Book Review- The Last Librarian (The Justar Journal Book 1) Brandt Legg | Miki's Hope

Book Review- The Last Librarian (The Justar Journal Book 1) Brandt Legg

Monday, June 25, 2018

My heart was in my throat -- no more libraries -- no more print books. Now we all know how I love to read--and even the thought of this sends shivers down my spine!! Oh I now read E-Books-but that is actually pretty recent--and I may not go to libraries anymore--but if you asked my Mom she would tell you that whenever she happened to ask what I wanted to do--I answered "let's go the the library!" Whether it was the NYC Library or the little one in our town--that's where I wanted to go!!

The only problem with E-Books is they can be changed to suit nefarious purposes--If we all do not know the truth of the past (because it has been changed or deleted --how are we ever going to NOT make the same mistakes again and again and again. And will there be anyone left who actually remembers what those books contained? Not if the powers in charge shut down all the libraries and BURN all the books!!

The last librarian-in the world's last library-has just been told that his library is about to be closed down. One of his closest friends, an author-convinces him they have to save at least the most important of the books. Meanwhile they need help--which are the most important?

Is there a revolution about to begin--who are the good guys and who the bad--it will get all tangled up and unfortunately I will have to keep reading this 3 book series--because the cliff hanger at the end grabbed me--just as this book did. Another book that I read in one sitting!! This is a conspiracy novel that will stay with me for all eternity!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

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.”

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About the Author: (from Amazon)

USA TODAY Bestselling Author Brandt Legg uses his unusual real life experiences to create page-turning novels. He’s traveled with CIA agents, dined with senators and congressmen, mingled with astronauts, chatted with governors and presidential candidates, had a private conversation with a Secretary of Defense he still doesn’t like to talk about, hung out with Oscar and Grammy winners, had drinks at the State Department, been pursued by tabloid reporters, and spent a birthday at the White House by invitation from the President of the United States.

At age eight, Legg's father died suddenly, plunging his family into poverty. Two years later, while suffering from crippling migraines, he started in business, and turned a hobby into a multi-million-dollar empire. National media dubbed him the “Teen Tycoon,” and by the mid-eighties, Legg was one of the top young entrepreneurs in America, appearing as high as number twenty-four on the list (when Steve Jobs was #1, Bill Gates #4, and Michael Dell #6). Legg still jokes that he should have gone into computers.

By his twenties, after years of buying and selling businesses, leveraging, and risk-taking, the high-flying Legg became ensnarled in the financial whirlwind of the junk bond eighties. The stock market crashed and a firestorm of trouble came down. The Teen Tycoon racked up more than a million dollars in legal fees, was betrayed by those closest to him, lost his entire fortune, and ended up serving time for financial improprieties.

After a year, Legg emerged from federal prison, chastened and wiser, and began anew. More than twenty-five years later, he’s now using all that hard-earned firsthand knowledge of conspiracies, corruption and high finance to weave his tales. Legg’s books pulse with authenticity.

His series have excited nearly a million readers around the world. Although he refused an offer to make a television movie about his life as a teenage millionaire, his autobiography is in the works. There has also been interest from Hollywood to turn his thrillers into films. With any luck, one day you’ll see your favorite characters on screen.

Legg now writes full time – his favorite endeavor ever! For more information, visit, or to contact Brandt directly, email him:, he loves to hear from readers and always responds!

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Gladys Parker said...

While the book seems like a thriller even I would read, his real life is quite amazing its self! I'd love to see it as a movie. My adult son would love this book in fact I'm messaging him the info and link. Conspiracy theories and thrillers are his type of read and this has both.

LeahSay's Views - Bonnie said...

Oh, this book sounds like it will so be on my must read soon list. I like mystery and well... I read daily unless I'm too ill to read (very ill) or my eyes hurt from reading too much the day before. Thanks for the heads up I'm adding it to my kindle list now.

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