The Archive of the Forgotten(Hell’s Library #2)by A.J. Hackwith

In the second installment of this richly imagined fantasy adventure series, a new threat from within the Library could destroy those who depend upon it the most.

The Library of the Unwritten in Hell was saved from total devastation, but hundreds of potential books were destroyed. Former librarian Claire and Brevity the muse feel the loss of those stories, and are trying to adjust to their new roles within the Arcane Wing and Library, respectively. But when the remains of those books begin to leak a strange ink, Claire realizes that the Library has kept secrets from Hell–and from its own librarians.

Claire and Brevity are immediately at odds in their approach to the ink, and the potential power that it represents has not gone unnoticed. When a representative from the Muses Corps arrives at the Library to advise Brevity, the angel Rami and the erstwhile Hero hunt for answers in other realms. The true nature of the ink could fundamentally alter the afterlife for good or ill, but it entirely depends on who is left to hold the pen.


This ended up being a solid 3 for me as it dragged so much but i was intrigued to find out what the mysterious ink was and how the librarian and the no longer librarian where going to make things work. Then we got to visit new part of the realm like the forgotten wing where books that have been forgotten due to being the last copy, no longer published or the author has died. Then you have Hero trying to figure out what he is without his book and the mystery inks seeps into Claire arm. So there was a lot to suck me in but just seems like it was mixed into a confuluated narrative but the ending got me enough that I want to know how it all ends. Not as solid or as enjoyable as the first book.

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