The God of Lost Words


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$17.00  $15.81
Ace Books
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5.4 X 8.1 X 1.1 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

A. J. Hackwith (she/they) is (almost) certainly not an ink witch in a hoodie. She's a queer writer of fantasy and science fiction living in the woods of the Pacific Northwest with her partner and various pet cryptids. A.J. is the author of a number of fantasy novels, including the acclaimed LIBRARY OF THE UNWRITTEN fantasy trilogy. She is a graduate of the Viable Paradise writer's workshop and her work appears in Uncanny Magazine and assorted anthologies. Summon A.J. at your own peril with an arcane circle of fountain pens, weird collections of rusted keys, and homebrew D&D accessories. Or you can find A.J. on Instagram, Patreon and other dark corners of the Internet as @ajhackwith.


"The plot of this final volume has its exciting twists, but the real payoff is Hackwith's complex characters...The character development throughout the series, the polyamory and queer representation, and convincing fears and desires all combine to make characters that feel real, and that will earn readers' full investment."--Booklist

"Hackwith suffuses this story with love in many forms, deep thoughts on reading, and variations on reality...It's the perfect finish to this inventive saga."--Publishers Weekly

Praise for A.J. Hackwith and the Novels from Hells Library series

"Hackwith literally brings books to life with her layered prose, emotional scenes, slow burns, and powerful connections among found family members."--Library Journal (starred review)

"This book pulls apart what a book is, what a book could be, and gets to the soul of what it means to tell a story, all while delivering queer chemistry and intricate worldbuilding."--Booklist (starred review)

"Powerhouse fantasy...Writing in stirring prose, Hackwith imbues her high-concept, metafictional tale with color, action, and high-flying emotion."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"It's like The Good Place meets Law & Order: Bibliophile Crime Unit. Highly recommended. This book is so much fun, and you should be reading it. Trust me. Stories about story are some of my favorite kinds. This book definitely makes the list. I am so glad I read this."--Seanan McGuire, author of In an Absent Dream

"Clever, charming, full of intricate worldbuilding and delightful characters, The Library of the Unwritten is the first book in your new favorite series."--Christina Henry, author of The Girl in Red

"A delightful romp through heaven, hell, and everything in between which reveals itself in layers."--Caitlin Starling, author of The Luminous Dead