If you listened to this week's episode of The Once and Future Podcast, you heard our nerd-torious host, Anton Strout, talk to author Genevieve Cogman about her Invisible Library series (among other things, including ebola!). The Lost Plot is the fourth book in the series, and, like the books before it, is about the trials and tribulations of a librarian-spy, this time set in 1920's-ish New York. This entire series is full of suspense, adventure, and fun, with witty characters and exotic settings. The world-building of the series is masterfully done, whether in an alternate world London or Venice, and Prohibition-era America does not disappoint. Dragons, political intrigue, mobsters, and clever characters who are continuing to grow since past books make this latest addition to the Invisible Library a fun read that can make a weekend fly by.
About The Lost Plot:
After being commissioned to find a rare book, Librarian Irene and her assistant, Kai, head to Prohibition-era New York and are thrust into the middle of a political fight with dragons, mobsters, and Fae.
In a 1920s-esque New York, Prohibition is in force; fedoras, flapper dresses, and tommy guns are in fashion: and intrigue is afoot. Intrepid Librarians Irene and Kai find themselves caught in the middle of a dragon political contest. It seems a young Librarian has become tangled in this conflict, and if they can’t extricate him, there could be serious repercussions for the mysterious Library. And, as the balance of power across mighty factions hangs in the balance, this could even trigger war.
Irene and Kai are locked in a race against time (and dragons) to procure a rare book. They’ll face gangsters, blackmail, and the Library’s own Internal Affairs department. And if it doesn’t end well, it could have dire consequences on Irene’s job. And, incidentally, on her life...
About Genevieve Cogman:
Genevieve Cogman is a freelance author who has written for several role-playing game companies. She currently works for the National Health Service in England as a clinical classifications specialist. She is the author of the Invisible Library Novels, including The Lost Plot, The Burning Page, The Masked City, and The Invisible Library.
Melanie R. Meadors is the author of fantasy stories where heroes don't always carry swords and knights in shining armor often lose to nerds who study their weaknesses. She’s been known to befriend wandering garden gnomes, do battle with metal-eating squirrels, and has been called a superhero on more than one occasion. Her fiction has appeared in Circle Magazine, Prick of the Spindle, and in the anthology Champions of Aetaltis. She studied astronomy and physics at Northern Arizona University and has published some non-fiction in the field of astronomy and library sciences. She's the co-editor of the anthology MECH: Age of Steel and editor of Hath No Fury, and she is a blogger and general b*tch monkey at The Once and Future Podcast.