The Mortal Word

The Mortal Word Review

A corrupt countess
A spy in danger
And an assassin at large

The fifth title in Genevieve Cogman's witty and wonderful Invisible Library series, The Mortal Word is a rollicking literary adventure.

Peace talks are always tricky, especially when a key diplomat gets stabbed. This rudely interrupts a top-secret summit between the warring dragons and Fae. As a neutral party, Librarian-spy Irene is summoned to investigate. She must head to a version of 1890s Paris, with her assistant Kai and her detective friend Vale, where these talks are fracturing. Here, she must get to the bottom of the attack – before either the peace negotiations or the city go up in flames.

Suspicions fly thick and fast and Irene soon finds herself in the seedy depths of the Parisian underworld. She’s on the trail of a notoriously warlike Fae, the Blood Countess. However, the evidence against the Countess is circumstantial. Could the killer be a member of the Library itself?

Title:The Mortal Word
Edition Language:English

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    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Jessica ?

    Any time a new book in this series is announced, there should be an international holiday of celebration and reading. What a treat.Fans of Investigator Vale will be happy to know that he is back and c...

  • Steven

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for offering me an advanced copy in exchange for nothing more than an honest review.If you haven't picked up The Invisible Library, stop reading RIGHT NOW and go ...

  • Austine (NovelKnight)

    I NEED this book. Love this series so freaking much it hurts, y'all. It. Hurts. (Please go read the first 4 books so you can feel my pain and join me in the wait for book #5!)...

  • Maria Dimitrova

    I really wanted to like this one more. I liked it well enough but to be honest it was rather bland. it was so bland that a week later I still have no real opinion on it. I remember the main points but...

  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede

    THE MORTAL WORD is the fifth book in The Invisible Library series. I've read every single book in the series and I could not wait to read this book. Irene's job is to steal rare books from different ...

  • Melindam

    Oh, Happy Daaaaaaay.....My favourite character, Peregrine Vale (alias fantasy Sherlock Holmes) IS be back!YESSSSSS!...

  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.This was another great installment in the Invisible Library series. I have really enjoyed all of the previous books in this series so I w...

  • Robin (Bridge Four)

    Why am I so Meh about this series?There are a lot of things that I like about this series. -Irene, Vale and Kia are all pretty likable characters who have a decent number of flaws to make them interes...

  • Liz Barnsley

    The Invisible Library series is one of the most imaginative series in existence at the moment  – especially for those of us who are absolute book addicts-  it’s a heady mix of Literary adventure...

  • Robin Bonne

    Another adventure with Irene, Kai, and Vale? Yes, please!! I was extremely excited to receive this ARC ebook from the publisher. I hate waiting for Invisible Library novels from the library because th...