The Masked City

The Masked City

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Librarian-spy Irene and her apprentice Kai are back in the second in this "dazzling"* book-filled fantasy series from the author of The Invisible Library.

The written word is mightier than the sword--most of the time...

Working in an alternate version of Victorian London, Librarian-spy Irene has settled into a routine, collecting important fiction for the mysterious Library and blending in nicely with the local culture. But when her apprentice, Kai--a dragon of royal descent--is kidnapped by the Fae, her carefully crafted undercover operation begins to crumble. Kai's abduction could incite a conflict between the forces of chaos and order that would devastate all worlds and all dimensions. To keep humanity from getting caught in the crossfire, Irene will have to team up with a local Fae leader to travel deep into a version of Venice filled with dark magic, strange coincidences, and a perpetual celebration of Carnival--and save her friend before he becomes the first casualty of a catastrophic war. But navigating the tumultuous landscape of Fae politics will take more than Irene's book-smarts and fast-talking--to ward off Armageddon, she might have to sacrifice everything she holds dear.... INCLUDES AUTHOR INTERVIEW
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 140 x 208 x 25mm | 318g
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1101988665
  • 9781101988664
  • 928,863

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Praise for The Invisible Library

"Such clever, creepy, elaborate worldbuilding 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 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."--Big Issue

"Highly entertaining...It reminded me a lot of Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next series."--The Book Plank
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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 series, including The Masked City and The Invisible Library.
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8,932 ratings
3.96 out of 5 stars
5 26% (2,322)
4 48% (4,312)
3 23% (2,029)
2 3% (244)
1 0% (25)
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