The Library of the Dead

T. L. Huchu

Ages 12+
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04 February 2021
9781529039498
489 pages
Synopsis

Opening up a world of magic and adventure, The Library of the Dead by T. L. Huchu is the first book in the Edinburgh Nights series.

‘A fast-moving and entertaining tale, beautifully written’ – Ben Aaronovitch, bestselling author of Rivers of London


‘I highly recommend The Library of the Dead’ – Charlaine Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse series

When ghosts talk, she will listen . . .


Ropa dropped out of school to become a ghostalker – and she now speaks to Edinburgh’s dead, carrying messages to the living. A girl’s gotta earn a living, and it seems harmless enough. Until, that is, the dead whisper that someone’s bewitching children – leaving them husks, empty of joy and life. It’s on Ropa’s patch, so she feels honour bound to investigate. But what she learns will change her world.

She’ll dice with death (not part of her life plan . . .) as she calls on Zimbabwean magic and Scottish pragmatism to hunt down clues. For Edinburgh hides a wealth of secrets. And in the process, she discovers an occult library and some unexpected allies. Yet as shadows lengthen, will the hunter become the hunted?

'Roll on the sequel' The Times

'One of the strangest and most compelling fantasy worlds you'll see all year' SFX

A fast-moving and entertaining tale, beautifully written

Ben Aaronovitch, bestselling author of Rivers of London

I highly recommend The Library of the Dead

Charlaine Harris

An absolute delight . . . kept me totally hooked

Genevieve Cogman