Review – The Untold Story by Genevieve Cogman

Posted December 28, 2021 by Carole in Reviews / 7 Comments

I received this book for free from the Publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review – The Untold Story by Genevieve CogmanThe Untold Story by Genevieve Cogman
Series: The Invisible Library #8
Published by Berkley Publishing Group on December 28, 2021
Genres: Fiction / Fantasy / Action & Adventure
Pages: 400
Format: ARC
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four-stars

In this thrilling historical fantasy, time-traveling Librarian spy Irene will need to delve deep into a tangled web of loyalty and power to keep her friends safe.

Irene is trying to learn the truth about Alberich-and the possibility that he's her father. But when the Library orders her to kill him, and then Alberich himself offers to sign a truce, she has to discover why he originally betrayed the Library.

With her allies endangered and her strongest loyalties under threat, she'll have to trace his past across multiple worlds and into the depths of mythology and folklore, to find the truth at the heart of the Library, and why the Library was first created.

I have been a big fan of this series from the beginning. It has become of the books that I look forward to reading every year. I had no idea that the series was drawing to a close but as I read I just kept thinking how final everything felt. From what I read on the author’s website, the series may resume again in the future but this is the end for now. This book was just as good as I had hoped that it would be and I am so thankful for the hours of entertainment this series has given me over the years.

This series is one that I do suggest be read in order. Fans of the series will love that they will finally get all the answers they have been waiting for over the course of the series. This book had all of the excitement that I have come to expect from this series. It really seemed like the odds were stacked against Irene and her friends but they always seem to find a way to come out okay in the end. Irene is trying to learn the truth about Alberich, the Library wants her to kill him, and Alberich claims to be ready to sign a truce. To say things are complicated is an understatement and Irene’s task will take her to the very core of the Library.

I loved the characters in this book. It has been great to see this group of characters grow throughout the series. Irene is such a strong character and the bonds that she has formed with her close friends are even stronger. I really liked seeing Irene, Kai, and Vale work together as a team. They all are very good at thinking quickly and can usually find the best way out of a situation. I loved the fact that so many characters that made appearances in previous installments were featured in this book.

I highly recommend this series to others. This is a very exciting addition to an imaginative series filled with fantastic characters. I cannot wait to read more of this author’s work in the future.

I received a digital review copy of this book from Berkley Pubishing Group via NetGalley.

About Genevieve Cogman

Genevieve Cogman is a freelance author, who has written for several role-playing game companies. She currently works for the National Health Service in England as a clinical classifications specialist. She is the author of The Invisible Library, The Masked City, The Burning Page, and The Lost Plot.

7 responses to “Review – The Untold Story by Genevieve Cogman

  1. I am usually on top of this series, but I still have the previous book to read. Hopefully the beginning of this year. I love this series so much. I am glad The Untold Story is another good one.

  2. The Invisible Library is on my 2022 tbr and I’m really looking forward to it. I don’t know why it took me so long to get to it but I can’t wait!