Out on 29 November 2018

The Mortal Word

Genevieve Cogman

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29 November 2018
9781509830725
368 pages
Synopsis

A corrupt countess.
A spy in danger.
And an assassin at large.

The fifth title in Genevieve Cogman’s witty and wonderful Invisible Library series, The Mortal Word is a sparkling bookish adventure.

Peace talks are always tricky . . . especially when a key diplomat gets stabbed. This murder rudely interrupts a top-secret summit between the warring dragons and Fae, so Librarian-spy Irene is summoned to investigate. In a version of 1890s Paris, Irene and her detective friend Vale must track down the killer – before either the peace negotiations or the city go up in flames.

Accusations fly thick and fast. Irene soon finds herself in the seedy depths of the Parisian underworld on the trail of a notoriously warlike Fae, the Blood Countess. However, the evidence against the Countess is circumstantial. Could the assassin – or assassins – be closer than anyone suspects?

I absolutely loved this . . . flavoured with truly unique mythology and a dash of the eldritch. Such clever, creepy, elaborate worldbuilding and snarky, sexy-smart characters!

N. K. Jemisin on The Invisible Library (Book One)

Irene is a great heroine: fiery, resourceful and no one’s fool, she has a wonderfully droll sense of humour – much like the novel itself

Guardian on The Masked City (Book Two)