The Secret Chapter Published by Penguin on 2020
Genres: Fiction, Fantasy, Historical, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction, Time Travel
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"In the latest novel in Genevieve Cogman's historical fantasy series, Irene and Kai have to team up with an unlikely band of misfits to pull off an amazing art heist--or risk the wrath of the dangerous villain with a secret island lair. A Librarian's work is never done, and once Irene has a quick rest after their latest adventure, she is summoned to the Library. The world where she grew up is in danger of veering deep into chaos, and she needs to obtain a particular book to stop this from happening. No copies of the book are available in the Library, so her only choice is to contact a mysterious Fae information broker and trader of rare objects: Mr. Nemo. Irene and Kai make their way to Mr. Nemo's remote Caribbean island and are invited to dinner, which includes unlikely company. Mr. Nemo has an offer for everyone there: he wants them to steal a specific painting from a specific world. He swears that he will give each of them an item from his collection if they bring him the painting within the week. Everyone takes the deal. But to get their reward, they will have to form a team, including a dragon techie, a Fae thief, a gambler, a driver, and the muscle. Their goal? The Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, in a early twenty-first century world, where their toughest challenge might be each other"--
Peace accords signed, and all is well between Dragon, Fae, and Human alike, and Irene is eager to get back to the business of retrieving books. Now, a librarian in residence and commissioner of keeping the peace negotiations going, she been tasked to retrieve a book, of course, but this time to save a place near and dear to her heart. The owner of the said book has not signed the treaty yet, so she is also tasked with getting him to do so. I was a bit bored with this one as there was not as much action or danger as I seen in previous books, and everything seemed to pretty much follow what you come to expect from this series. I was hoping for more romance to develop between Kai and Irene, but I am not sure that will happen. I am invested in reading about the library’s adventures, and with each new book, we learn more about Irene’s past and hope that the next one does open some of those doors.