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Everyone likes libraries, don’t they? They’re normally fair-sized buildings which are chock-full of books. And the main rule that guides most libraries? Other than the normal ones. You know like: – Don’t steal the books. – Don’t burn down the library. – Don’t stage an over-elaborate murder designed to implicate one of your political rivals […]
At the start of every month, Fantasy-Faction will lead you (yes, YOU!) on a tour of the fantasy genre. From high to low, from classics to new releases, from epic to urban; each month, we will guide you in search of a different trope, theme or cliché. Lest we become lost, we’ll be referring to […]
My first impression after reading the title was, “Will I turn invisible once I enter? Can no one find me?” A place where I can read, undisturbed and uninterrupted? Sign me up ASAP! But alas, it was not to be, for me at least. If you’re a Librarian, however, worlds are at your fingertips. You […]
I loved Cogman’s first novel, which introduced us to the Library, a vast repository of books collected from multiple alternate worlds. Irene is one of its agents, posted to a version of Victorian London, awash with chaotic fae, werewolves and vampires. The opening of The Masked City picks up where we left off, with Irene […]
The premise of The Invisible Library is brilliant. Clandestinely situated between dimensions – and yes, invisible – the Library is a vast repository of fiction ‘acquired’ from myriad parallel worlds. I use the term loosely, as the agents of the Library don’t mind resorting to a bit of larceny when on the hunt for a […]