Ink and Bone: The Great Library
In an exhilarating new series, New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine rewrites history, creating a dangerous world where the Great Library of Alexandria has survived the test of time.… Ruthless and supremely powerful, the Great Library is now a presence in every major city, governing... show more
In an exhilarating new series, New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine rewrites history, creating a dangerous world where the Great Library of Alexandria has survived the test of time.…
Ruthless and supremely powerful, the Great Library is now a presence in every major city, governing the flow of knowledge to the masses. Alchemy allows the Library to deliver the content of the greatest works of history instantly—but the personal ownership of books is expressly forbidden.
Jess Brightwell believes in the value of the Library, but the majority of his knowledge comes from illegal books obtained by his family, who are involved in the thriving black market. Jess has been sent to be his family’s spy, but his loyalties are tested in the final months of his training to enter the Library’s service.
When he inadvertently commits heresy by creating a device that could change the world, Jess discovers that those who control the Great Library believe that knowledge is more valuable than any human life—and soon both heretics and books will burn...
Publish date: 2015-07-07
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction
, Books About Books
, Historical Fiction
, Young Adult Fantasy
, Alternate History
Series: The Great Library (#1)
I'm not trying to say that this is badly written, actually, it's very well written. The alternate world is very imaginative and sounded spectacular to me when I read the synopsis for it. Unfortunately, I just couldn't get into it. I think this is definitely a case of "It's not you, it's me...b...
What if the Great Library at Alexandria never fell. What if it kept accumulating knowledge and found technology to control texts, to ensure that the only texts people have are on a device something like a kindle, only magic. What if owning private books is a crime. What if one teen, the son of a bl...
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.I really enjoyed this story! I have wanted to read this book ever since I first started seeing a lot of great reviews for it. I then started noticing that people not only loved this book but they were loving the other books in the series...
As the first read of 2017, Ink and Bone truly started this year off with a bang. I've been vaguely seeing this series -around- and halfway through the prologue, I had no expectation that I would be blown away the way I was. For those seldom readers of high fantasy like myself, Rachel Caine's nove...
This book was incredible. I'm beginning to take a liking to Rachel Caine's books, as she has a very good writing style and I haven't found much not to like about her books so far. In this book, the Great Library of Alexandria was never burned to the ground. And that's not all. In this world, knowl...