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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Book Review: The Burning Page (The Invisible Library Novel) by Genevieve Cogman

The Burning Page (The Invisible Library Novel)
by Genevieve Cogman
January 10, 2017
Publisher: Roc
ASN: B01CZCW2NS ISBN: 978-1101988688
Never judge a book by its cover...

Due to her involvement in an unfortunate set of mishaps between the dragons and the Fae, Librarian spy Irene is stuck on probation, doing what should be simple fetch-and-retrieve projects for the mysterious Library. But trouble has a tendency to find both Irene and her apprentice, Kai—a dragon prince—and, before they know it, they are entangled in more danger than they can handle...

Irene’s longtime nemesis, Alberich, has once again been making waves across multiple worlds, and, this time, his goals are much larger than obtaining a single book or wreaking vengeance upon a single Librarian. He aims to destroy the entire Library—and make sure Irene goes down with it.

With so much at stake, Irene will need every tool at her disposal to stay alive. But even as she draws her allies close around her, the greatest danger might be lurking from somewhere close—someone she never expected to betray her...

Librarian Irene is on probation suddenly finds herself the subject of an attack while on a fetch and retrieve job for the Library. It takes her apprentice Kai in his true dragon form to fly them out of the world and to the world where detective Vale lives. Vale is going through being Chaos infected, due to their last adventure on a chaos fae world in the second book in the series, and worse, Irene finds it is her enemy, and ex-Librarian Alberich who is behind her attacks, plus what is happening to other librarians and the Library.

What can you expect from this story? There is a deeper level of understanding about the mechanics of the Library, which in turn will also help the reader better understand how books create the connection between the Library and the alternate worlds. I enjoyed the depth that Ms. Cogman explains about high chaos worlds versus high order worlds and everything in between.

Of you enjoy the TV series, “The Librarians,” on TNT, or The Librarian movies that proceeded that, then this book and its proceeding novels will be something you’ll like. It’s full of adventure and excitement, an entertaining page turner that you won’t put down the book, not until the last sentence is read.

I gave The Burning Page 5 sheep

Pamela K. Kinney

Sheep review: The Masked City (The Invisible Library #2)

About the author:
Genevieve Cogman is a freelance author, who has written for several role-playing game companies. Her work includes GURPS Vorkosigan and contributions to the In Nomine role-playing game line for Steve Jackson Games: contributions to Exalted 2nd Edition and other contributions to the Exalted and Orpheuslines for White Wolf Publishing: Hearts, Swords and Flowers: The Art of Shoujo for Magnum Opus: and contributions to the Dresden Files RPG for Evil Hat Productions. She currently works for the NHS in England in the HSCIC as a clinical classifications specialist.

She has had three books of her series about the multidimensional Library accepted by Tor Books, and the first two books, The Invisible Library and The Masked City, are now available. Her novels are represented by Lucienne Diver of the Knight Agency.

1 comment:

  1. I've been hearing a lot of buzz about this book. I need to read this.