“Clever, creepy, elaborate world building and snarky, sexy-smart characters!”—N. K. Jemisin, author of The Fifth Season
In this thrilling historical fantasy, time-traveling Librarian spy Irene will need to delve deep into a tangled web of loyalty and power to keep her friends safe.
Irene is trying to learn the truth about Alberich-and the possibility that he's her father. But when the Library orders her to kill him, and then Alberich himself offers to sign a truce, she has to discover why he originally betrayed the Library.
With her allies endangered and her strongest loyalties under threat, she'll have to trace his past across multiple worlds and into the depths of mythology and folklore, to find the truth at the heart of the Library, and why the Library was first created.
Cogman's thrilling eighth Invisible Library fantasy (after The Dark Archive) finds librarian Irene Winters and her motley crew investigating a conspiracy rooted in the origins of the Library itself. Cogman skillfully gets new readers up to speed on the rich worldbuilding in which an interdimensional library preserves the balance between worlds through the stories it houses as Irene is assigned a top-secret mission to hunt down Alberich, a nefarious traitor to the library who she's recently learned might be her father. Irene and friends a human detective, a dragon prince, and a fae apprentice delve into myths and folklore with scholarly diligence to fill in the gaps about Alberich's past amid mounting rumors of worlds disappearing, and increased political unrest between dragon and fae. When Irene discovers an obscure story of the Library's founding that hints at a secret at the heart of the Library and may explain Alberich's betrayal Irene faces a terrible choice between protecting her friends and fulfilling her mission. Bibliophiles new to the series will be charmed by the premise and find this an easy starting point, while returning readers will be thrilled with the nail-biting conclusion. It's a joy to see this series going strong. Agent: Lucienne Diver, the Knight Agency.
Loved reading this series
This was a wonderful series to read. As a female licensed private investigator, the stories were remarkably similar to my personal experiences, minus the hunky dragon boyfriend. Thank you so much for a satisfying ending. I’ll miss the series but will carry their stories with me.