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The world of the Libyrinth has experienced a series of wrenching changes. After the Libyrarians and their longtime foes the Singers discovered their common heritage, a young healer named Po found the Lion’s Bloom, an ancient and enormously powerful artifact capable of rewriting reality. Behind the mysteries of their shrouded past has always been the legendary Book of the NThe world of the Libyrinth has experienced a series of wrenching changes. After the Libyrarians and their longtime foes the Singers discovered their common heritage, a young healer named Po found the Lion’s Bloom, an ancient and enormously powerful artifact capable of rewriting reality. Behind the mysteries of their shrouded past has always been the legendary Book of the Night. Sought for generations, both feared and revered, it is the key to this world of wonders. When vain, grasping Queen Thela steals the Lion’s Bloom and imperils the very reality of the world, only the Book can heal what she has rent asunder. An epic journey through strange lands, a perilous encounter in a clockwork city, and the revelation of the truth beyond reality will lead those who find the Book to a moment when their world will either be saved...or cease to exist....

Title : The Book of the Night
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ISBN : 9685579
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 106 Pages
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The Book of the Night Reviews

  • Ashley Ferguson
    2019-02-15 19:03

    This review and more can be found at The A P Book ClubI honestly do not understand why this series, and this book in particular, did not take the YA world by storm. This is one of those rare series where the books just keep getting better and better, and this last book just totally blew me away! It has everything an excellent fantasy book should have, plus elements of almost every other genre out there. There's sci-fi and dystopia and romance and everything I love about books. One of my favorite parts about this book was how it was told from so many different perspectives. We see things from Haly, Clauda, Selene, Gyneth, and Po, and sometimes it switches characters mid-sentence. I know that sounds like it would be incredibly jarring, but it really works ridiculously well. We even get a few other characters thrown in there too, and it's really neat to be able to see how everyone ties together to make this world survive. All of the characters were developed so well, and I loved getting to know them even better in this book. Even though you'd think there wasn't much more to learn about them, some of them really surprised me and did things I never would have imagined they were capable of in order to save their friends and their world. Some of the things were totally insane, but nothing was ever out of character. I also completely fell in love with this world in this book. I mean, I loved it before and I loved how complex the politics and the relationships and everything were, but this book took everything I knew and twisted it upside down. Everything is the same, but somehow this world is now completely different. All of the books are tied together so well, and the story just flows. I was NOT expecting the revel near the end about the world, and I think I enjoyed it even more because of that.I don't want to give anything away because I think everyone who enjoys any YA books should read this series for themselves and discover the Libyrinth and the Song and the Redemption for themselves. I would love to live in the world of the Ancients for a little while just because of all the technology and magic and everything. Definitely a strong 5/5, and I would totally rate it higher if I could!

  • Paul Decker
    2019-02-16 21:12

    Find this review and more at The AP Book ClubThis book! So, I enjoyed the first two in this series. They were nice fantasy stories that involved interesting societies with some cool gender roles. The magic and the science were one in the same. There were "Ancients", but I didn't put much thought into them other than a ruined society of high technology. This book completely blew my mind away!Before I get to why this book is way more than a solid 5/5, I'll go through the basics. The characters are all fully developed. There is not one true protagonist. I loved the way North would switch the perspective mid scene or even mid conversation at some points. You got to see how the other side of the conversation is thinking, even if they are not saying it. The story may have not had a linear path, but the storytelling was done so well. Each character had their own solution to the world's problems and we got to follow all the paths. My favorite of the stories was Po's. He had come from this female dominated society and he had learned of gender equality in the last books. He is again in the female dominated society. The pen. It is so amazing. The way North revealed what is was and the different ways it was used were so interesting. What would you do if you could write anything down and it would immediately come true?It is really hard to pinpoint the genre of this. I really like books like that. There's some sci-fi, some high fantasy, some dystopia, and some thought provoking amazingness. It is very hard to write this review without spoiling it. I can only say that this book really bends reality. It reminded me of The Neverending Story. It questions the most basic ideas of existence. What is real? Why is it real? The only way you can experience such a mind blown feeling, like I had when I finished this book, is to read it! If you haven't read the other books in the Libyrinth series, you should! They are both pretty good fantasy stories, but this third installment blows them away!If you like reading, and books, and reading books you should read this book series! 5/5

  • Shara
    2019-01-19 20:02

    The premise: ganked from BN.com: The thrilling, magical conclusion of the Libyrinth trilogy.The world of the Libyrinth has experienced a series of wrenching changes. After the Libyrarians and their longtime foes the Singers discovered their common heritage, a young healer named Po found the Lion’s Bloom, an ancient and enormously powerful artifact capable of rewriting reality.Behind the mysteries of their shrouded past has always been the legendary Book of the Night. Sought for generations, both feared and revered, it is the key to this world of wonders. When vain, grasping Queen Thela steals the Lion’s Bloom and imperils the very reality of the world, only the Book can heal what she has rent asunder. An epic journey through strange lands, a perilous encounter in a clockwork city, and the revelation of the truth beyond reality will lead those who find the Book to a moment when their world will either be saved...or cease to exist.Told with the grace and skill that only Pearl North can bring to the tale, The Book of the Night is a breathtaking adventure that will linger in the memory long after the final page is turned.My Rating: Good ReadWhile I didn't gobble this up in quite the same speed-of-light fashion, it's still a very enjoyable read. There are lots of revelations, personal growths, and some painful tragedies for the characters we know and love. This is the kind of trilogy that I think is best read with a few intervening books as possible, because the world-building gets more and more complex the more you read, both within the books and within the series itself. Can I see myself re-reading these? Absolutely. You know, on that mythical day when the TBR pile is vanquished and I have all this free reading time. But in all seriousness, North's trilogy is quite enjoyable with quite a bit to marvel over. It's easy to recommend, but I do not recommend reading this book out of order.Spoilers, yay or nay?: Yay. And if you haven't read Libyrinth and The Boy from Ilysies, you may get spoilers for those books too. So if you're completely new to the trilogy, do not read the full review and you should be fine. If you're all caught up and have read the whole trilogy, carry on! If you're in the middle, read at your own risk. ;)The full review may be found by clicking below, which takes you to my blog. As always, comments and discussion are most welcome.REVIEW: Pearl North's THE BOOK OF THE NIGHTHappy Reading!

