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Ink and Bone - (Great Library) by Rachel Caine (Paperback)

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  • In this exhilarating series, New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine rewrites history, creating a dangerous world where the Great Library of Alexandria has survived the test of time....
  • 384 Pages
  • Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy
  • Series Name: Great Library


About the Book

Originally published in hardcover in 2015 by New American Library.

Book Synopsis

In this exhilarating series, New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine rewrites history, creating a dangerous world where the Great Library of Alexandria has survived the test of time....

Ruthless and supremely powerful, the Great Library is now a presence in every major city, governing the flow of knowledge to the masses. Alchemy allows the Library to deliver the content of the greatest works of history instantly--but the personal ownership of books is expressly forbidden.

Jess Brightwell believes in the value of the Library, but the majority of his knowledge comes from illegal books obtained by his family. Jess has been sent to be his family's spy, but his loyalties are tested in the final months of his training to enter the Library's service.

When his friend inadvertently commits heresy by creating a device that could change the world, Jess discovers that those who control the Great Library believe knowledge is more valuable than any human life--and soon both heretics and books will burn....

Review Quotes

"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."--Deborah Harkness, #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches

"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 has always given readers entertaining and interesting books...Fans will fall in love with Jess and want the next book out immediately."--USA Today

"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)

"A thrill-a-minute adventure...This first entry into the Great Library series has pieces that mirror the excitement and bitterness of the Hunger Games series and contains some of the psychological elements of the Harry Potter books."--Booklist (starred review)

"A strong cast of characters and nail-biting intensity make for a promising start to this series."--School Library Journal

"A modern masterpiece...Fellow bibliophiles, expect to be some variation on struck--awestruck, dumbstruck, starstruck, maybe even thunderstruck...A new series to thrill every bookworm's heart!"--Christian Science Monitor

"Caine's world where books and libraries dominate is not for the faint of heart...What's not to love? Imagine Harry Potter where the real magic is found within the pages of ancient texts. This book proves the adage that knowledge is power."--RT Book Reviews (41/2 stars, top pick)

"Reminds me of Jim C. Hines' libriomancy series...An intriguing world."--Locus

About the Author

Rachel Caine is the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of more than fifty novels, including the Stillhouse Lake series, the Weather Warden series, the Outcast Season series, the Revivalist series, and the Morganville Vampires series.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inches (W) x 1.3 Inches (D)
Weight: .78 Pounds
Suggested Age: 14 Years
Number of Pages: 384
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Sub-Genre: Fantasy
Series Title: Great Library
Publisher: Berkley Books
Theme: General
Format: Paperback
Author: Rachel Caine
Language: English
Street Date: April 5, 2016
TCIN: 50775406
UPC: 9780451473134
Item Number (DPCI): 248-10-7512
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.3 inches length x 5.4 inches width x 8.2 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.78 pounds
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3.5 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

Loved the premise...but

3 out of 5 stars
Elizabeth - 4 years ago
This, unfortunately, was not for me. Libraries in books is one of those things that instantly makes me interested in a book, but my interest just didn't hold here. I never found myself super excited to pick it up and read, and I didn't really care enough about any of the characters.
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Interesting Story

4 out of 5 stars
Emmybird - 4 years ago
I love Jess and Morgan. This was such an interesting story. I’m so curious about what happens next. I also loved a bunch of the side characters.
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