Sword and Pen by Rachel Caine

September 3rd, 2019 Kimberly Review 14 Comments

3rd Sep
Sword and Pen by Rachel Caine
Sword and Pen
by Rachel Caine
Series: The Great Library #5
Genres: Fantasy
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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.

2019 Fave Book Series fantasy well written

Sword and Pen the final book in the Great Library fantasy series by Rachel Caine was one of my most anticipated and feared books of 2019. Brilliant, emotional and everything a series and should be, Caine left me with one helluva book hangover!

I have a terrible track record for avoiding the final book in YA series but after the ending of Smoke and Iron; I had no choice but to dive in. I am so glad that I did despite the tears, frustration, sweaty palms, and pacing.

Don’t you love when you become invested in the characters and story? When you cry over loss, worry about outcomes and curse villains names? If you do than the Great Library series is for you.

In this world the written word and knowledge are controlled for the greater good. Books are illegal and and smugglers profit. It’s the story of a small group of Librarians who overcoming the controlling faction to better the world. They believe knowledge and books should be shared. Along the way there will be great friendship, loves, losses, adversity, growth, and more. It’s all quite brilliant really.

We’ve regained control of the library in Sword and Pen, but the old Archivist is still plotting and world leaders are vying for their share of the pie. It was intense with betrayals, kickass moments, heroes, losses and discoveries. I laughed, wept like a baby, worried half the story about certain beloved characters and was in awe of how Caine spun this final chapter. I closed the book satisfied with the knowledge that I will revisit this series again.

For fans of the series turn off your phone, grab snacks, call in sick, and enjoy! Those of you who like to binge once a series is complete, I say to you, go forth and devour. Then come tell me what you think!

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About Rachel Caine

Roxanne Carson

Rachel Caine is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 45 novels to date, and many short stories, including fantasy, urban fantasy, science fiction, young adult fiction, mystery, thriller, and horror. Her notable series include The Morganville Vampires, Weather Warden, Revivalist, Red Letter Days, and Outcast Season novels. She graduated from Socorro High School in El Paso, Texas, and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Her first short story was published in 1990, and her first novel in 1991. After a long career in business (including working as an office manager, payroll manager, insurance investigator, web designer, graphic designer, and corporate communications executive) she began writing full time in 2009. She and her husband, artist R. Cat Conrad, live and work in Fort Worth, Texas. Rachel Caine is a pen name of Roxanne Longstreet Conrad.

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14 Responses to “Sword and Pen by Rachel Caine”

  1. Naomi Hop

    My gosh girl… yes! When a series bring that emotion out of you, I feel like I’m there! I’ve had books that have made me weep too! I love this review so much, I need to get on board!

  2. Felicity Grace Terry

    One of your most anticipated and feared books of 2019 … Wow! I’m intrigued.

    Given all you say about this (to say nothing of the fact that I too have cried ,worried and cursed over books before now) this is definitely a series I should invest it.

    Felicity Grace Terry recently posted: GONE GIRL.
  3. kindlemom1

    Yes yes YES! I adored this as well Kim. So darn good and really did end so well and realistically for the series as we whole. I am so glad you loved it as well!