  • Kristin Taggart
    2019-02-18 18:20

    I don't use star ratings, so please read my review!(Description nicked from B&N.com.)“The world of the Libyrinth has experienced a series of wrenching changes. After the Libyrarians and their longtime foes the Singers discovered their common heritage, a young healer named Po found the Lion’s Bloom, an ancient and enormously powerful artifact capable of rewriting reality.Behind the mysteries of their shrouded past has always been the legendary Book of the Night. Sought for generations, both feared and revered, it is the key to this world of wonders. When vain, grasping Queen Thela steals the Lion’s Bloom and imperils the very reality of the world, only the Book can heal what she has rent asunder. An epic journey through strange lands, a perilous encounter in a clockwork city, and the revelation of the truth beyond reality will lead those who find the Book to a moment when their world will either be saved...or cease to exist.”What initially drew me to this trilogy is the reverence that it shows for books and the printed word. In this final novel, we also get a demonstration of the power of words, both for good and ill. Here, we have the Lion’s Bloom, a pen that can be used to change reality depending on what you write with it. The change is literal, although it’s easy to extrapolate the metaphor in our own lives. I loved the explanation of where the more fanciful elements of their world came from—and it is a logical explanation, presuming you can suspend disbelief on things like pens that can change reality. It ties in very neatly with the concept of the Libyrinth itself. It also puts me in mind of something Jasper Fforde might have written, since his novels, like North’s, extol the virtues of the printed word.Beyond the setting, I appreciated that the story was so well balanced among a diverse cast of characters. We get the viewpoints of male and female, higher class and lower class, adventurers and scholars. Of them all, my favorite character is Po. His inner journey in the previous book was one of the most interesting and involved of any young adult novel I’ve read. Given how much chaos is in the rest of the story, his gentleness is a welcome contrast.North has created one of the most inventive young adult trilogies with her Libyrinth novels, and The Book of the Night is an awesome way to conclude it. Although not nearly as well-known as some other series on the market, this one combines quality storytelling with compelling characters and I highly recommend it to anybody, no matter your age.This review originally appeared on Owlcat Mountain on February 22, 2013.

  • Angie
    2019-02-05 16:06

    The Book of the Night is the final book in Pearl North's trilogy. In this book the people of Libyrinth learns the true history of their world and how and why it was created. The Book of the Night has always been a legendary book in this world of books. When Haly finds the book it rocks the very foundation of their world. On the other side of the world Queen Thela has the Lion's Bloom, the pen that can rewrite reality. Po is trying to keep her from using it, but eventually her ambition will get the better of her. I love books about books and this world is a book lover's dream. I would love to visit the library where every book in the world is available. I really enjoy this world and its characters. I think this is a fitting conclusion to the trilogy. We see how all the characters end up and find out what Libyrinth really is. I enjoy that this world is populated by a good mix of people: men and women of all stations of life and representing all populations. In this world everyone is represented equally even if they do not have an equal station in society. This series is definitely worth the read.

  • Amie Doughty
    2019-01-26 17:07

    This book was a fascinating and, in many ways, satisfying conclusion to the Libyrinth series with one exception for me: Gyneth's death. It just seemed unnecessary--at least its permanence. It was the Joss Whedon kills Tara to trigger Willow moment from Buffy the Vampire Slayer all over again, but given the way North's world works, his return was not impossible. The more I ponder the ending, the more dissatisfied I am with it. If Selene's writing (her journal) being placed in the Libyrinth interface resets the story--the world--then Gyneth should still live given that she has not had time to record his death between Haly's re-emergence from the depths of the Libyrinth with Endymion's Journal to the placement of her journal in the machine. (I am really really disappointed with this aspect of the novel. It doesn't work at all, and I think it's more than just a "what did you kill him for?" moment. I mean, I disliked Sirius Black's death in the Harry Potter series, but I understood its place narratively.)All of that being said, it was, on the whole, a tightly written book (if containing a number of small editorial problems), and the story line and concept were fascinating.

  • Cindy
    2019-01-30 17:10

    Wow. This is a definate game changer in the series. I honestly wish the whole series had stayed on this level of writing, because if it did the series would have been more popular than it is. It's hard to explain what happens in this book, but it's awe-inspiring and mind blowing. I was reluctant to read this book as the second book put me off of the series, but I am glad I did. Pearl North pulls some amazing plot twists into this third and final installment and I feel any lover of books will definately love it. It will really make you think twice about books, plots and reading.

  • Inara Scott
    2019-02-03 17:22

    This is a complex and fascinating read. You can read it alone, though you'll miss a lot of detail and story elements from the first two books. Lots of action, a bit of steampunk, and prepare for deep thoughts at the end.

  • Kelly
    2019-02-01 00:18

    An interesting meta commentary on fiction and reality. Gyneth's death was completely superfluous, though.

  • Jocelyn Montalvo Cullum
    2019-01-30 16:11

    I registered a book at BookCrossing.com!http://www.BookCrossing.com/journal/13808461