The Untold Story

Genevieve Cogman

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Return to the world of the Invisible Library for Irene’s most perilous mission yet …

Librarian Spy Irene is heading into danger. Not for the first time, but could this be her last? She’s tasked with a terrifyingly dangerous solo mission to eliminate an old enemy, which must be kept secret at all costs. But even more troubling news emerges. Multiple worlds are disappearing – and the Library may have something to do with it.

Determined to uncover the truth behind the vanished worlds, Irene and her friends must descend into the unplumbed depths of the Library. And what they find will change everything they know. This may be Irene’s most dangerous assignment of her hazardous career.

The Untold Story is the unputdownable eighth book in the Invisible Library fantasy series by Genevieve Cogman.


Is this the end? Or is it just the end of the beginning?

Back in the universe of the Library, and Irene has swapped her comfy Librarian thief/spy hat for that of a diplomat, ill-fitting though it may be. After the revelation that the Library’s greatest ever traitor might be her biological father, she wants nothing more than to bury herself in the Library while she tries to find out the truth about her parents, but life and the Library have other plans.

The Untold Story is book eight in the Invisible Library, and this is not a book that you can pick up without having read the earlier instalments. It’s also a difficult story to talk about without giving away spoilers, so this review will be pretty light on detail. I found it to be less engaging than earlier books in the series, and it felt rather rushed due to the drive to tie all the loose ends up in a neat bow. I’m still unclear whether The Untold Story is the last in the series, or whether it is simply the last in this story arc, but I think this is the station where I’ll get off.

I received a free reading copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Publication date: 9th December 2021

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