HemGrupperDiskuteraMerTidsandan
Känner du till SantaThing, LibraryThings julklappsbyte?
avfärda
Denna webbplats använder kakor för att fungera optimalt, analysera användarbeteende och för att visa reklam (om du inte är inloggad). Genom att använda LibraryThing intygar du att du har läst och förstått våra Regler och integritetspolicy. All användning av denna webbplats lyder under dessa regler.
Hide this

Resultat från Google Book Search

Klicka på en bild för att gå till Google Book Search.

The masked city : an invisible library novel…
Laddar...

The masked city : an invisible library novel (urspr publ 2015; utgåvan 2017)

av Genevieve Cogman

Serier: Invisible Library (2)

MedlemmarRecensionerPopularitetGenomsnittligt betygOmnämnanden
9124716,906 (3.77)62
"Librarian-spy Irene and her apprentice Kai are back in the second in this "dazzling"* book-filled fantasy series from the author of The Invisible Library. The written word is mightier than the sword--most of the time... Working in an alternate version of Victorian London, Librarian-spy Irene has settled into a routine, collecting important fiction for the mysterious Library and blending in nicely with the local culture. But when her apprentice, Kai--a dragon of royal descent--is kidnapped by the Fae, her carefully crafted undercover operation begins to crumble. Kai's abduction could incite a conflict between the forces of chaos and order that would devastate all worlds and all dimensions. To keep humanity from getting caught in the crossfire, Irene will have to team up with a local Fae leader to travel deep into a version of Venice filled with dark magic, strange coincidences, and a perpetual celebration of Carnival--and save her friend before he becomes the first casualty of a catastrophic war. But navigating the tumultuous landscape of Fae politics will take more than Irene's book-smarts and fast-talking--to ward off Armageddon, she might have to sacrifice everything she holds dear.... INCLUDES AUTHOR INTERVIEW"--… (mer)
Medlem:BeaufortLibrary
Titel:The masked city : an invisible library novel
Författare:Genevieve Cogman
Info:Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, 2017.
Samlingar:201718
Betyg:
Taggar:Ingen/inga

Verkdetaljer

The Masked City av Genevieve Cogman (2015)

Ingen/inga.

mom (174)
Laddar...

Gå med i LibraryThing för att få reda på om du skulle tycka om den här boken.

Det finns inga diskussioner på LibraryThing om den här boken.

» Se även 62 omnämnanden

engelska (45)  tyska (1)  nederländska (1)  Alla språk (47)
Visa 1-5 av 47 (nästa | visa alla)
even sillier than the first book!! but still enjoyable. ( )
  kickthebeat | Nov 1, 2020 |
These are awfully fun reads, without being so very light as to annoy. I'm not emotionally invested in the characters (I never gasp and think "oh no!"), it's more like watching an episode of TV where you're fairly sure the major actors will make it out alive for the next episode.

I was worried after the end of the first one that we'd be plunked back in the same alternate universe ... once you've introduced the concept of numerous alternate universes, what could be duller than staying in one place? ... so I was very pleased that we got to bounce around a few different locations.

One quibble: the main location was an alternate Venice, but it wasn't clear to me if they happened to be in Venice in an alternate world, or if the entirety of the world was alternate Venice, which are two very different thing, and I'd like to have known!

(Note: 5 stars = amazing, wonderful, 4 = very good book, 3 = decent read, 2 = disappointing, 1 = awful, just awful. I'm fairly good at picking for myself so end up with a lot of 4s). I feel a lot of readers automatically render any book they enjoy 5, but I grade on a curve! ( )
  ashleytylerjohn | Oct 13, 2020 |
This was about as much fun to read as The Invisible Library, and a great expansion of the world. There’s so much potential in the concept of multiple worlds and the meshing of literary genres with “reality” and Cogman really uses it to good effect. There are character types meeting here that I’d never imagined seeing on the page together, and gentle sporking of tropes, and commentary on reality and fiction and the power of narrative …. There’s a breeziness to everything too and Cogman writes so well that moments that would ring cheesy and ridiculous in anyone else’s hands don’t.

Oh, and the story’s good too. Action, adventure, high stakes, Irene being awesome, the villains being despicable, actual character development, moments of genuine concern for just about everyone, and just fun. It hit every note it needed to for me, though didn’t quite go past that, and was pleasantly satisfying all round. Except for the cliffhanger of sorts that sets up Book Three, but that’s fair. 🙂

Warnings: Maybe don’t read if you have a fear of being submerged in water? Or if you are so allergic to the Evil Temptress in Leather trope that you can’t handle a send-up.

7/10 ( )
  NinjaMuse | Jul 26, 2020 |
I'm on the shelf about this one. It's more 3.5 stars but I tend to round up when there's nothing overtly wrong with it. And there isn't. It is what it intends to be. A spy novel with interdimensional librarians up against the forces of Order and Chaos in the shapes of the Fae and Dragons.

There's a bit of romance, a lot of steampunk train-heist-y stuff, and talking. It's fun.

