“ Except for a crackling fire, the library

slumbered in silent dimness. Bright

golden flames danced over the

pinecones, casting elongated shadows

that flickered over the bookshelves

like the fingers of a ghostly librarian. ”


Thyme Castle’s library is at the foot
of the south tower. It is connected
to the three other rooms in the tower
by a newly installed fireman’s pole,
making it possible for Justin to slide
down to it from his top floor lab in a
matter of seconds!