By Rachel Caine

In a thrilling new sequence, New York Times bestselling writer Rachel Caine rewrites heritage, making a risky global the place the nice Library of Alexandria has survived the attempt of time…

Ruthless and supremely robust, the good Library is now a presence in each significant urban, governing the movement of information to the hundreds. Alchemy permits the Library to convey the content material of the best works of heritage instantly—but the private possession of books is expressly forbidden.

Jess Brightwell believes within the worth of the Library, however the majority of his wisdom comes from unlawful books received through his family members, who're curious about the thriving black marketplace. Jess has been despatched to be his family’s undercover agent, yet his loyalties are validated within the ultimate months of his education to go into the Library’s service.

When he inadvertently commits heresy through making a equipment that can switch the area, Jess discovers that those that keep watch over the good Library think that wisdom is extra priceless than any human life—and quickly either heretics and books will burn…

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3 All the local shops have run out of candles, so everyone’s going to All Saints Catholic Church on the edge of the Heath to buy them. If someone is old or sick, the priests give them candles for free. I went down there for Mum this evening after school and it was so surreal—the giant arches flickering in the dim candlelight and all the people huddled together at the altar for their candle ration. Hypocrites. When did we all last go to church? Another weird thing I’m noticing is people walking around just talking to themselves.

Who, though? , Feb. 17 I watched the news tonight. A group of world leaders have come to London for the run-up to Kyoto 3. They bused them thru town in a hydro coach. You could see them looking at us on the streets like we were rats in a lab. The rationers. They know they’re next and they want to see how miserable we really are. And the weird thing is it makes us all act really casual, like nothing’s happening—that we’ve never seen a mango or flown abroad or driven a car or had a warm house before.

Mind? ” And then everything went into slo-mo as Dad picked up her card, stepped across to the meter, and swiped the card thru the slot. There was a moment’s silence, then the machine whirred, the earth turned—and a slip of white printout slid into Dad’s waiting fingers. He stared at the paper in silence for a few moments, frowning. “This can’t be right. ” Mum clip-clopped across the room and snatched it off him. 48 “Oh, it’s all some mistake. Look, press the Further Details button on the meter .

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