The wonderful people over at Crown Publishing were awesome enough to send me this finished/review copy this week! I have heard nothing but great things about this book. Been wanting to read this one for a while now. Thanks Crown Publishing! I can’t wait to read and review!
So go grab a copy!
About the book:
BUY HERE: The Library at Mount Char by
- Hardcover: 400 pages
- Publisher: Crown (June 16, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0553418602
- ISBN-13: 978-0553418606
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 different from the other people around her. She likes guacamole and cigarettes and steak. She knows how to use a phone. Clothes are a bit tricky, but everyone says nice things about her outfit with the Christmas sweater over the gold bicycle shorts.
After all, she was a normal American herself once.
That was a long time ago, of course. Before her parents died. Before she and the others were taken in by the man they called Father.
In the years since then, Carolyn hasn’t had a chance to get out much. Instead, she and her adopted siblings have been raised according to Father’s ancient customs. They’ve studied the books in his Library and learned some of the secrets of his power. And sometimes, they’ve wondered if their cruel tutor might secretly be God.
Now, Father is missing—perhaps even dead—and the Library that holds his secrets stands unguarded. And with it, control over all of creation.
As Carolyn gathers the tools she needs for the battle to come, fierce competitors for this prize align against her, all of them with powers that far exceed her own.
But Carolyn has accounted for this.
And Carolyn has a plan.
The only trouble is that in the war to make a new God, she’s forgotten to protect the things that make her human.
Populated by an unforgettable cast of characters and propelled by a plot that will shock you again and again, The Library at Mount Char is at once horrifying and hilarious, mind-blowingly alien and heartbreakingly human, sweepingly visionary and nail-bitingly thrilling—and signals the arrival of a major new voice in fantasy.
About the author:
Born in Idaho in 1969, I grew up in South Carolina. I graduated from the University of South Carolina with a B.S.C.S. in computer science in 1991 and an M.S. in 1993.
Since then I’ve worked a variety of computer jobs, usually having something to do with Unix / Linux, though there have been occasional forays into Windows development.
I’ve got a lot of dogs. Partly this is a side effect of working with a dog rescue, partly it’s because I have bad judgement. No one sets out to become the crazy cat lady, you just sort of slide into it gradually. My personal record is, I think, twelve dogs in house at one time. That only lasted a few weeks, thank God. Currently the in-house dog population stands in single digits.
For fun I read, of course, and watch a lot of movies. I also like cooking and woodwork. I’m not very musical, but I do a ton of audiobooks. If you want to talk books / movies / whatever, feel free to contact me via any of the links on the contact page.