Sunday, 1 January 2017

FANTASY REVIEW: The Invisible Library 3: The Burning Page - Genevieve Cogman

Release Date: 15/12/16
Publisher: Tor


The third title in Genevieve Cogman's clever and exciting The Invisible Library series, The Burning Page is an action-packed literary adventure!

When it's your job to save the day - where do you start?

Librarian spy Irene has standards to maintain, especially while on probation. And absconding from a mission via a besieged building doesn't look good. But when her escape route home goes up in flames, what's a spy to do? However, it seems Gates back to the Library are malfunctioning across dozens of worlds. Worse still, her nemesis Alberich is responsible -and he plans to annihilate the Library itself.

Irene and assistant Kai are posted to St Petersburg, to help combat this threat. Here Alberich emerges, as Irene tries to save her friend Vale and foil assassination attempts. Then one incredibly dangerous opportunity to save the Library emerges. Saving herself would be a bonus . . .

Irene's adventures feature stolen books, secret agents and forbidden societies - think Doctor Who but with librarian spies!


The latest book in the series and one that has continued to build upon the success of the previous two as the readers are treated to a tale that will not only thrill and excite but also pull at the emotional heartstrings as Genevieve continues to weave an almost eldritch spell with the pages.

As with the previous books, the writing is engrossing, taking you into the authors world in such vivid colour that you feel that you;'re walking hand in hand with the protagonists. Finally throw into the mix cracking dialogue and all round its a title that will leave you salavating for more. Great fun.

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