Hoarding all the knowledge of the world, the Great Library jealousy guards its secrets. But now a group of rebels poses a dangerous threat to its tyranny....
Jess Brightwell and his band of exiles have fled London, only to find themselves imprisoned in Philadelphia, a city led by those who would rather burn books than submit. But Jess and his friends have a bargaining chip: the knowledge to build a machine that will break the Library's rule.
Their time is running out. To survive, they'll have to choose to live or die as one, to take the fight to their enemies—and to save the very soul of the Great Library....
To save the Great Library, the unforgettable characters from Ink and Bone, Paper and Fire, and Ash and Quill put themselves in danger in the next thrilling adventure in the New York Times bestselling series.
The opening moves of a deadly game have begun. Jess Brightwell has put himself in direct peril, with only his wits and skill to aid him in a game of cat and mouse with the Archivist Magister of the Great Library. With the world catching fire, and words printed on paper the spark that lights rebellion, it falls to smugglers, thieves, and scholars to save a library thousands of years in the making…if they can stay alive long enough to outwit their enemies.
I enjoyed reading these books so much! I mean, I love the whole "the library of Alexandria survived" concept, and that it then basically took over the world. That they had a series of rotten leaders, yeah, that sucks, but they also have a bunch of good people to defend it's better side!
After the ending of Paper and Fire, yeah, that was pretty cliffhanger-y! That they're in America, with the Burners, yeah, that's not easy! They had to be very clever and tricky! Which they had to continue on, though I wish they hadn't gone to the Brightwell compound because it meant that they were all pt in pretty awful situations!
Smoke and Iron, goodness gracious, it was such a fantastic book! It's the first that we got multiple POV's from all these other characters as well as Jess, and they were all having their adventures and it was so great to read!
Honestly, Smoke and Iron felt a lot like a final book in the series, the way everything all came together. But there are still threats that the library is facing, as well as the turmoil because of the regime change! I can't wait to read it!
These books were so amazing and fantastic, and I can't wait to see how it all ends!
Author: Rachel Caine
Series: The Great Library #3, 4
Read: September 16th, 17th, 2018
Source: Ebook.bike, NetGalley
Reason Why: Love this series and her writing, and they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Books! And Smoke and Iron is a WoW Book!
Publisher: Berkley Books
Published: July 1st 2017, July 3rd 2018
Ash and Quill:
Smoke and Iron: