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Unbound - Jim C. Hines
Unbound
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For five hundred years, the Porters have concealed the existence of magic from the world. Now, old enemies have revealed the Porters secrets, and an even greater threat lurks in the shadows. The would-be queen Meridiana, banished for a thousand years, has returned in the body of a girl named... show more
For five hundred years, the Porters have concealed the existence of magic from the world.
Now, old enemies have revealed the Porters secrets, and an even greater threat lurks in the shadows. The would-be queen Meridiana, banished for a thousand years, has returned in the body of a girl named Jeneta Aboderin. She seeks an artifact created by Pope Sylvester II, a bronze prison that would grant her the power to command an army of the dead.

Michigan librarian Isaac Vainio is powerless to stop her, having been stripped of his power and his place among the Porters by Johannes Gutenberg himself. But Isaac is determined to regain his magic and to rescue his former student Jeneta. With no magic of his own, Isaac must delve into the darker side of black-market magic, where he will confront beings better left undisturbed, including the sorcerer Juan Ponce de Leon.

With his loyal fire-spider Smudge, dryad warrior Lena Greenwood, and psychiatrist Nidhi Shah, Isaac races to unravel a mystery more than a thousand years old as competing magical powers battle to shape the future of the world. He will be hunted by enemies and former allies alike, and it will take all his knowledge and resourcefulness to survive as magical war threatens to spread across the globe. Isaac's choices will determine the fate of his friends, the Porters, the students of Bi Sheng, and the world.

Only one thing is certain: even if he finds a way to restore his magic, he can t save them all .
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9780698151987
ASIN: B00KWG5U6Q
Publisher: DAW
Pages no: 347
Edition language: English
Category:
Fantasy
Series: Magic Ex Libris (#3)
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Libromancer's Apprentice
Libromancer's Apprentice rated it
4.0 [Book Review] Unbound
The wake of a a magical attack has left Isaac Vainio locked away from his magic for his own protection surrounded by the wake of the damage done to his hometown. The attack itself has been wiped from the memories of the residents, and the existence of the Porters and magic still a closely guarded s...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
3.0
For some reason, this book is not as good as the first two in the series. It’s not a bad book, but there is something almost lacking. I can’t quite put my finger on it. The really great thing about the book is that Isaac is surrounded by strong women who are strong in different wa...
Fangs for the Fantasy
Fangs for the Fantasy rated it
4.5 Unbound (Magic Ex Libris #3) by Jim C Hines
Isaac is in a difficult place – his magic bound by Gutenberg, he has suffered a terrible loss. Without his magic he is helpless but he is determined to try and find Jeneta, especially as the Porters are far more distracted by the Followers of Bi Sheng who have exposed them – and magic – to the world...
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