The Library at Mount Char

The Library at Mount Char Author Scott Hawkins
ISBN-10 0553418629
ISBN-13 9780553418620
Year 2016-03-15
Pages 400
Language English
Publisher Broadway Books
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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 missingperhaps even deadand 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 thrillingand signals the arrival of a major new voice in fantasy From the Hardcover edition

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