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 1890s Paris, with her assistant Kai and her detective friend Vale, where these talks are fracturing. Here, she must get to the bottom of the attack – before either the peace negotiations or the city go up in flames.Suspicions fly thick and fast and Irene soon finds herself in the seedy depths of the Parisian underworld. She’s on the trail of a notoriously warlike Fae, the Blood Countess. However, the evidence against the Countess is circumstantial. Could the killer be a member of the Library itself?

The Mortal Word (The Invisible Library #5) Details

TitleThe Mortal Word (The Invisible Library #5)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseNov 29th, 2018
PublisherPan Macmillan
Rating
GenreFantasy, Mystery, Fiction, Dragons

The Mortal Word (The Invisible Library #5) Review

  • Jessica ☕
    January 1, 1970
    The author announced that there will be at least eight books!That feeling you get when you realize there are more books coming:That feeling you get when you receive an ARC:IT'S READING TIME.... This was my favorite yet. Review to come a bit later.
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  • Austine (NovelKnight)
    January 1, 1970
    I NEED this book. Love this series so freaking much it hurts, y'all. It. Hurts. (Please go read the first 4 books so you can feel my pain and join me in the wait for book #5!)
  • Melindam
    January 1, 1970
    Oh, Happy Daaaaaaay.....My favourite character Peregrine Vale will be back!YESSSSSS!
  • Robin Bonne
    January 1, 1970
    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 tried this series yet, you are missing out. I can’t wai 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 tried this series yet, you are missing out. I can’t wait for the next installment of Irene’s adventures!Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free copy of this ebook in exchange for an unbiased review.
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  • Melindam
    January 1, 1970
    Amazon.com has just sent me an email that Book 5 will be available in November + there is a cover and blurb.And my favourite character Peregrine Vale will be back!YESSSSSS!
  • Sionna
    January 1, 1970
    I don't even need to know what this is about to be overly excited to read it. The last book has left me feeling so many emotions and I will be overjoyed to jump back into this series when this book comes out.
  • Adriana
    January 1, 1970
    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 endangers things and Irene, Vale, Kai, Silver, an 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 endangers things and Irene, Vale, Kai, Silver, and others are brought in to investigate and keep things from falling apart. Political machinations, power-hungry plotting, and natural distrust between the factions keep getting in the way of the investigation, but if this series has proven anything is that life can set obstacles in Irene's path but it can't keep her from getting to the bottom of things.
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  • Robin Bonne
    January 1, 1970
    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 this series yet, you are missing out. I can’t wait for t 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 this series yet, you are missing out. I can’t wait for the next installment of Irene’s adventures!Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free copy of this ebook in exchange for an unbiased review.
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  • Rebecca
    January 1, 1970
    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 Fae. My favorite thing about the book is Irene. She 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 Fae. My favorite thing about the book is Irene. She is so plucky. She's not the most flashy shoot em up heroine, but she keeps calm and carries on every time with a little help from her friends. She always gets the job done, she thinks first with her big librarian brain and uses force as a last resort. We could use a lot more of that thinking today. I mean the woman can talk herself out of any corner. Vale, Kai, and Silver make for compelling co-stars, they could each, in my opinion, carry their own series. I have a soft spot for Silver!Cogman introduced a few new characters in this book so, potential for new storylines. I also appreciate that she wrapped up this book without a big cliffhanger ending, but of course their are enough unanswered questions about The Invisible Library, Irene and Vale, Kai, to name just a few, that I see a number of books in our future.So all in all just another excellent book from my favorite author. Do pick up the series from the beginning. It's quirky and fun. Action and mystery check, World building check, great characters check, librarian spies check, The Fae check, Dragons check, Alternate worlds check, saving books check, brainy women check, brainy guys check. This book and series has it all.
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  • Oda Renate
    January 1, 1970
    We have a summary!!!!!eeekkk!
  • sage
    January 1, 1970
    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.
  • Meghan
    January 1, 1970
    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 Invisible Library Series focuses on Irene's continuatio 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 Invisible Library Series focuses on Irene's continuation of the last adventure in Vienna and returns to Paris to later find out from Bradamant that there is a dargon-fae peace conference happening in 1890s Paris and the second dragon in command has been stabbed to death. Vale and Irene immediately travel down to 1890s Paris to solve this mystery of who caused the stabbing. It seems the victim before he was stabbed uncovered some info on proof of treachery caused by the Librarians. So, who murdered the dragon, was it dragon-fae or even a Librarian?The adventures never disappoint. Just when you thought you had the books figured it out, there is a new unexpected twist and turn that changes the entire plot that makes you not want to stop reading. We can't wait to put this book with the rest of our series on our Fiction shelves and that is why we give this book 5 stars!
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  • Alysa H.
    January 1, 1970
    ** I received a Review Copy of this book via NetGalley **(Ace edition)
  • LaRonda (Flying Paperbacks)
    January 1, 1970
    *I received an eArc of this book from the Publishers through Netgalley in exchange of an honest review*The Invisible Library - ★★★★The Masked City - ★★★★The Burning Page - ★★★The Lost Plot - ★★★★
  • Jim Razinha
    January 1, 1970
