The Book That Wouldn't Burn by Mark Lawrence

The Book That Wouldn't Burn

The Book That Wouldn't Burn #1

Mark Lawrence

576 pages first pub 2023 (editions)

fiction fantasy dark mysterious reflective medium-paced


A boy has lived his whole life trapped within a vast library, older than empires and larger than cities.A girl has spent hers in a tiny settlement out on the Dust where nightmares stalk and no one goes.The world has never even noticed them. That's...

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reflective 100%
challenging 66%
informative 66%
mysterious 66%
adventurous 33%
emotional 33%
hopeful 33%


medium 66%
slow 33%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 100%

Strong character development?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 33%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 66% | N/A: 33%

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