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The Library of the Dead

Häftad,  Engelska, 2021-10-14
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Opening up a world of magic and adventure, The Library of the Dead by T. L. Huchu is the first book in the Edinburgh Nights series. A fast-moving and entertaining tale, beautifully written Ben Aaronovitch, bestselling author of Rivers of London I highly recommend The Library of the Dead Charlaine Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse series When ghosts talk, she will listen . . . Ropa dropped out of school to become a ghostalker and she now speaks to Edinburghs dead, carrying messages to the living. A girls gotta earn a living, and it seems harmless enough. Until, that is, the dead whisper that someones bewitching children leaving them husks, empty of joy and life. Its on Ropas patch, so she feels honour bound to investigate. But what she learns will change her world. Shell dice with death (not part of her life plan . . .) as she calls on Zimbabwean magic and Scottish pragmatism to hunt down clues. For Edinburgh hides a wealth of secrets. And in the process, she discovers an occult library and some unexpected allies. Yet as shadows lengthen, will the hunter become the hunted? 'Roll on the sequel' The Times 'One of the strangest and most compelling fantasy worlds you'll see all year' SFX
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A fast-moving and entertaining tale, beautifully written -- Ben Aaronovitch, bestselling author of <i>Rivers of London</i> I highly recommend The Library of the Dead -- Charlaine Harris An absolute delight . . . kept me totally hooked -- Genevieve Cogman What a delight. Great pacing, wonderfully creepy villains, and so much fun! -- A. K. Larkwood The Library of the Deads alluring, shadowy Edinburgh with its hints of sophisticated academic magic will draw you in, but its Ropa a hard knocks ghostalker on her paranormal grind to pay the rent who grabs hold. The moment you meet her, youll follow wherever she goes -- Olivie Blake, author of <i>The Atlas Six</i> Expertly blending elements of Zimbabwean and Scottish culture, Huchus occult thriller is as entertaining as it is thought-provoking -- <i>Publishers Weekly</i> starred review A fast-paced, future-set Edinburgh thriller. The Library of the Dead mixes magical mysteries with a streetwise style of writing . . . roll on the sequel -- <i>The Times</i> One of the strangest and most compelling fantasy worlds youll see all year . . . We can't wait for the next volume -- <i>SFX</i> Terrific stuff -- <i>The Big Issue</i> Contemporary fantasy, at its best, is both escapist and urgent: this does both admirably -- <i>The Scotsman</i> An enjoyable dark urban fantasy tale . . . with a great lead character and a vibrant supporting cast -- <i>Grimdark Magazine</i> With a strong female protagonist exploring a unique world, this novel is a fantastic debut and a must have for fantasy fans -- <i>CulturedVultures</i> Drags you in and keeps you reading through the force of nature that is Ropa Moyo -- <i>SFFWorld</i> The excellent characters keep the story engaging -- <i>Booklist</i>

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T. L. Huchu is a writer whose short fiction has appeared in publications such as Lightspeed, Interzone, AfroSF and elsewhere. He is the winner of a Nommo Award for African SF/F, and has been short-listed for the Caine Prize and the Grand Prix de lImaginaire. Between projects, he translates fiction from Shona into English and the reverse. The Library of the Dead is the first in his Edinburgh Nights series.