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Libriomancer (Magic Ex Libris)
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First book in genre-bending urban fantasy series by Hugo Award-winning author Jim C. Hines "Superior worldbuilding." --Charlaine Harris - "Really, really clever." --Patrick Rothfuss - "Magic librarian and ass-kicking dryad adventure story we've all been waiting for." --Seanan McGuire Isaac is a libriomancer, a member of a secret organization founded five centuries ago by Johannes Gutenberg to protect the world from supernatural threats. Libiomancers are gifted with the ability to magically reach into books and draw forth objects. When Isaac is attacked by vampires that leaked from the pages of books into our world, he barely manages to escape. To his horror he discovers that vampires have been attacking other magic users as well, and Gutenberg has been kidnapped. With the help of his fire-spider, Smudge, and Len--a--a motorcycle-riding dryad who packs a pair of wooden swords--Isaac finds himself hunting the unknown dark power that has been manipulating humans and vampries alike. His search will uncover dangerous secrets and libriomancy, Gutenberg, and the history of magic....
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About the Author

Jim C. Hines has been a paid juggler, earned a black belt in two different martial arts, performed yo-yo tricks at the top of the Eiffel Tower, and lived with a brain-damaged squirrel. (Only three of those are true.) One of his earliest stories earned first place in the Writers of the Future contest. He's published more than forty short stories as well as numerous fantasy novels, including the humorous Jig the Dragonslayer trilogy, the Princess series, which re-imagines traditional fairy-tale princesses as butt-kicking action heroines, and the Magic Ex Libris series, about a centuries-old secret society dedicated to the use and control of book magic. In 2012, he won the Hugo for Best Fan Writer. Jim lives in Michigan with his wife, two children, and an unstable number of pets. He can be found online at www.jimchines.com.

Reviews

"This funny and fast-paced series opener...will be sure to surprise and entertain urban fantasy fans.... Isaac is sure to be an instant fan favorite, and the secondary characters are vivid and multidimensional."--Publishers Weekly "Pretty much geek porn for the urban fantasy set. It's meta-fictional and utterly awesome."--Tor.com "Secret organizations, supernatural threats, and an unknown killer of unimaginable power--"Libriomancer" is one of the best reads I've had in a long time. It's a lightning-fast race against time and magic to prevent the darkest secrets from history from unleashing a supernatural war on the world. I can't wait for the next one. Oh, by the way, never piss off a fire spider."--Lisa Shearin, national bestselling author of All Spell Breaks Loose "I picked up the book meaning to read a few pages. My first thought was, 'This is a cool concept.' The second thing I thought was, 'This is really, really clever.' The third thing I thought was, 'I should have gone to sleep three hours ago.'"--Patrick Rothfuss, #1 NYT bestselling author of The Kingkiller Chronicle "The book is amusing and action-packed from page one; Isaac is sure to be an instant fan favorite, and the secondary characters are vivid and multidimensional."--Publishers Weekly "["Libriomancer"] is ardent wish fulfillment with a hefty dose of action, romance, literary pop trivia and just a pinch of social commentary."--RT Book Reviews Praise for the Magic ex Libris series: "An engaging writer who is also greatly entertaining, and I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys superior worldbuilding." --Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times bestselling writer "I picked up the book meaning to read a few pages. My first thought was, 'This is a cool concept.' The second thing I thought was, 'This is really, really clever.' The third thing I thought was, 'I should have gone to sleep three hours ago.'" --Patrick Rothfuss, #1 New York Times bestselling writer "This may be Jim Hines' best work. Libriomancer is smart, silly, and deadly serious, all at the same time. It's a book about loving books." --Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling writer "Hines created a system where that magic becomes real, usable, and very definitely not always safe. This is a book for everyone who has ever wanted to pull Excalibur from the page." --Tanya Huff, bestselling author "A rich backstory and mythology that weaves history and magic and science fiction across centuries, between cultures, and around the globe." --Wired "Hines supplies everything a reader needs--werewolves, ghosts, robot insects, a fire spider that eats candy, and homages to classic SF--for a very good time." --Publishers Weekly "Bibliophiles and fantasy enthusiasts will enjoy the author's intelligent approach to both