And this is the news.
Pan Macmillan’s Tor imprint is delighted to report the acquisition of The Invisible Library by debut UK novelist Genevieve Cogman. Senior Commissioning editor Bella Pagan bought World rights in this novel and two others by Cogman from Lucienne Diver at The Knight Agency. These were acquired in an enthusiastic pre-empt.
The concept behind these hugely entertaining books has inspired comparisons such as ‘Doctor Who with librarian spies’. The redoubtable Irene is a secret agent for the ultimate inter-dimensional library, a covert organization that gathers knowledge from parallel worlds. Irene’s latest assignment posts her, and her enigmatic assistant, to an alternative Victorian London. Their goal being to retrieve an extremely dangerous book. But when she arrives, it’s already been stolen – and soon she’s up to her eyebrows in thieves, murderers and secret societies – with a dash of the supernatural in store.
I still can’t believe it. But yes.
Winter Irene is coming!