The Stacks — Ink and Bone


Ink and Bone

From the jack­et:

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 .…


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