The Invisible Library - The Invisible Library series (Paperback)
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The Invisible Library - The Invisible Library series (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages
Published: 15/01/2015
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One spy. One dangerous book. One deadly mission. The first in a delightful fantasy mystery series, The Invisible Library is the astounding debut from Genevieve Cogman.

Irene must be at the top of her game or she'll be off the case – permanently . . .

Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, which harvests fiction from different realities. Along with her new assistant Kai, she's posted to an alternative London. Their mission – to retrieve a dangerous book. But lo and behold, when they arrive, it's already been stolen. London's underground factions seem prepared to fight to the very death to find her book.

In this world teeming with supernatural creatures and unpredictable magic, Irene soon finds herself up to her eyebrows in a heady mix of danger, clues and secret societies. And Kai is also hiding secrets of his own. Yet failure is not an option – the nature of reality itself is at stake.

'It's a breath of fresh air' – Guardian

Continue the journey with the second adventurous title in the The Invisible Library series, The Masked City. Genevieve is also the author of the Sunday Times bestselling Scarlet - which reimagines the tale of The Scarlet Pimpernel, but with vampires, mages and magic . . .

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781447256236
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 238 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

I absolutely loved this ... flavored with truly unique mythology and a dash of the eldritch. Such clever, creepy, elaborate worldbuilding and snarky, sexy-smart characters - N.K. Jemisin, author of the Broken Earth series, including The Fifth Season

A dazzling bibliophilic debut - Charles Stross, author of the Laundry Files, including The Atrocity Archives

It's a breath of fresh air ... with a companionable heroine in Irene, and a satisfyingly complex plot, The Invisible Library - the first of a series - is a book in which to wallow - Guardian

Written in a similar vein to Deborah Harkness's All Souls trilogy ... Contemporary meets fairy-take in this novel - Big Issue

Cogman writes with a vivacity and wittiness that breathes new life into the genre . . . Reminiscent of the works of Diana Wynne Jones and Neil Gaiman, Cogman's novel is a true treat to read - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Surrender to the sheer volume of fun that appears on every page...thoroughly entertaining - Starburst Magazine

Fantasy doesn't get much better ... If you're looking for a swift, clever and witty read, look no further - Fantasy-Faction.com

This witty and spirited adventure sets up a potential gold mine of lore for the writer to plunder in future sequels ... a fun and original page-turner - SciFiNow.co.uk

Highly entertaining ... It reminded me a lot of Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next series - TheBookPlank blog

The Invisible Library is everything I could ever want out of a book . . . a stunning work of art that has me absolutely begging for more - FantasyBookReview.co.uk

Hits the spot straight from the opening page ... one of the most pleasurable debuts of the year - Upcoming4.me

An adventure story to delight the heart . . . The characters of Irene, her companion and those they encounter are vividly drawn, and the story moves along at breakneck speed to a thoroughly satisfying conclusion - ScifiBulletin.com

A book that was a sheer joy to spend time with ... solid prose alongside great pace - FalcataTimes blog

Cogman's dialogue is clever and funny, and her characters delightfully flawed. With this book she has crafted an exciting, fast-paced introduction to a world you will yearn to revisit ... Books such as The Maze Runner and The Hunger Games series are paving the way for stories like this - Geekchocolate.co.uk

A mix of Doctor Who, Fringe and The Librarians . . . Genevieve Cogman has crafted a well-paced, smart and fun novel that will certainly be a quick read for most people - TheFictionalHangout blog

The Invisible Library is currently at the top of my list of favourite books read this year . . . so much fun - Fantasybookcafe.com

Cogman's debut is a tremendously fun, rip-roaring adventure with protagonists that are easy to love and a setting that couldn't have suited my tastes better ... I can't wait for the second instalment - AFantasticalLibrarian.com

I've seen it compared to Doctor Who, I'm sure it'll be compared to Harry Potter, and it'll probably get compared to every Anglophile novel full of vim and fun that's ever been written. These comparisons will all be well-earned - BastianBalthasarbooks.co.uk

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“Fantastic Fantasy”

The invisible Library is a brilliant read, blending the iconic ideas of both fantasy and science fiction, the invisible library brings multiple worlds alive. This is a book that starts off great and keeps the same... More

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“Wonderful fantasy adventure!”

This was a lot of fun to read - a mash up of spy librarians, mysterious apprentices, sherlock holmesian detective work and madcap steampunk! I'm looking forward to the next in the series.

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“Ok”

This was recommended to me by a friend and it sounded really good and had such an unusual plot that made me think that I would absolutely love this book. Unfortunately, I found that there wasn't much to it and I... More

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