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Publisher Description

Librarian-spy Irene and her apprentice Kai are back in the second in this “dazzling”* book-filled fantasy series from the author of The Invisible Library.
 
The written word is mightier than the sword—most of the time...
 
Working in an alternate version of Victorian London, Librarian-spy Irene has settled into a routine, collecting important fiction for the mysterious Library and blending in nicely with the local culture. But when her apprentice, Kai—a dragon of royal descent—is kidnapped by the Fae, her carefully crafted undercover operation begins to crumble.
 
Kai’s abduction could incite a conflict between the forces of chaos and order that would devastate all worlds and all dimensions. To keep humanity from getting caught in the crossfire, Irene will have to team up with a local Fae leader to travel deep into a version of Venice filled with dark magic, strange coincidences, and a perpetual celebration of Carnival—and save her friend before he becomes the first casualty of a catastrophic war.
 
But navigating the tumultuous landscape of Fae politics will take more than Irene’s book-smarts and fast-talking—to ward off Armageddon, she might have to sacrifice everything she holds dear....

INCLUDES AUTHOR INTERVIEW

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2016
September 6
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
384
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
1.5
MB

Customer Reviews

Marina Ariadne ,

Riveting tale

The extra bits about the Library and the interview with the author were icing on the cake.

Ken Follet ,

The Masked City

This second book in a series is uncommon in that it is substantially better than the first ( which was quite a satisfying opener itself). The plot is faster moving, even more inventive and fantastical with several wrists and turns. The alternate world this time is set in Venice during carnival ( hence the title). The protagonists this time are super powerful fae with some amusing narratives. Hilarity, suspense and action ensue.

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