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One spy. One dangerous book. One deadly mission. The first in a gripping, fantasy mystery 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.
'It's a breath of fresh air' – Guardian
Continue the journey with the second adventurous title in the The Invisible Library series, The Masked City. Genevieve is also the author of the Sunday Times bestselling Scarlet - which reimagines the tale of the Scarlet Pimpernel, but with vampires, mages and magic . . .

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04/15/2021
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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.
'It's a breath of fresh air' – Guardian
Continue the journey with the second adventurous title in the The Invisible Library series, The Masked City. Genevieve is also the author of the Sunday Times bestselling Scarlet - which reimagines the tale of the Scarlet Pimpernel, but with vampires, mages and magic . . .

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      • source: N.K. Jemisin, author of the Broken Earth series, including The Fifth Season
      • content: A dazzling bibliophilic debut
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      • source: Charles Stross, author of the Laundry Files, including The Atrocity Archives
      • content: 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
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      • source: Publishers Weekly (starred review)
      • content: Cogman writes with a vivacity and wittiness that breathes new life into the genre . . . Reminiscent of the works of Diana Wynne Jones and Neil Gaiman, Cogman's novel is a true treat to read
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      • source: Starburst Magazine
      • content: Surrender to the sheer volume of fun that appears on every page...thoroughly entertaining
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      • source: Fantasy-Faction.com
      • content: Fantasy doesn't get much better ... If you're looking for a swift, clever and witty read, look no further
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      • source: SciFiNow.co.uk
      • content: This witty and spirited adventure sets up a potential gold mine of lore for the writer to plunder in future sequels ... a fun and original page-turner
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      • source: TheBookPlank blog
      • content: Highly entertaining ... It reminded me a lot of Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next series
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      • source: FantasyBookReview.co.uk
      • content: 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
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      • source: Upcoming4.me
      • content: Hits the spot straight from the opening page ... one of the most pleasurable debuts of the year
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      • source: ScifiBulletin.com
      • content: An adventure story to delight the heart . . . The characters of Irene, her companion and those they encounter are vividly drawn, and the story moves along at breakneck speed to a thoroughly satisfying conclusion
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      • source: FalcataTimes blog
      • content: A book that was a sheer joy to spend time with ... solid prose alongside great pace
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      • source: Geekchocolate.co.uk
      • content: Cogman's dialogue is clever and funny, and her characters delightfully flawed. With this book she has crafted an exciting, fast-paced introduction to a world you will yearn to revisit ... Books such as The Maze Runner and The Hunger Games series are paving the way for stories like this
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      • source: TheFictionalHangout blog
      • content: A mix of Doctor Who, Fringe and The Librarians . . . Genevieve Cogman has crafted a well-paced, smart and fun novel that will certainly be a quick read for most people
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      • source: Fantasybookcafe.com
      • content: The Invisible Library is currently at the top of my list of favourite books read this year . . . so much fun
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      • source: AFantasticalLibrarian.com
      • content: Cogman's debut is a tremendously fun, rip-roaring adventure with protagonists that are easy to love and a setting that couldn't have suited my tastes better ... I can't wait for the second instalment
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      • source: BastianBalthasarbooks.co.uk
      • content: I've seen it compared to Doctor Who, I'm sure it'll be compared to Harry Potter, and it'll probably get compared to every Anglophile novel full of vim and fun that's ever been written. These comparisons will all be well-earned
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      • source: AudioFile Magazine
      • content: There's an appropriately feisty quality to narrator Susan Duerden's voice in this first book of Cogman's fantasy series. Members of a mysterious organization called the Library travel through time and space, locating important works of literature that require careful preservation. Irene, a Library spy, and her rookie assistant, Kai, are on a mission to an alternate London to locate a notoriously dangerous book, but when they arrive, they discover it's been stolen. Duerden skillfully manipulates the voices of the werewolves, vampires, monsters, and fairies that inhabit this magical reality. She captures the humor, the silliness, and the danger as Irene and Kai find themselves up to their eyeballs in a rip-roaring literate adventure. Listeners will eagerly await the second book in this smart, witty series. S.J.H. �� AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine
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        The first entry in Cogman���s debut fantasy series follows the adventures of feisty spy Irene. She���s employed by the mysterious organization known as the Library, which exists across space and time, to find unique works of fiction across alternate realities and store them for posterity. Her latest mission is to find a tome in a version of London populated with vampires, werewolves, and Fair Folk while training one of the Library���s newest recruits, the enigmatic Kai. She gets more than she bargains for when the book is stolen and she���s thrust into a dangerous underworld where magic and intrigue meet. Cogman writes with a vivacity and wittiness that breathes new life into the genre. Marrying political and academic intrigue with high-stakes battle scenes, the plot moves at a fair clip, with a captivating cast of characters. The relationship between Irene and Kai omits clichéd romantic tension, and the banter they share is quite refreshing. Reminiscent of the works of Diana Wynne Jones and Neil Gaiman, Cogman���s novel is a true treat to read. Agent: Lucienne Diver, Knight Agency.

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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...

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