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The Masked City

The Masked City

(Book #2 in the Invisible Library Novel series)

$17.00

Book Overview: The Masked City

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....

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"Clever dialogue, time hopping through fun locales, plenty of action, and hints of fresh plotting will have readers looking forward to further Library missions."-- Library Journal

"A dazzling bibliophilic debut."--*Charles Stross, Hugo Award-winning author of the Laundry Files

"Clever, creepy, elaborate world building and snarky, sexy-smart characters!"--N. K. Jemisin, author of The Fifth Season

"A book in which to wallow."-- The Guardian (UK)

"Witty fantasy...a thrilling and deliciously atmospheric adventure."-- Locus

"Ms. Cogman has opened a new pathway into our vast heritage of imagined wonderlands. And yet, as her story reminds us, we yearn for still more."-- The Wall Street Journal

"Funny, exciting, and oh-so-inspiring, this is the kind of fantasy novel that will have female readers everywhere gearing up for their own adventure."--Bustle

Genevieve Cogman is a critically acclaimed British author, renowned for her ingenious blend of fantasy and science fiction elements that weave engaging tales. Born in the UK, Cogman has been enthralling her audience for years with her innovative narratives which are reflective of her deep passion for history and mythology. Her masterful concoction of magical realism and steampunk elements, combined with well-rounded characters, laced with wit and intellect, have contributed to her prominence on the global literary stage. Cogman launched her writing career with the celebrated Invisible Library series, a multiple-book saga that enthralls readers with a fusion of various genres like fantasy, mystery, adventure, and even elements of steampunk. In Addition to her long form efforts, Cogman's literary contributions also include diverse mix of short stories, each showcasing her unique storytelling style. Her works have frequently been shortlisted for prestigious awards and have garnered an international fan base, spotlighting her as one-of-a-kind talent in the literary world. In addition to her writing career, Genevieve Cogman has an extensive background in statistics, having worked as a classifications specialist in the NHS. Her technical background, combined with a profound love for fantasy and mythology, helps her develop plots that are intricately detailed and thoroughly researched. This unique mix of expertise sets her apart as an author of profound depth and distinctive elegance, leaving her audiences eagerly awaiting her future literary escapades.

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