“ 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!