A thought-provoking thriller from the USA Today bestselling author of The Cosega Sequence and The CapStone Conspiracy.
The last library.
The last books.
The last chance.
Eighty years from now there is no war, no hunger, no pollution. After overcoming a series of calamities in the first half of the century, human advancements birthed a utopian society. The world is secure and Earth's 2.9 billion people are healthy and happy.
When everything is perfect, the only thing left to fear is the truth.
With a single government ruling the entire planet, using a common currency and one language, the population is unified and enjoying the prosperity that comes with more than seven decades of peace. Free healthcare for all, and guaranteed employment, make the future a dream. But this future is only safe if those in power can hide the past.
The books must be destroyed!
When the single remaining library of physical books is ordered closed and its "dangerous" contents burned, almost no one notices, almost no one cares. The impossible task of rescuing the books, discovering their secrets, and unraveling a coded paradox, is up to an angry author, a brazen revolutionary and the last librarian. If they fail, humanity will lose more than just what is printed on those antique pages . . . if it survives at all.
Never let them catch you reading!
This conspiracy thriller will appeal to fans of Ray Bradbury, George Orwell, Marcus Sakey, Ernest Cline, Hugh Howey, Daniel Silva, Clive Cussler, Orson Scott Card, Pierce Brown, Blake Crouch, Douglas E. Richards, A.G. Riddle, Ursula Le Guin, and Suzanne Collins.
Praise for the Justar Journal
"Pushed all the right buttons - SciFi, mystery, techno-thriller, quotes from great authors . . . "
"Fascinating, clever story reminiscent of 1984."
"Richly deep characters. His words flow smoothly over a textured plot that's interlaced with an imaginative world of science fiction, captivating readers."
"A complex conspiracy that kept me guessing and reading until I consumed the entire series!"
"Very engaging plot with thought provoking turns. Very exciting read."
Find out why nearly a million copies of Brandt Legg's books have been sold/downloaded worldwide.
The complete series is available now!
THE LAST LIBRARIAN (Justar Journal #1)
THE LOST TREERUNNER (Justar Journal #2)
THE LIST KEEPERS (Justar Journal #3)
Also by Brandt Legg
CapWar ELECTION (CapStone Conspiracy #1)
CapWar EXPERIENCE (CapStone Conspiracy #2)
CapWar EMPIRE (CapStone Conspiracy #3)
Cosega Search (Cosega Sequence #1)
Cosega Storm (Cosega Sequence #2)
Cosega Shift (Cosega Sequence #3)
Cosega Sphere (Cosega Sequence #4)
OUTVIEW (Inner Movement #1)
OUTIN (Inner Movement #2)
OUTMOVE (Inner Movement #3)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Last Librarian (The Justar Journal Book 1) by Brandt Legg In the year 2025, a viral plague kills most of the human race. A war followed the plague in which the Aylantik coalition rules the world. The world has been divided into 24 regions. The book opens in 2098, in which there is no more war, no more hunger, and no more pollution. The world is secure and Earth’s 2.9 billion people are healthy and happy. Runit Happerman is a 43 y/o man who is the last librarian. He receives a letter telling him that his library--The Portland library -- will be closed in ten days and all the books will be burn. Runit's closest friend, the author Nelson Wright, pays Runit a visit and informs him that the reason that this is been done is that the leaders of the Aylantik Coalition want to change the truth. In 2098, all the books have been uploaded to a paperless form, which as Nelson proves to Runit is been altered to hide the truth. "The 'virtual' world is not a place that feels very secure to me. It's too difficult to tell what is real. It's too easy to manipulate reality across the digital Field." Nelson tells Runit in page 51. Nelson convinces Runit to save the books. "They want certain things forgotten or hidden or never known, and the places where such things are recorded, like books, become dangerous to the corrupt. The ones who want to control what people think. Who feel safe only when everyone sees it all their way." p. 263. But there's a problem, The Portland library has one point one million books, and most of those books are not important. So which books need to be saved? To answer that, both men consult Blaise Cortez, the famous, eccentric inventor who created DesTin--an artificial intelligence system that will solve relevance of the books that need saving. At the same time, Aylantik is ruled by corporations. They determine what's important and how to keep the "peace,": They've developed AOI--Aylantik Office of Intelligence, a CIA agency on hormones and they remove any threats to the society by either killing, most of the times, or imprisoning the resistance. A trillionaire, Deuce Lipton, and a billionaire, Lance Miner are fighting for control of the world. They are both determined to keep the peace, even though, there are many who want to start a war and eliminate the status quo, PAWN -- People Against World Nation-- being the leading group. The story is only the first of three volumes that the writer is trying to sell, so I was a bit upset. The book is not a stand-alone book, and I was not impressed enough to continue reading the series. Even though it's a great premise, something like Fahrenheit 451--the execution confused me and, frankly, bored me. It was hard to follow who is who and to connect with any of the characters. The point of view is never clear. It runs from a universal point of view to a third person point of view -- changing without warning, making the plot hard to follow. There are too many characters which are not fleshed out and are hard to tell apart, too many neologisms which are not explained--until one finds the glossary at the end of the book--all of which makes the reading even more confusing. The book is one extended info-dump and what it needed most of all is a good, ruthless editor. I managed to finish the book, but I'm a good fast reader. Not recommended!
I loved this book. I read the nook version. It eerily describes a world that we are too close to becoming--perhaps closer than anyone realizes.