The Secret Chapter

The Secret Chapter

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4.18 (8,017 ratings by Goodreads)
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Time-travelling, dimension-jumping, Librarian-spy Irene and dragon-prince Kai will have to team up with an unlikely band of misfits to pull off an amazing art heist--or risk the wrath of a dangerous villain with a secret island lair.

A Librarian's work is never done, and Irene is summoned to the Library. The world where she grew up is in danger of veering deep into chaos, and she needs to obtain a particular book to stop this from happening. Her only choice is to contact a mysterious Fae information-broker and trader of rare objects: Mr. Nemo.

Irene and Kai make their way to Mr. Nemo's remote Caribbean island and are invited to dinner, which includes unlikely company. Mr. Nemo has an offer for everyone there: he wants them to steal a specific painting from a specific world. But to get their reward, they will have to form a team, including a dragon techie, a Fae thief, a gambler, a driver, and the muscle. Their goal? The Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, in an early twenty-first-century world, where their toughest challenge might be each other.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 139 x 210 x 22mm | 289g
  • Ace Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1984804766
  • 9781984804761
  • 1,384,823

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Praise for the Invisible Library Novels

Surrender to the sheer volume of fun that appears on every page.--Starburst

A breath of fresh air....A book in which to wallow.--The Guardian (UK)

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 series

"A historical mashup of detectives, libraries, and fantasy characters revolving around time-traveling librarian spies. A delicious mix."--Library Journal
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About Genevieve Cogman

Genevieve Cogman is a freelance author, who has written for several role-playing game companies. She currently works for the NHS in England as a clinical classifications specialist. She is the author of The Invisible Library, The Masked City, The Burning Page, and The Lost Plot.
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8,017 ratings
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4 48% (3,886)
3 15% (1,200)
2 1% (86)
1 0% (14)
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