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

  • Phrynne
    Feb 12, 2017

    This is turning into an excellent series. Our super smart librarian/spy manages to survive through another frightening ordeal involving magic, double crossing fae, dragons and of course the acquiring ...

  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    Jan 07, 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...

  • Melindam
    Jun 13, 2017

    "Panic is the antithesis to good organization. Panic is messy. I am against panic on a point of principle.Another fantastic book by Genevieve Cogman in the Invisible Library-series with the extraordin...

  • Wanda
    Feb 11, 2017

    I was so frustrated with the ending of The Masked City, I could hardly wait to get my hands on this, book three of the series. The Burning Page answered the hanging questions from TMC and plunges the ...

  • Book Riot Community
    Jan 12, 2017

    The third volume in Cogman’s excellent Invisible Library series sees the return of Irene’s archnemesis and librarian-gone-wrong, Alberich. While Irene struggles to save the Library from total dest...

  • Mariana  Nguyen
    Mar 06, 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 ...

  • 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...

  • Jacob Overmark
    Jan 23, 2017

    Installment # 3 ...Irene and Kai on new adventures in time and space alternate. Still a fine and well written experience, but... the plot wears thin.I was looking forward to a tour de force in St. Pet...

  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    Jan 14, 2017

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum have to say this series is really starting to grow on me. While it’s still true that the books are more about the entertai...

  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    Jan 06, 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...