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Sword and Pen
Sword and Pen | Rachel Caine
14 posts | 5 read | 2 reading | 14 to read
With the future of the Great Library in doubt, the unforgettable characters from Ink and Bone must decide if it's worth saving in this thrilling adventure in the New York Times bestselling series. The corrupt leadership of the Great Library has fallen. But with the Archivist plotting his return to power, and the Library under siege from outside empires and kingdoms, its future is uncertain. Jess Brightwell and his friends must come together as never before, to forge a new future for the Great Library . . . or see everything it stood for crumble.
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BarbaraJean
Sword and Pen | Rachel Caine
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I had forgotten this was coming out this month until I saw my library hold pop up yesterday as available! I placed a hold while the book was still listed as “on order”—and I‘m pretty sure I ended up first in line for my library‘s copy. 😍 Really looking forward to the conclusion of this series.

JCPaulk That is a gorgeous cover. 1w
BarbaraJean @JCPaulk It really is. This whole series has gorgeous covers! 1w
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kgriffith
Sword and Pen | Rachel Caine
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💜 Too short, but a satisfactory conclusion.

julesG Definitely too short. About 3 books too short. At first I was annoyed that there would be a fifth book and now I want to go back to the Great Library over and over. 2w
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Branwen
Sword and Pen | Rachel Caine
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The last book in Rachel Caine's The Great Library series came out this week! I love these books and I'm super excited to see how it ends! Chaplin wanted to pose with all the books in the series and who am I to deny such a sweet face? 😍😻📚💕 #catsoflitsy #littenkitten

Dragon 😻 2w
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kgriffith
Sword and Pen | Rachel Caine
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Commuting home after the first week on campus. Getting there much later than usual because holy moly did I need a nap after class. #audiocommute

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BennettBookworm
Sword and Pen | Rachel Caine
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IT‘S HERE IT‘S HERE IT‘S HERE!!!!!!! I‘ve had this day marked in my calendar for so long!!!!! ❤️💜🧡#bookmail #thegreatlibrary !!!

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kgriffith
Sword and Pen | Rachel Caine
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Book birthday! #audiobook

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LibrarianRyan
Sword and Pen | Rachel Caine
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This is the last book in the series and I have it from @JulesG that it was a fitting end.

You should know the author Rachel Caine has cancer. She is undergoing treatment and has been posting about it on twitter. Hopefully it all comes out well so we can get more awesome books.

September 2 , 2019

#CoverLove
#YAedition

PS. This is the last #Coverlove for August. See you next month.

julesG Oh wow, didn't know about her health. 😔 3w
Eggbeater I can't wait to read this. I love the Great Library Series. I'm so sorry to hear that she's sick. 3w
Avanders Oh 😟 I didn‘t know. I‘ve read 2 of these? Definitely enjoyed them... 3w
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julesG
Sword and Pen | Rachel Caine
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A worthy end for this series. Not a single boring scene. The characters grew up, evolved. I've highlighted several passages, but wanted to share the page that made me need another tissue. It's all over now. I will visit the characters again, probably with at least one of my kids.

I don't want to give away anything about the plot. Those who've read the series will not be disappointed.

#TheGreatLibrarySeries #NetGalley #ARC

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julesG
Sword and Pen | Rachel Caine
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It's nearly over. I don't want it to end. Probably the reason why I'm chatting, texting, checking Litsy and Gmail instead of finishing the book.

#TheGreatLibrarySeries

Moony It's a long time ago that I read such a good book. My actual readinglist is so boring and exhausting. 😑 Enjoy your last hour! And perhaps you can read it twice 😉 3w
julesG @Moony I'll probably read the whole series in German with one of the kids. Sooner, rather than later. 3w
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bookishkris
Sword and Pen | Rachel Caine
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My exact reaction when I somehow, mysteriously, got approved for this on netgally this morning was a very quiet inhaled “no!”. And then I almost fell off my chair while making silent squeaky noises.

OH. MY. GOD.

I have ballet class this morning, and then I know what I‘m doing for the rest of the day!

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julesG
Sword and Pen | Rachel Caine
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Slow morning, so far. I'm determined to go swimming at 10 am, when the pool opens.

Read "Arthur and George" in bed this morning, very slow read. I could do with half the unnecessary information.

Now I'm diving further into the tagged book. I cannot restrict myself to #TheGreatLibraryChapterADay. #ARC #NetGalley

Crazeedi ❤❤ the kitty peeking 4w
julesG @Crazeedi Caught him just before he jumped down and came back inside. 4w
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julesG
Sword and Pen | Rachel Caine
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🎉🎉🎉🎊🎊🎉🎉
Happy Dance 💃💃💃💃

I was approved for this ARC!!!

Excuse me, I'm off to start book 11 or 13 or 27 of the week.

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kgriffith
Sword and Pen | Rachel Caine
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I was just reminded of this series by my (playfully) frustrated Litsy post upon finishing book 4, and was hopeful that book 5 might have come out in the meantime. Alas! What‘s a #bookbirthday you‘re anxiously awaiting? (And yes, I put this on my calendar)

LibrarianRyan They just posted it to Netgalley this morning. 4mo
kgriffith @LibrarianRyan what timing 😊 I‘ll check to see if I can request it, but I‘m a terrible one for timely reviews so I‘m not getting my hopes up 4mo
LibrarianRyan @kgriffith I soooooo understand. Spending my boos free days to play catch-up. 4mo
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LibrarianRyan
Sword and Pen | Rachel Caine
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Read something interesting last week. It was the effect of digital piracy on this series. Apparently the last title only sold like 7500 books but well over that have download copies off of illegal file sharing sites. This series is awesome. Let‘s keep the authors book real. STOP PIRATING!

September 3

#CoverLove #YAedition

jpmcwisemorgan Yes, she tweeted about it - the first book sold substantially more than each book after it and it‘s a heavily pirated series. I don‘t think enough people really realize that if a book in a series doesn‘t do well, that could be it. You could end up with only half a series because it was pirated. (edited) 6mo
LibrarianRyan @jpmcwisemorgan yes! Maggie Stevieatter has written a really interesting article about the pirating if the raven boys sequels and how it almost canceled the series. (I have not read that series). 6mo
BookHoarder32 I bought this series off book depository because I liked the UK covers better. I've only read through book two though. 😬 (edited) 6mo
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LibrarianRyan @BookHoarder32 I had to go looking. I do like the British covers except book one. 6mo
jpmcwisemorgan I‘ve not read Stevieatter‘s article but I‘ve seen it referenced. The same effect occurs when people wait to start a series for it to be done. 6mo
LibrarianRyan @jpmcwisemorgan yes. I loved the book Starflight and I have Starfall. I always buy book 2 right away (but I haven‘t read it yet) and the author originally didn‘t have enough sales for book 3. But that bridge apparently has been complicated and book 3 will be out this summer. 6mo
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