The Dark Archive - The Invisible Library series (Paperback)Genevieve Cogman (author)
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The seventh instalment of Cogman’s ingenious Invisible Library series finds the librarian spies fall prey to a succession of assassination attempts tied to a contentious Fae-dragon peace treaty.
A mysterious archive. A powerful enemy. And a cunning plan.
Danger is part of the day job for a Librarian spy. So Irene's hoping for a relaxing weekend. However, her jaunt to Guernsey proves no such thing. Instead of retrieving a rare book, she's almost assassinated, Kai is poisoned and Vale barely escapes with his life. Then the attacks continue in London - targeting those connected with the Fae-dragon peace treaty.
Irene knows she must stop the plot before the treaty fails. Or someone dies. But when Irene and friends are trapped underground, in a secret archive, things don't look so good. Then an old enemy demands vengeance, and a shocking secret is revealed. Can Irene really seize victory from chaos?
The Dark Archive is the seventh book in the Invisible Library series by Genevieve Cogman.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 242 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 23 mm
'I absolutely loved this . . . flavoured with truly unique mythology and a dash of the eldritch. Such clever, creepy, elaborate worldbuilding and snarky, sexy-smart characters!' - N. K. Jemisin on The Invisible Library
'Irene is a great heroine: fiery, resourceful and no one's fool, she has a wonderfully droll sense of humour - much like the novel itself.' - The Guardian on The Masked City
'Brilliant and so much fun. Skullduggery, Librarians, and dragons - Cogman keeps upping the ante on this delightful series!' - Charles Stross on The Burning Page
'A fantastic addition to Genevieve Cogman's oeuvre, and paves the way for a deeper exploration of the fantastic world that she has created.' - FantasyBookReview on The Lost Plot
'Cogman fills a captivating story with animated characters and propels the narrative at a cracking pace, planting perfectly timed plot twists and reversals of fortune along the way.' - The Guardian on The Mortal Word
'Simply a joy to read - deeply atmospheric where it should be, properly exciting when anything's going on as it generally is, and tender too. This is a series that shows absolutely no sign of losing pace, and I'm already impatient for the nex.' - BlueBookBalloon on The Secret Chapter
'Without sacrificing the adventure that is a hallmark of the series, Cogman pulls Irene through a multilevel maze of doubts and paranoia that will have readers jumping at shadows, too. Fans will be delighted to find this series still going strong.' - Publishers Weekly
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