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
Publish date: August 6th 2013
Publisher: DAW Hardcover
Pages no: 326
Edition language: English
Series: Magic Ex Libris (#2)
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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...