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California Bones - Greg Van Eekhout
California Bones
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When Daniel Blackland was six, he ingested his first bone fragment, a bit of kraken spine plucked out of the sand during a visit with his demanding, brilliant, and powerful magician father, Sebastian.When Daniel was twelve, he watched Sebastian die at the hands of the Hierarch of Southern... show more
When Daniel Blackland was six, he ingested his first bone fragment, a bit of kraken spine plucked out of the sand during a visit with his demanding, brilliant, and powerful magician father, Sebastian.When Daniel was twelve, he watched Sebastian die at the hands of the Hierarch of Southern California, devoured for the heightened magic layered deep within his bones.Now, years later, Daniel is a petty thief with a forged identity. Hiding amid the crowds in Los Angeles—the capital of the Kingdom of Southern California—Daniel is trying to go straight. But his crime-boss uncle has a heist he wants Daniel to perform: break into the Hierarch's storehouse of magical artifacts and retrieve Sebastian's sword, an object of untold power. For this dangerous mission, Daniel will need a team he can rely on, so he brings in his closest friends from his years in the criminal world. There's Moth, who can take a bullet and heal in mere minutes. Jo Alverado, illusionist. The multitalented Cassandra, Daniel’s ex. And, new to them all, the enigmatic, knowledgeable Emma, with her British accent and her own grudge against the powers-that-be. The stakes are high, and the stage is set for a showdown that might just break the magic that protects a long-corrupt regime.Extravagant and yet moving, Greg van Eekhout's California Bones is an epic adventure set in a city of canals and secrets and casual brutality--different from the world we know, yet familiar and true.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780765328557 (0765328550)
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
Category:
Fantasy
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Folding Paper & Spilling Ink
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink rated it
4.5 California Bones - Daniel Blackland #1
There's very little about this book that I didn't love. It was one of those books that popped into my life at exactly the right time and hit every chord just right. When I started this book, and read through the opening scenes, I knew I had stumbled across something special. First of all, it's a h...
Fangs for the Fantasy
Fangs for the Fantasy rated it
2.5 California Bones (Daniel Blackland #1) by Greg Van Eekhout
Like his father before him, Daniel Blackland is an Osteomancer (someone who attains magic by ingesting bones) At the age of 6, Daniel's father fed him his first set of bones hoping to make his son strong. It is a strength Daniel will need in days to come if he is stay alive. Daniel remembers all ...
Grac's Never-ending TBR Pile of Doom
Grac's Never-ending TBR Pile of Doom rated it
4.0 California Bones - Greg van Eekhout
I really got back into SFF with a vengeance over the past 18 months or so, which means that I don't remember exactly who I have to thank for recommending California Bones as something I might like to read... The book is set in California, but in a version of that state which is separate from the r...
Dispatches from Terabithia
Dispatches from Terabithia rated it
3.0 California Bones
I don't think I'm going to rate this, because although the premise was really interesting -- and the beginning of the book held a lot of promise -- there are several styles of fiction that just do not click with me, like portal fiction (random person is picked up, teleported to a new world, has to f...
Shelf Reflection
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0.0 Calfornia Bones by Greg Van Eekhout
(Description nicked from B&N.com.) “When Daniel Blackland was six, he ingested his first bone fragment, a bit of kraken spine plucked out of the sand during a visit with his demanding, brilliant, and powerful magician father, Sebastian. When Daniel was twelve, he watched Sebastian die at the han...
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