Book Review The Dark Archive (The Invisible Library #7) by Genevieve Cogman

Posted January 20, 2021 by jrsbookr in Fantasy / 1 Comment

by Genevieve Cogman
Book Review The Dark Archive (The Invisible Library #7) by Genevieve CogmanThe Dark Archive Published by Penguin on December 29, 2020
Source: Netgalley Arc
Genres: Fiction, Fantasy, Historical, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction, Time Travel
Pages: 352
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Format: Ebook Arc
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A professional spy for a mysterious Library which harvests fiction from different realities, Irene faces a series of assassination attempts that threaten to destroy her and everything she has worked for.
Irene is teaching her new assistant the fundamentals of a Librarian's job, and finding that training a young Fae is more difficult than she expected. But when they both narrowly avoid getting killed in an assassination attempt, she decides that learning by doing is the only option they have left - especially when the assassins keep coming for them, and for Irene's other friends as well...
In order to protect themselves, Irene and her friends must do what they do best: search for information to defeat the overwhelming threat they face and identify their unseen enemy. To do that, Irene will have to delve deeper into her own history than she ever has before, face an ancient foe, and uncover secrets that will change her life and the course of the Library forever.


Irene and Kai have just survived securing a peace treaty between the Fae and Dragons. Kai is no longer her apprentice, and the Fae are up in arms about not having a Fae in the library. Fae is chaos-driven, so they’re complicated to bring into the library. Never the less Irene has been granted the opportunity to train Catherine and has two years to get her into the library. As a fae, Catherine takes on her narrative, and it is not seeing being a librarian as Irene the spy librarian does. She wants to be a librarian who shares and stores books in a library. Though I suspect by the end of the series, she will be changing and adapting that narrative.

As usual, irene is on a mission off to fetch a rare document, and Irene is tasked with the librarian who can do anything. While on a mission, some old enemies come to light under the control of a Dr. Bartumus rather odd experiments. Some science fiction added into our fantasy world where these experiments can take over bodies and clone them. The idea of an experiment attacking a central nervous system and controlling made for some exciting chapters.

As always is the case in this series, as we move through the book, we gather more clues about Irene’s past, and now that we know she was adopted, some real earth shattering truth bombs explode toward the end of the story. You need to pick this one up as it becomes an eye-opener to what we witnessed over the last few books.


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About Genevieve Cogman

Genevieve Cogman is a freelance author who has written for several role-playing game companies. She currently works for the NHS in England as a clinical classifications specialist. She is the author of the Invisible Library series, includingThe Burning Page, The Masked City, and The Invisible Library.

Rating Report
Overall: 5


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