magic and literature." --Library Journal "Hines writes joyously.... Codex Born is what would happen if a group of fantasy fans were to hole up in a room trying to develop a system of magic, saying, 'But what if THIS happened?'" --RT Reviews "Libriomancer is any book-geek's dream come true. It is so much fun and an ode to books." --Book Smugglers "Isaac's story feels extremely personal and intimate, even throughout the world-changing events around him." --SF Signal "Hines has just scratched the surface of what he can do. And I can't wait to see what comes next." ----Tor.com "Equal parts quirky humor and serious emotional dissection.... Hines is one hell of an author." --Bookworm Blues "Continues to break tropes and proves that fantasy can be so much more.... Right at the top of my list of favorites along with JK Rowling's Harry Potter, Patrick Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicle, Garth Nix's Abhorsen, and Kim Harrison's Hollows." --Bibliophilic Witch "Wonderful characterizations. From a fire spider to Gutenberg himself, [Hines] makes all his characters come alive on the page." --Errand Dreams Praise for the Magic ex Libris series: "An engaging writer who is also greatly entertaining, and I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys superior worldbuilding." --Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times bestselling writer "I picked up the book meaning to read a few pages. My first thought was, 'This is a cool concept.' The second thing I thought was, 'This is really, really clever.' The third thing I thought was, 'I should have gone to sleep three hours ago.'" --Patrick Rothfuss, #1 New York Times bestselling writer "This may be Jim Hines' best work. Libriomancer is smart, silly, and deadly serious, all at the same time. It's a book about loving books." --Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling writer "Hines created a system where that magic becomes real, usable, and very definitely not always safe. This is a book for everyone who has ever wanted to pull Excalibur from the page." --Tanya Huff, bestselling author "A rich backstory and mythology that weaves history and magic and science fiction across centuries, between cultures, and around the globe." --Wired "Hines supplies everything a reader needs--werewolves, ghosts, robot insects, a fire spider that eats candy, and homages to classic SF--for a very good time." --Publishers Weekly "Bibliophiles and fantasy enthusiasts will enjoy the author's intelligent approach to both magic and literature." --Library Journal "Hines writes joyously.... Codex Born is what would happen if a group of fantasy fans were to hole up in a room trying to develop a system of magic, saying, 'But what if THIS happened?'" --RT Reviews "Libriomancer is any book-geek's dream come true. It is so much fun and an ode to books." --Book Smugglers "Isaac's story feels extremely personal and intimate, even throughout the world-changing events around him." --SF Signal "Hines has just scratched the surface of what he can do. And I can't wait to see what comes next." ----Tor.com "Equal parts quirky humor and serious emotional dissection.... Hines is one hell of an author." --Bookworm Blues "Continues to break tropes and proves that fantasy can be so much more.... Right at the top of my list of favorites along with JK Rowling's Harry Potter, Patrick Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicle, Garth Nix's Abhorsen, and Kim Harrison's Hollows." --Bibliophilic Witch "Wonderful characterizations. From a fire spider to Gutenberg himself, [Hines] makes all his characters come alive on the page." --Errand Dreams Praise for the Magic ex Libris series: "An engaging writer who is also greatly entertaining, and I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys superior worldbuilding." Charlaine Harris, #1 "New York Times" bestselling writer "I picked up the book meaning to read a few pages. My first thought was, 'This is a cool concept.' The second thing I thought was, 'This is really, really clever.' The third thing I thought was, 'I should have gone to sleep three hours ago.'" Patrick Rothfuss, #1 "New York Times" bestselling writer "This may be Jim Hines' best work. "Libriomancer" is smart, silly, and deadly serious, all at the same time. It's a book about loving books." Seanan McGuire, "New York Times" bestselling writer Hines created a system where that magic becomes real, usable, and very definitely not always safe. This is a book for everyone who has ever wanted to pull Excalibur from the page. Tanya Huff, bestselling author A rich backstory and mythology that weaves history and magic and science fiction across centuries, between cultures, and around the globe. Wired "Hines supplies everything a reader needs werewolves, ghosts, robot insects, a fire spider that eats candy, and homages to classic SF for a very good time." "Publishers Weekly" "Bibliophiles and fantasy enthusiasts will enjoy