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Libriomancer (Magic Ex Libris #1)

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ISBN13: 9780756407391
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Isaac Vainio is a Libriomancer, a member of the secret organization founded five centuries ago by Johannes Gutenberg.  Libriomancers 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 a motorcycle-riding dryad who packs a pair of oak cudgels, Isaac finds himself hunting the unknown dark power that has been manipulating humans and vampires alike. And his search will uncover dangerous secrets about Libriomancy, Gutenberg, and the history of magic. . . .

Review:

"This funny and fast-paced series opener, Hines's first hardcover for DAW, will be sure to surprise and entertain urban fantasy fans. Isaac Vainio is a Libromancer, a rare kind of magic user who can make objects from the pages of books manifest in reality. After leaving the magic field for mundane work at the Copper River Library, he's sorely out of practice, but a sudden attack by Meyerii vampires forces him to brush up on his magical talents. The vampires are targeting members of Die Zwelf Portenaere, or the Porters, declaring war because of perceived assaults on their kind. Isaac, accompanied by dryad Lena Greenwood and pet fire-spider Smudge (familiar from Hines's Jig the Goblin books), sets off to put a stop to the attacks and find Johannes Gutenberg, founder of the Porters, who has recently disappeared. 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 (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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"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

Review:

"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

Review:

"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

Review:

“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 author of The Name of the Wind

Review:

"Pretty much geek porn for the urban fantasy set. It’s meta-fictional and utterly awesome." Tor.com

Review:

“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

About the Author

Jim C. Hines is the author of the Jig the Dragonslayer trilogy and the Princess novels. His newest novel, Libriomancer, begins the Magic Ex Libris series, and the sequel, Codex Born, will be published in 2013. Jim's short stories have appeared in more than forty magazines and anthologies. He has a Masters in English from Eastern Michigan University, and he lives in Michigan with his wife and children, who have always shown remarkable tolerance for his bizarre and obsessive writing habits.

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Janet Lunde, September 15, 2012 (view all comments by Janet Lunde)
Oh, this book is fun. It's founded on the magic in a love of books - immersing yourself into an imaginary world until it feels real and tangible. In this world, a libriomancer magician can reach into a book and pull things out: a magic sword, a healing potion, a snappy hat. Isaac is a libriomancer, and of course something has gone terribly wrong and he has to dive in and prevent a magical war that will destroy the world. He has a great dryad side-kick, who saves the day again and again. The books that he uses in his magic are all over the map, and all the references to them cheer the heart of a reader. Who knew that the popularity of vampire books would cause so much trouble?! The humor is wonderful; I was driving my husband nuts by laughing out loud, and then not telling him what the joke, to not spoil it for him.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780756407391
Author:
Hines, Jim C.
Publisher:
Daw Books
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Edition Description:
B-Mass Market
Publication Date:
20120831
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.36 x 6.33 x 1.11 in 1.11 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 400 pages Daw Books - English 9780756407391 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This funny and fast-paced series opener, Hines's first hardcover for DAW, will be sure to surprise and entertain urban fantasy fans. Isaac Vainio is a Libromancer, a rare kind of magic user who can make objects from the pages of books manifest in reality. After leaving the magic field for mundane work at the Copper River Library, he's sorely out of practice, but a sudden attack by Meyerii vampires forces him to brush up on his magical talents. The vampires are targeting members of Die Zwelf Portenaere, or the Porters, declaring war because of perceived assaults on their kind. Isaac, accompanied by dryad Lena Greenwood and pet fire-spider Smudge (familiar from Hines's Jig the Goblin books), sets off to put a stop to the attacks and find Johannes Gutenberg, founder of the Porters, who has recently disappeared. 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 (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , “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.’”
"Review" by , "Pretty much geek porn for the urban fantasy set. It’s meta-fictional and utterly awesome."
"Review" by , “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.”
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