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Also by this author: The Invisible Library, The Invisible Library
Librarian-spy Irene is working undercover in an alternative London when her assistant Kai goes missing. She discovers he's been kidnapped by the fae faction and the repercussions could be fatal. Not just for Kai, but for whole worlds.
Kai's dragon heritage means he has powerful allies, but also powerful enemies in the form of the fae. With this act of aggression, the fae are determined to trigger a war between their people - and the forces of order and chaos themselves.
Irene's mission to save Kai and avert Armageddon will take her to a dark, alternate Venice where it's always Carnival. Here Irene will be forced to blackmail, fast talk, and fight. Or face death.
It’s that time again! Barb and I finished the second book in The Invisible Library series! I think this one had a bit of second book syndrome as I didn’t think it was as good as the first one. After checking out my review go on over to see Barb’s at Booker T’s Farm!
Here is what I thought
So this one starts out with Kai getting kidnapped because he is a certain type of royalty and the Fae are not fans of them and they are trying to start a war. Irene is responsible for Kai as he is her apprentice and so she has to go talk to Kai’s uncle and try and figure a way out of things without getting killed or losing her Librarian status.
Irene knows who is behind things but getting to where they are keeping Kai means going to a high chaos alternate world and getting there is going to require her asking Lord Silver for help which she really hates. He is a Fae and seems to be partly against those who have Kai and is willing to help but there is always a lot of Fae drama with him. I think he is a character you are meant to love to hate!
Once Irene gets to her destination she is suppose to try and blend in while trying to figure out how to get to Kai. Silver has given her something that has some of his power in it so she seems like Fae and not human, but it doesn’t always work. Which gets her into a lot of trouble, which seems to be something that happens frequently with Irene.
So I am going to just say that I really missed Kai! You only got a little bit of him at the beginning, then a small bit in between and then at end. 🙁 I hated him being kidnapped! Also Vale wasn’t in this one much either and I found I kind of missed him a bit too. I think maybe because this one was mostly Irene on her own that I found it a bit slower and boring in spots, not that I don’t like Irene I just really like Kai…lol.
The escape seemed a bit long while the ending seemed pretty abrupt and left me wondering if we were suppose to draw our on conclusions. It wasn’t that it was cliffhanger or anything just I think I was expecting a bit more on the library end. Can’t really say what cause I don’t want to spoil.
I did enjoy this one and I am so curious about the next one!