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Minecraft is one of the best universes to write in because there's little plot involved with the game. So you can tell nearly any story within its "walls" so long as you follow the rules of the world.

Mur Lafferty, author of Minecraft: The Lost Journals[1]

Minecraft: The Lost Journals is the third Minecraft novel. It is authored by Mur Lafferty and was published by Del Rey Books on July 9, 2019.[2] An audiobook was released the same day, with narration provided by Emily Shaffer.[3]


Max and Alison are proof that differences don’t stand in the way of friendship. Max is always on the lookout for a new adventure—even if it means getting into trouble—while Alison prefers to follow the rules. But both of them are fascinated by the beat-up old journal Max finds and the strange gate its secretive author, the Enchanter, describes: a portal to an otherworldly realm of danger called the Nether.

After they use the journal’s instructions to craft the portal, Max and Alison squabble over whether to remain safe in the Overworld or to journey into the Nether to find the Enchanter... until a fateful accident makes the decision for them.

Trapped in a scary new world, Max and Alison find an ally in Freya, a fierce warrior who has been living in the Nether with her beloved wolf, Bunny Biter. With Freya’s help, and with the clues that lie in the pages of the mysterious journal, Max and Alison embark on a quest to find the Enchanter, even as the Nether pushes their skills—and their friendship—to the limit.


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Prologue and Chapters 1–7

Chapters 8–14

Chapters 15–21

Chapters 22–27 and Epilogue