Author(s): Genevieve Cogman
The third title in Genevieve Cogman's clever and exciting The Invisible Library series, The Burning Page is an action-packed literary adventure! When it's your job to save the day - 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 -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 - think Doctor Who but with librarian spies!
This is for all fans of Jasper Fforde's The Eyre Affair or Ben Aaronovitch's Rivers of London - a sparkling novel featuring Librarian spies, stolen books and top-secret missions ...
Brilliant and so much fun. Skulduggery, Librarians, and Dragons - Cogman keeps upping the ante on this delightful series! Charles Stross Cogman's writing is fresh, with a rich tonality ranging from the whimsical and witty to the suspenseful ... the story is buoyed by the fast action scenes, and readers will be fascinated by the ever-growing complexities of Cogman's world Publishers Weekly The Burning Page does not disappoint. It's a fun, adventure-filled romp ...If you haven't picked up this series and you like magic, adventure, Sherlock Holmes, a dash of steampunk, lots of mystery, and books, then definitely pick up The Invisible Library! If you've read the first two and liked them, you'll certainly enjoy The Burning Page SFF World It's fun. It's packed with chaotic and dramatic adventures and is witty to boot Speculative Herald
Genevieve Cogman started on Tolkien and Sherlock Holmes at an early age, and has never looked back. But on a perhaps more prosaic note, she has an MSc in Statistics with Medical Applications and has wielded this in an assortment of jobs: clinical coder, data analyst and classifications specialist. Although The Invisible Library is her debut novel, she has also previously worked as a freelance roleplaying game writer. She is also the author of The Masked City and The Burning Page, both in The Invisible Library series. Genevieve Cogman's hobbies include patchwork, beading, knitting and gaming, and she lives in the north of England.