In this bookish fantasy adventure, a Librarian spy must fall in with a villainous group to achieve her goals. Imagine Ocean’s Eleven meets James Bond with a pinch of magic. The Secret Chapter is the sixth novel in Genevieve Cogman’s Invisible Library series.
Irene and Kai have to team up with an unlikely band of misfits to pull off an amazing art heist. Or they must risk the wrath of a dangerous villain, in his secret island lair. . .
As Irene tries to manage a fraught Fae–dragon truce and her overbearing parents, she’s given a hot new mission. The world where she grew up is in danger and only one book can save it.
This is held by Mr Nemo, secretive Fae villain and antique dealer, so Irene and Kai travel to his Caribbean retreat to strike a deal. But in return for the book, they must steal a painting from twenty-first-century Vienna. They’ll join a team of dragons, Fae gamblers and thieves, so their greatest challenge may be one another. And some will kill to protect this painting, which hides an extraordinary secret from a past age.
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. . .
Cogman's Invisible Library fantasy series roars full steam ahead with this fun, fast-paced sixth installment. Following the events of The Mortal World, a fragile truce persists between the spies of the mystical Library that collects fiction from alternate worlds, the dragons, and the Fae. Librarian Irene Winters and her friend and romantic partner, Prince Kai, son of the dragon king, must negotiate with thieves for a unique edition of an ancient book with the power to save a beloved world. In exchange for the priceless volume, Irene and Kai agree to accompany the gang of Fae and dragon criminals on an art heist in an authoritarian world guarded against magic and magical creatures. But things go awry for the unlikely allies when the artwork proves to be far more heavily guarded, and the mission more dangerous, than it first appeared. Cogman charts the heist with the fluid mix of humor and adventure series readers will expect, while adding new dimensions to fan favorite characters and introducing dangerous enemies. Cogman's fans will want to snatch up this latest adventure.