"Just as aged Bilbo Baggins gives way to a new hero, Frodo, at the start of The Lord of the Rings, so does elderly Edgewick "Wick" Lamplighter, now a Grandmagister at Great Library, leave center stage to a youthful prot g , the pint-sized Juhg, in this Tolkienesque sequel, set nearly a century later, to Odom's The Rover (2001). In the tradition of Fritz Leiber's immortal Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser, Juhg and his burly human friend, Raisho, set out on a series of fantastic adventures ... The narrative moves along at a snappy pace, with much good humor, zest and color, ... the magic lies in the details, where books and wizards, both good and evil, glimmer." --Publishers Weekly on The Destruction of the Books
"The battles are ferocious ... As before, plenty of humor tempers the wild action."
--Booklist on The Destruction of the Books
" A rousing, swashbuckling story. " --Library Journal on The Destruction of the Books
"Odom's bouncy, funny, cliff-hanger adventure is perfect for the Potter crowd, with enough puns, wry asides, and satirical send-ups to amuse Tolkien fans." --Kirkus Reviews on The Destruction of the Books