this is the third book in the clemency pogue series. also the only one i've read. it was given to me as an uncorrected proof. the cover art was intriguing so i took it home determined to ignore the fact that i hadn't read the first two books. well, i'm going to have to go back and read the first two now in order to find out how the action in the scrivener bees came about. a junior fantasy novel in the spirit of the spiderwick chronicles, the story focuses on our hero clemency pogue who seems to be not insignificant to the continued survival of make-believe, and her antagonist inky mess, a changeling child determined to take over make-believe. i guess i was supposed to side with clemency, but i'll admit i found myself sympathizing with inky mess and rooting, if not for his success, at least for his change of heart.