    A bit of preface ... I requested an advance copy of this from the publisher through First to Read, as I had read The Invisible Library in February and liked it. What I did not realize until First to Read notified me I'd been selected was that I'd not yet read three sequels! So I had some catching up to do...Ms. Cogman has matured in her writing and this series has also matured (not always a necessary consequence). I thoroughly enjoyed this book - setting it sadly aside for those life annoyances A bit of preface ... I requested an advance copy of this from the publisher through First to Read, as I had read The Invisible Library in February and liked it. What I did not realize until First to Read notified me I'd been selected was that I'd not yet read three sequels! So I had some catching up to do...Ms. Cogman has matured in her writing and this series has also matured (not always a necessary consequence). I thoroughly enjoyed this book - setting it sadly aside for those life annoyances like work, chores,...{sigh} sleep. It, and the previous three that I hurriedly ate up to get to here, suggest that I need to go back to the first again and fill in some understanding gaps. There are subplots and subplots, intricately woven into a story that begs for more. As I'm given to understand, there will be!But now I'll have to wait...
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  • Steffi
    January 1, 1970
    I’ve just finished The Mortal Word, so I’m still on that post book high, but I honestly think this might be my favorite book in the series! I’m so genuinely excited to hear that book 6-8 are scheduled to be published because I can’t get enough. I was so captivated from the start and every time I had to put the book down, it was a pure joy to return to the world. In the fifth installment of The Invisible Library series, Irene, Kai and Vale find themselves as investigators of a murder that took pl I’ve just finished The Mortal Word, so I’m still on that post book high, but I honestly think this might be my favorite book in the series! I’m so genuinely excited to hear that book 6-8 are scheduled to be published because I can’t get enough. I was so captivated from the start and every time I had to put the book down, it was a pure joy to return to the world. In the fifth installment of The Invisible Library series, Irene, Kai and Vale find themselves as investigators of a murder that took place during peace talks between the Dragons and Fae. As I’m not much of an investigator myself, I found myself bouncing back and forth trying to figure out ‘who done it’. And the reveal was delicious. The stakes felt larger than life and it was everything I could have wanted from my favorite trio. I cannot wait for more. An ARC of The Mortal Word was sent to me by the publishers, but all opinions are wholeheartedly my own.
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  • Angie
    January 1, 1970
    As someone who reads a lot of series, I know that by the 5th book, series can either become stale and formulaic or expand the world of the characters. Thankfully, The Mortal Word by Genevieve Cogman falls into the latter category. In this installment, Irene has been called to a neutral world of 19th century Paris, where the Fae and the dragons are coming together to sign a peace treaty, in order to determine who killed a member of the dragon faction. Leading a time that is comprised of Vale, the As someone who reads a lot of series, I know that by the 5th book, series can either become stale and formulaic or expand the world of the characters. Thankfully, The Mortal Word by Genevieve Cogman falls into the latter category. In this installment, Irene has been called to a neutral world of 19th century Paris, where the Fae and the dragons are coming together to sign a peace treaty, in order to determine who killed a member of the dragon faction. Leading a time that is comprised of Vale, the Sherlock-type detective, Silver, the Fae nobleman she's dealt with before, and Mu Dan, an independent dragon. Kai is also there as a member of the dragon faction. The novel has so many twists and turns that it is impossible to describe, but what a ride it is. I continue to enjoy the worlds Cogman has created and am happy to hear she has at least three more books to come. This is one of my favorite series.I received a copy of this novel from the publisher.
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  • Caitlin
    January 1, 1970
    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 mystery is unravelled. Irene has to work out some per 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 mystery is unravelled. Irene has to work out some personal issues as well, and deal with some exasperating and deadly characters. Action-packed, and a nicely bookish read.
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  • Rachel
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoy the world building in Cogman's Invisible Library series. It has all of my bookish catnip: libraries, kick-ass librarians, magic, dragons. Of the series so far, though, this may be my favorite. There's always some mystery to solve, some villain to go up against, in each of the books. This one, however, had more of a whodunit vibe that I really enjoyed. There was more investigating and questioning witnesses to discover the truth, plus excellent scene-stealing new characters. Solid a I really enjoy the world building in Cogman's Invisible Library series. It has all of my bookish catnip: libraries, kick-ass librarians, magic, dragons. Of the series so far, though, this may be my favorite. There's always some mystery to solve, some villain to go up against, in each of the books. This one, however, had more of a whodunit vibe that I really enjoyed. There was more investigating and questioning witnesses to discover the truth, plus excellent scene-stealing new characters. Solid addition to the series. I can't wait for more!
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  • Lisa Robbins
    January 1, 1970
    I become more infatuated with Irene, Kai, and Vale with every book in this fantastic series! With all the action, near death experiences, and fighting Fae and dragons, The Mortal Word is another fantastic book in the Invisible Library series. I really enjoyed having all of my favorite main characters back together! Hopefully Ms. Cogman will keep writing this series because I love it!Thanks to Penguin's First to Read program for an advanced copy of this book.
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  • Joe Jones
    January 1, 1970
    Our favorite librarian is back in a new adventure! Irene is once again joined by Kai and Vale as this time they travel to an alternative Paris to solve a murder. Nothing comes easy for Irene as she does her best to solve the crime to the satisfaction of the Library, the Dragons, and the Fae and not get herself killed in the process. Another winner in this series that continues to please!
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  • Cynde
    January 1, 1970
    love this series !!!!!!
  • Grimm
    January 1, 1970
    I’m so frickin’ excited to get this next month!!! I will be putting everything on hold when this comes in. 😱😭🤩
  • Dgordon
    January 1, 1970
    Another adventure with Irene, Kai and Vale set in the Invisible Library universe. Secret peace talks between the Fae and the Dragons are underway when a dragon is murdered and Irene and Vale are dispatched to find the culprit of course nothing goes as planned and Paris makes a wonderful setting. This series is always lots of fun and this edition does not disappoint.
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