"Surrender to the sheer volume of fun that appears on every page."--Starburst "Such clever, creepy, elaborate world building and snarky, sexy-smart characters!"--N. K. Jemisin, author of The Fifth Season
"A dazzling bibliophilic debut."--Charles Stross, Hugo Award-Winning Author of the Laundry Files "A breath of fresh air....A book in which to wallow."--The Guardian (UK) "Written in a similar vein to Deborah Harkness's All Souls trilogy...contemporary meets fairy-tale in this novel."--The Big Issue
The third title in Genevieve Cogman's clever and exciting The Invisible Library series, The Burning Page is an action-packed literary adventure!
When it's your job to save the day – where do you start?
Librarian spy Irene has standards to maintain, especially while on probation. And absconding from a mission via a besieged building doesn't look good. But when her escape route home goes up in flames, what's a spy to do? However, it seems Gates back to the Library are malfunctioning across dozens of worlds. Worse still, her nemesis Alberich is responsible – and he plans to annihilate the Library itself.
Irene and assistant Kai are posted to St Petersburg, to help combat this threat. Here Alberich emerges, as Irene tries to save her friend Vale and foil assassination attempts. Then one incredibly dangerous opportunity to save the Library emerges. Saving herself would be a bonus . . .
Irene's adventures feature stolen books, secret agents and forbidden societies – think Doctor Who but with librarian spies! Continue the bookish magic with The Lost Plot.