The Burning Page
The Invisible Library #3
10 January 2017
Librarian spy Irene and her apprentice Kai return for another “tremendously fun, rip-roaring adventure,” (A Fantastical Librarian) third in the bibliophilic fantasy series from the author of The Masked City. Never judge a book by its cover...
Due to her involvement in an unfortunate set of mishaps between the dragons and the Fae, Librarian spy Irene is stuck on probation, doing what should be simple fetch-and-retrieve projects for the mysterious Library. But trouble has a tendency of finding both Irene and her apprentice, Kai—a dragon prince—and, before they know it, they are entangled in more danger than they can handle...
Irene’s longtime nemesis, Alberich, has once again been making waves across multiple worlds, and, this time, his goals are much larger than obtaining a single book or wreaking vengeance upon a single Librarian. He aims to destroy the entire Library—and make sure Irene goes down with it.
With so much at stake, Irene will need every tool at her disposal to stay alive. But even as she draws her allies close around her, the greatest danger might be lurking from somewhere close—someone she never expected to betray her...
After my slight disappointment in The Masked City, I found the anticipation to continue reading this series thanks to The Burning Page.
Disclaimer: I received the e-ARC copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange of my honest review.
In The Burning Page, Irene and the Library are receiving more attacks and threats thanks to Alberich, the traitor. The plot is a bit draggy in the middle, especially during discussions. It’ll be better if there’s more scenes happened at the alternate world at St. Petersburg!
I found Irene became calmer, smarter, and less whiny on her funny imagination on Kai. I was deeply impressed on Irene’s quick-witted defence and attack on Alberich at the ending. It’s full of actions and heart-jumping moments! And of course, finally I was able to read about Kai on action in his dragon form, simply magestic.
To be honest, I didn’t notice this book is not the last in the series until I checked on Goodreads. (yay!)
The Burning Page (paperback) is available at Bookalicious! for RM 35.