Published by NAL on July 7th 2015
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 his friend 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…
Thursday Quotables is a Bookish Meme hosted by Book Shelf Fantasies. This week’s quote comes from Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine and, as always, it comes with no context because that would spoil all the fun.
[Then] he began to realize how much he had to learn about how different the world was from the theory of it.
This quote got me thinking. When you grow up, you realize that the world is so different from what you grow up thinking about it. I’m really loving the way this series is exploring that.
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