draw in young readers of all genres.


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User Review  - Jessiqa - LibraryThing

In a dystopian world that still has remnants of our world (namely, books) there is a major caste divide: those who read and those who don’t. Those who don’t are Singers. They believe that the written ... Read full review

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User Review  - Starsister12 - LibraryThing

A book that showed great promise but ultimately flopped. The initial premise of "Libyrinth, a repository for the books of the world being kept safe from the page-hating Eradicants who would destroy ... Read full review

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Contents

Acknowledgments
8
1 Griomes Letter
11
2 The Devouring Silence
27
3 The Vault
38
4 The Blade and the Jar
49
5 The Last Wind of the World
61
6 Iscarions Folly
69
7 Clauda in Ilysies
80
13 Perilis the Goat
180
14 Consorting with Demons
194
15 Po
210
16 Miracles
219
17 The Other Half of the Plan
236
18 The First Redemption
249
19 Sibleas Redemption
260
20 The Libyrinth
280

8 The Horn of Yammon
101
9 The Ayorite in the Bathrobe
116
10 The Song
130
11 The Wing of Tarsus
145
12 The Book in the Iron Box
159
21 Claudas Redemption
296
22 The Holy Ones
308
A Guide to the Quotations
323
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About the author (2009)

PEARL NORTH has written fantasy and science fiction for adults under a different name. Libyrinth is her first young adult novel. She lives outside of Detroit, Michigan.

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