THE LIBRARY AT MOUNT CHAR, an astonishingly original, terrifying, and darkly funny contemporary fantasy, is a trade favorite with three starred reviews!
“A spellbinding story of world-altering power and revenge…like the Library itself, the book is bigger, darker, and more dangerous than it seems. The plot never flags, and it’s never predictable…A wholly original, engrossing, disturbing, and beautiful book. You’ve never read anything quite like this, and you won’t soon forget it.”—Kirkus (starred review)
“An extravagant, beautifully imagined fantasy about a universe that is both familiar and unfamiliar…Hawkins makes nary a misstep in this award-worthy effort of imagination…And his novel is compulsively readable. Don’t start it if you have something else to do because you won’t be able to put it down. Consider yourself warned.”—Booklist (starred review)
A bizarre yet utterly compelling debut…The off-kilter cast of characters who are the librarians seem even more alien when juxtaposed with the normal humans who get caught in their schemes…Carolyn seems the most in touch with her abandoned humanity, but it becomes clear that she is plotting and her plan could destroy not only herself but the universe…might remind readers of Robert Jackson Bennett’s or Neil Gaiman’s horror/fantasies.”—Library Journal (starred review)