The Library at Mount Char

A Novel

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Publisher Description

“Wholly original . . . the work of the newest major talent in fantasy.”—The Wall Street Journal

Freakishly compelling . . . through heart-thumping acts of violence and laugh-out-loud moments, this book practically dares you to keep reading.—Atlanta Magazine

A missing God.
A library with the secrets to the universe. 
A woman too busy to notice her heart slipping away.
 
Carolyn's not so different from the other people around her. She likes guacamole and cigarettes and steak. She knows how to use a phone. Clothes are a bit tricky, but everyone says nice things about her outfit with the Christmas sweater over the gold bicycle shorts.  

After all, she was a normal American herself once.   

That was a long time ago, of course. Before her parents died. Before she and the others were taken in by the man they called Father. 

In the years since then, Carolyn hasn't had a chance to get out much. Instead, she and her adopted siblings have been raised according to Father's ancient customs. They've studied the books in his Library and learned some of the secrets of his power. And sometimes, they've wondered if their cruel tutor might secretly be God.  

Now, Father is missing—perhaps even dead—and the Library that holds his secrets stands unguarded. And with it, control over all of creation. 

As Carolyn gathers the tools she needs for the battle to come, fierce competitors for this prize align against her, all of them with powers that far exceed her own. 

But Carolyn has accounted for this. 

And Carolyn has a plan. 

The only trouble is that in the war to make a new God, she's forgotten to protect the things that make her human.

Populated by an unforgettable cast of characters and propelled by a plot that will shock you again and again, The Library at Mount Char is at once horrifying and hilarious, mind-blowingly alien and heartbreakingly human, sweepingly visionary and nail-bitingly thrilling—and signals the arrival of a major new voice in fantasy. 

Praise for The Library at Mount Char

An engrossing fantasy world full of supernatural beings and gruesome consequences."Boston Globe

"Vivid . . . the dialogue sings . . . you'll spend equal time shuddering and chortling."—Dallas Morning News"

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2015
June 16
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
400
Pages
PUBLISHER
Crown
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
2.8
MB

Customer Reviews

Dan110 ,

Weird

Very weird, but in a good way.

matthew748 ,

Wow!

Read this book. What a story. Really strange at the beginning but it pays off big time. Ton of fun to read!

brigco ,

The library at Mount Char

The first 3/4 of story was wired and wonderful. But the last quarter felt like the author didn’t know how to end it. Enjoyed the imagination and over the top creativity. Mostly fun and intense at times read.

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