Author: Garth Nix
Notes: I just found this excerpt humorous - imagine if our libraries were like the Great Library in this book. :)
Lirael looked down at the sleeping Dog, then over at the table. The Stilken was the worst thing she'd encountered in the Library. But she'd found other dangerous things over the past few years - fell creatures, old Charter-spells that had unraveled or becomeunpredictable, mechanical traps, even poisoned book bindings. All these were the regular hazards of a librarian's life.