Dorrie and Marcus were only trying to catch their friend's runaway mongoose when they entered the staff room of the Passaic Public Library, they had no idea they would encounter a gateway to another place and time. But when they fall through the opening into Petrarch's Library, they stumble upon a very carefully kept secret. The Library is connected to libraries all over the world and in various time periods. The Lybrarians protect knowledge and the people who are persecuted for trying to share knowledge and ideas. Their enemies, the Foundation, want to control all knowledge and use it for their advantage. So when Dorrie and Marcus fall through an unknown gateway, some immediately suspect they are spies or enemy agents of some sort. Will they ever convince anyone of their innocence? Will they ever make it back home? And if there is a Foundation agent in the Library, who is it?
Any book with the title The Ninja Librarians would have to grab my attention, but this one had more than a funny name. There were Star wars jokes, intrigue, sword fights, the ability to read things out of books (like in Inkheart), and friendships new and old. This is a great book for library and book lovers, readers who enjoy a good adventure, and those looking for something out of the ordinary.
I read an e-book provided by the publisher through NetGalley.