Time-travelling, dimension-jumping, Librarian-spy Irene and dragon-prince Kai will have to team up with an unlikely band of misfits to pull off an amazing art heist—or risk the wrath of a dangerous villain with a secret island lair.
A Librarian’s work is never done, and Irene is summoned to the Library. The world where she grew up is in danger of veering deep into chaos, and she needs to obtain a particular book to stop this from happening. Her only choice is to contact a mysterious Fae information-broker and trader of rare objects: Mr. Nemo.
Irene and Kai make their way to Mr. Nemo’s remote Caribbean island and are invited to dinner, which includes unlikely company. Mr. Nemo has an offer for everyone there: he wants them to steal a specific painting from a specific world. But to get their reward, they will have to form a team, including a dragon techie, a Fae thief, a gambler, a driver, and the muscle. Their goal? The Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, in an early twenty-first-century world, where their toughest challenge might be each other.
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.