the author's intelligent approach to both magic and literature." "Library Journal" "Hines writes joyously.... "Codex Born" is what would happen if a group of fantasy fans were to hole up in a room trying to develop a system of magic, saying, 'But what if THIS happened?'" "RT Reviews" ""Libriomancer "is any book-geek's dream come true. It is so much fun and an ode to books." Book Smugglers Isaac s story feels extremely personal and intimate, even throughout the world-changing events around him. SF Signal "Hines has just scratched the surface of what he can do. And I can't wait to see what comes next." Tor.com Equal parts quirky humor and serious emotional dissection.... Hines is one hell of an author. Bookworm Blues Continues to break tropes and proves that fantasy can be so much more.... Right at the top of my list of favorites along with JK Rowling s Harry Potter, Patrick Rothfuss Kingkiller Chronicle, Garth Nix s Abhorsen, and Kim Harrison s Hollows. Bibliophilic Witch Wonderful characterizations. From a fire spider to Gutenberg himself, [Hines] makes all his characters come alive on the page. Errand Dreams" "This may be Jim Hines s best work. "Libriomancer" is smart, silly, and deadly serious, all at the same time. It s a book about loving books. This is the magic librarian and ass-kicking dryad adventure story we ve all been waiting for." Seanan McGuire, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Discount Armageddon" "All writers believe in the magic of books; Jim Hines has created a system where that magic becomes real, usable, and very definitely not always safe." Tanya Huff, bestselling author of the Blood books "Secret organizations, supernatural threats, and an unknown killer of unimaginable power "Libriomancer" is one of the best reads I ve had in a long time. It s a lightning-fast race against time and magic to prevent the darkest secrets from history from unleashing a supernatural war on the world. I can t wait for the next one. Oh, by the way, never piss off a fire spider." Lisa Shearin, national bestselling author of "All Spell Breaks Loose" I picked up the book meaning to read a few pages. My first thought was, This is a cool concept. The second thing I thought was, This is really, really clever. The third thing I thought was, I should have gone to sleep three hours ago. Patrick Rothfuss, #1 "NYT "bestselling author of The Kingkiller Chronicle "The book is amusing and action-packed from page one; Isaac is sure to be an instant fan favorite, and the secondary characters are vivid and multidimensional." "Publishers Weekly" "["Libriomancer"] is ardent wish fulfillment with a hefty dose of action, romance, literary pop trivia and just a pinch of social commentary." "RT Book Reviews"" "This may be Jim Hines's best work. "Libriomancer" is smart, silly, and deadly serious, all at the same time. It's a book about loving books. This is the magic librarian and ass-kicking dryad adventure story we've all been waiting for." -- Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling author of Discount Armageddon "All writers believe in the magic of books; Jim Hines has created a system where that magic becomes real, usable, and very definitely not always safe." -- Tanya Huff, bestselling author of the Blood books "Secret organizations, supernatural threats, and an unknown killer of unimaginable power--"Libriomancer" is one of the best reads I've had in a long time. It's a lightning-fast race against time and magic to prevent the darkest secrets from history from unleashing a supernatural war on the world. I can't wait for the next one. Oh, by the way, never piss off a fire spider." -- Lisa Shearin, national bestselling author of All Spell Breaks Loose "I picked up the book meaning to read a few pages. My first thought was, 'This is a cool concept.' The second thing I thought was, 'This is really, really clever.' The third thing I thought was, 'I should have gone to sleep three hours ago.'" -- Patrick Rothfuss, #1 NYT bestselling author of The Kingkiller Chronicle "The book is amusing and action-packed from page one; Isaac is sure to be an instant fan favorite, and the secondary characters are vivid and multidimensional." -- Publishers Weekly "["Libriomancer"] is ardent wish fulfillment with a hefty dose of action, romance, literary pop trivia and just a pinch of social commentary." -- RT Book Reviews "All writers believe in the magic of books; Jim Hines has created a system where that magic becomes real, usable, and very definitely not always safe."--Tanya Huff, bestselling author of the Blood books "This may be Jim Hines's best work. LIBRIOMANCER is smart, silly, and deadly serious, all at the same time. It's a book about loving books. This is the magic librarian and ass-kicking dryad adventure story we've all been waiting for."--Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling author of DISCOUNT ARMAGEDDON

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