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The Masked City - Genevieve Cogman
The Masked City
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The Masked City by Genevieve Cogman is a wonderful read for all those who enjoyed Mr Penumbra's 24 hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan, Jasper Fford's The Eyre Affair or Ben Aaronovitch's Rivers of London. Librarian-spy Irene is working undercover in an alternative London when her assistant Kai goes... show more
The Masked City by Genevieve Cogman is a wonderful read for all those who enjoyed Mr Penumbra's 24 hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan, Jasper Fford's The Eyre Affair or Ben Aaronovitch's Rivers of London.

Librarian-spy Irene is working undercover in an alternative London when her assistant Kai goes missing. She discovers he's been kidnapped by the fae faction and the repercussions could be fatal. Not just for Kai, but for whole worlds.

Kai's dragon heritage means he has powerful allies, but also powerful enemies in the form of the fae. With this act of aggression, the fae are determined to trigger a war between their people - and the forces of order and chaos themselves.

Irene's mission to save Kai and avert Armageddon will take her to a dark, alternate Venice where it's always Carnival. Here Irene will be forced to blackmail, fast talk, and fight. Or face death.
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781447256250 (1447256255)
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
Series: The Invisible Library (#2)
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Wortmagieblog
Wortmagieblog rated it
3.0 Irgendwas ist wohl immer
Die Reihe „The Invisible Library” von Genevieve Cogman ist das Ergebnis einer wilden Mischung literarischer Einflüsse. Die Idee einer interdimensionalen Bibliothek borgte sich die Autorin von Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman und aus dem französischen Rollenspiel „In Nomine Satanis“. Die Magie ist von Ur...
Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it
4.0 The Masked City / Genevieve Cogman
Librarian-spy Irene is working undercover in an alternative London when her assistant Kai goes missing. She discovers he's been kidnapped by the fae faction and the repercussions could be fatal. Not just for Kai, but for whole worlds.Kai's dragon heritage means he has powerful allies, but also power...
Hooked on Books
Hooked on Books rated it
4.5 The Masked City...
This second book was a huge improvement over the first. I finally felt like I understood the Library's role in the balancing of order & chaos and I got a clearer picture of the roles the Fae and Dragons play. And it's always fun to read about books!
Romance and other things
Romance and other things rated it
4.0 Good overall
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...
Fangs for the Fantasy
Fangs for the Fantasy rated it
4.0 The Masked City (The Invisible Library #2) by Genevieve Cogman
Things take a turn for the worse when Kai, Irene's dragon assistant is kidnapped. Irene must now risk travel into a world filled with chaos to save him and somehow in the process avert a war. With no allies to count on and a very real fear of breaking her vows to the Library, Irene sets off on her ...
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