THE GREAT LIBRARY SERIES
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The Great Library of Alexandria held hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of irreplaceable, hand-written volumes until it vanished in fire and blood thousands of years ago. But what if it had survived? With the vast knowledge of the ancients at its disposal, it could change the world.

And it has.

Jess Brightwell lives in a world where knowledge is strictly controlled and owned by the Library; owning personal books is illegal. His family makes a fortune smuggling books to collectors, but Jess has a love of knowledge that is a disadvantage in his line of work. His scheming father makes a liability into an asset, sending Jess to apprentice at the Great Library of Alexandria itself; having a spy in their ranks, he thinks, can only be a help.

But from the moment Jess arrives, it's clear that the Library is a far more savage and sinister place than he could have guessed. His class of aspiring Librarians is full of gifted, driven students, but only six will be chosen ... and the tests will push them all to their limits. Some become friends; others become enemies. And none of them can trust their proctor, Scholar Wolfe, who hides a great many secrets behind a bitter, uncaring exterior.

When Jess and his friend Thomas invent something revolutionary, they discover just how far the Library will go protect its knowledge ... and the power it brings.

Book 2 of the Great Library series
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Captured in London and sent to the Burner city of Philadelphia, Jess and his friends struggle to survive in a city under siege, with everyone their enemy … but escaping Philadelphia is far from the end of their challenge. They must take their fight home, to Alexandria, to the very seat of the Archivist's power, and show the Great Library a path back to becoming a force for good in the world. If they fail, they die. And everything—and everyone they love—burns.

July 11, 2017

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Book 2 of The Great Library

Jess has survived his training at the Library, but he's lost someone dear, and might lose more; his posting as one of the High Garda, the Library's elite soldiers, gives him cover to dig into the Library's secrets. He finds more than he bargained for: a prisoner in desperate need of rescue. With his friends and allies around him, Jess will be in the fight of his life, against the might of the Library, to not only save a life, but find the Black Archives, where the hidden knowledge of the world is kept.

July 5, 2016

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Jess Brightwell lives in a world in which the Great Library of Alexandria never burned. Instead, it thrived, and today, it controls the knowledge of the world. It's illegal to own personal books, but Jess's family makes a fortune from the smuggling trade. When he's sent as an apprentice to the Library (and a spy), everything he knows will be upended ... because the Library is a far harsher, darker place than he ever imagined, and he must find friends and allies to survive.



Buy your copy - in the world of the Great Library, owning books is an act of rebellion!

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Selected to the 2016 Texas Library Association LONE STAR READING LIST!
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