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The Mortal Word

  • Pocket

  • 2018

  • Engelsk

<p><b><i>The Mortal Word </i>is part of Genevieve Cogman&rsquo;s witty and wonderful Invisible Library series, which can be enjoyed as part of a sequence or as standalones.<br><br>'Captivating story with animated characters . . . cracking pace' - <i>Guardian</i></b><br><br><b>A corrupt countess. A spy in danger. And an assassin at large.</b><br><br>Peace talks are always tricky . . . especially when a key diplomat gets stabbed. This murder rudely interrupts a top-secret summit between the warring dragons and Fae, so Librarian-spy Irene is summoned to investigate. In a version of 1890s Paris, Irene and her detective friend Vale must track down the killer &ndash; before either the peace negotiations or the city go up in flames.<br><br>Accusations fly thick and fast. Irene soon finds herself in the seedy depths of the Parisian underworld on the trail of a notoriously warlike Fae, the Blood Countess. However, the evidence against the Countess is circumstantial. Could the assassin &ndash; or assassins &ndash; be closer than anyone suspects?<br><br><b><i>The Mortal Word </i>is perfect for fans of Doctor Who and Sherlock Holmes. Continue the bookish magic with <i>The Secret Chapter</i>. Genevieve is also the author of the<i> Sunday Times</i> bestselling <i>Scarlet</i> - which reimagines the tale of the Scarlet Pimpernel, but with vampires, mages and magic. . .</b></p>

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