Ink and BoneeBook - 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 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.…
Baker & Taylor
In a world where the Great Library of Alexandria governs the flow of information to the people, Jess discovers that those who control the Library believe that knowledge is more valuable than human life after his friend inadvertently commits heresy.
Working in an alternate universe where the Great Library of Alexandria survived destruction, Jess is torn between his employers and his family's black-market book ring before an illegal innovation leads to a terrible discovery. Simultaneous eBook. 75,000 first printing.
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PimaLib_Teens Oct 16, 2015
Alternate reality mixed with steampunk. The library is literally ruling the world.
In this brilliant novel the Great Library owns and controls all books but with technology that allows instant access to any of them through alchemy. Awesome, right? But when it is discovered that those who control the Great Library believe that knowledge is more valuable than any human life both ... Read More »
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“You have ink in your blood, boy, and no help for it. Books will never be just a business to you.”
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In an alternate future, the Library controls everything and books are more valuable than human lives.
Imagine if at the great library in Alexandria, Egypt wasn't destroyed and was now the center of all of the knowledge in the world. Knowledge that is restricted to what is deemed acceptable and safe. Jess Brightwell and his fellow students find out what lengths the library will go to in order to control that knowledge.
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