One of them was last year, when I neglected to pick up The Library at Mount Char immediately upon its release in June. Instead, it gathered. About The Library at Mount Char. A missing God. A library with the secrets to the universe. A woman too busy to notice her heart slipping away. Carolyn's not so. The Library at Mount Char is a contemporary fantasy novel written by Scott Hawkins. It is his first novel. Reception. Reviews of the novel has been generally.
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But in the end, it is in Carolyn I trust. I have faith in her, and I'll have to have faith in her for the rest of my life. You'll know what I mean afterward.
My word, I can't get over how much new mythology that Mr. Hawkins crammed into such a short book, or how much of it wormed its way into my brain.
Gods walking the earth is one thing, but to actually watch them perform an infinite regression of events to create their own successors in such a way that the poor sap doesn't even realize it until long after the big battle is a scale of craft that ought to be left to actual the library at mount char, and not some person named Scott Hawkins, who, out of the blue, blew my mind by actually pulling it off.
The story is about 12 kids who've survived a blast in a suburban neighborhood in Virginia, so I guess it technically counts as Urban Fantasy?
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But this is unlike any other Urban Fantasy I've ever read. The kids are adopted by a guy named Father, who is a god like being in charge of an infinite library.
The library is absolutely enormous, one of the characters comments you could fly a jet through it. There isa different Scott Hawkins who writes thrillers.
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I read Dark Recesses. Now, Father is missing, and the library stands undefended. Before her parents died. Before she and the others were taken in by the man they called Father.