"Rachel Caine transports the reader to an imaginary future world where a Great Library controls all knowledge and the private ownership of printed books is a radical, dangerous practice."--#1 New York Times Bestselling Author Deborah Harkness "Dark, riveting, heart-in-the-throat storytelling, with characters who caught me up and hold me even now. A don't-miss read!"--New York Times Bestselling Author Tamora Pierce "Caine's elegantly detailed descriptions bring Jess's world to vivid life in a fast-paced, action-oriented plot that will leave readers breathlessly anticipating not just the next page but the next book in the Great Library series."--Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) "Fans will fall in love with Jess and want the next book out immediately."--USA Today
WORDS CAN KILL...
The Great Library has long hoarded all the knowledge of the world, but a group of rebels has formed which continues to test its authority.
Jess Brightwell and his friends have fled London, only to find themselves imprisoned in Philadelphia, a city led by those who would rather burn books than submit. But Jess and the others hold powerful knowledge of a machine that would undermine the Library’s dominion. They will have to make dangerous allies and difficult choices to stay alive. The alternative is to be erased from life, and the history of the world, for ever.
‘RACHEL CAINE ONCE AGAIN DEMONSTRATES HER SUPERIOR WRITING ABILITY AND BEAUTIFUL STORYTELLING . . . UNPUTDOWNABLE’Bookstacked
‘COMPELLING CHARACTERS, ATMOSPHERIC SETTINGS . . . THOROUGHLY ORIGINAl’ Deborah Harkness, author of A Discovery of Witches