Friday, March 20, 2009

LIBYRINTH by Pearl North

Ok, second part of my belated blogging duties. I don't think enough attention has been drawn to LIBYRINTH by Pearl North, which is the awesome new YA novel that my client Pearl North has written. It's coming out in July, and trust me, you want to read it.

Here's the little blurb I wrote up about it, to entice you all!

LIBYRINTH is a story about the power of reading. Haly lives in the Libyrinth, a giant maze-like library of books that are tended by Libyrarians who work to preserve their world's small store of knowledge.

She hears the voices of the books and knows their stories without reading them, but has hidden the ability for years to avoid ridicule.

Yet, now trouble is coming in the form of the Eradicants, the illiterate enemies of the Libyrarians who trek across the desert each year to burn a predetermined number of books from the Libyrinth--to erase the "dead words". Militant and on the move, the Eradicants have conquered all but one of the world's nations. When they claim that she is their one true Redeemer, Haly must convince them of the power of the written word and save the Libyrinth before her world is consumed by all-out war.

The cover is gorgeous, and the book is incredibly good.

You can pre-order it at Amazon now!


Anonymous said...

This sounds fabulous! And I love the title. Will there be an Australian release?

Actually it sounds similar in theme to Voices by Ursula le Guin which is in my TBR pile.

BuffySquirrel said...

Pearl North (well, her alter-ego :D) was a guest at FlyCon while I was helping to moderate the author chats. That book is on my wishlist already!

Jenny Rae Rappaport said...

It theoretically might get an Australian release, at some point, but your best bet is to buy it from the US.

It is similar in theme to VOICES, but where VOICES is fantasy, LIBYRINTH is very firmly science fiction.