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

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Published: 29/11/2018
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In 1890s Paris, a librarian and a detective must track down a killer – before the city goes up in flames. The Mortal Word is the enthralling fifth instalment in the Invisible Library series from Genevieve Cogman.

A corrupt countess. A spy in danger. And an assassin.

Peace talks are always tricky – especially when a key diplomat gets stabbed. This murder rudely interrupts a top-secret summit between the warring dragons and Fae, so Librarian-spy Irene is summoned to investigate. With her detective friend Vale, she must track down the killer – as peace hangs by a thread.

Accusations fly thick and fast. Irene soon finds herself in the seedy depths of the Parisian underworld on the trail of a notoriously warlike Fae, the Blood Countess. However, the evidence against the Countess is only circumstantial. Could the assassin – or assassins – be closer than anyone suspects?

Continue the witty and wonderful series with The Secret Chapter.

Praise for the series:

'I absolutely loved this' – N. K. Jemisin, author of The Fifth Season

'Irene is a great heroine: fiery, resourceful and no one's fool' – The Guardian

'Cogman keeps upping the ante on this delightful series!' – Charles Stross, author of the Merchant Princes series

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509830725
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 276 g
Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 27 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

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 - Guardian

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 (Book One)

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 - Guardian on The Masked City (Book Two)

Brilliant and so much fun. Skullduggery, Librarians, and Dragons - Cogman keeps upping the ante on this delightful series! - Charles Stross on The Burning Page (Book Three)

Reminiscent of the works of Diana Wynne Jones and Neil Gaiman . . a true treat to read - Publishers Weekly on The Invisible Library (Book One)

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“Anarchists, assassins and spies”

I'm grateful to the publisher for an advance copy of The Mortal Word.

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