Peregrin awoke in an underground bunker. He did t kw where he had come from, where he was, or where he was going. The world he knew was gone, replaced by ashes, ruins, and fear. He did t kw what had happened to it, r could he have kwn that, after rescuing two children, he was about to enter a world where his past and his future would be revealed. This is Archivaa a hidden, protected town whose people dedicate themselves to making peace a reality in a chaotic world. But is it possible to pursue a peaceful life in the face of violence? This is the challenge Peregrin must face in author David Prenatt's The Archivist. Even as the people of Archiva welcome Peregrin, they face a threat that could mean the end of their civilization. How could any of them, least of all Peregrin, kw whether he has come to save or destroy?