Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Can't Wait Wednesday No. 81: The Mortal Word, by Genevieve Cogman

Welcome to "Can't Wait Wednesday"!

This is a weekly event hosted by
Tressa @ Wishful Endings!
This is also where we excited book bloggers showcase future releases we're eagerly anticipating! 
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Here's my choice for this week!


 The Mortal Word
 (The Invisible Library, Book 5)
Genevieve Cogman
Trade Paperback, 448  pages
    November 27, 2018 
Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Mystery

In the latest novel in Genevieve Cogman's historical fantasy series, the fate of worlds lies in the balance. When a dragon is murdered at a peace conference, time-traveling Librarian spy Irene must solve the case to keep the balance between order, chaos . . . and the Library.

When Irene returns to London after a relatively straightforward book theft in Vienna, Bradamant informs her that there is a top secret dragon-Fae peace conference in progress that the Library is mediating, but that the second-in-command dragon has been stabbed to death. Tasked with solving the case, Vale and Irene immediately go to 1890s Paris.

Once they arrive, it seems that the murder victim had uncovered evidence suggesting that he may have found proof of treachery by one or more Librarians. But to ensure the peace of the conference, some Librarians are already hostages in the dragon and Fae courts. To save the captives, including her parents, Irene must get to the bottom of this murder—but was it dragon, Fae, or even a Librarian who committed the crime?

 Why I can't wait for this one!

This is yet another series I've been wanting to read, lol! And yes, of course, I want to start with the first book. It's just that authors keep bringing out more new sequels.....LOL.
But seriously -- these books are right up my alley! 
I mean, dragons, books, Fae, and libraries --
what's not to love, for a lover of books
and fantasy? So I will probably be 
ordering the first book from either Amazon 
or Ebay soon! Meanwhile, the rest of
them are going on my GR shelves!!

Be sure to catch the rest of the
books in The Invisible Library 
series right HERE!

Genevieve Cogman got started on Tolkien and Sherlock Holmes at an early age, and has never looked back. But on a perhaps more prosaic note, she has an MSC in Statistics with Medical Applications and has wielded this in an assortment of jobs: clinical coder, data analyst and classifications specialist. She is the author of The Invisible Library series, which includes The Burning Page, The Masked City, and The Invisible Library. She has also previously worked as a freelance role-playing game writer. Genevieve Cogman’s hobbies include patchwork, beading, knitting and gaming, and she lives in the north of England.

What do you think of my
choice this week? 
Please leave a comment and
let me know!


  1. Ooh book 5 of this series already! I've only read the first one so far...

    1. Hi, Greg!

      I haven't even read the first one!! LOL. And I want to read it SO BADLY!!! Wish I had a Time Machine, so I could read ALL the books I want to read!!!! :) )

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

  2. I've only read the first one in this series, but I always like the covers! I really love the art nouveau thing this one has going on.

    My Waiting on Wednesday.

    1. Hi, Louise!

      As I wrote in my reply to Greg, above, I haven't even read the first book in this series.....BOO-HOO..... :(

      I, too, LOVE all the covers of this series!! And I agree with you about the Art Nouveau influence in this cover.

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

  3. Wow, historical fantasy and with all those elements? Count me in, too. I hope you love it and look forward to your thoughts.

    Jennifer Tar Heel Reader

    1. Hi, Jennifer!

      I LOVE novels dealing with libraries and bookstores!! Especially if they're also in the fantasy genre!!

      I hope to be able to get to the first book in this series sometime soon.... Then I can move on to the others! LOL.

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

  4. ooh! An invisible library, historical fantasy? I'm in!

    WOW Wednesday post. Jedi, you shall be!

    1. Hi, there!

      Yeah, I LOVE novels that include either libraries or bookstores!!! And if they also have fantasy in the plot, well, so much the better!!!

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

  5. I actually have read the first book and yes, you will love it. I may have to reread it but this is definitely a series I want to tackle in 2019. The boys are taking good care of me since the accident. I miss you and need to kick you an email soon!

    1. Hi, Barb!

      Yeah, I need to read the first book, too!! Lol. This series will definitely be the subject of my first New Year's resolution -- READ THE ENTIRE SERIES!! LOL.

      I'm glad the boys are taking good care of their mom!! Yeah, I'd like to get an email from you, especially since our buddy read of "The Hate U Give" is still pending! But take care of yourself first!! :) :)

      Thanks for commenting!! HUGS TO YOU AND THE BOYS, AND "WOOF, WOOF" TO THEM!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

  6. I need to get hold of The Lost Plot as I haven't yet had the pleasure of reading it - I'll see if I can catch up in the new year:)). Like you, I LOVE this series - the dragon is a joy... Thank you for sharing, Mariax

    1. Hi, Sarah!

      Oh, man.....I've been featuring different volumes of this series in several of these "Can't Wait Wednesday" posts....and I STILL haven't read the first book!! LOL. That's how it is when you want to read all these WONDERFUL, EXCITING, books, but just don't have enough time..... :(

      And yes, I LOVE dragons, too!!!

      You're very welcome for the sharing!! HUGS!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)


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