This... this book was incredible. This is the tale of Optimus Yarnspinner, a young dinosaur, who travels to Bookholm, which is a city pretty much all about literature. Even the food is named after books and authors. It's pretty much a paradise (though not without it's dangers of course). But the real story is beneath the city of Bookholm, in the catacombs of "dreaming books". Catacombs of vast stores of books in which various races have emerged, and Bookhunters from the surface hunt for the most valuable books--killing one another in the process. You meet the Booklings, an adorable little race of Cyclopses who memorize books, Sphinxxxxes which are kind of like giant spiders, Harpyrs, and a giant with many noses. Here is also where you encounter the Weeping Shadows and living books as well as the tragic Shadow King.I recommend it for anyone with an interest in books. Seriously, you will not regret it. The writing is superb. The storyline flows perfectly, there's never a boring moment through the rollercoaster of the catacombs--enough mystery to keep you wondering and enough action to keep you hooked.