The Book That Wouldn't Burn - The Library Trilogy Book 1 (Hardback)Mark Lawrence (author)
A shimmering, stunningly realised fantasy built for bibliophiles, this epic tale about the power of books from the author of Prince of Thorns finds two outcasts join forces to send a world-changing story to the stars.
All books, no matter their binding, will fall to dust. The stories they carry may last longer. They might outlive the paper, the library, even the language in which they were first written.
But the greatest story can reach the stars . . .
Evar has lived his whole life trapped within a vast library, older than empires and larger than cities.
Livira has spent hers in a tiny settlement out on the Dust where no one goes and nightmares stalk.
The world has never noticed them. That's about to change.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 576
Weight: 830 g
Dimensions: 240 x 159 x 50 mm
Praise for Mark Lawrence
'An excellent writer'
George R.R. Martin, #1 SUNDAY and NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of GAME OF THRONES
'Dark and relentless...A two in the morning page turner. Jaw-dropping'
Robin Hobb, the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of THE ASSASSIN'S APPRENTICE
'Excellent - on par with George R.R. Martin'
Conn Iggulden, author of GENGHIS
'Mark Lawrence gets better with every book. It has a drive to it, a pulse, a gearshift that kicks higher and higher.'
Fantasy Book Review
'This tale of knowledge and its cost flies by thanks to the gripping mystery and beautiful worldbuilding...readers will be desperate for more.'
'Lawrence works with many threads here, but none feels misused or insufficiently explored. Rather, the author unspools them masterfully, leaving behind a tightly woven tapestry that readers will ache to see finished even if they can predict one or two of the tale's myriad twists and turns. Gripping, earnest, and impeccably plotted.'
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“An intelligent, esoteric rollercoaster!”
Thank you HarperCollins UK, HarperFiction, HarperVoyager, and NetGalley for the arc of The Book That Wouldn’t Burn by Mark Lawrence in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.
“All books, no matter their binding,... More
“complex / mystical / slow”
Favorite character: Livira
Three words: complex / mystical / slow
Favorite quote: She had thought before that she had known hatred, but those moments had been like shadows of passing clouds. And this, this was the... More
“Excellent prose, immense worldbuilding, and stunning description”
This is not the book for the faint, nor is it for the ones who relish in the might of power, of holding knowledge away from the masses. This is the start of new knowledge, waiting to be uncovered. An origin story that... More
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