cover image The Secret Chapter

The Secret Chapter

Genevieve Cogman. Ace, $26 (352p) ISBN 978-0-593-19784-4

Cogman’s Invisible Library fantasy series roars full steam ahead with this fun, fast-paced sixth installment. Following the events of The Mortal World, a fragile truce persists between the spies of the mystical Library that collects fiction from alternate worlds, the dragons, and the Fae. Librarian Irene Winters and her friend and romantic partner, Prince Kai, son of the dragon king, must negotiate with thieves for a unique edition of an ancient book with the power to save a beloved world. In exchange for the priceless volume, Irene and Kai agree to accompany the gang of Fae and dragon criminals on an art heist in an authoritarian world guarded against magic and magical creatures. But things go awry for the unlikely allies when the artwork proves to be far more heavily guarded, and the mission more dangerous, than it first appeared. Cogman charts the heist with the fluid mix of humor and adventure series readers will expect, while adding new dimensions to fan favorite characters and introducing dangerous enemies. Cogman’s fans will want to snatch up this latest adventure. (Jan.)