The Library of Shadows by Mikkel Birkegaard

The Library of Shadows

Mikkel Birkegaard

Despite its rather obvious goodies and baddies, this mysterious fantasy is wonderfully addictive. With its secret societies, books being used as weapons through telepathic powers and an engaging hero this is an original and engrossing story about the power of reading.

Extract

'Just imagine if everyone around you started recklessly reading,' the man went on after slamming the bottle down on the table. 'All the formulated words and sentences would fly around in the air like snowflakes in a blizzard.' The man held his hands up in front of him and began making a series of circling motions. 'They would all get mixed up with each other, stick together in incomprehensible phrases, then split up and reconnect in completely new words and passages, which would drive you crazy if you tried to find some meaning and sense where no meaning exists.'

Parallels
  • The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
  • Heroes - TV Series
  • The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

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