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Book of Night

By Holly Black
Book of Night by Holly Black digital book - Fable

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"A delicious, dark, adrenaline rush of a book. I'm already dying to see Charlie Hall's next con." - New York Times bestselling author, Alix E. Harrow

#1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black makes her stunning adult debut with Book of Night, a modern dark fantasy of betrayals, secret societies, and a dissolute thief of shadows, in the vein of Neil Gaiman and Erin Morgenstern.

Charlie Hall has never found a lock she couldn’t pick, a book she couldn’t steal, or a bad decision she wouldn’t make.

She's spent half her life working for gloamists, magicians who manipulate shadows to peer into locked rooms, strangle people in their beds, or worse. Gloamists guard their secrets greedily, creating an underground economy of grimoires. And to rob their fellow magicians, they need Charlie Hall.

Now, she’s trying to distance herself from past mistakes, but getting out isn’t easy. Bartending at a dive, she’s still entirely too close to the corrupt underbelly of the Berkshires. Not to mention that her sister Posey is desperate for magic, and that Charlie's shadowless, and possibly soulless, boyfriend has been hiding things from her. When a terrible figure from her past returns, Charlie descends into a maelstrom of murder and lies.

Determined to survive, she’s up against a cast of doppelgangers, mercurial billionaires, gloamists, and the people she loves best in the world—all trying to steal a secret that will give them vast and terrible power.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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“This was my first time reading a book from Holly Black and I thoroughly enjoyed this one. I wouldn't classify it as a fast-paced book, but it was gritty, suspenseful, and dark in all the ways I wanted it to be. Could it have been a bit more of those things? Yes, though I was still happy to be along for the ride. I felt the magic system in this was an interesting take and I'm hopeful we get to know more about the gloamists in the next installment. Part magic, part heist, part mystery - I'll be looking forward to more of this story.”
Characters change and growLikable charactersMulti-layered charactersDescriptive writingSuspensefulTwistyDark settingMagical settingDarkViolence

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