The Invisible Library

3.73 based on 5554 ratings & 1146 reviews on Goodreads.com

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.

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
A dazzling bibliophilic debut
Charles Stross
It's a breath of fresh air ... with a companionable heroine in Irene, and a satisfyingly complex plot, The Invisible Library - the first of a series - is a book in which to wallow
Guardian

About Genevieve Cogman

Genevieve Cogman started on Tolkien and Sherlock Holmes at an early age, and has never looked back. But on a perhaps more prosaic note, she has an MSc in Statistics with Medical Applications and has wielded this in an assortment of jobs: clinical coder, data analyst and classifications specialist. Although The Invisible Library is her debut novel, she has also previously worked as a freelance roleplaying game writer. She is also the author of The Masked City and The Burning Page, both in The Invisible Library series. Genevieve Cogman's hobbies include patchwork, beading, knitting and gaming, and she lives in the north of England.

Read More

Books by Genevieve Cogman

The Burning Page
The Burning Page
The Masked City
The Masked City

Books in the Series

The Burning Page
The Burning Page
The Masked City
The Masked City

From our blogs

The different faces of Sherlock Holmes

The different faces of Sherlock Holmes

04 January 2016

By Pan Macmillan

Author Genevieve Cogman discusses the many faces of Sherlock Holmes.'When people are asked why they like Sherlock Holmes, they provide a whole spectrum of replies...' 

Read