Ink and Bone

Ink and Bone

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In an exhilarating new series, "New York Times" bestselling author Rachel Caine rewrites history, creating a dangerous world where the Great Library of Alexandria has survived the test of time.
Ruthless and supremely powerful, the Great Library is now a presence in every major city, governing the flow of knowledge to the masses. Alchemy allows the Library to deliver the content of the greatest works of history instantly but the personal ownership of books is expressly forbidden.
Jess Brightwell believes in the value of the Library, but the majority of his knowledge comes from illegal books obtained by his family, who are involved in the thriving black market. Jess has been sent to be his family s spy, but his loyalties are tested in the final months of his training to enter the Library s service.
When he inadvertently commits heresy by creating a device that could change the world, Jess discovers that those who control the Great Library believe that knowledge is more valuable than any human life and soon both heretics and books will burn. "
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 145 x 211 x 33mm | 454g
  • English
  • 045147239X
  • 9780451472397
  • 281,426

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"Rachel Caine transports the reader to an imaginary future world where a Great Library controls all knowledge and the private ownership of printed books is a radical, dangerous practice... Ink and Bone launches a magical new series that will leave readers begging for more." (Deborah Harkness, no. 1 New York Times Bestselling Author)

"Dark, riveting, heart-in-the-throat storytelling, with characters who caught me up and hold me even now. A don't-miss read!"-Tamora Pierce, New York Times Bestselling Author

"Caine's world where books and libraries dominate is not for the faint of heart...What's not to love? Imagine Harry Potter where the real magic is found within the pages of ancient texts. This book proves the adage that knowledge is power."- RT Book Reviews (4 1/2 stars, Top Pick)
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Praise for the Novels of Rachel Caine:
"Rachel Caine is a first-class storyteller who can deal out amazing plot twists as though she was dealing cards."--#1 "New York Times" Bestselling Author Charlaine Harris
"Evocative and ambitious."--"Publishers Weekly"
"Fantastic."--Fresh Fiction
"Every time I think Rachel Caine can't top herself, she does."--Fiction Vixen
"Smart, sexy, and addictive....I'm giving this book to everyone I know."--Kami Garcia, #1 "New York Times "Bestselling Coauthor of the Beautiful Creatures Series
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About Rachel Caine

Rachel Caine is the "New York Times," "USA Today," and international bestselling author of more than forty novels, including "Prince of Shadows," the Morganville Vampires series, the Weather Warden series, the Outcast Season series, and the Revivalist series.
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26,206 ratings
3.97 out of 5 stars
5 29% (7,473)
4 46% (11,962)
3 21% (5,483)
2 4% (986)
1 1% (302)
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