Book Review: THE LAST LIBRARIAN by Brandt Legg

51un3-utalAs a fan of Legg’s Cosega novels, I was excited to find he had penned a new series. The Last Librarian is the first book in the Justar Journal Series and, believe me, it does not disappoint.

Set in the not too distant future, the book opens with the planned closing of the last library on earth. All the books have been digitalized and, not only will the library be closed, but the hard copy books will be burned.

The earth, in this science fiction thriller, has undergone a violent upheaval, starting with a plague that killed off the majority of the world’s population. This was followed by war, the outcome of which resulted in the dissolution of individual countries and states. Legg’s brave new world is united under one government which, on the surface, appears utopian. However, scratch that surface and you will find something else entirely.

This is a thrilling read. Sci-Fi fans will enjoy all the gadgetry Legg has come up with and those with a literary bend, like myself, will relish all the quotations from classic novels that the characters use to reveal their thoughts and motivations. Also, for Cosega fans – a little teaser – there is a connection from that series to this!

I thoroughly enjoyed The Last Librarian and look forward to the next book in this series. I give two thumbs up for this wonderful adventure and five great, big shiny stars.