The Burning Page
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The Burning Page


"The third title in Genevieve Cogman's clever and exciting The Invisible Library series, The Burning Page is an action-packed literary adventure!

Librarian spy Irene has professional standards to maintain. Standards that absolutely do not include making hasty, unplanned escapes through a burning besieged building. But when the gateway back to your headquarters dramatically malfunctions, one must improvise. And after fleeing a version of Revolutionary France astride a dragon (also known as her assistant, Kai), Irene soon discovers she's not the only one affected. Gates back to the Library are malfunctioning across a multitude of worlds, creating general havoc. She and Kai are tasked with a mission to St Petersburg's Winter Palace, to retrieve a book which will help restore order.

However, such plans rarely survive first contact with the enemy - particularly when the enemy is the traitor Alberich. A nightmare figure bent on the Library's destruction, Alberich gives Irene a tainted 'join me or die' job offer. Meanwhile, Irene's old friend Vale has been damaged by exposure to Chaotic forces and she has no idea how to save him. When another figure from her past appears, begging for help, Irene has to take a good hard look at her priorities. And of course try to save the Library from absolute annihilation. Saving herself would be a bonus.

Irene's adventures feature stolen books, secret agents and forbidden societies - think Doctor Who but with librarian spies!

Title:The Burning Page
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:358 pages

    The Burning Page Reviews

  • Carole (Carole's Random Life)
    Jan 09, 2017

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life.This was a great book! The whole series has been wonderful so far. Librarian spies, dragons, and alternate worlds are just some of the things that...

  • Beth The Vampire
    Jan 06, 2017

    They were safe in the Library, and the Library would endure.The Burning Page was a return to form with this series, and had everything that I didn't like about The Masked City, mainly that there was m...

  • Magdalena
    Jan 07, 2017

    I would have preferred to read book two, The Masked City before I read this book. But, it just didn't turn out that way. Did the mentioning of the events from The Masked City make me want to read that...

  • Mariana  Nguyen
    Oct 29, 2016

    Me after finished The Masked City: I WANT MORE!!! Me found out about The Burning Page: Ooooh, more troubles.... MY TYPE!Me realized me still have to wait till December: 9 more month?! WHAT AM I GOING ...

  • Claudia
    Dec 20, 2016

    Great as always! Looking forward to the next adventure.-----I am beyond excited for this!!!And books 4 and 5 have already been confirmed!

  • Kimberly
    Dec 20, 2016

    Loving this series and excited to see there will be a 4th and 5th book. :) ...

  • Krista
    Jan 15, 2017

    Actual rating: 2.5 starsI feel a tad betrayed by The Burning Page.While The Invisible Library and The Masked City were fresh, engaging and interesting, this third installment of the series felt lacklu...

  • ?Magic Wonderland???
    Jun 06, 2016

    Aahh I'm excited, they have a cover for the third book in The Invisible Library series....

  • Annika
    Jul 04, 2016

    Absolutely can't wait for this! So glad we get a 2016 release even if it's in December :) ...

  • Miranda (MrsLeif's Two Fangs About It)
    Dec 29, 2016

    3.5 / 5 Fangs The Burning Page was another thrilling and intriguing addition to this series! It was so nice to be reunited with Irene and Kai. I had been missing them SO MUCH. I loved going on advent...

About Genevieve Cogman

Genevieve Cogman

Genevieve Cogman got started on Tolkien and Sherlock Holmes at an early age, and has never looked back. But on a perhaps more prosaic note, she has an MSC in Statistics with Medical Applications and has wielded this in an assortment of jobs: clinical coder, data analyst and classifications specialist. Although The Invisible Library is her debut novel, she has also previously worked as a freelance