Pearl North's identity was a little mysterious, so after some digging, I found that she is also Anne Harris. I'd liked two out of three of her books that I'd read - only remembering that they were kind of awesomely weird. So is this one. On a far away planet in the far future, there is an enormous library crippled by failing high tech and threatened by book burners. Its books speak inside the head of one girl clerk. Somehow most of the books featured seem to be from the author's personal library (there is a bibliography). The familiarity of the books jars with the far flung story - which is awesomely weird. It's a hero's journey (two heroines) with monsters, queens, priests and singers. I'll be sure to check out the sequel.