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The Library of the Dead by T. L. Huchu

The Library of the Dead

T. L. Huchu

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1 review

Imprint: Tor
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publication date: 4 Feb 2021
ISBN: 9781529039450

If you loved Rivers of London, this fantastic mystery set in Edinburgh's magical underworld will be the perfect next read. And anyone who enjoyed Stranger Things will root for Ropa, as she discovers secrets hidden in the darkness . . .

4 stars out of 5
Stuart Kelly
26 Feb 2021

"Contemporary fantasy, at its best, is both escapist and urgent: this does both admirably"

The narrative progresses in ways that one might expect: quest, initiation, setback, a sequentially more powerful series of foes to overcome using both inherited tradition and acquired knowledge. It is witty as well as chilling: I liked that one ghost is lingering, unwilling to give away a baking recipe to some bijou shop owners, another is a teenage poet, and the shade of Sean Connery hopefully is laughing that one of the prime villains is known only as “the Midnight Milkman.”