The Invisible Library
Raiders Of The Lost Books
Release Date: 15 January
330 pages | Paperback/ ebook Author: Genevieve Cogman Publisher: Tor
steampunk fantasy has so much fun with its central premise that we can only guess at the glorious ideas that didn’t end up on the page because there wasn’t enough room – but that’s what sequels are for, hopefully.
The Invisible Library is the tale of a librarian named Irene who embarks upon quests to alternate worlds to bring back important books for safekeeping in a magical library. Each world is different: there are dragons, Fae, robotic alligators, Zeppelins, detectives who could give Sherlock Holmes a run for his money...
The only downside is a slight tendency to keep exposition scenes dragging on for too long, but that’s a small issue in an otherwise marvellous debut. Jayne Nelson