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The Library of the Dead: Edinburgh Nights Series, Book 1
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"An absolute delight . . . kept me totally hooked." – Genevieve Cogman, bestselling author of The Invisible Library
"A fast-moving and entertaining tale, beautifully written." – Ben Aaronovitch, bestselling author of Rivers of London

WHEN GHOSTS TALK
SHE WILL LISTEN

Ropa dropped out of school to become a ghostalker – and they sure do love to talk. Now she speaks to Edinburgh's dead, carrying messages to those they left behind. A girl's gotta earn a living, and it seems harmless enough. Until, that is, the dead whisper that someone's bewitching children – leaving them husks, empty of joy and strength. It's on Ropa's patch, so she feels honor-bound to investigate. But what she learns will rock her world.
Ropa will dice with death as she calls on Zimbabwean magic and Scottish pragmatism to hunt down clues. And although underground Edinburgh hides a wealth of dark secrets, she also discovers an occult library, a magical mentor and some unexpected allies.
Yet as shadows lengthen, will the hunter become the hunted?
Sixth Sense meets Stranger Things in T. L. Huchu's The Library of the Dead, a sharp contemporary fantasy following a precocious and cynical teen as she explores the shadowy magical underside of modern Edinburgh.
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T. L. Huchu. (2021). The Library of the Dead: Edinburgh Nights Series, Book 1. Tom Doherty Associates.

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T. L. Huchu. 2021. The Library of the Dead: Edinburgh Nights Series, Book 1. Tom Doherty Associates.

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"An absolute delight . . . kept me totally hooked." – Genevieve Cogman, bestselling author of The Invisible Library
"A fast-moving and entertaining tale, beautifully written." – Ben Aaronovitch, bestselling author of Rivers of London

WHEN GHOSTS TALK
SHE WILL LISTEN

Ropa dropped out of school to become a ghostalker – and they sure do love to talk. Now she speaks to Edinburgh's dead, carrying messages to those they left behind. A girl's gotta earn a living, and it seems harmless enough. Until, that is, the dead whisper that someone's bewitching children – leaving them husks, empty of joy and strength. It's on Ropa's patch, so she feels honor-bound to investigate. But what she learns will rock her world.
Ropa will dice with death as she calls on Zimbabwean magic and Scottish pragmatism to hunt down clues. And although underground Edinburgh hides a wealth of dark secrets, she also discovers an occult library, a magical mentor and some unexpected allies.
Yet as shadows lengthen, will the hunter become the hunted?
Sixth Sense meets Stranger Things in T. L. Huchu's The Library of the Dead, a sharp contemporary fantasy following a precocious and cynical teen as she explores the shadowy magical underside of modern Edinburgh.
At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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        May 15, 2021
        Ropa dropped out after a year of secondary school, and now works as a ghostalker, taking messages from the recently dead to their living families for a fee. She's adamant that she gets paid, even when a ghost named Nicola asks for help finding her son, Ollie. Ropa's gran, though, gently reminds her that there needs to be more to life than the pursuit of money--and that she is paying Nicola's fee. It's not just Ollie, though; there are other children who have disappeared, and the few who have returned are drained of all their vitality. Ropa asks her friend Jomo for help, because he works in a library--but it's a magical library, and the consequences for getting caught sneaking in are potentially dire. Of course they get caught. Events spiral from there, leading Ropa on a journey through Edinburgh to find secrets and danger, new friends, and the beginnings of a fascinating magical education. There are plenty of loose ends to fill further volumes, and the excerpts from Ropa's magical reading promise some interesting worldbuilding possibilities; the excellent characters keep the story engaging.

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When a child goes missing in Edinburgh's darkest streets, young Ropa investigates. She'll need to call on Zimbabwean magic as well as her Scottish pragmatism to hunt down clues. But as shadows lengthen, will the hunter become the hunted?
When ghosts talk, she will listen...

Ropa dropped out of school to become a ghostalker. Now she speaks to Edinburgh's dead, carrying messages to the living. A girl's gotta earn a living, and it seems harmless enough. Until, that is, the dead whisper that someone's bewitching children—leaving them husks, empty of joy and life. It's on Ropa's patch, so she feels honor-bound to investigate. But what she learns will change her world.
She'll dice with death (not part of her life...

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