Great Library

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,651 ratings

Ink and Bone Publisher's Summary

In AD 48, a fire set by the troops of Julius Caesar destroyed much of the Great Library of Alexandria. But what if the fire had been stopped? What would the library have become?

Fast forward: The Great Library is now a separate country protected by its own standing army. Jess Brightwell, 17 years old and very smart, with a gift for mechanical engineering, has been sent into the Great Library as a spy for his criminal family....

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  • Book 1

    • Ink and Bone

    • Great Library, Book 1
    • By: Rachel Caine
    • Narrated by: Ben Allen
    • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    In 48 AD, a fire set by the troops of Julius Caesar destroyed much of the Great Library of Alexandria. But what if the fire had been stopped? What would the library have become? Fast forward: The Great Library is now a separate country protected by its own standing army. Jess Brightwell, 17 years old and very smart, with a gift for mechanical engineering, has been sent into the Great Library as a spy for his criminal family....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An amazing listening experience

    • By Me_Mo on 07-24-17

    Regular price: $22.27

    • Ink and Bone

    • The Great Library
    • By: Rachel Caine
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,562
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,410
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,408

    Ruthless and supremely powerful, the Great Library is now a presence in every major city, governing the flow of knowledge to the masses. Alchemy allows the library to deliver the content of the greatest works of history instantly - but the personal ownership of books is expressly forbidden. Jess Brightwell believes in the value of the library, but the majority of his knowledge comes from illegal books obtained by his family, who are involved in the thriving black market.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Poor, Poor Protagonist

    • By Hopeisananchor on 04-08-16

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 2

    • Paper and Fire

    • The Great Library
    • By: Rachel Caine
    • Narrated by: Julian Elffer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 693
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 633
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 627

    With an iron fist, the Great Library controls the knowledge of the world, ruthlessly stamping out all rebellion, forbidding the personal ownership of books in the name of the greater good. Jess Brightwell has survived his introduction to the sinister, seductive world of the Library, but serving in its army is nothing like he envisioned. His life and the lives of those he cares for have been altered forever. His best friend is lost, and Morgan, the girl he loves, is locked away in the Iron Tower and doomed to a life apart.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Ending is cut off

    • By Karen T on 07-01-17

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 3

    • Ash and Quill

    • By: Rachel Caine
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 267
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 245
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247

    Hoarding all the knowledge of the world, the Great Library jealousy guards its secrets. But now a group of rebels poses a dangerous threat to its tyranny. Jess Brightwell and his band of exiles have fled London, only to find themselves imprisoned in Philadelphia, a city led by those who would rather burn books than submit. But Jess and his friends have a bargaining chip: the knowledge to build a machine that will break the library's rule.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • too quiet

    • By T. Cash on 08-11-17

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 4

    • Smoke and Iron

    • By: Rachel Caine
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108

    The opening moves of a deadly game have begun. Jess Brightwell has put himself in direct peril, with only his wits and skill to aid him in a game of cat and mouse with the Archivist Magister of the Great Library. With the world catching fire and words printed on paper the spark that lights rebellion, it falls to smugglers, thieves, and scholars to save a library thousands of years in the making...if they can stay alive long enough to outwit their enemies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Can't Wait for the Next Installment!!!

    • By Cassandra on 08-07-18

    Regular price: $24.49