Ash and Quill (Great Library Series #3)

Ash and Quill (Great Library Series #3)

by Rachel Caine

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Ash and Quill (Great Library Series #3) by Rachel Caine

The unforgettable characters from Ink and Bone and Paper and Fire unite to save the Great Library of Alexandria from itself in this electrifying adventure in the New York Times bestselling series.
 
Hoarding all the knowledge of the world, the Great Library jealously guards its secrets. But now a group of rebels poses a dangerous threat to its tyranny....
 
Jess Brightwell and his band of exiles have fled London, only to find themselves imprisoned in Philadelphia, a city led by those who would rather burn books than submit. But Jess and his friends have a bargaining chip: the knowledge to build a machine that will break the Library’s rule.
 
Their time is running out. To survive, they’ll have to choose to live or die as one, to take the fight to their enemies—and to save the very soul of the Great Library....

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451472410
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/11/2017
Series: Great Library Series , #3
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 155,362
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

Rachel Caine is the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of more than fifty novels, including the Great Library series, Prince of Shadows, the Weather Warden series, the Outcast Season series, the Revivalist series, and the Morganville Vampires series.

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Ash and Quill (Great Library Series #3) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am eagerly awaiting the next book in this series.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Cool
BananaTricky More than 1 year ago
Noooooooooo, I thought this was a trilogy right up until I read the words to be continued ...! Warning, spoilers ahead for the first and second books. At the end of the second book the team have rescued Thomas and Morgan has freed herself from the Iron Tower. The Archivist has destroyed the Black Archives and killed Wolfe's mother, the Obscurist Magna, in the process. The Welsh army had taken over Oxford and was well on its way to taking over London. Jess and the rest of the group are in London and Jess' father plans to rob St Paul's Serapeum of its rare and valuable books before it is sacked by the Welsh, aided by a group of Burners. But Jess' father's 'plans' are spoilt by the Burners who double-cross him and force Morgan to send them all to Philadelphia, the heart of the Burner rebellion. The city of Philadelphia has been under siege by the High Garda for 100 years, the Archivist feeling starving them out is better than creating martyrs by annihilating the compound. Our heroes are treated as the enemy by the Burners and their enigmatic leader at first until Thomas' ability to build a printing press is explained, but as Thomas and jess build the press things are hotting up and the team plots their escape whilst Morgan learns of the downside to her powers. The escape from Philadelphia and the subsequent adventures are too full of spoilers, just be warned there's the full range of human emotions at play here. How long until book four?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Need more.
Alyssa75 More than 1 year ago
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Ash and Quill by Rachel Caine Book Three of the Great Library series Publisher: Berkley Publication Date: July 11, 2017 Rating: 4 stars Source: ARC sent by the publisher Summary (from Goodreads): The unforgettable characters from Ink and Bone and Paper and Fire unite to save the Great Library of Alexandria from itself in this electrifying adventure in the New York Times bestselling series. Hoarding all the knowledge of the world, the Great Library jealously guards its secrets. But now a group of rebels poses a dangerous threat to its tyranny.... Jess Brightwell and his band of exiles have fled London, only to find themselves imprisoned in Philadelphia, a city led by those who would rather burn books than submit. But Jess and his friends have a bargaining chip: the knowledge to build a machine that will break the Library’s rule. Their time is running out. To survive, they’ll have to choose to live or die as one, to take the fight to their enemies—and to save the very soul of the Great Library.... What I Liked: The first thing I'll say: this is NOT the conclusion to the series! I believe the original contract involved three books, but Caine has since signed for two more books, so there will be five total. At first, I was a tiny bit apprehensive, because I thought Paper and Fire ended in a way that set up an explosive conclusion in Ash and Quill. But, having read Ash and Quill, I am all for the next two books and can't wait to see where Caine takes the series. This book ends in a crazy cliffhanger, which Caine set up perfectly! I'll try to keep this general, even though this isn't a conclusion novel. A lot happened in this book, and to go into detail would be to spoil some very series-changing events! This book begins pretty much where Paper and Fire ends, if I remember correctly. Jess and the gang are now in Philadelphia, having traveled via painful but immediate methods from London to Philadelphia. They may have escaped the clutches of the Archivist, but they are no safer in this city. The city is run by Burners, and the Burners want them dead. Jess and Thomas agree to build the printing press from the leader in order to save the group, but they know they'll need to escape the colonies. Going back to Alexandria to fight the Archivist is the only option for safety, but that plan is perilous beyond words. Everyone must make sacrifices, some more deadly than others. I didn't remember some of the little and big things from Paper and Fire, mostly some vague details, but it was okay because I really didn't need to remember too much. I liked Paper and Fire a lot, and Ink and Bone, but I read the second book over a year ago, and the first book over two years ago. Thankfully, Caine does a fine job in bringing back readers into the story. You know exactly the context of where Jess and the group are, and why they are there, and what danger lies ahead of them. You don't need to reread the previous books in the series before starting this one (though it's always a lovely idea!). This book made me adore the gang so much more, though I already liked them in the previous books. Jess is so clever, selfless, and sneaky, always two steps ahead and an incredible strategist. Morgan is so selfless as well, and a hard worker. Thomas is a genius and a good guy. Read the rest of my review on my blog, The Eater of Books! - eaterofbooks DOT blogspot DOT com :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How are y'all tonight