the library at mount char

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This is Scott Hawkins first novel and he’s likely to become a popular author for fantasy readers. To be honest, I’ve read very little in this genre, or science fiction, but was curious about the story. Carolyn is a Librarian – but not the human kind. With training from Father she is now super-human in her abilities and has forgotten most of her childhood schoolgirl days. But now Father is missing and only one Librarian can replace him. Is Carolyn ready?

A word of warning, Amazon has this listed under Horror, Dark Fantasy and there is good reason for that. This isn’t reading for squeamish. Unimaginable violence occurs from the very first chapter. There was enough bloodletting and death that I wasn’t sure I would continue, yet I was completely hooked. I really wanted to know how it would all end. If you can stomach the (literal) char-broiling, stabbing, and eye-gouging, you might just be pleasantly surprised by the finesse in Hawkin’s writing to tell a twisted story.

Please note: I received a free copy of this book from LibraryThing in exchange for a review.