The Invisible Library (The Invisible Library, #1)
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. And along with her enigmatic assistant Kai, she’s posted to an alternative London. Their mission – to retrieve a dangerous book. But when they arrive, it’s already been stolen. London’s underground factions seem prepared to fight to the very death to find her book.

Adding to the jeopardy, this world is chaos-infested – the laws of nature bent to allow supernatural creatures and unpredictable magic. Irene’s new assistant is also hiding secrets of his own.

Soon, she’s up to her eyebrows in a heady mix of danger, clues and secret societies. Yet failure is not an option – the nature of reality itself is at stake.

The Invisible Library (The Invisible Library, #1) book cover

Alan K. Baker, Adam Christopher, Stephen Hunt. Enjoyable, all, but I’ve yet to find a great Steampunk story. And yet Cogman (clue’s in the name, isn’t it?) has managed to put her work up there with Jim C Hines, Max Barry and Daniel Brako, and produce a work which despite having the staumaz stigma kept me reading and interested all the way through. There’s clearly a lot to add to this world and I look forward to future stories, especially if we see more magic or different technology.

Published by Sean Randall

I am an avid reader, technologist and disability advocate living in the middle of England with my wife, daughter and pets.

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