The Library of the Dead (Edinburgh Nights, 1)

The Library of the Dead (Edinburgh Nights, 1)

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Now a USA TODAY bestseller!An absolute delight . . . kept me totally hooked. – Genevieve Cogman, bestselling author of The Invisible Library Sixth Sense meets Stranger Things in T. L. Huchu's The Library of the Dead, a sharp contemporary fantasy following a precocious and cynical teen as she explores the shadowy magical underside of modern Edinburgh.WHEN GHOSTS TALKSHE WILL LISTEN Ropa dropped out of school to become a ghostalker – and they sure do love to talk. Now she speaks to Edinburgh’s dead, carrying messages to those they left behind. A girl’s gotta earn a living, and it seems harmless enough. Until, that is, the dead whisper that someone’s bewitching children – leaving them husks, empty of joy and strength. It’s on Ropa’s patch, so she feels honor-bound to investigate. But what she learns will rock her world.Ropa will dice with death as she calls on Zimbabwean magic and Scottish pragmatism to hunt down clues. And although underground Edinburgh hides a wealth of dark secrets, she also discovers an occult library, a magical mentor and some unexpected allies.Yet as shadows lengthen, will the hunter become the hunted?A fast-moving and entertaining tale, beautifully written. – Ben Aaronovitch, bestselling author of Rivers of London

In "The Library of the Dead" by T.L. Huchu, readers are transported to an alternate Edinburgh filled with mystery, magic, and a hidden realm known as the Library of the Dead. Our protagonist, Ropa Moyo, is a young librarian who discovers her true destiny when she stumbles upon a secret society of "Readers." These individuals possess the ability to navigate the Library's vast collection of books, which hold the stories and memories of the dead.

As Ropa delves deeper into the world of the Readers, she uncovers a conspiracy that threatens the balance between the living and the dead. She must use her newfound skills and knowledge to protect the Library and the secrets it contains. Along the way, she encounters a cast of colorful characters, including the enigmatic Kaelego, a Reader with a troubled past, and Malik, a charming and powerful sorcerer.

With its blend of fantasy, mystery, and African mythology, "The Library of the Dead" is a captivating and immersive read that will appeal to fans of both urban fantasy and African literature. It's a story about the power of stories, the importance of embracing one's heritage, and the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity.

Readers will be captivated by Ropa's journey as she navigates the dangerous and alluring world of the Library of the Dead. T.L. Huchu's masterful storytelling and vivid world-building create an unforgettable experience that will leave readers eagerly anticipating the next installment in the Edinburgh Nights series.

Join Ropa Moyo on her extraordinary adventure as she unlocks the secrets of the Library of the Dead and discovers her true destiny in this captivating and imaginative tale that celebrates the power of stories and the resilience of the human spirit.