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Hidden Libraries in Time

The Secret Chapter
(The Invisible Library series) #6
Genevieve Cogman
Adventure, Sword and Sorcery, Humour,
Pan
Paperback – 14 Nov 2019

Irene and Kai have to team up with an unlikely band of misfits to pull off an amazing art heist. Or they must risk the wrath of a dangerous villain, in his secret island lair. . .

As Irene tries to manage a fraught Fae–dragon truce and her overbearing parents, she’s given a hot new mission. The world where she grew up is in danger and only one book can save it.

This is held by Mr Nemo, secretive Fae villain and antique dealer, so Irene and Kai travel to his Caribbean retreat to strike a deal. But in return for the book, they must steal a painting from twenty-first-century Vienna. They’ll join a team of dragons, Fae gamblers and thieves, so their greatest challenge may be one another. And some will kill to protect this painting, which hides an extraordinary secret from a past age.

In this bookish adventure, a Librarian spy must fall in with a nefarious group to achieve her goals. Imagine Ocean’s Eleven meets James Bond with a pinch of magic. This is the sixth novel in Genevieve Cogman’s Invisible Library series.

This is one of my more favourite series. Mostly because it is about a library that is very very secret. And  librarians who are spies and liars and Book Thieves! Not to mention that our very feisty Librarian, who can read and speak several languages and is adept at martial arts, is now sleeping with a Dragon!
The Library is interesting as, according to this book, the Library's history was mentioned in one of the Grimm's stories.
So we do have precedent for its existence...
As one of its Librarians you get to read one of a kind fictional Stories. And to visit many Libraries, on many different worlds and to meet dragons and Fai, and to experience many different realities.
Always a 5 star read.

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