The Library of the Dead – Bundaberg Now

Title: The Library of the Dead (Edinburgh Nights #1)

Author: TL Huchu

Editor: Tor, London

Publication date: 2021

Genre: Urban Fantasy (Adult Fiction)

Platform/Format: Bolinda BorrowBox (eBook)

Critical: Peta Brown

Peta Browne reviewed The Library of the Dead

In HMS (His Majesty’s Slum) Hermiston, a dystopian future caravan suburb of Edinburgh, a teenage girl supports her sister and grandmother by talking to the dead.

Ropafadzu (Ropa for short) settles around Edinburgh in the dark of night and waits for ghosts who need his services.

Before they go completely to the afterlife, they have to say something to someone who is still alive.

So they come to see Ropa who, in return for payment, gets the message across.

Everything is normal, until one of the ghosts wants Ropa to find her missing son, which leads to a dangerous investigation involving other missing children.

Luckily for Ropa, her old school friend Jomo works in a library.

It’s an exclusive and private underground magical library, but Ropa manages to find her way into it.

Here she finds access to texts on magic and sorts of mentors, including new friend Priya, all of whom are crucial in her quest for answers and justice.

Ropa is a sponge for knowledge, but also a bit smart and fun.

She had to live according to her intelligence and think quickly. I found it quite lovely, and the idea of ​​a magical underground library completely brilliant.

The mystery was engaging and the themes resonated.

This series is for fans of Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London series, and even older Harry Potter fans.

Also available in hard copy at the library.

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