A mysterious archive. A powerful enemy. And a cunning plan.
Genevieve Cogman started on Tolkien and Sherlock Holmes at an early age, and has never looked back. But on a perhaps more prosaic note, she has an MSc in Statistics with Medical Applications and has wielded this in an assortment of jobs: clinical coder, data analyst and classifications specialist. Although The Invisible Library was her debut novel, she previously worked as a freelance roleplaying-game writer. She is also the author of The Masked City, The Burning Page, The Lost Plot, The Mortal Word and The Secret Chapter, all in the Invisible Library series. Genevieve Cogman's hobbies include patchwork, beading, knitting and gaming, and she lives in the north of England.
I absolutely loved this . . . flavoured with truly unique
mythology and a dash of the eldritch. Such clever, creepy,
elaborate worldbuilding and snarky, sexy-smart characters! -- N. K.
Jemisin on The Invisible Library
Irene is a great heroine: fiery, resourceful and no one's fool, she has a wonderfully droll sense of humour - much like the novel itself -- Guardian on The Masked City
Brilliant and so much fun. Skullduggery, Librarians, and dragons - Cogman keeps upping the ante on this delightful series! -- Charles Stross on The Burning Page
a fantastic addition to Genevieve Cogman's oeuvre, and paves the way for a deeper exploration of the fantastic world that she has created. -- FantasyBookReview on The Lost Plot
Cogman fills a captivating story with animated characters and propels the narrative at a cracking pace, planting perfectly timed plot twists and reversals of fortune along the way -- Guardian on The Mortal Word
Simply a joy to read - deeply atmospheric where it should be, properly exciting when anything's going on as it generally is, and tender too. This is a series that shows absolutely no sign of losing pace, and I'm already impatient for the next -- BlueBookBalloon on The Secret Chapter
Without sacrificing the adventure that is a hallmark of the series, Cogman pulls Irene through a multilevel maze of doubts and paranoia that will have readers jumping at shadows, too. Fans will be delighted to find this series still going strong -- Publishers Weekly