… spirited helter skelter adventure …
Irene Winters is back! Attacked by venomous spiders and snakes and chased by archenemy Alberich, the Librarian is in a desperate chase to save her beloved Library from attack whilst protecting her Victorian detective friend, Vale, and dragon assistant, Kai, from further chaos. Another spirited helter skelter adventure through the many alternative worlds linked by the great Library. I particularly liked Irene’s entanglements with Alberich, a truly dastardly villain, and her continuing balancing act between the chaotic Fae and rigid dragon characters. Both of these add depth to the frenetic pace of events which point to Genevieve’s past work as a roleplaying game writer.
This is the third in Genevieve’s Invisible Library series. My review of the first, The Invisible Library, is here and it is panning out to be an enjoyable sequence.
Cover design moment: Neil Lang from the Pan Macmillan art department continues to produce the excellent covers for this series. With their distinctive foil spines and Victorian silhouettes, they are both instantly recognisable and compliment Genevieve’s style. A link to further work by him is here.
This book is the fourth review in my British Books Challenge 2017. Come and join us at over at Chelley Toy’s site.
The Burning Page by Genevieve Cogman was published by Pan on 15 December 2016. I bought it from Emily’s Bookshop. Hiya Em!