I’m delighted to share that Pan Macmillan’s bought a new trilogy from me. But it’s not the Invisible Library – it involves the Scarlet Pimpernel. And vampires.

In Revolutionary France, the aristocrats are vampires – and they face the guillotine. However, the Scarlet Pimpernel, a disguised British noble, is determined to rescue them. These predators are being offered sanctuary by their aristocratic British kin, but at great cost to London’s ordinary people. Then an English maid discovers the only power that could stop them. Assuming she survives...

Full details at https://trade.panmacmillan.com/pan-macmillan-acquires-scarlet-pimpernel-inspired-adventures-by-genevieve-cogman?utm_content=buffer6d83d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=tor

(Book 8 of the Invisible Library series, The Untold Story, will be coming out later this year. And while Irene and Kai and the others are on pause, there may be more from them in the future. Even protagonists need a rest now and again . . .)

14 responses to “New trilogy – Scarlet!”

  1. Joyce Melling says:

    Gutted that the next Invisible Library book will be the last!! It’s my favourite book series, and what I always read at Christmas. I will, of course, be reading the new book, Scarlet, when it comes out.

    • grcogman says:

      Book 8 will be the end of the current Library arc, but there may be more in the future. (Even protagonists need a rest every now and again.) I hope you’ll enjoy Scarlet.

      • gerard says:

        I will regret not having an easy way to the problem of finding a gift idea for my family at the end of eacg year.

        On the other hand you are right to end this story. Fantasy is too rich in endless stories where characters are beginning to feel threadbare, not having anything new to show to surprise us. The big risk is to get too confortable with the characters who begin to turn in (paper) friends – a not very healthy situation. The story is what counts above all. Endless fantasy series are also often overgrown coming-of-age fictions where the young and inexperienced character has aged, learned lot of things and become too powerful for ordinary evil characters to be interesting opponents, leading the author to generate more and more unlikely masters of evil.
        So good luck to Irene, Kay, Vale: once they discover the secret of the Library, they can take a bow and live happily ever after. Time for other heroes.

        A last word about Irene, I don’t know if I can post a link here, here it is


        was Adele an inspiration for Irene ?

        • grcogman says:

          I may return to the Library at some point, but I’m glad you’ve enjoyed the series up till now.

          Thanks for the link. I don’t think I’d ever heard of Adele Kibre before now, and that was an interesting read.

  2. MH says:

    Much as I hope there will be more in the future, I’m happy that Irene will finally get a bit of the rest she deserves. 😉 And I’m super excited for your new adventure!

  3. Susan Boone says:

    Oh. I am deeply saddened that there will be no more books on Irene. I love these rich stories.

    • grcogman says:

      There may be more at some point in the future. For now I’m doing something else – but I may return to the world of the Library. Thank you for the appreciation.

  4. LelandGueli says:

    I am glad that there are still cool places like your blog

  5. Vanessa says:

    I love the invisible library bookseries! I couldn’t wait for the books to be published in german so I started reading the english ones since they were released earlier! It’s my absolute favorite book series and after reading the untold story I would love to read more about Irene:)

  6. Sandy says:

    Calling in from USA. Loved your whole series of Invisible Library, beautifully written. So you know this is not just fluffy words, I have pre-ordered your Scarlet from Amazon.UK so I don’t have to wait in the US! A year ahead of time! No doubt in my mind that you will stir up a wonderful new trilogy. Hope you had a lovely Christmas with your family. All of the best to you! Sandy

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