In a field in Minnesota stands a crumbling lighthouse.Within its moldering heights lies the key to another world.All you have to do is light the light.Candy Quackenbush thought there was nothing for her in Chickentown besides an alcoholic father and abusive teachers.Little did she know, it also held the means of her escape.Perhaps if she’d known that it would mean following an antlered man with seven heads in a desperate flight from the monstrous and skeletal Mendelson Shape she wouldn’t have wished so hard for a way out.If she’d known that Shape was simply a servant of Christopher Carrion, Lord of Midnight and breather of nightmares she definitely wouldn’t have.However, she didn’t know.She lit the light and called the sea.A sea with a shore in Minnesota; a sea that contains 25 islands, one for each hour, and one for time out of time.The 25 islands of the Abarat.
Welcome to The Rogue Librarian. I will be posting reviews of books, movies, graphic novels, etc. appropriate for teenagers of all ages from 11 to 111. I'll be making recommendations as well and probably blathering on about all sorts of marginally related subjects. I hope you enjoy what you read here and feel free to contact me with suggestions, comments and even reviews of your own.
I am a recent graduate of the School of Information Science at the University of Milwaukee, Wisconsin where I received my Master's degree in Library and Information Science. I specialize in library services for young adults and freedom of information for all.