The Dark Archive

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What to expect

A mysterious archive. A powerful enemy. And a cunning plan.

Danger is part of the day job for a Librarian spy. So Irene’s hoping for a relaxing weekend. However, her jaunt to Guernsey proves no such thing. Instead of retrieving a rare book, she’s almost assassinated, Kai is poisoned and Vale barely escapes with his life. Then the attacks continue in London – targeting those connected with the Fae-dragon peace treaty.

Irene knows she must stop the plot before the treaty fails. Or someone dies. But when Irene and friends are trapped underground, in a secret archive, things don’t look so good. Then an old enemy demands vengeance, and a shocking secret is revealed. Can Irene really seize victory from chaos?

The Dark Archive is the seventh book in the Invisible Library series by Genevieve Cogman.

Praise for the series:

‘I absolutely loved this’ – N. K. Jemisin, author of The Fifth Season

‘Irene is a great heroine: fiery, resourceful and no one’s fool’ – Guardian

‘Brilliant and so much fun. Skullduggery, Librarians, and dragons – Cogman keeps upping the ante on this delightful series!’ – Charles Stross, author of the Merchant Princes series

Critics Review

  • Atherton doesn’t falter while handling the lightning-fast pace of this story as she sets the perfect tone for each new plot twist and reversal of fortune. She also manages to give each character in an enormous cast a distinctly recognizable accent and timbre, keeping listeners on the edge of their seats as they follow along with ease.

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  • I absolutely loved this . . . flavoured with truly unique mythology and a dash of the eldritch. Such clever, creepy, elaborate worldbuilding and snarky, sexy-smart characters!

    N. K. Jemisin on The Invisible Library
  • Irene is a great heroine: fiery, resourceful and no one’s fool, she has a wonderfully droll sense of humour – much like the novel itself

    Guardian on The Masked City
  • Brilliant and so much fun. Skullduggery, Librarians, and dragons – Cogman keeps upping the ante on this delightful series!

    Charles Stross on The Burning Page
  • a fantastic addition to Genevieve Cogman’s oeuvre, and paves the way for a deeper exploration of the fantastic world that she has created.

    FantasyBookReview on The Lost Plot
  • Cogman fills a captivating story with animated characters and propels the narrative at a cracking pace, planting perfectly timed plot twists and reversals of fortune along the way

    Guardian on The Mortal Word

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