“I am a Smedry, and we do ridiculous, unexpected, eccentric things like this all the time! Ha-ha!”


Alcatraz Smedry, the boy with the incredible Talent for breaking things, has a lot to prove and little time in which to do it. In this adventure, Alcatraz faces an army of librarians–and their giant robots–as they battle to win the kingdom of Mokia. If the librarians win the war, everything that Alcatraz has fought so hard for could end in disaster. Alcatraz must face the robots, the evil librarians, and even his own manipulative mother! But will he be able to save the kingdom of Mokia and the Free Kingdoms from the wrath of the librarians before everything comes crashing down?

Personal Experiences

This is sadly the last book in the Alcatraz series that is currently out. The next book called The Dark Talent comes out in June 2016. I can’t wait for that book, and am very excited to read it. 

So you’re probably wondering why I’m so excited for the next book. Something mus have happened in this book that provoked me to say that. But what? Read Alcatraz Versus the Shattered Lens to find out. 


“Boys, welcome to the wonderful world of talking to women about their feelings. As a handy primer, here are a few things you should know:

1) Women have feelings.
2) You will spend the next seventy years or so trying to guess what they’re feeling and why.
3) You will be wrong most of the time.
4) I like French Fries.”

“Impossible things are really rough to do, you know.”

“I will not read the last page of novels first,” I said, and then punched myself in the face.
“I promise, I’ll never again read the last page of novels first,” I said, then smacked myself on the head with a book.
“I really, really, really regret reading the last page of this novel first!”
(This page is, of course, here for those of you who skip to the end of the book first. Naughty, naughty! Fortunately, you’re acting out the book like you’re supposed to, right? Well, let that be a lesson to you.)”

“I’ve never understood one thing: Why do all these megalomaniac dictators, secret societies, mad scientists, and totalitarian aliens want to rule the world? I mean really? Don’t they know what a pain in the neck it is to be in charge? People are always making unreasonable demands of kings. “Please save us from the invading Vandal hoards! Please make sure we have proper sanitation to prevent the spread of disease! Please stop beheading your wives so often; it’s ruining the rugs!”

“Wondering where the Mokians get all those shark teeth? Well it involves using children who read the last pages of books first as bait.”

Where can I find this book?

Indie Bound*

*If you are unaware, I have a video on how to use Indie Bound as a resource on how to find books

**Also, if you have a Windows Phone, there is a really good EPUB reader app called Bookviser Reader. You can check out their website here.


Happy Reading  . . . 

Cite this article as: Serene Haroon, "Alcatraz Versus the Shattered Lens (Alcatraz #4) Brandon Sanderson," in {sereneharoon.com}, April 25, 2016, http://sereneharoon.com/2016/04/alcatraz-versus-the-shattered-lens-alcatraz-4-brandon-sanderson/.

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