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Codex Born - Jim C. Hines
Codex Born
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Five hundred years ago, Johannes Gutenberg discovered the art of libriomancy, allowing him to reach into books to create things from their pages. Gutenberg’s power brought him many enemies, and some of those enemies have waited centuries for revenge. Revenge which begins with the brutal slaughter... show more
Five hundred years ago, Johannes Gutenberg discovered the art of libriomancy, allowing him to reach into books to create things from their pages. Gutenberg’s power brought him many enemies, and some of those enemies have waited centuries for revenge. Revenge which begins with the brutal slaughter of a wendigo in the northern Michigan town of Tamarack, a long-established werewolf territory. Libriomancer Isaac Vainio is part of Die Zwelf Portenære, better known as the Porters, the organization founded by Gutenberg to protect the world from magical threats. Isaac is called in to investigate the killing, along with Porter psychiatrist Nidhi Shah and their dryad bodyguard and lover, Lena Greenwood. Born decades ago from the pages of a pulp fantasy novel, Lena was created to be the ultimate fantasy woman, strong and deadly, but shaped by the needs and desires of her companions. Her powers are unique, and Gutenberg’s enemies hope to use those powers for themselves. But their plan could unleash a far darker evil…
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780756408169 (0756408164)
Publisher: DAW Hardcover
Pages no: 326
Edition language: English
Series: Magic Ex Libris (#2)
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Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
4.0 Codex Born
Still loving the story of someone who can use books and ideas as weapons, this one has a slightly different twist and it's interesting.Looking forward to more.
rameau's ramblings
rameau's ramblings rated it
3.0 Codex Born (Magic Ex Libris #2) by Jim C. Hines
As much as I liked Libriomancer and loved its world, Codex Born and I didn't get a good start. The reason is in the multiple first person voices. What I expect from a second book in a series is to learn more about the characters and their relationships interspaced the book specific plot, but I also ...
book reviews forevermore
book reviews forevermore rated it
2.5 Codex Born by Jim Hines
All I can think of is the Goblin King in Labyrinth: “Such a pity.” Creative ideas, a streamlined plot, a love of books–all are fabulous ideas, and all undermined by cumbersome execution. I really want to like this series–I like Jim Hines‘ public persona, I really do, particularly his willingness to ...
karenf
karenf rated it
I'm really enjoying this series; it's just so much fun. The magic and rules of libriomancy are the stuff of a book geek's dream. The ability to pull things out of books and use them, there are plenty of swords, ray guns and other weapons but some of it is a lot more subtle. Jeneta's ability with ...
fossumcarl
fossumcarl rated it
4.0 Codex Born: (Magic Ex Libris: Book Two)
Another fun filled installment in Magic ex libris series. I love the concept of a libriomancer- someone who can bring forth objects from a book. The pacing is well done here as well as the slow methodical dishing out of the backstory. Hines gives you just enough to question what you already know and...
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