In an exhilarating new 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, who are involved in the thriving black market. 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 he inadvertently commits heresy by creating a device that could change the world, Jess discovers that those who control the Great Library believe that knowledge is more valuable than any human life—and soon both heretics and books will burn.…
I’ve always wondered what would have happened if the Alexandria library hadn’t burned. Where would our culture be now? How different would our world be if that one simple thing hadn’t happened? I’ve read articles about it, I’ve done my own research… It’s always something that has fascinated me. I know there was so much knowledge lost that day that the human race has worked and strived to even gain back a piece of it. So the premise alone has had me interested since I first heard about this book. Then you add in the synopsis that throws a crazy dystopian twist? Gimme, gimme.
I don’t know exactly how Caine is going to take this, I don’t know if this is going to wind up as fantastic as it is in my head. But I do know that I can’t wait to get this in my hands next week!
So what are you waiting to read? Sound off in the comments!