A covert mission
A royal demand
And a race against time
The fourth title in Genevieve Cogman’s witty and wonderful The Invisible Library series, The Lost Plot is an action-packed literary adventure.
In a 1930s-esque Chicago, Prohibition is in force, fedoras, flapper dresses and tommy guns are in fashion, and intrigue is afoot. Intrepid Librarians Irene and Kai find themselves caught in the middle of a dragon vs dragon contest. It seems a young librarian has become tangled in this conflict, and if they can’t extricate him there could be serious political repercussions for the mysterious Library. And, as the balance of power across mighty factions hangs in the balance, this could even trigger war.
Irene and Kai find themselves trapped in a race against time (and dragons) to procure a rare book. They’ll face gangsters, blackmail and fiendish security systems. And if this doesn’t end well, it could have dire consequences for Irene’s job. And, incidentally, for her life . . . (Via Goodreads)
I received an eARC from Netgalley, courtesy of Pan Macmillan in exchange for an honest review.
One of the things I love about Cogman’s work is that I honestly don’t know what to expect from each book. I have read and reviewed every book in this series so far, and I’ve loved every one of them.
This book requires trigger warnings for multiple mentions of honorable suicide as well as an antagonist committing suicide on the page. Please be careful with your mental health, y’all.
Each book in this series has revealed a little bit more about the constants in every world.
In The Lost Plot, we got to see more of how the Library functions as a society, as well as the truth of how the Dragons run the worlds under their control.
Without giving anything away, I’m very intrigued to see what comes next for Irene and Kai, for the Library, and for the three powerful groups in this series.
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