The Mortal Word (The Invisible Library #5) by Genevieve Cogman

The Mortal Word (The Invisible Library #5)

A corrupt countessA spy in dangerAnd an assassin at largeThe fifth title in Genevieve Cogman's witty and wonderful Invisible Library series, The Mortal Word is a rollicking literary adventure.Peace talks are always tricky, especially when a key diplomat gets stabbed. This rudely interrupts a top-secret summit between the warring dragons and Fae. As a neutral party, Librarian-spy Irene is summoned to investigate. She must head to a version of 1890...

Details The Mortal Word (The Invisible Library #5)

TitleThe Mortal Word (The Invisible Library #5)
Release DateNov 29th, 2018
PublisherPan Macmillan
GenreFantasy, Mystery, Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Dragons

Reviews The Mortal Word (The Invisible Library #5)

  • Jessica ☕
    Any time a new book in this series is announced, there should be an international holiday of celebration and reading. What a treat.Fans of Investigator Vale will be happy to know that he is back and center-stage. When an assassination takes place at a fae-dragon peace conference, he is the natural choice to find the killer. However, there are political considerations involved, and he is given a team of one librarian, one fae, and one dragon work ...
  • Steven
    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for offering me an advanced copy in exchange for nothing more than an honest review.If you haven't picked up The Invisible Library, stop reading RIGHT NOW and go pick it up. It's a clever world of time-travel-adjacent adventures with dragons and fae and even a magic language of sorts. It's like Doctor Who meets The Chronicles of St. Mary's, and it's a BLAST to read. So go pick it up. This one is book five, so...
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    To be reviewed over at Fresh Fiction!
  • Robin Bonne
    Another adventure with Irene, Kai, and Vale? Yes, please!! I was extremely excited to receive this ARC ebook from the publisher. I hate waiting for Invisible Library novels from the library because the queue is always long, and for good reason— they are full of action and adventure. Our favorite series characters are assembled to investigate the murder of a dragon advisor during peace negotiations between the dragons and fae. If you haven’t t...
  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    Initial ThoughtsAnother great installment in the series. Irene finds herself trying to solve a murder along with Vale, Kai, and others. The mystery kept me guessing until the very end and there was plenty of action along the way. I did enjoy the progression of the personal relationships in the series as well.ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley. Full review to be posted soon.
  • Liz Barnsley
    The Invisible Library series is one of the most imaginative series in existence at the moment  – especially for those of us who are absolute book addicts-  it’s a heady mix of Literary adventures, magic, multiple worlds and books that hold the universe together. There’s dragon’s too. Just saying. Oh and Fae, must not forget them. Well unless they want you to of course…Irene is a librarian, a spy, a kind of thief if you like and quite ...
  • Anne - Books of My Heart
    This review was originally posted on Books of My HeartReview copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.I've been reading and enjoying   The Invisible Library series  since the beginning.  The world-building is almost a fresh start in each book since Irene travels.  She has been assigned a home world where she lives and has some regular friends and frenemies. There are a few Li...
  • Rebecca
    I received a free netgalley from the publisher. I am in no way obligated to provide a review. My review is completely unbiased. I was very pleased to have received an advanced copy and happy to report Cogman has delivered another awesome fun fantasy with Irene and company. This time Vale is called upon to use his super sleuthing skills to assist Irene in solving a murder that has occurred at Peace Talks taking place between the Dragons and the Fa...
  • Adriana
    This is an incredibly enjoyable read that's full of twists, political intrigue, magic, and the complex world and character-building that Cogman has perfected. It's a mystery wrapped up in a historical outfit with dashes of magic and action. It's a mix that's hard to ignore. The signing of a peace treaty between the ever-warring factions of Chaos (Fae) and Order (Dragons) is in the hands of a neutral party (the Library), but the murder of a dragon...
  • Robin Bonne
    Another adventure with Irene, Kai, and Vale? Yes!! I was extremely excited to receive this ARC ebook from the publisher. I hate waiting for Invisible Library novels from the library because the queue is always long, and for good reason— they are full of action, and adventure. Our favorite series characters are assembled to investigate the murder of a dragon advisor during peace negotiations between the dragons and fae. If you haven’t tried th...
  • Maja
