The Library at Mount Char (CD-Audio)

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“Father” has always kept Carolyn and her adopted siblings too busy to do anything other than learn from his ancient texts in The Library. But now, their abilities to communicate with animals, raise people from the dead, and speak every language in the universe (including the poetry of storms) could help them find their missing god-like Father and find out whether or not he is dead. The only problem? The secrets to finding him are in Library’s stacks, which now try to kill them every time they get close.

For being this author's first novel, The Library at Mount Char was surprisingly complex, and kept throwing me confusing, but exciting curveballs. Every time I thought I knew where the plot was going, something would happen that made me say, “Wait?! What the f*** does that mean?” One of the most unique books I’ve read in a really long time.

— Josh

July 2015 Indie Next List

“Mindblowing, outrageous, and visionary, this is without question the best fantasy I have read in many moons! Hawkins has penned a tale that both opens the reader up to new perceptions of the universe, its creation, and ascendency, and gives the adage 'absolute power corrupts absolutely' an entirely singular meaning. He has imagined characters who are simultaneously loveable and despicable and presents them in a way that is both terrifying and darkly funny. Whether or not fantasy is your genre of choice, The Library at Mount Char will amaze you!”
— Lynn Riggs (M), Books & Company, Oconomowoc, WI


Neil Gaiman meets Joe Hill in this astonishingly original, terrifying, and darkly funny contemporary fantasy.

Carolyn’s not so different from the other human beings around her. She’s sure of it. She likes guacamole and cigarettes and steak. She knows how to use a phone. She even remembers what clothes are for.

After all, she was a normal American herself, once.

That was a long time ago, of course  -- before that time she calls “adoption day,” when she and a dozen other children found themselves being raised by a man they learned to call father.

Father could do strange things. He could call light from darkness. Sometimes he raised the dead. And when he was disobeyed, the consequences were terrible.

In the years since Father took her in, Carolyn hasn’t gotten out much. Instead, she and her adopted siblings have been raised according to Father’s ancient Pelapi customs. They’ve studied the books in his library and learned some of the secrets behind his equally ancient power.

Sometimes, they’ve wondered if their cruel tutor might secretly be God.          

Now, Father is missing. And if God is truly dead, the only thing that matters is who will inherit his library - - and with it, power over all creation.

As Carolyn gathers the tools she needs for battle to come, fierce competitors for this prize align against her.

But Carolyn can win. She’s sure of it. What she doesn’t realize is that her victory may come at a n unacceptable price - - because in becoming God, she’s forgotten a great deal about being human. 

About the Author

HILLARY HUBER had hundreds of commercial voiceovers and promos under her belt when she was bitten by the audiobook bug in 2005. She now records books on a regular basis and delights in the tradition of long form storytelling.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781622317721
ISBN-10: 1622317726
Publisher: HighBridge Company
Publication Date: June 16th, 2015
Language: English