An action-packed literary adventure! The Burning Page is the third title in Genevieve Cogman's clever and exciting The Invisible Library series.
When it's your job to save the day ‰ÛÒ 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 ‰ÛÒ 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 ‰ÛÒ think Doctor Who but with librarian spies! Continue the bookish magic with The Lost Plot.
'Skulduggery, Librarians, and Dragons ‰ÛÒ Cogman keeps upping the ante on this delightful series!' ‰ÛÒ Charles Stross, author of The Laundry Files
The Invisible Library series by Genevieve Cogman is the perfect read for book-lovers everywhere. It's a fast-paced adventure ‰ÛÒ think Doctor Who, but with Librarian spies. Reviewers have also found a dash of Discworld and Jasper Fforde, a hint of Sherlock Holmes and a great deal of humour.
The first novel in the series, The Invisible Library, introduces Irene and her assistant Kai: a pair of librarian spies on a mission to retrieve a dangerous book from a parallel world. In an alternative version of Victorian London ‰ÛÒ where magic runs rife ‰ÛÒ they soon find that the book they seek has already been stolen. Cue a whirlwind quest down a rabbit hole of forbidden societies, twisted plans, new friends, old enemies and the occasional dragon. What could possibly go wrong? Irene and Kai‰۪s (mis)adventures continue in The Masked City, which takes them to a sinister version of Venice, and then in The Burning Page and beyond things really start to heat up . . .
‰Û÷Brilliant and so much fun. Skulduggery, Librarians, and Dragons - Cogman keeps upping the ante on this delightful series!‰۪ ‰ÛÒ Charles Stross
‰Û÷A breath of fresh air‰۪ - Guardian