    This series is super great y'all should read it
  • Pamela Wiggins
    This series is so fun! The author manages to keep it fresh and exciting, with an ever expanding world(s). I’m not at all biased because the main character is a librarian. Really, I’m not.
  • Siobhán
    HOT DAMN. I do not know how I did it or who is at fault, but I received my copy of the fifth instalment of the Invisible Library Series yesterday, almost two weeks before the actual publication. Thanks, postman, I love you! And what a ride it was. Y'all are in for some highly entertaining, exciting and nerve-wracking story involving our favourite characters. I won't spoiler anything here, but does Irene has time to sleep or eat or relax EVER? I d...
  • Heather
    Another exciting installment in "The Invisible Library" series. Librarians are mediating peace talks between Dragons and Fae. When a delegate is murdered, junior librarian Irene Winters as well as master detective Peregine Vale are summoned to solve the case in an alternate Paris during the Belle Epoque. Several characters from earlier books appear, including dragon/former library apprentice Kai Strongrock (who just happened to be in the area, re...
  • Shelley
    *Source* Publisher*Genre* Science Fiction, Time Travel*Rating* 4.0*Thoughts*The Mortal Word, by author Genevieve Cogman, is the Fifth installment in the authors The Invisible Library series. The series follows Junior Librarian Irene Winters who works for the mysterious Invisible Library. Her objective, most of the time, is to acquire one of the books that is necessary to keep the balance between order and chaos. For the past several books, Irene ...
  • sage
    Could not put it down. This is exactly the mix of mystery, political intrigue, and adventure story led by an ensemble cast of interesting multicultural, multispecies characters that I really enjoy.
  • Caitlin
    Received free from Penguin First to Read, my thoughts are my own.Another great addition to the Library adventure. The dragons and fae are negotiating a peace, but some on both sides wish it not to succeed. When a dragon is murdered, suspicion settles on the fae, and Irene must discover the killer before everything falls apart.The magic behind the order and chaos of dragons and fae is intriguing and dangerous, a source of many conflicts as the mys...
  • Meghan
    I am a huge fan of this series as well as some of our older young adult teens. This series is the reason why I love being a librarian. Our library has even read the series for our teen book club and they always ask me to sit in and give my take on the story. We even have created some of our own adventures inspired by the Invisible Library series so, we can not wait to put this book on our shelves.The Mortal Word the Fifth Installment of the Invis...
  • Jill Elizabeth
    This is such a marvelous series! I have been in love with Irene's library since the first book, and am continually impressed with Cogman's ability to keep introducing new elements and new mysteries in a way that keeps the stories fresh and original while simultaneously maintaining the main story line about the integrity and role of the library... This time the focus is more on the worlds surrounding the library than the library/books themselves. ...
  • Anne Morgan
    Irene has become much more than "just" a book stealing librarian since we've met her. She's tangled with both dragons and Fae and come out alive, she's fought the worst politics has thrown at her and come out sane. Readers to the series know what it seems none of Irene's superiors at the Library know: she might do anything to protect the Library and her friends, but she is also increasingly willing to question authority when she sees something wr...
  • S.E. Anderson
    Every book just gets better and better, and book five is no exception, topping the series as Irene and Kai's best adventure yet!It's impossible to say exactly what genre this book is. While the series is bookmarked as being historical fiction, The Mortal Word is part murder mystery, political thriller, and paranormal all at once. The balance between the Dragons (who stand for order) and the Fae (for chaos) is coming to a head, and if Irene doesn'...
  • Deborah E Kehoe
    Called in to solve the murder of a high level dragon at the secret Dragon- Fae Peace conference, Irene, and her friend Inspector Vale are in a race against time. Not only does Irene have a personal stake, as her parents are being held hostage by one of the groups, but she and Vale must solve this murder before one or both sides decide that peace isn’t worth the effort to overcome their prejudices against each other.I enjoy this series of histor...
  • Anna
    The Mortal Word could be a satisfying end to the series, or it could spin on indefinitely, in true detective fiction fashion. We spend almost all of this book on one world, a carefully-selected neutral land where representatives from the Library are brokering peace talks between the Dragons and the Fae. A murder summons Irene and Vale to help lead an investigation team, and Kai finds an excuse to come along. Irene is very much at the center of th...