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The Invisible Library

The Invisible Library

Why a Booktrail?

Timeless: The title alone will attract a bookworm

  • ISBN: 978-1447256236
  • Genre: Fantasy/Sci Fi

What you need to know before your trail

Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, a library quite unlike any other. This library doesn’t borrow books as such but harvests fiction from all kind of different realities. Along with her assistant Kai, she is is posted to an alternate London with a very important and serious task. There is one book,a  very dangerous book that they must retrieve and bring bak to their world and it’s not going to be at all easy.

When they arrive in London, the book has already been stolen and so the task is going to be a lot harder and much more dangerous than they ever thought. The London they are now in is a dark and deadly place with several underground factions prepared to fight for the same book Irene and  Kai are looking for.

This new world is one of danger, uncertainty and unpredictable magic.

Travel Guide

This is London as you have never seen it before. Dark shadows are weaving their way through the underground, darker characters are waiting in the shadows and all in the search for one very important book.
But first the library itself…and the mysterious librarians..

“Sometimes undercover work as a Librarian involved posing as a rich socialite, and the Librarian in question got to stay at expensive hotels and country houses”

We meet Irene working undercover and trying to gain access to the House Trophy Room in a school in an alternate London. She speaks the language of Librarians, a language that only they can speak and one which “could affect certain aspects of reality”

The Library

The Library where she has come from is a world of intrigue and magic. It’s not just in one place but stretches out across the many different worlds which seem to exist. This is a library like no other, and all who work there love books. Irene in particular is a bookworm and it’s her love of books which will equip her for the search for the ultimate tome. Any bookworm will understand and feel the passion of her search from the start.

“Out in the multiple worlds, one grew old, but inside the library ageing just stopped”

“Nothing is too good for those who’ve spent their lives in service to the Library”

Now that is the kind of library that every bookwork would love to spend time in.

London

Once in London, the  setting is one of Steam punk Victorian chaos and mayhem in a world inhabited by vampires, shapeshifters and a varied panoply of characters who you would not want to meet on the corner of Covent Garden. This London underground is a lot darker and scarier than any of the train variety.
Irene has spent all her life in the library and Kai is somewhat of a newcomer, an outsider, so their experience of their different worlds affects them once in London but they are united in their search for this book.

This London is one full of Steampunk in all its forms. There’s airships, ‘ five Zeppelins hung in the foggy sky” and everything appears to be clockwork, The world of alternate London really comes into its own with an appearance with a Sherlock Holmes type of character.

Booktrailer Review

Susan:

This book is one of those books that you wish you could climb inside and see it for yourself. The Library – well I was sold on that from day one. Even Steampunk London came alive in the sights, sounds and smells and I was just dying to see it all. Not so much the vampires and the shady characters we meet along the way but then once a librarian is out of their world, anything can happen. See how this book teaches you things?

It was a fantastical and magical adventure and I just need to know more about this place they call the Library. Are they hiring at all? I’m at the front of the queue.

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