Location: FIC CAI
Genre: Historical Fantasy
Series: The Great Library
A book about history and libraries and books and fantasy!!!
“The Book Thief with Fahrenheit 451 by way of Harry Potter.”
The first purpose of a librarian is to preserve and defend our books. Sometimes, that means dying for them - or making someone else die for them. Tota est scientia.”
― Rachel Caine,
"I've never considered a dystopian mixed paranormal world that plays on the power and love of books, and definitely not one that sprinkles in a dash of history as well"- Rachel
Knowledge is power. Power corrupts.
In a world where the ancient Great Library of Alexandria was never destroyed, knowledge now rules the world: freely available, but strictly controlled. Owning private books is a crime.
Jess Brightwell is the son of a black market smuggler, sent to the Library to compete for a position as a scholar... but even as he forms friendships and finds his true gifts, he begins to unearth the dark secrets of the greatest, most revered institution in the world.
Those who control the Great Library believe that knowledge is more valuable than any human life - and soon both heretics and books will burn
"This was so very, very good! Any reader who loves books about books (which, let's be honest, is all of them) should find Ink and Bone an absolute joy to read. There are vast libraries and scholars and book smugglers and discussions on the power of the written word and on freedom of the press. Pretty much anything you can think of in a dystopian setting that's all about, well, books."- Danielle