The Library at Mount Char

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Author(s): Scott Hawkins
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Original Publish Date: Jun 16, 2015
Product Number: EB00583051
Released: Jun 16, 2015
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780553418613
Publisher: Crown
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Description

"Wholly original...?he work of the newest major talent in fantasy."—The Wall Street Journal "Freakishly compelling...?hrough heart-thumping acts of violence and laugh-out-loud moments, this book practically dares you to keep reading."—Atlanta Magazine A missing God. A library with the secrets to the universe. A woman too busy to notice her heart slipping away. Carolyn's not so different from the other people around her. She likes guacamole and cigarettes and steak. She knows how to use a phone. Clothes are a bit tricky, but everyone says nice things about her outfit with the Christmas sweater over the gold bicycle shorts. After all, she was a normal American herself once. That was a long time ago, of course. Before her parents died. Before she and the others were taken in by the man they called Father. In the years since then, Carolyn hasn't had a chance to get out much. Instead, she and her adopted siblings have been raised according to Father's ancient customs. They've studied the books in his Library and learned some of the secrets of his power. And sometimes, they've wondered if their cruel tutor might secretly be God. Now, Father is missing—perhaps even dead—and the Library that holds his secrets stands unguarded. And with it, control over all of creation. As Carolyn gathers the tools she needs for the battle to come, fierce competitors for this prize align against her, all of them with powers that far exceed her own. But Carolyn has accounted for this. And Carolyn has a plan. The only trouble is that in the war to make a new God, she's forgotten to protect the things that make her human. Populated by an unforgettable cast of characters and propelled by a plot that will shock you again and again, The Library at Mount Char is at once horrifying and hilarious, mind-blowingly alien and heartbreakingly human, sweepingly visionary and nail-bitingly thrilling—and signals the arrival of a major new voice in fantasy. Praise for The Library at Mount Char An engrossing fantasy world full of supernatural beings and gruesome consequences."—Boston Globe "Vivid...?he dialogue sings...?ou'll spend equal time shuddering and chortling."—Dallas Morning News"

All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Scott Hawkins
Narrator(s): Hillary Huber
Genre: Fantasy
Product Number DD16470
Released: Jun 16, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HighBridge Company
ISBN: #9781622317721
eAudio
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Author(s): Scott Hawkins
Narrator(s): Hillary Huber
Genre: Fantasy
Product Number Z100015077
Released: Jun 16, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781622317738

Professional reviews

"In this urban fantasy/horror story, Caroline and her adopted siblings have been raised in the library for 25 years by a father who is at least 600 years old. Each has a separate catalogue to master, and the combination of their expertise and talents underlies this original tale. Narrator Hillary Huber infuses the three main narrators with very different but, in each case, engaging manners that contrast with the weird events they find themselves involved in. Huber draws on a vast store of voices and personalities to vividly portray the siblings and the many others who come within their sphere of influence. She maintains a subtle intensity that bursts into moments of explosive energy. J.E.M. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"

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