My only complaint is that there's not enough meat. I mean, the potential is there for some really wild and imaginative diversions, but it sits in the box of mild spy fiction with costumes and mild victorian intrigue.

Unfortunately, my wild expectations for something grand, grander, grandest, got in the way of what I was actually given, but that's my problem, not the book's problem. It was entertaining as it was. It just wasn't as wildly entertaining as I had hoped. ( )
  bradleyhorner | Jun 1, 2020 |
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher to read and write an honest review.

Hoping for a quieter assignment than the last one, Irene is now working in an alternative London. All seem to be well until her assistant, Kai, is kidnapped. She quickly discovers his abductors are a faction of the fae. Given Kai’s dragon heritage, this could be considered an act of war by his Royal family and the impact for entire worlds could be devastating.

Irene feels completely responsible for him being snatched, and returns to the library to seek advice from them. They suggest a visit to his uncle to gain extra insight to finding him. Returning to her alternative London another faction of the fae reveals to Irene that Kai has been taken to Venice. This stronghold of the fae is dark and is always carnival, full of masked people and seething with power struggles, and she learns that Kai will be auctioned to the highest bidder in the next few days. Irene needs to break a few library rules, go undercover and use all her skills to try to rescue him, but even with a little assistance this will be the toughest, and potentially most lethal assignment yet.

This second book in the series is definitely a step up in action and danger from the first in the series. Cogman seems to have a measure of her characters and worlds that she is building, and I felt that this was a better read than the first book. The plot was good, fast paced and with well thought out detail to make everything seem realistic. However, I was a little disappointed that there was not enough about the library in this volume compared to the first; as I was hoping it would shape up to be a comparable to the Thursday Next series by Fforde. 3.5 Stars overall. ( )
  PDCRead | Apr 6, 2020 |
Visa 1-5 av 47 (nästa | visa alla)
inga recensioner | lägg till en recension
Du måste logga in för att ändra Allmänna fakta.
Mer hjälp finns på hjälpsidan för Allmänna fakta.
Vedertagen titel
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
Originaltitel
Alternativa titlar
Första utgivningsdatum
Personer/gestalter
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
Viktiga platser
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
Viktiga händelser
Relaterade filmer
Priser och utmärkelser
Motto
Dedikation
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
Thank you, again, to everyone who helped with this book. Thank you to my agent, Lucienne Diver, who helped me find monsters in the depths of London, and my editor Bella Pagan, who is marvelous at her job and to whom this book owes a great deal. Thanks to my beta-readers, my friends, my family, my supporters, and the classifications team at work. Your help is very much appreciated. And many thanks to the beautiful city of Venice, which deserves far better writing than I have been able to give it.
Inledande ord
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
The London air was full of smog and filth.
Citat
Information från den nederländska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
The idea of a hot bath hung in the future like the promise of Christmas or a new book in a favourite series
Avslutande ord
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
(Klicka för att visa. Varning: Kan innehålla spoilers.)
Särskiljningsnotis
Förlagets redaktörer
På baksidan citeras
Information från den nederländska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
Ursprungsspråk
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
Kanonisk DDC/MDS

Hänvisningar till detta verk hos externa resurser.

Wikipedia på engelska

Ingen/inga

"Librarian-spy Irene and her apprentice Kai are back in the second in this "dazzling"* book-filled fantasy series from the author of The Invisible Library. The written word is mightier than the sword--most of the time... Working in an alternate version of Victorian London, Librarian-spy Irene has settled into a routine, collecting important fiction for the mysterious Library and blending in nicely with the local culture. But when her apprentice, Kai--a dragon of royal descent--is kidnapped by the Fae, her carefully crafted undercover operation begins to crumble. Kai's abduction could incite a conflict between the forces of chaos and order that would devastate all worlds and all dimensions. To keep humanity from getting caught in the crossfire, Irene will have to team up with a local Fae leader to travel deep into a version of Venice filled with dark magic, strange coincidences, and a perpetual celebration of Carnival--and save her friend before he becomes the first casualty of a catastrophic war. But navigating the tumultuous landscape of Fae politics will take more than Irene's book-smarts and fast-talking--to ward off Armageddon, she might have to sacrifice everything she holds dear.... INCLUDES AUTHOR INTERVIEW"--

Inga biblioteksbeskrivningar kunde hittas.

Bokbeskrivning
Haiku-sammanfattning

Snabblänkar

Populära omslag

Betyg

Medelbetyg: (3.77)
0.5 1
1
1.5 1
2 6
2.5 1
3 53
3.5 28
4 116
4.5 8
5 27

Är det här du?

Bli LibraryThing-författare.

 

Om | Kontakt | LibraryThing.com | Sekretess/Villkor | Hjälp/Vanliga frågor | Blogg | Butik | APIs | TinyCat | Efterlämnade bibliotek | Förhandsrecensenter | Allmänna fakta | 152,511,935 böcker! | Topplisten: Alltid synlig