The Dark Archive

Ace: Berkley. (The Invisible Library, Bk. 7). Dec. 2020. 352p. ISBN 9781984804785. pap. $16. FANTASY
As a librarian and spy, Irene has faced adversity before, yet now with assassination and kidnapping attempts on her and her companions, things have never been as dire. Trying to train a new assistant during all of this is daunting, and when that assistant is fae it is that much harder. The tentative peace among humans, dragons, and fae is threatened, and Irene must once again use her librarian skills and words to stop everything from unraveling. The interplay between factions is lively, matched by the fast-paced plot and revelations, and the family ties of the main characters continue to expand their internal thoughts and interactions.
VERDICT The seventh novel (after The Secret Chapter) keeps Irene’s story moving forward with revealed secrets and worldbuilding. Blending fantasy, mystery, and a hint of romance, Cogman continues to produce a solid series.
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