Thalia's posture gradually relaxed as Merlin spoke. Here was proof: it wasn't all doom and gloom. The bad guys had run amok for a while, but they weren't winning: the Sheriff of Nottingham had been stopped, Merlin's thief had been caught, and life was still rolling along. She couldn't help but grin back at his last bit of news. Thalia knew how much Merlin's library was a part of him; he loved books even more than Clio did, which was saying something. "That's great news!" she said. "Everything's coming up Merlin, huh?"