#1 in series

The Invisible Library

Book 1 in the series

3.73 based on 8493 ratings & 1651 reviews on Goodreads.com
Pan

Publication date: 15.12.2014
ISBN: 9781447256243
Number of pages: 0

Synopsis

The first in a gripping, adventurous series, The Invisible Library is the astounding debut from Genevieve Cogman.

Irene must be at the top of her game or she'll be off the case - permanently. . .

Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, which harvests fiction from different realities. And along with her enigmatic assistant Kai, she's posted to an alternative London. Their mission - to retrieve a dangerous book. But when they arrive, it's already been stolen. London's underground factions seem prepared to fight to the very death to find her book.

Adding to the jeopardy, this world is chaos-infested - the laws of nature bent to allow supernatural creatures and unpredictable magic. Irene's new assistant is also hiding secrets of his own.

Soon, she's up to her eyebrows in a heady mix of danger, clues and secret societies. Yet failure is not an option - the nature of reality itself is at stake.

The Invisible Library is followed by the second title in The Invisible Library series, The Masked City.

In the media

I absolutely loved this ... flavored with truly unique mythology and a dash of the eldritch. Such clever, creepy, elaborate worldbuilding and snarky, sexy-smart characters
N.K. Jemisin
Highly entertaining ... It reminded me a lot of Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next series
TheBookPlank blog
The Invisible Library is everything I could ever want out of a book . . . a stunning work of art that has me absolutely begging for more
FantasyBookReview.co.uk