Posted by: bluesyemre | May 2, 2017

Best #librarian characters in fantasy fiction

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Libraries often feel like magical places, the numerous books on every shelf holding the ability to transport their reader to new and wonderful worlds. In the words of Terry Pratchett: “They thought the library was a dangerous place because of all the magical books…but what made it really one of the most dangerous places there could ever be was the simple fact that it was a library.” Libraries in particular seem to have an enchanting power for writers: in many novels, the multiple possibilities that a room of books holds is transformed into literal magic, with libraries becoming doors to infinite other worlds. As the navigators of these boundless realms, fictional librarians are often also given magical powers, as the only ones who can truly understand the library’s mystical ways. We have compiled a list of our favourite magical librarians, whose powers go beyond their intellectual prowess.

https://blog.oup.com/2017/04/librarians-fantasy-fiction-characters/


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