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The Library of the Dead (Edinburgh Nights #1)

author: T.L. Huchu (2021)
narrator: Tinashe Warikandwa
date read: 19 December 2021
rating: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

A fun fantasy book set in a dystopian Edinburgh. The protagonist – Ropa – can talk to the dead, carry messages for them, and gets enlisted to help find a missing child. She discovers children are having their life forced sucked from them, and has to rescue them as best she can.

The world has a sort-of scientific form of magic (plus a secret library to study it), but also feels very grounded in the geography of Edinburgh.

I enjoyed the book, but I didn’t love it.

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